Nigel66

Name: Nigel Twine

Bio: 23-02-2011I`ve been reading comics (on-and-off) since 1971 (and thumbing my Dad`s old Eagle comics from the `50s before I could read - still LOVE Frank Hampson`s art).  My earliest comics memory is `Giant-Sized-something-or-other` that featured cut-away drawings of Spiderman`s web-shooters.  I would go to jumble sales and buy loads of old `Look-In` magazines for the `Trigan Empire` strips (still LOVE Don Lawrence`s work, e.g. `Storm`).  Circa 1976 I started adding a monthly `Thor` (Still have a much-thumbed copy of #292 somewhere) to the `Warlord` I was getting weekly.  I dropped them both in 1977 in favour of `Action` and `2000AD` which I followed for years (including `Tornado` and `Starlord`).  I then switched to `Epic Illustrated` for a while before ditching comics for D&D around `81/`82.  In the late `80s the Casino I was working at had a Newsagents with a comic rack and I picked up Daredevil #248 to #261, Fantastic Four #313 to #319, Iron Man #225 to #237 and a few others before dropping comics again.  Bought my first house in 1996 and was pleased to find a comics shop nearby - "Ian`s Comics and Books" (Albert Road [near The Bold Forester], Portsmouth, England) and started buying `Spawn`, `Sam & Twitch`, `300`, `Sin City` TPBs, etc.  Ian guided me well and turned me onto `100 Bullets`.  I stuck with `100 Bullets` buying the TPBs every year or so and whilst looking for the final volume Amazon said, "you might also like, SCALPED".  Got the first couple and a little while ago thought there might be a new one out so I googled `Scalped` and found iFanboy. 


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    September 26, 2012 5:55 am Closets. The traditional place for keeping skeletons in.
    June 4, 2012 4:37 pm There is no way the contents can live up to the cover.
    July 18, 2011 8:36 am I really hope it`s ongoing. 

    This re-telling of "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" has been excellent.  I like the way it`s being told as a "warts and all" adventure from circa 1882, allowing us to see beneath the glossy veneer Watson applied in order to be able to sell the adventure to a family publication like "The Strand Magazine" (through his literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of course!)

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    July 18, 2011 8:36 am I really hope it`s ongoing. 

    This re-telling of "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" has been excellent.  I like the way it`s being told as a "warts and all" adventure from circa 1882, allowing us to see beneath the glossy veneer Watson applied in order to be able to sell the adventure to a family publication like "The Strand Magazine" (through his literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of course!)

    ;-)
    March 11, 2011 8:37 am I just ordered "Bloodstone" from Amazon UK where it is described as, "Revised Edition".  Does anyone know what the difference will be?
    March 10, 2011 2:08 am Ron`s raving persuaded me to pick this up - and I`m really glad I did.  Thanks Ron.
    March 10, 2011 2:01 am Bought this on the gang`s recommendation and I have to say it was fantastic.  Truly, truly great.
    February 23, 2011 2:06 pm I notice "Baltimore: The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire" was in both the 2008 AND 2010 stacks.  Did you give up on it in `08 and decide to give it another chance a couple of years later?
    January 30, 2011 8:08 am Hi, On a wider topic than just this issue of Captain America.....

    I recently came back to comics and (after buying and reading "Marvels") bought the Captain America Omnibus that collects issues 1 to 25 of Brubakers tenure.  I`ve now seen "Project Marvel" on Amazon and was wondering if it is a collection of the WWII elements of the book I`ve already got, OR, whether it`s fresh material from Brubaker.   I was thinking about getting it BEFORE the next Omnibus and thus having a better grounding going forward. 

    Could someone here give me some advice, please?