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Wednesday 30 September 2020


STORMCLOUDS Psychotronic

STORMCLOUDS Satellite Baby

The Masked Marshal & Friends....wet the appetite


Supreme Leader Kylo Ren Force FX Elite Lightsaber Unboxing by Hasbro

Meg Myers - Running Up That Hill [Official Video]

IT Is Getting Closer


KALEO - Way Down We Go (Official Video)

Elle King - "Under The Influence" (Live at WFUV)

Mr Stransky

 Your package arrived. Luckily all inside safe and in plastic so not soaked. Go through it all later but stronger envelopes for the British postal system...?


Tuesday 29 September 2020

The Heroquest Predictions and Perils

Was the Bard correct? You can check out the new game here:

If I had the cash  I'd   be in there like a shot!

WEREWOLF Custom Action Figure

Róisín Murphy - Something More Live Performance (Ibiza Lockdown)

NINA - The Calm Before The Storm

The Goons - The Last Goon Show Of All

Retro Warhammer 40k Miniature Speed Painting Challenge Vs @Zorpazorp

zorpazorp and his challenge

CBO Gen 2 Is Here


Comic Bits will be changing. For 15 years I have tried to get support to keep the blog going and with a world wide audience you'd think that might be easy. Not aniota of help from the comic fans (with the extremely rare exception)

The publishers who use CBO because they know they get sales from reviews? "We don't budget for advertising.
So, from now on there will be music videos and anything else I want to put on the blog because NO ONE has any say when it comes to content but me.
When it comes to my other interests expect videos on those. It's that or close down. I did say that support was vital to keep the blog fully comic culture orientated one gave a damn.
Welcome to CBO Gen 2

Stats Today 29th September

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About The "World Mysteries" Books In A Nut-shell


I was asked what makes my books different from others? I will try without boring.

Firstly it has to be the amount of research involved. It would be easy to write a book where every case is labelled "unexplainable".  The importance of the research is to look at cases and sort out which can be easily explained and which defy explanation. The books are not debunking but look at the facts and there are fully referenced sources that anyone can check -these days they can probably do so online.

There are maps, illustrations and photographs and through archive research I have found photographs that have been declared (by Forteans, cryptozoologists and ufologists) as "lost over a hundred years ago". I looked.

These are not dry reads. People who have read them have all described the books as "lively and not using over-complicated explanations". The point is that I  want a good read when I buy a book and one that does not gtreat me like an idiot or spout over technical jargon that means having to find out what the hell someone is talking about. I think that anyone buying my books should expect a good read and not be talked down to. In ovber 45 years I have had to learn about atmospherics, aeronautics, astronomy, psychology and much more. So anything of that nature I explain in easily understood language.

"He (me) writes as though talking face-to-face with the reader" -I would accept that. The more "We should be looked at as the Elite" do not like that approach. Tough. I am not doing this work to look like a super scientist who no one understands but takes the word of.

One thing I always loved was getting my hands on chunky books. Lots of pages and illoes or photographs that made a great fun read. My books tend to have over 300 pages and are A4 in format. Each chapter deals with a seperate case so it is not a case of start reading about the Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island on page 5 and having to wait until page 310 for a conclusion. Everything on a case or series ofreports is self contained with full references at the end of each chapter.

I have a rather glowing appraisalof UFO Contact? from the Centre for UFO Studies aswell as other groups. When people start pinching your original work and use it uncredited on their blogs and in their books you must be doing something right.

Each book, because I saw these as a way to educate those interested in a subject or research, is priced atthe absolute bare minimum and when a copy of  UFO Contact? is sold I 'earn' about £2/$2 -remember I have spent thousands of $/£ in over45 years gathering and investigating cases.

The books themselves I hope willinspire new investigators and researchers rather than sensationalist lie-mongers. Seriously, if just ONE person goes on to investigate and research a subject based on one of my books I will be happy. Poor but happy!

Cinebook Ltd -Newsletter 153 - September 2020

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Dear Reader,

This month, we conclude not just one, but two series. You won’t want to miss those books!

Islandia, first. The trilogy ends with a volume full of adventure, mystery, and divine wrath – and we’d be very surprised if you saw it coming. Especially after the way volume two ended – talk about a cliffhanger! It’s an epic tale being brought to an end here …

Then it’s Mermaid Project’s turn to conclude the adventure, and it does so with a bang! Action scenes that beg for a big screen adaptation – with a hefty CGI budget – lovable characters, an underlying message that’s more ‘current news’ than ‘science fiction’ … and a second season coming soon!

