Wednesday, May 11, 2022

FORBIDDEN PLANET GLASGOW CLOSURE


When I was a teenager, I travelled from Dundee to Glasgow Forbidden Planet quite regularly. It was exciting going through back issues, accessing new comics, magazines and books not distributed to regular newsagents, and buying cool collectibles (The Hulk TV show cards were a notable example). 

During an early visit, after a couple of hours perusing, I was stood in the fairly large queue with my goodies waiting to pay. I spotted Great History of Comic Books by Ron Goulart on the shelf with the books, above the comics. Looks interesting, I thought, and had a look through. 

After a few minutes it was my turn to be served, and so I reached up to put the book back. I watched as I caused a slow motion chain reaction of the entire row of books falling onto the floor. I was mortified. I walked over to the desk apologising over and over and just bought the Goulart book, almost as an apology. The staff did not provide the balm of “It’s okay.” A steely fury was present throughout the entire transaction.

I’ve never been able to visit the shop without thinking of that day. 

In recent years it’s been a discount outlet and I’ve picked up many bargains. 

I'm sad to hear it’s closing today.

Monday, May 09, 2022

THAT COMIC SMELL #100: Issue 100s

The latest episode is out now. A discussion on issue 100s!

Have a listen here.

From the website:

"[Episode 100 of That Comic Smell is dedicated to Ian Kennedy and Steven Walsh. Thank you, for everything]
First of all we want to give a MASSIVE thank you to Richter FM (AKA, Paddy Johnston of Good Comics) for composing this amazing track/new theme music. Please follow the links above and give the Hibiscus EP and the rest of Richter FMs music a listen and follow. Also a HUGE thank you to Chartsmasher (AKA, Joan Edam) for allowing us to use their track for so long.We hope you enjoy the new intro and outro. It’s nice to change things up a little but we’re not changing too much around here. It’s comics, comics, comics, as usual. Seeing as it’s episode 100 as well then why not issue #100s to celebrate.
There is also a little focus on how some titles seem to get published/publishers, a particular comic that Mike managed to get his hands on (De Cape et de Crocs by Alain Ayroles & Jean-Luc Masbou) and a certain ‘Krazy’ collection of Sunday strips that could double as a paving slab.
This and all the usual comics chat on…
That Comic Smell!
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Most importantly… Read/Make More Comics!
Thanks again for listening and supporting the podcast
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The Thing and Ben Grimm #100 (John Byrne, Ron Wilson)
2000AD and Starlord #100 (IPC)
Archie Madhouse #100 (Dexter Taylor, Stan Goldberg)
Star Wars Weekly #100 (Chris Claremont, Mike Vosburg, Steve Leialoha, John Costanza, Bob Sharen)
The Defenders #100 (J.M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott, Sal Trapani, Jack Abel, Al Milgrom, Frank Giacoia)
Starblazer #100 (Various, Jesus Redondo)
Justice League of America #100 (Len Wien, Dick Dylan)
The Nutty #100 (DC Thomson)
Master of Kung Fu #100 (Doug Moench, Gene Day, Mike Zeck)
Dark Horse Presents #100 1&6 (Various Dark horse Contributors)
Iron Man #100 (Jim Starlin, George Tuska)
Showcase #100 (Joe Orlando, Joe Staton, Dick Giordano, Paul Levitz, Paul Kupperberg, Joe Staton)
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk (Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan, Gary Frank, José Ladrönn)
The Comics Journal #100
X-Men #100 (Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum)
Doctor Who Magazine #100
Conan #100 (Roy Thomas, Jon Buscema, Ernie Chan)
Eagle is 100 (Alan Grant, Ian Kennedy, John Wagner, John Burns, Alan Hebden, Jose Ortiz, Vanyo, Rex Archer, Manuel Carmona, Scott Goodall, Heinzl, Dave Follows, John Cooper, Fred Baker)
Marvel Age Special 100th Issue (Fred Hembeck, Tom DeFalco & various Marvel alumni)
Amazing Spider-Man #100 (Stan Lee, Gill Kane)
Marvel Team Up #100: Fantastic Four & Spider-Man (Frank Miller, Chris Claremont)
Cerebus #100 (Dave Sim)
The Simpsons #100 (Bill Morrison, Jason Ho, Nathan Kane)
The Beano 100 (DC Thomson)
The Walking Dead #100 (Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard)
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

THAT COMIC SMELL: Comics Chat/Reviews MK III



"In this episode the TCS crew conclude their review/comics chat from episodes 96 & 98. We dig a little more into the recent Europe Comics title sent to us and just have a good old fashioned, chin wag about what’s been wetting our appetites this time around.
Just as a warning, we didn’t catch that a bowl was slightly too close to the microphone so there may be a couple of loud points. Just to make you aware going in.
This and all the usual comics chat on…
That Comic Smell!"

Listen here.

Friday, March 25, 2022

FRED EGG COMICS at PF MINI MART


Micah Liesenfeld has written on different Fred Egg Comics over at the PF Mini Mart site.

Have a read here.

Thursday, March 24, 2022