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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Official Trailer 2 [HD] | 20th Century FOX

G.I. Joe - Action Soldiers of the World - Vintage Toy Review - Hasbro 1966

GENERATIONS Teaser Trailer....A Pivotal Moment....

Oh....ANOTHER "pivotal moment!"

The Clue Is IN The Photo...

......but if you've read the history of UK comics you'll know him!

Someone Needs Their EYES Tested!!!

The Purple Hood

Thinker's Thinking Thursday!

Sad Lad TV...It WILL Offend You!!

I know a few regulars are aware I once had a VERY brief career as a Punk Rock, aka " Tel F###" star with a record titled "**** You You ****!"  I was also a masked wrestler Mad Monster Mongo) until dim wit fellow wrestler Giant Haystacks did my knees in!  

Below: writing and recuperating after my last wrestling match.

BUT how many of you recall the 1990s boom in cable TV channels such as Bravo?  Anyone recall "The Sad Lads Pad" featuring myself?  The studio being set on fire after lightning struck put an end to the series after six episodes though one vicar (WHY was he watching?) called it "An act of the Almighty!"

It was the 1990s and cable TV was the big new thing. And cable TV NEEDED programmes to attract viewers. Now, I was working with Channel 4 an ITV and BBC on ideas so when the opportunity arose...I was in!

There were two scripts for the comedy TV series but the BBC was full of idiots even back then.  So go live.  Do a live show in front of an audience. Cable Channel TV was struck by lightning just after the third show went out and then it was discovered there was no insurance coverage.  Everyone bailed....quickly!

The book, Sad Lad TV was in the vein of How To Be A Complete Bastard by Ade Edmondson. One strip survives.

EVERYONE is going to be offended by this!!!

Note: This last saw the light of day in 2007 hence the editor's note at the bottom of one page!

The Purple Hood: Destroy The World!

This was requested, however, I am not going to publish cleaned up hi~res scans!  Those are in the book itself and there is nothing like reading these stories in A4 format!

The Purple Hood Collection

The Purple Hood Collection
Black & white
Perfect bound
Paperback, 108 Pages
£10.00 (excl. VAT
)Prints in 3-5 business days

It was the Swinging Sixties! Britain was hip as hip could be -The Beatles ruled Pop! And everyone was looking toward a bright future…if there wasn’t a nuclear war! Middle Eastern threats,Eastern European fascists,flying saucer flying megalomaniacs and super mole machines and others threatened our little island. But we had the ultimate answer to these:The Purple Hood -International crime-smasher! Michael Jay’s Purple Hood now collected into over a hundred pages of action and text back-up. This is THE ultimate collection!



74 Pages 
Price: £8.00 (excl. VAT)
There has always been a Purple Hood.

“The Kings Man” and then the international agent used by HM Government to deal with external and internal threats. Mad men with nuclear bombs.

Organised drug cartels. Power hungry dictators.
The Britton family have always been Purple Hoods.

The Purple Hood is precise and clinical in his work.

But above all else those wearing the Hood have had guidance from their consciences. So when the military stand idly by, unable to act when civilians are massacred –when politicians only draw up policy and blow warm air…..
...does the Purple Hood –does John Britton– sit back on his hands idly awaiting a change in policy?
Or does John Britton pull on the Hood and say:

“Enough! The line is drawn and crossed!” Time for the bad men to run.
Time to hide.
Or time to die!

Ben Dilworth writes and draws this mini epic.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Complete Adventures Of Mark Tyme

  The Adventures Of Mark Tyme Collection
Jay (A) & Wood (W)
Black & White
104 Pages
Price:£15.00 (excl. VAT)
Only two issues were published of The Adventures of Mark Tyme and as with the companion title,The Purple Hood, the artist was the mysterious Michael Jay who has since faded into obscurity. 
Join Mark Tyme on his time travelling adventures as he encounters everything a youngster in the 1960s expected a time traveller to encounter!  Roman occupied Britain, the dangers of the Stone Age, a pirate island -I mean: a pirate Island!- , action in 9th century Britain not to mention a sojourn into outer space and other destinations.

Well Things Even Out Thanks To The United States...but where are you PRC?!!

At one time CBO used to get 10,000 plus views from the Peoples Republic of China.  Sadly, those days are gone as it used to inspire me to look around for more Manhua content. 

These days there are still times when CBO hits 10, 000 plus.  On average, though, daily views are between 4,500 to 7,500.  And that is not bad. Though I often suspect Blogger is faking figures to make me look an idiot as comments are at zero on posts.

But the main views come from the United states.  And here is a thing: the Anomalous Observational Phenomena blog is also getting higher views these days, again mainly due to folks in the United States and I appreciate that.

No. Definitely not. I will NOT use this post to point out that I have "mystery" books covering a wide number of subjects from UFOs, ghosts, Sasquatch, sea creatures along with some 'lost' photographs...or the people who cut and paste and do no real research claim they are lost "for more than a hundred years!"

No. And have no fear I will not tell you there are 9 pages on the online store full of comic book goodness.

Nope. I am not that type of person.

So let's see what the stats up to 20:00 hrs look like!

Page views by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
United States
United Kingdom
South Korea

The Collected Merriwether: God's Demon-Thumper!

Terry Hooper-Scharf & Benjamin R. Dilworth
85 pages
Ships in 3–5 business days

The complete Merriwether series, originally published in Black Tower Adventure and A Little Midnight Horror–but with three strips never before published… including the Reverend’s battle with the ultimate Evil! 

From The Horror Of Hob Street to The Village Of Demons and Varney the Vampyre to The Fallen Angel himself, see how one Church of England vicar deals hard-fisted [and various spiked objects] justice to the ungodly ...and pays the ultimate price!!! 

 At the end of Merriwether: Gods Demon-Thumper, the Reverend had been confronted by Satan and as a consequence lay fatally injured. Star of 1980s comics, Benjamin R. Dilworth, takes us through the fleeting seconds before death as Merriwether has flash backs showing just why he took on the career he did. Be prepared for horror and a little tongue-in-cheek humour. 

If you were into Charlton Horror Comics or any horror comic then this one is for you!