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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On This Day: 23 Apr

Eagle (Fleetway Publications) #[423] (28 Apr 1990). [relaunch]
Doctor Who Adventures (Panini UK) vol.2 #01 (2015).

Character Births:

Brian Braddock (Captain Britain; 1956); Elizabeth Braddock (Psylocke; 1956).


Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School actor Gerald Campion (1921); Will Spencer (1921); Roy Cross (1924); Ed "Stewpot" Stewart (1941); Art Wetherell (1961)


William Shakespeare (1616); Leo Baxendale (2017)

Notable Events:

Gilbert Thomas Webster was a castaway on Desert Island Discs, on BBC Radio 4, in 1942.
William Timyn (Tim) was issued with a Naturalisation Certificate, becoming a British citizen, in 1949.
The Jethro Tull album Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, was released in the UK in 1976.
Eagle became full-colour, and printed on better paper, with #423 in 1990.
The Comedians set of stamps, with illustrations by Gerald Scarfe, was released by the Post Office in 1998.
The Best of Low exhibition began at the Political Cartoon Gallery in 2008.
Birmingham Comics Festival began in Edgbaston Stadium, The County Ground, Birmingham, in 2016.

Monday, April 22, 2019

On This Day: 22 Apr

The Amazing Spider-Man by Dirk Maggs (BBC Audiobooks Ltd.; 1995) CD

First Appearances:

Jack Duggan (The Wild Colonial Boy) in The Victor (D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.) #114 (27 Apr 1963).


Phil May (1864); Ernest Aris (1882); Brian Bagnall (1921); Edward McLachlan (1940); Ian Churchill (1969); Bryan Hitch (1970)


Denis McLoughlin (2002)

Notable Events:

World première of The Better 'Ole film adaptation, at the Alhambra, Leicester Square, in 1918.
Nostalgia & Comics incorporated in 1980.
Blackhammer Limited incorporated in 1992.
Comics 2000 convention began at Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, in 2000.