Comic Book Hero

Comic Book Hero : A Life with Britain's Strip Legends

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In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children's comics were a massive part of a young person's life. Comic Book Hero tells the inside story of how Barrie Tomlinson built up a successful boys' publishing group at IPC Magazines - now the stuff of legend among nostalgic and modern-day fans of the UK comic scene and its surrounding culture. Barrie started on Tiger comic as a subeditor, went on to be editor and eventually became head of the Boys' Sport and Adventure Department, in which capacity he launched Roy of the Rovers comic, the new Eagle, Scream, Speed, Wildcat, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Toxic Crusaders. The book tells about the Geoff Boycott, Big Daddy and Suzie Dando annuals he produced, and the 22 years spent writing the Scorer picture-strip for the Daily Mirror. Barrie also reveals dealings with the top stars as they joined Tiger, to make the title one of the most famous comics in Britain.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 20.32mm | 366g
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 178531324X
  • 9781785313240
  • 1,208,452

About Barrie Tomlinson

Barrie Tomlinson is the author of Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff! After successfully editing Tiger comic in the 60s, he became head of the Boys' Sport and Adventure Department at IPC Magazines and launched comics such as Roy of the Rovers, the new Eagle and Scream. For 22 years he wrote and produced the Scorer football strip in the Daily Mirror.
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