Finally, there’s volume two of Authorised Happiness, with three more short stories about a nanny state gone mad, and it’s as thought-provoking as the first. Entertaining ‘what if’ for some, spine-chilling warning for others – read it and form your own opinion!

September with Cinebook – all good things must come to an end, then we bring you new good things!

Authorised Happiness 2
Griffo & Van Hamme

A single card to access all the details of a man’s life – personal data, medical history, bank details – now that would make everything simpler, wouldn’t it? But what if the card stops working – would the person still exist within society? ... Read more

Islandia 3
Marc Védrines
The Legacy of the Sorcerer

Jacques is dead, burned at the stake for sorcery by terrified villagers. The truth, however, is that Jacques never existed, and was merely the reincarnation of all-powerful Icelandic sorcerer Grimu. His soul, freed at the moment of his second death, has possessed the local magistrate ... Read more

Mermaid Project
Simon & Leo and Jamar
Episode 5

Romane and Brahim have reached Algapower’s artificial island, with the help of some cetaceans with a quite extraordinary behaviour. All they need to do now is sneak into the laboratories, locate Romane’s kidnapped niece, and find a way to escape with her ... Read more

Distant World
Episode 5

Lucky Luke 77
A Cowboy in High Cotton

The Route 66 List 4

North-American readers, to locate a comic book shop near you that stocks or can order these titles and many more, us this handy Read more 

Or, if you're a retailer yourself, please go to: Read more

The First 20th Century Masked Hero?

 Just in case you have no idea….


Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála “Emmuska” Orczy de Orci (/ˈɔːrtsiː/; 23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright. She is best known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save ill-fated French royalty from “Madame Guillotine” during the French revolution, establishing the “hero with a secret identity” in popular culture

There could be an argument for earlier characters (Pirate Prince, etc) but the popularity of the secret identity and playboy fop was to be far reaching in pop culture.

One thing that Comic Bits (the publication) tries to do is make sure that these characters and creators are not forgotten. CB tends to focus on UK characters and creators and Orczy was living and working in London so qualifies.

Don't Let People With "Agendas" Fool you with Lies

 If you know who drew this please let me know!

Reinhard Mey & Freunde - Nein, meine Söhne geb' ich nicht [Offizielles V...

Sunday 27 September 2020

UFO Contact? Three Books Everyone Ought To Read


Pages  530
Binding  Paperback
Interior Color Black & White
Dimensions  A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)
Fully illustrated.

Since 1947 it has been claimed that UFOs/flying saucers are evidence of aliens visiting the Earth.

 Since the 1950s claims of encounters with landed craft and alien beings were talked about but not taken seriously. In the 1960s the subject of UFO abduction was a "slow-burner" until the whole "Grey" abduction phenomenon and claims made by researchers. 

But is there evidence to back up any of the claims -and what about those encountering Alien Entities but who were not abducted?

Which cases seem genuine and have corroborative evidence to back up the claims?

 2020  is the time to assess the past evidence and look at the faults within Ufology. 

Not everyone is going to be happy -debunkers or ufologists.

Contact! Encounters with Extra Terrestrial Entities?

Pages  370
Binding  Paperback
Interior Color   Black & White
Dimensions A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)
Fully Illustrated

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) The real SETI may already have established the there is alien life –and it has been visiting Earth for at least 70 years. 
Once the mass of reports of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and entity encounters are sifted there remains a strong core of cases that defy logical explanation and suggest that these encounters have resulted in physiological effects and post traumatic stress. 
Terry Hooper-Scharf of the CE3K/AE Project has led research into these reports for over 40 years and in this work takes a look at rare or obscure reports as well as cataloguing encounters from Germany and Portugal and focuses in on correlations in the reports and how the Dandenong (Kelly Cahill) encounter could be the best case ever reported.
 Have the serious investigators and researchers looking into UFOs been unearthing better evidence of extra terrestrial life and contact with humans than established SETI ?

Unidentified -Identified

Pages   220
Binding Paperback
Interior Color  Black & White
Dimensions  A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)
Fully Illustrated

The follow up to the comprehensive book "UFO Contact?" The Author spent 1974 to 2020 specializing in the investigation and research of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) and alien entity cases; the former involving an Unidentified Flying Object and the latter, apparently, involving none. 
Previously unreported cases as well as 'lost' cases are looked at as well as the possibility that some percients suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after their encounters
 A must read for those with a serious interest in UFOs

Saturday 26 September 2020

Why Do Google/Blogger, Yahoo/Verizon and Face Book Constantly Change Things?

I reported on Yahoo closing down its 360 blogs and was told I was talking rubbish -Yahoo denied it after all. It happened.

