Just wanted to say thanks for the great site on Action, thought I'd put in a word from those of us who were to young to enjoy Action in '76 but got into it through reading the re-print annuals (my first copy was 1983). Thanks for giving us second generation fans a chance to read some great complete stories and the background on the comic. Incidentally I have now picked up the first 10 or so issues from second hand market stalls and car boot sales rather than having to pay a fiver per issue on e-bay so you can still pick up a bargain if your lucky. It would be good to read some Newspaper reports from the time on the reasons for the ban as the nearest I have come to reading these are blurred images in the Judge Dredd- a mega history book. Thanks from one very happy monkey,
Steve says: Glad to make you a happy monkey. The news items you refer to are in the media section of The History of Action. The only story I can't seem to find is the one from the Daily Telegraph announcing the ban. Glad to see Action is reaching a whole new audience. If you look on e-Bay very carefully you can find old issues for as little as 49p, I know, I have. Speaking of which, I'm about to get rid of a job lot of catastrophically poor quality old issues that really have suffered the ravages of time but are still readable...they'll be (to quote David Dickinson) cheap as chips.
Thanks for replying to my message, with regards to the action issues you are thinking of selling, will you be selling them on e-bay or via the web-site, if your selling on e-bay could you post a message to say when the lot will be up for auction so I can have a go at winning them. Cheers,
P.S. Don't know if it satisfies your curiosity about Johnny Red but flicking through my Battle collection he survives a near death crash and then gets returned to England a hero and is decorated with the V.C. and I think the Russian equivalent, Hero of the Soviet Union.