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  • I, too, wonder who lived at 44 Cockburn Place.  I also wonder where Cockburn Place is.  It's an unusual name, that doesn't occur in either the Greater London A to Z, or the Essex one.

    The covers revealed by that link are interesting, but are too pristine.  They'd have more charm if they were marked with addresses by a newsagent, had a bit of discolouration, a few little tears, some crumpling.  Mint comics carry nothing of previous owners enjoying them.

    Yeah, American comics often had misleading covers.  I used, from time to time, to draw a comic for my ex-spouse, which specialised in misleading covers.  The issue 1 cover featured "Ron Rat in China".  It showed Ron Rat at the mercy (not that he had any) of Fu Manchu.  Fu Manchu did appear in the story, but didn't interact with Ron Rat or his sidekick Binky in any way.  The story had Ron Rat and Binky sitting on the Great Wall of China.  Binky bitches about what a dump China is, and how he wants to go home, while Ron Rat looks on the positive side.  Just behind them, Fu Manchu is interacting with Nayland Smith, but neither Ron Rat nor Binky shows any sign of being aware of this.  The Nayland Smith/Fu Manchu interactions involve lots of the letter r, which Fu Manchu pronounces as l.  So, the rozzers of ladders become lozzels on laddels, and a biplane is the Loyal Ail Folce.  Eventually, Ron Rat gives in to Binky, they climb down from the wall and catch a bus home.
  • @Pet "I, too, wonder who lived at 44 Cockburn Place. I also wonder where Cockburn Place is. It's an unusual name, that doesn't occur in either the Greater London A to Z, or the Essex one."

    I believe it's right across from the Fire Station.

    N U R I E L
    Middle of the Tree. Directing the souls.
  • Oh, I thought they were making rude comments about the condition of my... well, never mind. The ointment seems to be clearing things up just fine.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • The eighth installment of Moonchild.

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  • You can't imagine how many times I hear the Batman and Robin jokes at school.....it gets so tedious! I could never quite figure by the way why Batman was so fully clad while Robin went round in those tight little lederhosen thingies....very homoerotic methinks....
  • KatRobin said:

    You can't imagine how many times I hear the Batman and Robin jokes at school.....it gets so tedious! I could never quite figure by the way why Batman was so fully clad while Robin went round in those tight little lederhosen thingies....very homoerotic methinks....



    It certainly looks that way to me.  On a much more wholesome note, here's the front cover of the oldest item in my collection of UK girls' comics -- School Friend for January 5th 1952.  (With the Secret Friends of the Sports Mistress.  Yay!)  Rusty staples, as you can see, but generally a nice copy for its age.

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  • Thanks for sharing those delicious Catwoman images Urban Tribesmen. I feel like I remember Neal Adams' name from somewhere but can't quite place it.

    @PonyGurl I love love love the Ambiguously Gay Duo...fantastically funny!
    Post edited by hunter at 2015-03-28 09:28:00
  • Pleased you liked them @Hunter
    Two more from my collection. Batman 355 has a great cover with Batman and Catwoman in hand to hand combat.  I particularly like the suggestion of Catwoman's exposed Gluteous Maximus in this image.  Perhaps that was part of her technique; adverseries didn't know whether to fight her or try to fuck her.  Throughout the years, Batman has wrestled with this conunduram many times! I also love the artistic license being used in the shadows with Batman being shown as a bat and Catwoman as a tiger.
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    And then this image from Batman 460 using a similar tecnique with the tiger image above Catwoman who is looking particualry lithe and sexy in this pose.  Just goes to show how different artists bring different aspects to the charater, 355 being drawn by Ed Hannigan (very Jim Aparo in style) and 460 by Norm Breyfogle.
    Catwoman does have a delicious arse I have to say !
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    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • For any comic collectors here, this is a screenshot of my CLZ Comic collector showing the start of what I have under Batman, volume 1. The software stores all the information for every comic I own, including a little thumbnail of the cover and other useful information such as writer, penciller, inker, cover artist etc; including characters, all of which is searchable; hence why although not at home, I can track down which comics I own that have Catwoman as a featured charater.  CLZ do software for virtually anything people collect.  As well as comics, there is books, records, films/DVD's, all of which I have, plus a load of others.  The main software is on my PC, but it links to my IPad and my IPhone. Useful on the move.

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    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Does the CLZ cover UK as well as US comics?  Would it, for example, display the cover of School Friend for January 5th 1952?  (See my last post on this thread.)
  • Pet. There is an automatic feature in the software that allows you to call up a comic database and select which issues you own. I have tried in my version to do this for the comics you have shown, but could not find any of them. This may be because CLZ are an American company ( although they do seem to be Dutch so not 100% sure on that) and are mainly focused on American comics. However, you can enter comics manually, entering your own details, scans or photos of covers etc, and build up the database that way. In the music version, they do cover British releases of records as well, so it may be something they are/could look to add. So, in answer to your question, yes you can add yours, just not as easy as I can with American comics at the moment.
    If you click this link, it will take you to a page where you can download a free trial version of the software, limited to 100 issues. This is how I started with it. When you buy the software, you receive a code via email which unlocks the trial version, which is unlimited. So nothing to lose by giving it a go.
    CLZ comics
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Ooh, I love that cover of Batman #460 (even though she is rocking the whiskers)!
  • Looking at the cover of that 1952 School Friend now, the thing that strikes me most forcibly is how much Sybil Courtland in the right centre panel (she's a supporter of the tyrannical Imogen Kirby) looks like a film noir vamp. Hair style, the way she wears her beret, and the pose with head cocked to one side, hand on hip. It looks as though Sybil Courtland will grow up to be an interesting bad girl. She adds a curiously adult element to this tale of boarding school intrigue.
  • Here's the cover of Misty issue 7, which I've now adopted as my Facebook avatar.  It illustrates the serialised story Paint it Black... at 18 installments, Misty's longest-running serial.

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  • Here's a couple of pages from Misty issue 6:

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