Sunday, 12 April 2015

"Make Mine Class!" Is NOT Revolutionary Declaration. Just Saying.

After getting the Class Comics donation from Chris yesterday I have to say I got a little depressed!  You might wonder why?

As Chris pointed out, there is a whole generation -actually, I think probably a couple since Alan stopped publishing in the 1980s!- who will not see Class Comics or know the excitement of seeing so many diverse genre types (unless they buy Black Tower comics!) -newsagents don't even stock comics now.

I visited a few to see who was "On board with 2000 AD" and the newsagent across the road has removed the poster.  He doesn't stock the comics or anything other than the toy/promo related mags that might feature a rare strip.  In fact, I couldn't find another shop with the poster or 2000 AD.

Class Comics, like John Spencer All Original Comics, the Tarzan Comic Weekly are all gone.

It made me think that I need a plan to make even more aware of the Class Comics legacy.  Once we hit Autumn I'm hoping to feature much more on this blog.  "Pure nostalgia!" they say.  Too bloody right. Comics do not have to be Marvel or DC and in colour.  Most of us in the UK were brought up on black and white comics with the odd colour page. 

I just say "Make Mine Class!"

I'm hyper now!


  1. Hi Tel: Right . As I'm going through my comics collection I have come across : Weird Planets: !0 . Uncanny Tales : 94 , 108 . Mystic : 57 . Creepy Worlds : 175 . Astounding Stories : 105 . Secrets Of The Unknown : 226 . Suspense : 53 . Sinister Tales : 22 , 113 , 142 , 158 . These were certainly donations from Bib and too long ago to remember why he gave them to me , except as a space clearing exercise . I met him a decade after these were published .

  2. Will check further as I may have more issues . It has been difficult to organize parts of the collection . I spend most of the time trying to make up for lost time in drawing . Reading is still difficult as my brain doesn't want to accept it yet as still find it difficult to relax . I suppose understandable given I have dyslexic traits and that they would come to the fore in a period of great stress , but annoying that the effect has been so longstanding after the stress has died down .