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31 March 2021

Tesco fun 'n games comic issue #8

I've looked before at Tesco fun 'n games comic (here and here) so for the sake of completeness here are some more images - this time from issue 8...










30 March 2021

Dennis & Gnasher's Big Bonanza opens tomorrow

Opening tomorrow at Kew Gardens is "Dennis & Gnasher's big Bonanza"


As they say on their website...

Join Beano for fun this Easter holiday at Kew Gardens with lots of plants and pranks. 

We'll be celebrating Dennis' birthday with Dennis, Gnasher and all their Beanotown friends with a brand-new comic strip created especially for Kew and an interactive story trail around the Gardens.

Along the way, there will be jokes and activities to learn about some of the plant kingdom's cleverest tricks.

Pranks and plants

Perfect for kids and big kids alike, you'll meet characters from the popular Beano comic and much-loved TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

Join the 'banana bunch' on a mission to protect bananas from evil Dr Gloom, save them from extinction and rescue the fruit-powered superhero Bananaman from capture.

Discover the slimy, sticky, smelly and deceptive powers of plants to help save the day.

Will the 'banana bunch' succeed in their mission and finally get to enjoy a slice of Dennis' favourite banana cake for his big birthday bonanza? Join us at Kew this Easter to find out.

You can book your tickets for Kew Gardens here and the shop is here with plenty of Beano merchandise to choose from - including some specific to Kew




29 March 2021

Latest Catawiki auction - British comic art up for grabs

Here are all original British comic art from the latest Catawiki auction - ends Thursday so don't delay...

This page of 'Robot Archie' (from Lion) by Edward Kearon

This is 'My chum Yum-Yum' from the pages of Princess Tina by Jean Sidobre

This 'Axa' piece by Romero

 This 'Paddy Payne' page by Joe Colquhoun

This other 'Paddy Payne' page by Joe Colquhoun from Lion

This 'Steel Claw' page by Jesus Blasco from Valiant 

This other Ted Kearon 'Robot Archie' page from Lion (1963, 'El Dorado' strip)

This Modesty Blaise by Romero


28 March 2021

UPDATED: Pocket chiller library

Following on from my post yesterday about Dave Gibbons contribution to the Pocket Chiller Library series (here) - his first paid work no less - I thought I'd have a go at building on the work that John Freeman has done (here) and see what issues of PCL I could find.

Right then, a quick search has revealed these nasties / beauties (delete as applicable)...there's plenty more out there so I'll add to this post as I go along.

Pocket Chiller library #2 - The jewels

Pocket Chiller library #6 - The evil eye

Pocket Chiller library #11 - To kill for kicks

Pocket Chiller library #15 - The potholer

Pocket Chiller library #19 - Billy the kid

Pocket Chiller library #20 - The statue

Pocket Chiller library #22 - The body snatcher

Pocket Chiller library #23 - followers of Satan

Pocket Chiller library #24 - Hands of evil

Pocket Chiller library #25 - The bloody flowers

Pocket Chiller library #27 - The secret in the cellar

Pocket Chiller library #35 - The mutant

Pocket Chiller library #38 - The children of the damned

Pocket Chiller library #41 - Nightmare curse


Pocket Chiller library #44 - The unquiet grave

Pocket Chiller library #45 - Fury


Pocket Chiller library #46 - The mummies

Pocket Chiller library #47 - The cupboard

Pocket Chiller library #49 - The finger


Pocket Chiller library #50 - The snake woman

Pocket Chiller library #51 - Epitaph to a madman

Pocket Chiller library #53 - The Devil-Worshippers

Pocket Chiller library #54 - Shadow on the mind

Pocket Chiller library #56 - The rope


Pocket Chiller library #60 - The bat

Pocket Chiller library #61 - The skull

Pocket Chiller library #62 - Face in the fog
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #63 - The hangman
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #64 - The night of the cactus
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me


Pocket Chiller library #65 - Unseen master
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #66 - Dark vengeance
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #67 - Trip fantastic
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #68 - The spider
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #69 - Bornto be evil

Pocket Chiller library #71 - Return from the dead
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #72 - The Kolby curse
cover art looks like Rex 'Crowe Street Comp' Archer to me

Pocket Chiller library #74 - Fear of night
cover art looks like Mick Austin to me

Pocket Chiller library #76 - Tomb of the vampire

Pocket Chiller library #77 - Dead man's eyes

Pocket Chiller library #78 - Immortal armour

Pocket Chiller library #81 - Execution of sinners

Pocket Chiller library #83 - Terror in wax

Pocket Chiller library #84 - Brutes of Hell

Pocket Chiller library #86 - Harridan of doom

previously presented as issue #27 - the secret in the cellar

Pocket Chiller library #87 - Gibbet of the Damned

Pocket Chiller library #89 - Creature of the night