It’s exactly ten years since I started to write. My first novel reached first draft in between the 2008/09 Championship play-off finals (as a result of which Burnley FC were propelled into the Premier League) and the start of the … Continue reading
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Now there’s a different superhero. I collected this between 1971 and the early 80s. The early stuff (Strange Tales) ran between 1963 and 1969 when the good Doctor was granted his own comic book. In that period he shared Strange Tales … Continue reading
American comic books of the 60’s sold in their millions. Well some of them did. The biggest in terms of circulation was Superman. The comic was widely distributed and could sell up to 1 million copies each issue. In practise … Continue reading
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Who remembers the X-Men? Populated by teenage misfits and outsiders. No need. They’re a phenomenon shifting hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of comic books each month. But this wasn’t always the case. Back, way back in time, before I … Continue reading