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Classifieds / Little Shoppe of Horrors
« on: 26 May, 2019, 09:34:10 pm »
I’m selling off my copies of this Hammer horror magazine. Fiver each.
#33 In-depth on Dracula Prince of Darkness
#34 Phantom of the Opera
#35 Frankenstein Created Woman
#36 Frank Langella as Dracula
#37 The Lost Continent
#38 Frankenstein the true story
#39 To The Devil a Daughter
#40 Quatermass and the Pit
#41 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Free P&P in UK
Photos available of covers if interested. Read once and in good condition

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Books & Comics / The PARAGON annual
« on: 08 December, 2018, 06:43:26 pm »
I've long thought I should collect the Battle Ganesh story from PARAGON - and here it is!

This year's awesome annual is 68 pages of fantastic stories from the brilliant anthology of small press contributors of this parish.

Contents include;
the sci-fi take on the tale of the elephant headed Hindu God in Battle Ganesh, by The Emperor and the late, great Stephen Prestwood.




Dinosaurs in Africa in a Bulldog tale from the archives, written as always, by Jason Cobley



Rupert the Bear style rhyming antics from L'il Ganesh, by Dave Candlish and Jim Cameron



An all new Spencer Nero adventure, written by our own Greg Meldrum and Scott Twells.



Imagine if Dudley Watkins (creator of The Broons and Lord Snooty, amongst others) drew for the small press? Larks abound in Oor Ganesh by Dave Candlish



And more!


If you miss a decent Christmas annual like you used to get as a kid then this is the comic for you!
68 pages, A4 in size, perfect bound. £5.95 includes P&P.
Get yours from www.paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk

And for the true connoisseur a hardback edition is available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-annual-2018/hardcover/product-23901265.html

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Classifieds / One Eyed Jack + load of Tooth books
« on: 07 July, 2017, 08:58:07 am »
I've ended up with two copies of the One Eyed Jack collection. Anyone care to buy one off me? Willing to take a tenner for it.

Also got a number of the Mega Collection I'm selling as I need the money and the space. £7 each;

49 The Fourth Faction
55 The Heavy Mob
75 Alien Nations
2 Democracy Now
60 Hondo City Justice
24 Mechanismo
1 America
45 Origins
36 The Apocalypse War
61 Shimura
32 The cursed Earth

also have the Howard The Duck book from the Marvel collection at the same price.

Also;
Ten Seconders £5
Durham Red; Scarlet Cantos £5
Durham Red Vermin Stars £5

Non 2000ad for sale, for £5 each;
Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine issues;
37 Lost Continent,
34 Phantom of the Opera,
35 Frankenstein Created Woman,
36  Dracula (Frank Langella),
33 Dracula Prince of Darkness

Cinema Retro magazines (£5 each);
No 36 Dracula, Linda Hayden, Pink Panther, the art of Matte painting
No 32 King Kong - indepth look at the 70s version
No 35 Enter the Dragon, Ian Ogilvy, Starcrash

2000ad Winter Special 2014 £3.50
2000ad FCBD issue from 2015 £5


All of the above would be P&P included to UK address

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Books & Comics / The PARAGON comic thread
« on: 24 April, 2017, 03:14:58 pm »
Let's just start with a few previous covers...























Don't they just look fantastic?

That's just a few of covers from past issues.
Not only have we had 19 regular issues but THREE Jikan Chronicles - collecting the stories of the time-travelling demon-hunting samurai,
TWO Spencer Nero Compendiums - the British agent who finds astonishing strength whenever he dons the mask of Janus,
collected editions of the complete stories Undertow and Cushing & Sons, four hardback christmas annuals and two horror comic spin-offs.

Now we are back with issue 20 and a swish new title masthead.



You know, there are professional publications that don't last this long and yet here we are, still going strong with a fantastic line up of stories. Recurring characters in stand alone stories so you don't need to know what has gone before as long as you know the basic premise;

Jikan - a double length episode - what if the time-hopping demon-hunting samurai landed on the Titanic? And he's not there to ice his drink...


Spencer Nero - Spencer Nero in India, and as enlightened and sympathetic to the people whose country it actually is as you'd expect an agent of the British Empire to be...


Bulldog - the anthropomorphic protector of the skies of Blighty! Bulldog has been going for over twenty years now - PJ Holden is a previous artist for his adventures. This issue, the Queen is dead and there's a search for a successor...


Not only do we have the regulars this time around but a one off, light hearted quest for a ragtag bunch of adventurers in A Star Falls


Over 40 pages for £2.99 (plus p&p)

It barely takes twenty minutes to read an American comic these days but for much the same price you could have a lot more fun reading a good old fashioned British anthology. This isn't an homage or a pastiche. This is a continuation of the fine style of comics I grew up reading in the 70s and 80s.

