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Books & Comics / Missing Dredd tales?
« on: 24 January, 2018, 10:40:28 PM »
OK, so John Wagner is probably my favourite comic writer, I especially love his more hard boiled material like Buttonman, History of Violence, procedural Dredd and the Western Stronts.
The current Wagner Death tales are OK, but if I'm honest I'm enjoying the other version of Death and his pals more at the moment.
Wagner's current Death tales do beg a few questions, and I don't think they have  been addressed.
 For example how did the DJ's escape from PJ Maybe and where did Death spring from, I though he was nuked (could that 'kill' him?). How did PJ escape for the DJ's, and end up with his friend in his head, and was it really PJ that Dredd killed?

Maybe all this has been explained and I'm missing something :-[ Any thought?

Help! / Zenith Titan Vol. 1
« on: 06 January, 2018, 12:40:49 AM »
Has anyone got the first Titan volume of Zenith?
 I'm not looking to buy, as I have it somewhere, but for the life of me I cant find it. From what I remember there is a small piece at the start about the origins of Zenith, including a drawing Grant did of Zenith that later appeared in Ark. If anyone has it any chance I could get a scan of the article?



Help! / Forum member Marbles.
« on: 15 May, 2017, 10:50:04 PM »
Wondering if any forum member has contact details for forum member Marbles who used to be very active here years back, if anyone has I suppose PM it too me might be the best way (did try PMing too).  Thanks!

Books & Comics / The Tower King, new edition.
« on: 05 April, 2017, 01:35:20 PM »
This might be of interest, hope no one minds me posting it here.

'For the new Eagle’s 35th anniversary comes a new edition of the classic story, ‘The Tower King’ from Hibernia.
Written by Alan (Meltdown Man) Hebden and illustrated by Jose (13th Floor, Creepy, Eerie) Ortiz, The Tower King tells the tale of Mick Tempest and his struggles to survive in a London plunged into Medieval anarchy by the complete loss of electricity.
Brilliantly written by Alan Hebden, and the artwork by Ortiz is among his best.
76 pages plus cover, soft cover, square bound, B&W/Greyscale,
Very limited quantities of these are available, and can be bought by mail order only, at the Comicsy website, here; http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/
Please allow two weeks for delivery, delivery in most cases will be quicker, but there can be occasional delays.'

Help! / Anyone with Saturday Dredd Cutout's from 1982?
« on: 20 February, 2017, 10:59:27 PM »
As the title might mislead, I'm not after the Dredds.

Joker (not the Batman villian) drawn by the great Did Burgon from Whizzer and Chips is supposed to have appeared in the Daily Star in 1982. I wondering if any of the forum member with the cutouts from this time could confirm if Joker did appear and a scan too if possible!

Books & Comics / 'It's Ghastly', a Scream! comic history
« on: 27 October, 2016, 02:12:51 PM »
At last this 'Zine is here,

Info below and many thanks to Rebellion for helping with permission.

'On sale at last here at last! http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/
The third in Hibernia's 'Comic Archive' series is here, taking a look at the dark underside of British comics with 'It's Ghastly, the untimely demise of Scream!'

Scream! comic appeared on the newsagents shelves for just 15 issues in 1984 but managed to leave a fearsome reputation behind.

Featuring the work of, to name a few, John Wagner, Alan Grant, Simon Furman, Alan Moore, José Ortiz, Eric Bradbury and Brendan McCarthy, Scream has built up a cult following over the years, with back issues and Holiday specials now highly collectable.

Scream's sudden disappearance from the newsagents led to rumours of it being removed because of parents complaints, or being the victim of a strike.

'Its Ghastly' delves into the murky world of Scream with contributions from all of its editors, Barrie Tomlinson, Ian Rimmer and Simon Furman to uncover the truth of its demise.
Scream's six Holiday Specials come under scrutiny and uncovers the origins of such stories as 'Black Beth' and Dave Gibbons 'The Nightcomer' and also included is a cover recreation to issue 16, and the actual covers to 17,18, and 19.

The highlight is a complete 16 page Nightcomer's tale that was due to start probably in issue 18 of Scream but lay unpublished until now. Join Rick and Beth for one last supernatural adventure by Simon Furman and José Gonzales and much more in 'Its Ghastly', the ultimate Scream companion.
64 pages (10 in colour)

Saddle Stitched

Books & Comics / Barrie Tomlinson's 'Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff'
« on: 22 October, 2016, 01:47:18 PM »
I just put a piece on FB about this, I think there will be some interest for some here, it make a nice companion to Steve MacManus' book.

From FB.

'I got a copy of Barrie Tomlinson's 'Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff' earlier in the week.
For those of you not familiar with Barrie Tomlinson, Barrie was working his own comic revolution when Wagner, Mills, Gosnell and MacManus were creating Battle, 2000 AD and Starlord.
Tomlinson took Roy of the Rover, a popular comic character from Tiger and launched him in his own title, and in turn making Roy a national institution.
The book details how he used his PR talents to bring Roy to the attention of the national media, getting celebrity's writing for Roy of the Rovers and even starring in the strip!
He also details his development of more 'soap' style storyline's with writer Tom Tully.
Packed with photos, press releases, newspaper heading, and unseen material like the proposed stamp set for Euro 96, it's an entertaining read.
It also covers some familiar ground of the office working in IPC in the seventies and eighties, a perfect compliment to Steve MacManus' 2000AD book 'The Mighty One'
Other comics that Tomlinson was responsible for are, Speed, The new Eagle, Scream, Wildcat and many more.'

