Poetry By The Panel

Thinking further about British comics, I remember taking the Dandy, Buster, Topper, Lion, Beezer and the rest, delivered every Wednesday, along with my parents’ then-broadsheet Daily Mail. My favourite stories concerned The Steel Claw, a man with a metal hand who turned invisible (except for the hand) whenever he was electrocuted. The strip required its […]

You’ll Hurt Your Eyes!

The photo is from the lovely ‘London Street Photography’ at the Museum of London. Mothers always said you’d hurt your eyes reading comics. Now I’m starting to think they were right – the captions seem so small to ageing eyes. As a kid I took all the British comics because everyone else did. Beano, Dandy, […]