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    Learning the Ropes
  1. Hi, having no inside knowledge of working on an illustration I did ask a few professionals on a site about U.K. covers having more artwork on them like ASM 96. A few reply’s but generally the consensus was they would of had illustrators add on . Kurt Busiek and others remarking that Kane Wouldnt have done the brickwork in the different style above the cops head . (Another reply) British weeklies reprinted half a comic book's worth of stories, which required twice the number of covers per American issue. Hence they had a crew who drew covers (sometimes from scratch, other times from splash panels or specific panels in the issue). They also did tweaking on those covers they used so that they would fit to the slightly different format. Which is the case here. The awkward blank area between the cop's legs is not something Kane would have left as such.
  2. I’ll save that for another night ! eyes have started bleeding 🤣👍
  3. Sorry about the PD slip of the tongue....I thought dish cloth only applies to DC pennies from heaven
  4. Nice thread,I’ve just been reading it from the start ...epic ! and what a result with the new notification on the cgc slabs 👏👏👏. Over the last couple of years I’ve been slipping in my pence copies into group discussions and they either don’t get noticed or it leads onto a good discussion about what they are...could the penny dreadful finally be coming home to roost !?!?
  5. It’s a pleasure to answer your post ,as you say, knowledge is power and I’m a newbie to this site so it’s great to spread the knowledge 👍
  6. They were printed on the same press as the US cent copies,either at the start or the end of the run .They would change one of the print plates to put the UK pence price on then they would be put on a boat and shipped to the U.K. Eventually marvel also changed the header to marvel all colour comics so that they could be seen to be the real deal as opposed to the U.K. reprints which were in black and white. About 5 to 10 percent of the run would have been pence copies
  8. I don’t know if it’s too late but while your in the uk try looking for old copies of the music magazine ‘Sounds’ which had a strip by Curt vile which was a pseudonym for Alan Moore