Events / Enniskillen Comic Fest
« on: 06 May, 2016, 09:28:58 AM »
Its on this weekend, fantastic line up.
I unfortunately can make it, and its not to far either :'(
Anyone going?

General / Lost Bolland cover?
« on: 03 May, 2016, 10:41:49 PM »
Might be a bit of a dramatic title, but while looking for something completely different I found a small image in a Fanzine online called AKA.
 It features an interview with Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland, and accompanying it was a small picture of the first Forbidden Planet catalogue.
Pictured below if I can get it to work, I reckon its a Bolland Dredd cover that I have never seen. Its very poor resolution, but it enough to have an idea of the cover. Does anyone have a good copy of the cover? 1978 at a guess.

Classifieds / Assorted British comics for sale
« on: 10 April, 2016, 08:08:55 PM »
As the title says, I have the following for sale, to punters in Ireland north and south. Postage elsewhere may be prohibitive, but Ill send anywhere!


64 issues of Battle from 1977-1985, most issues from 81-85. 45 issues are in good condition, the remainder are in reasonably good condition, some small rips to spine, creases, good reading copies.  €50


33 warlord in very good condition plus 9 more with the back covers missing, mostly from 1976-1976. Also included is two warlord annuals, in complete reading condition, not mint €35


57 issues, mostly from 1975 and 1981.
Good condition.  €40

Roy of the Rovers

61 issues of Roy for the Rovers from 76-82, mostly from 80-81. 40 in good condition, the rest are complete reading copies, not mint. Also included is the Roy annuals from 1978 and 1990. 78 in poor but complete condition, 90 in good condition.  €50

The Crunch

Issues 1,2,3, 5.6, good condition, €20

Marvels FOOM

5 issues of Marvels Editorial magazine FOOM from 1974 issues 4-8. Featuring interviews with artists and previews of new Marvel comics. Very rare as far as I know, I think these were only available by subscription, in very good condition. €80

pm me if interested in anything, Cheers!

Books & Comics / The Eagle is Back!
« on: 15 March, 2016, 01:55:07 PM »
Myself and Amstor are VERY proud to bring the Eagle back, here's the promo..

The Eagle Adventure Special will only available to buy in our on-line shop http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

Reminiscent of the Holiday Special of the eighties, The Eagle Adventure Special collects classic stories of characters like Dan Dare, Doomlord, Comrad Bronski and much more.
Cover to cover comic action from talents like John Wagner, Jim Bakie, Alan Grant, Cam Kennedy, Alan Hebden, John M Burns, Alan Moore, Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Kennedy and many more, its not to be missed.
Buy it now to avoid disappointment, please allow 10 days for delivery, usually MUCH faster, but the vagaries of the postal system have to be accounted for.

More on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/HiberniaComics/photos/a.335130923265078.72609.327287150716122/846568842121281/?type=3&theater

General / Bloodblade No. 1
« on: 02 December, 2015, 09:16:31 AM »
I wonder if anyone has a copy of this 2000AD Fanzine? There is an Alan Grant interview that I want to have a read of.  :)

Other Reviews / Minor 2000 AD stories
« on: 04 November, 2015, 11:33:09 PM »
While looking for information on a particular story without wading through a load of back issue I found this list on Wiki,


There is a few on it that made me go, WTF (as those kids say)
Tyranny Rex
Luke Kirby.
Ok, Maybe some of the above are not A list, but they are not far off it(Zombo, the art is pushing you there!)

And loads more that should be on the list, Where is AHAB, Death Planet, Colony Earth, A love Like Blood, etc.

And one made me sad, that there was never any more Sancho Panzer.

Thoughts? It goes to show the massive amounts of quality material that the house of Tharg has published over the years that gets glossed over a little.

Off Topic / Graphics tablet.
« on: 18 October, 2015, 09:39:58 PM »
I'm not even sure if I am calling it the right thing.   My 13 year old girl is showing promise as an artist, and she is wondering about a pad that she can draw on for the laptop or pc.  She had an ap on her tablet but it seems pretty limited. Is there something cheap that she can learn the ropes of digital drawing?
Any suggestions appreciated.

Off Topic / Rugby WC
« on: 28 September, 2015, 11:22:18 PM »
Surprised that this has not reared its head yet on the board. I am not a huge sports fan, but Rugby is such an entertaining game. I should also point out that, Irish boarder will understand, that the masochist in me has me following Mayo football for years, and to watch a team actually win something is an even better feeling.

Anyway, this World Cup has been hugely entertaining so far, the matches are on at reasonable times, the weaker teams have certainly upped their games, it has resulted in far more entertaining games in the group stages.

The two big talking points, I didnt think much could top SA and Japan, and then the Wales and England game came along. Fabulous viewing as a neutral, although Ill admit, (first time for everything) I was cheering Wales by the end of the game.  Ireland's flying under the radar a bit, just doing whats expected, the next two games will tell a tale.

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