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Classic Misty Strips to be Reprinted at Last

Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:26 pm

Good news for fans of classic British girls comics (and, indeed, classic British comics in general ) has emerged from London's Comica Festival 2014 as Pat Mills revealed that collected editions of two serials from the spooky '70s girls weekly Misty, 'Moonchild' and 'The Four Faces of Eve', are tentatively planned for next year, the first time any of this material has ever been reprinted. Let's hope it leads to more! http://www.brokenfrontier.com/selected-reprints-of-classic-british-girls-weekly-misty-finally-on-the-horizon/


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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:20 pm

tony ingram wrote:Good news for fans of classic British girls comics (and, indeed, classic British comics in general ) has emerged from London's Comica Festival 2014 as Pat Mills revealed that collected editions of two serials from the spooky '70s girls weekly Misty, 'Moonchild' and 'The Four Faces of Eve', are tentatively planned for next year, the first time any of this material has ever been reprinted. Let's hope it leads to more! http://www.brokenfrontier.com/selected-reprints-of-classic-british-girls-weekly-misty-finally-on-the-horizon/


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Post by tony ingram on Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:02 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Good news for fans of classic British girls comics (and, indeed, classic British comics in general ) has emerged from London's Comica Festival 2014 as Pat Mills revealed that collected editions of two serials from the spooky '70s girls weekly Misty, 'Moonchild' and 'The Four Faces of Eve', are tentatively planned for next year, the first time any of this material has ever been reprinted. Let's hope it leads to more! http://www.brokenfrontier.com/selected-reprints-of-classic-british-girls-weekly-misty-finally-on-the-horizon/


https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=40292033

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I thoroughly enjoyed it! And they've just released a second volume featuring The Sentinels (about a derelict tower block that's a gateway to another universe) and End of the Line (about sinister goings on in the London Underground). These stories are fantastically dark and creepy!
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Re: Classic Misty Strips to be Reprinted at Last

Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:36 am

They are good stories, but I wish the editor had paid for a decent letterer.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:38 am

Lucy McGough wrote:They are good stories, but I wish the editor had paid for a decent letterer.
You think that ettering's bad? Remid me to show you the lettering in some of the old sixties Charlton comics sometime. Credited to "A.Machine"...
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:52 pm

tony ingram wrote:Credited to "A.Machine"...

I've seen them. Could just as well be A.Sewing.Machine.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:31 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Credited to "A.Machine"...

I've seen them. Could just as well be A.Sewing.Machine.
I always rather liked it. It struck me as Charlton acknowledging their own deficiencies. Very Happy
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:37 am

For me, it just takes me right out of the story. Might as well be cut and pasted letters from a newspaper, like on ye olde ransom note.
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Post by Mbast1 on Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:57 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:For me, it just takes me right out of the story.

I'm more with Tony, but I think that's a function of age. It's how things used to be, you just took it as it came. But seeing it against modern lettering, I can see where it would take you out.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:49 pm

I know, I'm spoilt Very Happy Got so many really good professional letterers out there nowadays that it's what I'm used to.
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Got so many really good professional letterers out there nowadays that it's what I'm used to.

Yes, and as I'm a fan of lettering and calligraphy I'm quite happy. Have you checked out Todd Klein's site? Pretty interesting stuff about lettering.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:40 am

I might take a look at the weekend.
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