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1 hour ago, AJD said:

I just posted some images of a new Crimson Comet reprint in the 'GA in Australia' thread in Gold. But I like this one so much I thought I'd include it here too.

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:cloud9: Old school!

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Nicely presenting Australian GA comics shouldn't be allowed to sell for under $5 on eBay without coming to me. This one cost me $4.32

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The animal drawings in this book are quite good (check out the netted baby elephant above as an example). The artists seem a little confused as to what the fauna of Africa consists of though.

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As it is described on Comicvine:

" Origin? We don't need no stinking origin! 

Wambi was a boy who lived in a jungle that had both lions and tigers, as well as both Indian and African elephants. 
 
He could talk to animals, even ones that didn't make sounds. 
 
Where he came from, how he learned to talk to animals, or how he came to be living in his jungle is never explained. "

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The greatest gift that could be offered to you fellows down under  this Xmas season is a reappearance of thylacines.

 

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:foryou:

 

 

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On 12/24/2017 at 2:54 AM, Hepcat said:

The greatest gift that could be offered to you fellows down under  this Xmas season is a reappearance of thylacines.

 

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That would be a grand present. Alas, I think they are gone for good, despite occasional 'sightings'. When I lived in Melbourne I had a neighbour that had a large tan dog. One day he decided to paint vegetable dye dark brown stripes on it, and the beast certainly looked the goods from most angles!

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I love funny animal Xmas covers!

 

^^

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9 hours ago, Brando- said:

Ducks as reindeer! Now I've seen it all! Merry Christmas!

Walt Kelly liked the idea so much he re-used it on a total of four covers for Dell. Here's the other one:

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On ‎2017‎-‎12‎-‎25 at 6:30 PM, AJD said:

That would be a grand present. Alas, I think they are gone for good, despite occasional 'sightings'. When I lived in Melbourne I had a neighbour that had a large tan dog. One day he decided to paint vegetable dye dark brown stripes on it, and the beast certainly looked the goods from most angles!

 

It's also very sad that they're not making much progress on the disease that's ravaging Tasmanian devils lately.

 

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3 hours ago, Hepcat said:

 

It's also very sad that they're not making much progress on the disease that's ravaging Tasmanian devils lately.

 

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:frown:

Well, there have been some hopeful signs this year. It would help if the vicious little buggers would stop biting each other on the face!

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Here's one of my last pickups for 2017. My 43rd Australian Fiction House book.

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For the UTC look, I chose this noirish backup story. I suspect this is a case of the art working better in B&W than it did in colour. The story was originally in Jumbo #163, which is one of the last few, when the title became more of an anthology of styles rather than just jungle stories. It even has a grammatical error to delight @Duffman_Comics!

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I already posted this in the GA ducks thread, but I thought I'd log it here too. Despite being a big Barks/Scrooge collector, I'd always resisted this one. For two reasons, I think. First, the cover doesn't feature Scrooge (and actually isn't all that good). Second, I don't have any great love for the story. I never had an Australia copy in my formative days (not surprising, as according to the Inducks it was only reprinted in 1949 and 1962, both before I was born). I think my first copy of the story would have been in the hardcover Barks Library.

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The UTC page is an obvious one here. Ladies and gentleducks, presenting Mr Scrooge McDuck:

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Here's a close up of the first appearance:

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I love the lamp! (You might well ask whether I really love the lamp, or if I'm just saying that because I saw a lamp...* )

I bought the book from Heritage, and am now very happy to own a copy. I only need to add some staples, the absence of which went unremarked on by Heritage!

 

 

 

 

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A couple of L. B. Coles to add to my jungle/GGA collection.

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I think it's fair to say that these are best admired for the awesome covers. The stories tend to be a bit meh . And the interior artwork ranges from workmanlike...

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... to, err, not so workmanlike. On this page (from #20) a young woman with an eating disorder and a hair do from a B-52s music video inexplicably stabs a badly taxidermied cat* and then hurls it at another. Even more inexplicably, both the stabbed and unstabbed animals then become animated and flee the scene.

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*Or maybe dog - that's how bad a job it was.

 

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5 hours ago, Marwood & I said:

Dog - like dls.png.70cab7b3113287aa2a5ac63a23b3da56.png.fc71dc7d049264d34ab94eecaea52f1a.png creatures deserve respect :sumo:

 

That poor dog that is similar to Sparky i feel for him  :sorry:

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First, the cover doesn't feature Scrooge (and actually isn't all that good).

 

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Actually I think the cover is kind of cool!

 

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