I reported on Yahoo closing down its Yahoo Groups as they existed -deleting many years of hard work by group owners. Yahoo denioed it. People said "WE own the groups spo Yahoo cannot do that" It Happened.

I warned about changes coming to Blogger 3 years ago and several times since. "Talking out your ass!" It happened (the changes not me talking out of my ass).

Google Plus I reported were going to be closed. Google said "Don't be silly" and  people believed them. Oh  -it happened!

Money. That is what it is all about. As soon as you buy a laptop, PC or whatever your name, address, phone number blah blah blah -it is all out there to exploit. Wanna test this? Just go on Ebay ot Amazon and search for something -an electric cooker or washing machine or TV. See how long it takes for email ads or on page ads to appear the item in question. Someone doubted me and did an online  search for "Pile cream". Next day he told me that emails and ads were popping up on all of his pages.

I could write a book about this but why bother?

Your various profile images -they are stolen and used regularly by fake sex and dating sites. They might even use your name. NOTHING you can do about it.  

Google Plus was free to members and NOT making money.Money is what the Google owners want.

Verizon owns Yahoo. It is there to make money.

Both companies -where's the profit? Srervices go.

Blogger used for free. Make it awkward to use. I'm not finding it that awkward just the constant 2-5 attempts needed to actually publish a post.  You don't want to carry ads that make Google or Verizon money well screw you -they'll make changes. Changes to Face Book  for the same reason.

Face Book makes ALL of your images free on the internet. It is the most pilfered site for images to be used on dating, sex or other scame sites. I gave them all my details. Not my real personal details but they have still been used. 

You signed away your right to privacy the moment you purchased your PC, laprtop or Ipad. Go to Incognito Window and what message do you get? Most people skip past the message but Google or whichever service you use will tell you that what you do in Incognioto is far from private. Google and its affiliated or associated companies harvest evertything you do "for statistics" and to "improve" the experience. Think you were safe watching that porn in Incognito? Your Internet Service provider and all of its business users see what you have been watching so Google and its associates, your ISP and its associates and anyone with access to the hundreds of sites using that 'private' data know what you use. It is why I stopped using Incognito for business -its open access to all.

Why do these companies keep changing styles or formats? To keep onbe step ahead of lawmakers who are trying to safeguard your internet privacy and freedom. You think that these companies are not willingly offering your data to governments? Think again.

Blogger and Yahoo will either continue to make changes until any free service is dropped (look at You Tube being caught out spying on its usage by children -feck the kids privacy the company lost millions through it).

Blogger has, perhaps, another year before its owner -Google- pulls the plug. The internet started out allowing us free world wide services to "better our world" now its a money earner and as my solicitor will point out: little trolls trying to start trouble have their ISPsand identities turned over very quickly now because otherwise -legal problems and a possible costly court case.

Friday 25 September 2020

Barnacle & Chips

 Boy's Magazine 25th June 1932 THANKS to Bob!

Sleuth-Hound Sam The Dud Detective

 Boy's Magazine No. 5392nd July 1932 -THANKS again to Bob!

Sleuth-Hound Sam The Dud Detective no. 4

 Again, THANKS to Bob for this.  From Boy's Magazine no. 541, 16th July, 1932

Friday Afternoon Is Computer Kill Afternoon!

 I had to scan an early UK Silver Age comic for a volume of the upcoming Black Tower Silver Age. Bad enough that, because of  rationed paper and ink at the time, like many of its contemporaries it as what we call in the business "a real bastard". The original comic, obviously, sustained some light damage but it was that or make the comic a rarity that few people would get a chance to see or read oreven hear of.

The clapped out PC (and I cannot afford to buy a nrew one so do not suggest that) hindered me every page of the way. Edit a page to an acceptable quality until proper editing then click "save" and the page shuts down as well as documents. Sometimes 3 times on certain pages.  So I had to struggle to get Documents open then re-open the file to work on the page again. 45 pages should be just over one hour's work. 


I had to open and edit pages so many times that that the 45 pages became approximately 80 pages.All of this for no reward. I am a moron.

This is why I asked for support to keep not just the old British comics projects going but CBO itself. Even now this small post has taken 45 minutes because of computer problems.

But who cares? I carry on until the PC needs to be buried.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

The Fleetway Projects That Could Have Been

 Someone commented that:

“There was always a persistent rumour that you and Gil Page were involved in secret projects but no one gives out details -Gil Page told someone to ask you but that was years back”

Gil Page was Managing Editor at Fleetway and started with the company when it was the Amalgamated Press -his career spanned over 40 years. Egmont bought up Fleetway and Page was booted out. It was a bit of a blow but he joked that it meant he now had more time for golf!

