Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas covers are coming...


My thanks to 'Big Bad Bri' over on the Comics UK Forum for bringing this item to my attention this morning. On November 4th Phil-Comics is to publish a special book under license from DC Thomson. The Dandy and The Beano: Classic Christmas Comics Covers 1937 - 1969 is a bit of a mouthful of a title but it clearly explains what it is. The covers of every Dandy and Beano Christmas issue from 1937-69 reproduced in all their full colour glory and at full size. 



Now it could be argued that the 'classic' years might also spill over well into the 1970s or 1980s depending on the age of the collector. However it cannot be denied that the 30 plus years represented here will feature some of the finest Christmas covers published by DC Thomson with artwork by such greats as Dudley D. Watkins and Charlie Grigg. I'd venture that due to the age and rarity of the items most covers will be new for the majority of us.



The book is hardback and limited to just 1000 copies priced at £20 plus postage. I've just ordered my copy and you can grab yours while they're still available from Phil's website here:
http://www.phil-comics.com/christmas.php


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If you want more Christmas comic goodness (and who wouldn't?) you'll be pleased to know that DC Thomson have recently published two 'Christmas Crackers' editions in the 'bookazine' format. (Magazines with firm card covers.) Each title reprints various Dandy and Beano strips from over the past 75 years and are available now from WH Smith.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those old strips bring it all back from christmases long long ago. Thanks Lew, for the info, they don't get advertised in the mainstream these days.

brian m said...

just seen this lew thanks for the acknowledgement,i was just letting yourself & the rest of us dying breed of uk comics fans know that this gem was coming.big bad bri (brian )

Lew Stringer said...

Credit where credit's due Brian. Your post gave us the opportunity to order the book early, so that was appreciated. It is indeed a gem of a book.

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