3 items from 2016
Alex Westthorp Jul 29, 2016
A few tips on what to do if your geek merchandise and DVD/Blu-ray collections run the risk of getting out of hand...
How do you cope when your prized memorabilia turns from a healthy collection of a few hundred items into an obsession of Guinness Book of Records proportions? With Star Wars and Doctor Who collections now making said Guinness Book of Records, by nature of their perceived uniqueness and sheer range, we look at what constitutes a collection which is of some merit, as opposed to just a few hundred things many people may have. And how do you spot when that innocent set of artefacts has outgrown its purpose and threatens to overtake your home and your life?
So, you've grown up with a TV series or film franchise and for many years you've collected the related merchandise. Not that you've needed much encouragement, »
The 1950s were a time of great experimentation for comic book publishers. Retail outlets were disappearing and post-war military scale-backs undermined Px sales. Superman was kept alive by its massive television exposure, but virtually all other superhero comics were either gone or in deep trouble.
Necessity being the mother of invention, comics publishers back then had no choice but to try new ideas and concepts. Western comics were hit-or-miss; those that featured top-line movie stars or characters were doing okay, the others were sort of meh. Romance comics, teevee tie-ins and some funny animal books were selling. The horror and crime comics that had been keeping publishers such as EC, Harvey and Gleason in the money were being condemned by the media, camera-hungry politicians and sanctimonious self-appointed “experts.”
So until DC and Marvel finally succeeded in rejuvenating the superhero genre, experimentation was the watchword of that decade. And that brings »
- Mike Gold
Issue 9 of Doctor Who: The Complete History, the 80-volume partwork charting the entire history of our favourite show, has just been released, the first book of the series of 2016. The issue collects together material for stories 130- 132, including the return of the Silurians and Sea Devils in a not-so-popular tale. It also features...
- Philip Bates
3 items from 2016
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