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04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:27 pm

A tricky one this, as there have been so many that fit into these two categories, so I've gone for the most obvious. I've counted Wizard and Rover as one due to their many mergers with each other. If a significant number of people start nominating specific titles in the 'other' category, we'll look at setting up a second part for this one...


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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Sandhopper on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:24 am

Has to be Eagle, because I know for certain I never looked at any of the others here.

And my dad had a large book which gave a history of the comic and reprinted lots of the classic strips - I read it from cover to cover several times. And I think I had the first issue of the new Eagle too, when they started doing photostrips. That was okay too.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:30 am

Sandhopper wrote:Has to be Eagle, because I know for certain I never looked at any of the others here.

And my dad had a large book which gave a history of the comic and reprinted lots of the classic strips - I read it from cover to cover several times. And I think I had the first issue of the new Eagle too, when they started doing photostrips. That was okay too.
OK? OK? OK!!!!?
*ahem* sorry, came over all Colin Baker there, for a minute. But New Eagle was great! They even had Doomlord, a real alien! (well, he must have been-there were photographs of him!)


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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Hourglass on Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:18 am

Has to be Eagle, one of the finest comics ever to be printed in my view.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by felneymike on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:20 pm

Indeed, if i was given free rein to create and publish my dream comic, it would probably look just like Eagle! (though i think "Hotspur" is a great title, id be torn).

My actual favourite "nonspecific adventure" comic, though, is The Boys' Friend, but i should think most people here have never even seen an issue of that.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Sandhopper on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:13 pm

tony ingram wrote:OK? OK? OK!!!!?
*ahem* sorry, came over all Colin Baker there, for a minute. But New Eagle was great! They even had Doomlord, a real alien! (well, he must have been-there were photographs of him!)
Doomlord arrives on Earth in the issue I (think I still) have - the first of the new Eagle I guess?

Remember enjoying it, although it was the only one I ever got. Only said "okay" because I didn't want to upset any Eagle purists...

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Sandhopper wrote:
tony ingram wrote:OK? OK? OK!!!!?
*ahem* sorry, came over all Colin Baker there, for a minute. But New Eagle was great! They even had Doomlord, a real alien! (well, he must have been-there were photographs of him!)
Doomlord arrives on Earth in the issue I (think I still) have - the first of the new Eagle I guess?

Remember enjoying it, although it was the only one I ever got. Only said "okay" because I didn't want to upset any Eagle purists...
There is a definite divide between old and new Eagle fans, but personally I love them both. Totally different mags of course, but both great in their own way. I was one of the few fans of the photo strips, Doomlord in particular.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:47 am

Well it didn't last long, so my vote for Speed will likely be the only one.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:50 am

Spiff_B wrote:Well it didn't last long, so my vote for Speed will likely be the only one.
I've a soft spot for Speed, too. It had such wonderfully flawed characters-the suicidal Blake Edmonds, the insufferably smug Eddie Topps, that bitter and twisted guy in the wheelchair who constantly got his assistant to risk life and limb...

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:01 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Spiff_B wrote:Well it didn't last long, so my vote for Speed will likely be the only one.
I've a soft spot for Speed, too. It had such wonderfully flawed characters-the suicidal Blake Edmonds, the insufferably smug Eddie Topps, that bitter and twisted guy in the wheelchair who constantly got his assistant to risk life and limb...
...Hence Edmonds and Topps survived the merger with Tiger!

Don't remember the wheelchair guy! Embarassed I got a complete run of Speed from eBay a couple of years ago -- don't remember how I lost my originals -- but haven't read them yet.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:14 pm

Spiff_B wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Spiff_B wrote:Well it didn't last long, so my vote for Speed will likely be the only one.
I've a soft spot for Speed, too. It had such wonderfully flawed characters-the suicidal Blake Edmonds, the insufferably smug Eddie Topps, that bitter and twisted guy in the wheelchair who constantly got his assistant to risk life and limb...
...Hence Edmonds and Topps survived the merger with Tiger!

Don't remember the wheelchair guy! Embarassed I got a complete run of Speed from eBay a couple of years ago -- don't remember how I lost my originals -- but haven't read them yet.
I can't remember his name right now, but wheelchair guy was a crippled former daredevil who offered £1, 000, 000 to any reader who created a challenge his luckless servant couldn't complete. Curiously, he always managed to find some loophole which meant they didn't win, though he would grudgingly compensate the winning entry of the week with a fiver...

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:36 pm

Ah, The £1,000,000 Challenge. Not an endearing or characterful strip. I remember the sneaky way a fiver was coughed up more than how the strip was executed!

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:44 pm

Spiff_B wrote:Ah, The £1,000,000 Challenge. Not an endearing or characterful strip. I remember the sneaky way a fiver was coughed up more than how the strip was executed!
Having said that, his method of dealing with his disability-basically taking it out on the world-still struck me as slightly healthier than Blake Edmonds trying to get himself killed in front of a stunned crowd every other week...

I'm surprised Speed didn't send a generation of kids into therapy, really.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:42 am

tony ingram wrote:
Spiff_B wrote:Ah, The £1,000,000 Challenge. Not an endearing or characterful strip. I remember the sneaky way a fiver was coughed up more than how the strip was executed!
Having said that, his method of dealing with his disability-basically taking it out on the world-still struck me as slightly healthier than Blake Edmonds trying to get himself killed in front of a stunned crowd every other week...

I'm surprised Speed didn't send a generation of kids into therapy, really.
The infamous banned/censored Action was before my time, but having a character with a death wish and zombie face was a bit much, in hindsight. Odd thing was, he became a flagship character in Tiger so he'd be there, cheerily waving, on group shots for Christmas and anniversary issues!

In soap opera fashion, there was an extended storyline where he had revolutionary plastic surgery to look human again... then of course had another accident so he was back to old zombie-features!

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:01 am

I remember it well. He ended up in Eagle, in the end, fighting supernatural monsters...

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:21 pm

tony ingram wrote:I remember it well. He ended up in Eagle, in the end, fighting supernatural monsters...
!!

Don't remember that, must've stopped reading by then, tho may well have the issues, unread from when I bought loads of Eagles from eBay.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:38 pm

Spiff_B wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I remember it well. He ended up in Eagle, in the end, fighting supernatural monsters...
!!

Don't remember that, must've stopped reading by then, tho may well have the issues, unread from when I bought loads of Eagles from eBay.
Blake may well make an appearance in Crikey! #14, which is set to feature certain Eagle related content...

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Spiff_B on Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:38 pm

tony ingram wrote:Blake may well make an appearance in Crikey! #14, which is set to feature certain Eagle related content...
I'll look forward to it! Very Happy

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by Stigandnasty on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:03 am

Scorcher, has to be Scorcher. Lags Eleven was a great strip.

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:13 pm

Stigandnasty wrote:Scorcher, has to be Scorcher. Lags Eleven was a great strip.
The number of variations on a theme those football comics came up with was staggering. I don't remember Lag's Eleven, but I'm guessing they were a team of convicts...?

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Post by Stigandnasty on Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:20 pm

Quite right, with a leader/team captain who was based on Peter Sellers (this is all from memory)

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Re: 04: Your All Time Favourite Comic: a Poll (category 4: Adventure/Sport

Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Stigandnasty wrote:Quite right, with a leader/team captain who was based on Peter Sellers (this is all from memory)
That actually sounds like one I might have to seek out!

I think my favourite comic strip footballer is still the terrific Hot Shot Hamish, though...

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