I first met him in the 1980s after a lot of correspondence. As a Artist/writers agent and trying to sell ccmic projects (Steve MacManus introduced me to someone as “a carpet-bagger of comics in the nicest sense”). Gil filled me in on quite a few things when we met -such as thefact that 2000 AD had a very low readership but that meant that they could call it a “cult following”.

He loved the old characters and we discussed a number of projects. As he said “We have a warehouse full of art and stories we could reprint as ‘classics’ if a new project took off. His greatest enemy -in fact Fleetway’s greatest enemy- was it’s own board room.

I was looking through a copy of 2000 AD while we were talking and mentioned that the last issue was rather bloody but the one I was reading was tame. I was told that every-so-often the “boardroom boys” wanted to see what was being published and for that occasion blood and gore was lessened.

Talking to him about the comic Scream while going over project art Gil told me: “We should be doing a proper hooror comic but the board would not allow that. Scream is the compromise.”

When The Supernaturals (a comic based on the Tonka toys -I have a full set of figures) was abruptly culled I was asked about putting something together to replace it. That project became The Paranormals. The story was finally printed (self published) in Tales of Terror a few years back. It might seem somewhat tame but the idea was to get the board to approve the project then let rip -the super natural child killer staring in at sleeping children in part 2 would have set the tone.

“Can’t afford it” was the board response.

So with Gil helping as much as he could I wrote and drew the 111pp Looking Glass story featuring the classic heroes which would have been re-drawn and coloured and published in parts. Gil loved it. I put together the notes for later stories that pulled in a lot of 1920s/1930s AP characters. I was told that the project would be presented at an upcoming board meeting.

It was rejected.

The board had absolutely no idea about comics and quite honestly were hanging on to whatever salary they were getting until the company died or was sold off. Which is why 2000 AD was sold off cheaply.

So there were a good few projects and along the way, to amuse myself, I doodled whatever came into my head. Getting a rough feel for a character(s). As pointed out in a previous post, nothing sensational or detailed just doodling along.

My blue doodle pad has many images but these are a few. The full extent of what was discussed and planned -at meetings where no one else was present so cannot comment– I’m not about to go into as it would be pointless.

But, yes, a lot was discussed and had Fleetway’s boardroom been of any use the company might still be around.


‘Supergirl’ To End With Upcoming Season 6


Supergirl will be taking her last flight. The CW and producers Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions just announced that the drama series starring Melissa Benoist will conclude with the upcoming sixth season, set for premiere on the CW in 2021. It is the second series from the CW’s DC Arrowverse to come to an end following Arrow, which wrapped its eight-year run last season.

Production on all 2020-21 broadcast series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Supergirl had been targeting a later start of production to accommodate the pregnancy of star Benoist. I hear the series is slated to begin filming in Vancouver next week, pending a deal with the local unions to comply with SAG’s testing guidelines, which has been a sticking point for a number of Hollywood productions there. The series would initially be filming around Benoist who would join the production later, I have heard.

Between the delays and Supergirl’s downward ratings trajectory, I hear the producers, the studio, the network and Benoist came to a decision that it was better to end the show with a longer final season.

The creative team has started developing the storylines for the final 20 episodes. The order is expected to be longer than most broadcast series this coming season, including the CW scripted shows, which will be launching in January and beyond.

As it keeps adding new series every season, the CW also has been retiring veterans. It ended three established series in each of the last two seasons, including Arrow, Supernatural and The 100 this past season. (Because of the pandemic, Supernatural‘s final season stretched to this fall.) The network, which traditionally gives its long-running series a proper farewell by announcing their final seasons ahead of time, will likely reveal more shows coming to an end after the upcoming season in the coming weeks.

Supergirl, starring Benoist in the title role, debuted in October 2015 on CBS before joining The CW lineup for Season 2 in October 2016. The most recent Season 5 also starred Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Andrea Brooks, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair and David Harewood, with special guest star Jon Cryer.

In Season 5, Supergirl faced threats, both new and ancient. National City became enthralled with addictive virtual reality technologies created by CatCo’s charming-but-secretive new owner Andrea Rojas (Gonzalo), which enable people to bury their heads in the proverbial sand. As Kara used the power of the press to try to expose the danger, she was forced to contend with challenges put up by rival reporter William Dey (Nair), renegade Martian Malefic J’onzz (Phil LaMarr), a shadowy organization called Leviathan, and the shocking return of Lex Luthor (Cryer) who, in addition to his plot for world domination, sought to claim the soul of Supergirl’s best friend — and his sister — Lena.

Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Rob Wright.