Buy your copy from the blogspot  http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/
or, if overseas, via lhttp://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic

Contributor Dirk van Dom put it better than me when he said on his blog;
"No, it's not mainstream, its not glossy, its not full colour, it doesn't feature superhero types in gaudy-coloured spandex costumes pounding 50 shades of inconsequential sh*t out of each other, or female characters who have nothing going for them other than big tits and improbable asses. What it IS, is an old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 80's. Its hard to find a comic nowadays that inspires the same kind of feeling picking up one of those comics back then did, but Paragon comes pretty close and it keeps on getting better. If nothing else, its got a lot of heart and its clear everyone involved has a great passion for the medium. Yes, I contribute to the comic so I may be a little biased... but I am just one of 10 people (writers, artists and letterers) whose work is featured in this issue, and every one of them deserves to have their work seen. If you don't like the stories, you might like the art. If you don't like the art, you might like the stories. If you don't like the stories OR the art, you might appreciate the effort and enthusiasm that has gone into every page. If you don't like that either, well, hey, at least you can say you tried!"
 
Give it a go!! Support your local small press!!

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Books & Comics / PARAGON annual 2017
« on: 08 November, 2016, 10:52:16 pm »
For the last few years I've been producing a hardback annual for Christmas as well as the regular issues of my action adventure anthology PARAGON over the year - and they've been absolute stonkers!

A brilliant mix of text stories, new tales featuring all the regular characters and reprints. Just like annuals from my youth.

So if you want to read more about Jikan, the time-travelling demon hunter or the adventures of Ganesh, the elephant headed Hindu God, or Captain Winston Bulldog, the anthropomorphic protector of the skies above Blighty, or Spencer Nero - the British agent who finds unearthly strength when he dons the Janus mask and this annual also sees the return of Icarus Dangerous - the boy from ancient Greece who flew to close to the sun and fell to earth when his wings melted - only to be rescued by aliens!

More details to be revealed very soon, but in the meantime here's the cover



Can you spot the influences?  ;)

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Film & TV / Power of the Daleks
« on: 08 November, 2016, 10:33:14 pm »
Can't believe no-one has posted about this yet!

BBC Store have been releasing episodes of the first Patrick Troughton story to buy on a daily basis prior to its' release on DVD in time for Christmas. It's an animated version of a lost story using the original soundtrack.
I've only seen the first episode so far but I think, for the most part, this works rather well. A little static in places but certainly better than the Ice Warriors animated episodes.
I think the best story to have cartoon recreations was the Cosgrove Hall animated Invasion and this is pretty close to that.

Anybody else seen it?

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Books & Comics / By Minerva's Merkin! It's a new Spencer Nero Collection!
« on: 08 September, 2016, 09:48:00 pm »
Offending the gods! Annoying the supernatural! Mildly irritating people who want to read sensible comics! Yes, Spencer Nero is back, in the second volume of his 1930s misadventures! Written by Greg Meldrum, and with art by Scott Twells (almost half the book, in fact!), Benjamin Rose, Jim Cameron, James Corcoran, Davey Candlish and Dave Snell, this collection includes The Paragon Paradox, as well as an exclusive prose story, and two tales of the Civil Centurion as yet unseen in the pages of PARAGON. By Minerva's merkin - buy 'Minerva's Merkin'!



Get your copy of this 68 page, perfect bound, extravaganza from Comicsy

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/spencer-nero-by-minervas-merkin/


Loads of preview art to follow!

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Books & Comics / PARAGON #19 a tribute to Stephen Prestwood
« on: 20 June, 2016, 06:24:41 pm »


It feels like the end of an era.
Stephen Prestwood has been an ever present in PARAGON since #4 when he took over as artist from me on the Battle Ganesh tale. Issue 4 was the first to start looking as good as I thought it could and it’s no coincidence that that was Stephen’s first contribution. (The cover to this issue is taken from his Ganesh work and just blew me away when I first saw it)

Stephen was a mainstay of the small press scene for many, many years. I suggest you read the tribute by Owen Watts on John Freeman’s Down the Tubes website to see how long and how involved he had been
http://downthetubes.net/?p=31490

It’s an indication of the esteem the man was held in that the editors of other comics have been so willing to let me reprint their work in this issue, so my thanks go to Jay Eales and Mike Sivier for the Hard Boiled Hitler strip (imagining Hitler as a superhero!), to John Short for his unsolicited X Men strip and to Matt McLaughlin for the episode of El Bigote – the undead bandit who fires quills from his ‘tache! This was (so far as I know) the last strip Stephen worked on.



Reprints from the pages of PARAGON include his sequel to Icarus Dangerous (the boy whose wings melted and fell to Earth – but was rescued by aliens!), Spencer Nero (the Civil Centurian – a British agent who finds inhuman strength when he dons the Janus mask) and, of course, Bulldog (the anthropomorphic protector of the skies above Blighty).



Bulldog was the first strip I saw drawn by Mr P back when the character had his own comic, BAM! So when Jason suggested bringing the old dog back within the pages of PARAGON, Stephen was my first choice of artist. Happily, he agreed.

He never got to illustrate an episode of the time travelling demon hunter, Jikan, but we do have pin ups of his favourite characters in these pages so we can see what he would have done with the Japanese warrior. If only.

My thanks to all those letterers (never forget the letterers!), writers and editors who have made this collection possible. I hope it does the talents of the artist justice.

