Sunday, August 27, 2006

More on British Comics

Interview with Roy Race from Roy of the Rovers
Found this on an old Guardian site. Worth a read.
http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1014225,00.html#article_continue

More from the Guardian: Top 10 Best Comic Footballers of All Time
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,1093419,00.html

Rogue Trooper Video Game available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000EJH7DU/026-8057752-3190819?v=glance&n=300703
Rogue Trooper is a character from 2000AD fighting a one way war to avenge his buddies in a chemical hell hole.

A Bit of Information on Victor Comic
Had such great stories as Tough on the Track, Gorgeous Gus (Footer story) and In Battle with Braddock.
Comic ran between 1961 and 1992. I read it between 1977 and 1984.
http://www.26pigs.com/victor/index.html

Scorcher Comics
There were many who said that this was the best footer comic of the lot. It ran from 1970 to 1974 when it merged with Tiger.
http://www.ardis.co.uk/comics/scorcher.htm

Buster Comics - Always great for a laugh (1960-2000)
Loved the toothless shark 'Gums'. Buster of course was the son of Al Capp.
http://www.bustercomic.co.uk/
Some say that this was the best of all the British humour comics.

It may have been, but Beezer was a close rival.
http://www.britishcomics.com/Beezer/index.htm
Beezer lasted from 1956-1993.




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