64 pages for £2.75 + P&P

http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/

Overseas orders here

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-19-stephen-prestwood-special-edition/paperback/product-22760898.html

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Books & Comics / **PIMPING** - The PARAGON annual 2016
« on: 12 December, 2015, 08:52:15 pm »
Like the sales starting in December, wearing a Christmas jumper ironically or putting glitter in your hipster beard, the PARAGON annual has become a recent tradition.

PARAGON is an old-school boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70'S and 80's. It’s hard to find a comic nowadays that inspires the same kind of feeling picking up one of those comics back then did, but PARAGON is as  close as you can get,  containing new stories, reprint, text tales and self contained adventures of our various heroes.
This years annual not only has a host of the regular contributors back to delight your sense of adventure but we also have a number of newcomers to add to the roster of talent.

So grab that bowl of brazil nuts and settle down for a good read!

 It’s called PARAGON for a reason!



Order your copy by Sunday and get free P&P!! (UK only)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=C6YA3KJSKV2CL

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Books & Comics / Pimping PARAGON #18 - out now!
« on: 03 September, 2015, 06:03:41 pm »
The 18th issue of the acclaimed PARAGON comic is finally here! The continued adventures of Winston Bulldog - the anthropomorphic defender of the skies of Blighty, the finale of Book Two of the Jikan Chronicles - the time-travelling, demon-hunting samurai - and TWO new escapades for Spencer Nero - the British government agent who finds superhuman strength whenever he dons the ancient mask of Janus! All thriller - no filler! Get your copy now!











Get your copy now! Only £2.50

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-18/paperback/product-22343982.html

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Classifieds / Tooth books for sale
« on: 22 August, 2015, 11:11:30 am »
Lacking funds and space, I need to flog a few things;

Shimura (2004 edition)
Devlin Waugh Red Tide 2005
Bec and Kawl - Bloody students 2006
Devlin Waugh - Swimming in Blood 2004
Robo Hunter - Day of the Droids
Halo Jones (2001 edition)
Dark Judges 2012 (manga size)
Return to Armageddon
The Art of Brett Ewins
Greysuit - Project Monarch
Judge Dredd  - The Henry Flint Collection
Judge Dredd - Satan's Island
Judge Dredd  - Brothers of Blood
Tales of Telguuth
Durham Red - Vermin Stars
Durham Red - Scarlet Cantos
Age of the Wolf
Mega-City Undercover - Vol 02

Judge Dredd Mega Collection
Mandroid
Democracy Now
Alien Nations
Judge Anderson - Possessed
The Fourth Faction
Judge Anderson - Shamballa
The Heavy Mob
Hondo- City Justice
Mechanismo
America
Cursed Earth
Origins
Apocalypse War
Shimura

All of the above,  £5 each (postage extra)

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Classifieds / Mega Collection Books for sale
« on: 12 July, 2015, 03:50:14 pm »
I just don't have the space for these so if you'd like any of the following, just PM me.

America
Mechanismo
Hondo City Justice
Shimura
Apocalypse War
Origins
Cursed Earth
Heavy Mob

all in excellent condition, most actually unread!

£8 each

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Classifieds / Stuff you want that I'm selling
« on: 01 January, 2015, 12:14:50 pm »
Big Finish Doctor Who stories, Jodorowsky's DUNE, and the Bryan Talbot documentary dvd might be of interest to folk around here...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261719789198?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Books & Comics / Do you miss a Christmas Annual?
« on: 07 December, 2014, 09:06:14 am »
I know I do.

Christmas as a kid always involved lying on the floor reading the hardback adventures of your favourite characters all the while feasting on the contents of a selection box.
Annuals are few and far between these days although it has been heartening to see the British big boys reprinting some stories from Battle, Roy of the Rovers, Hotspur and others this year.



The latest venture from PARAGON comic is an 80s style hardback christmas annual!  :)
All your favourite weird and wonderful heroes are here;

Jikan - the time travelling demon hunting samurai - in two new adventures written by Dirk Van Dom and Mark Howard,
Spencer Nero - the British agent who finds superhuman strength whenever he dons the Janus mask - by Greg Meldrum,
Bulldog - the anthropomorphic protector of the skies of Blighty - appears in a tale by Jason Cobley and Mitzi,
Icarus Dangerous returns courtesy of creators Dirk Van Dom and Stephen Prestwood,
L'il Ganesh has another rhyming adventure written by Davey Candlish and illustrated by Jim Cameron and whole lot more!

http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/paragon-annual-2015/15543221

Order yours now in time for Christmas! (Preview art to follow!)

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Books & Comics / How do you read your comic?
« on: 28 October, 2014, 12:32:53 pm »
Note that's HOW, not *where*, I don't want to picture half of you sitting on the bog reading it whilst taking a dump!

Do you read it all in one sitting? From front cover to back? Make it last a day or two reading one story at a time? Read it in order they are printed, or choose your favourite to read first or save your fave 'til last?

I always read Dredd first then pick and choose the lesser strips in order building to a thrill powered overload with my fave - currently Stickleback.

What about you?

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