What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 pm

I do remember buying Punk Lives back in the early 80s. I think it only lasted for 13 or 14 issues. They're worth a small fortune now
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Monkeybubbles on Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:24 pm

My dad used to work for a swanky printer that did mostly record sleeves and upmarket periodicals. We used to have shitloads of magazines round the house that he lifted from the firm. Aston Martin catalogues, and mad exotic holiday brochures, and massive bewildering tomes of luxury leather goods. Mostly with Arabic text or something, but he bought home anything that he thought had good pictures in.

Best of all, they did these booklet things that were like a few pages of printed backgrounds and came with some sheets of Letraset animals, or soldiers, or Romans or whatever that you could rub down and make your own battle scene panorama. I really liked those. And the ones with tits in.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby The Collector on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:30 am

Another vote for When Saturday Comes. Been a subscriber for quite a few years, they’ve even published a couple of my letters.

Also subscribe to SFX, although thinking of giving it up as the writing is getting even more sycophantic these days.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby simonpaulthomas on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:00 am

As a kid; Transformers, Turtles and Sonic: The Comic

As a teen; Official PlayStation Magazine, Terrorizer and Kerrang

As a 33 year old who never quite grew up; Total Tattoo and White Dwarf
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Wembley1966 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 am

Used to read my older brother's copy of Eagle each week and when Valiant was launched I had that every week for a few years (it used to have league ladders in it each season). Both acknowledged as classics along with Beano, Dandy, 2000 AD and others in a set of commemorative stamps 5 years ago:
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Then moved on to Jimmy Hill's Football Weekly and then to Melody Maker.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby vietnammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am

Seem to recall one called TV21 from my childhood. Sort of Thunderbirds-y stuff.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby woodgreenspur on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:I do remember buying Punk Lives back in the early 80s. I think it only lasted for 13 or 14 issues. They're worth a small fortune now

About a year before that came out,there was a one off "punks not dead".
I think it was the same people.
I still have a couple of "punk lives" somewhere.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 pm

I popped a Lightroom Magazine in our shopping trolley last year when going round Tesco , it was only when I looked at our receipt that I realised I'd paid over £14 for the bloody thing !
I'll buy the odd Xbox and Playstation magazines for the kids but I'm not sure either give much value for money at over a £5 each .
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby view from the shires on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:17 pm

In the very early 70's it was a Disney comic that my Gran used to get me (until I was around 5). After this I became an avid reader of Action. I still have an annual and Hook Jaw was my favourite. I think there was a character called Spellbinder that I really liked. I progressed to shoot as interest in footie increased from the age of around 10.

I am surprised no-one has mentioned Loaded yet. It was quite good in the early years for a lads mag (I thought - or maybe it was just the boobs). I was introduced to Viz around 1987 by a much more worldly student than me.

Throughout the 90's it was Carpworld and Big Carp (still have the first 20 odd issues of both) until I got disillusioned with carp fishing and it's commercialisation.

Currently I am reading Scootering again as I approach a mid-life crisis and want to get another scooter. I have the first issues of this mag (from 1984 I think) saved in the attic too.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Big George on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:32 pm

view from the shires wrote:I
Throughout the 90's it was Carpworld and Big Carp (still have the first 20 odd issues of both) until I got disillusioned with carp fishing and it's commercialisation.
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I'm gonna regret this, but tell me more....
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:44 pm

view from the shires wrote:Currently I am reading Scootering again as I approach a mid-life crisis and want to get another scooter. I have the first issues of this mag (from 1984 I think) saved in the attic too.


I actually got a photo of me in a couple of issues after attending various rallies in the 90s.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby on the edge on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:15 pm

used to read my sisters smash hits, always read Viz and the sunday sport after my brother left them laying around back in the early days of buses on bus.
Used to buy mixmag as used to travel alot and to see what clubs to go to.
Read the early issues of FHM until about 2002 when it all became a bit :thdn:
now the internet is around you can't pick up a copy of razzle or parade in the local bush or tucked away in a park.
Missed the days when travelling to work reading a book or a magazine now that I drive so listen to podcasts but good ones are hard to find.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 pm

used to read roy of the rovers as a kid
viz as a young adult
time out for when i used to go clubbing
fhm for about a year
GQ for about a year

now i read the upminster and cranham residents bulletin
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Etonhammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Monkeybubbles wrote:
Best of all, they did these booklet things that were like a few pages of printed backgrounds and came with some sheets of Letraset animals, or soldiers, or Romans or whatever that you could rub down and make your own battle scene panorama. I really liked those. And the ones with tits in.


I remember them well. They did Rourkes Drift, The Alamo, Charge of the Light Brigade, Sink the Tirpitz etc.
They also had things like Train Stations, Airports etc.

None with tits in though ...
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Etonhammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:18 pm

In rough chronological order:-

Beano
Look -In
Shoot. }
2000AD }
Battle. }
Melody Maker
Private Eye
Viz

Then about the same time
NME
Select
Loaded
FHM

Now
Private Eye
Spectator / Economist. Sometimes
And in anticipation of my next project...Airfix Magazine...if I ever get round to it

I remember loving the very early 2000AD's ....Harlem Heroes, Flesh et al.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby woodgreenspur on Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 pm

I was an avid reader of sounds back in the 80s as well.Not a magazine ,i know.but a good read back then
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:39 pm

My timeline is pretty simple

Beano

Battle Action

2000AD

Since then read some Frank Miller stuff and a few other things, but not much caught my interest until I came across The Boys by Garth Ennis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_(comics)

Absolutely brilliant and I'd thoroughly recommend them.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Monkeybubbles on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:54 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:My timeline is pretty simple

Beano

Battle Action

2000AD

Since then read some Frank Miller stuff and a few other things, but not much caught my interest until I came across The Boys by Garth Ennis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_(comics" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Absolutely brilliant and I'd thoroughly recommend them.


Weird minor claim to fame......I'm in one of Garth Ennis' previous works, True Faith. A mate of mine drew the strip, and he frequently drops friends in as 'extras' in his stuff as a bit of a joke. He also did some strips in 2000AD. I'm not in that, but apparently I am in some of the things he's done for Marvel and DC comics.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby CMNinja on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:07 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:I popped a Lightroom Magazine in our shopping trolley last year when going round Tesco , it was only when I looked at our receipt that I realised I'd paid over £14 for the bloody thing !


You got done for a 'bookazine' - one off specials. For technical subjects they're often collections of relevant features from their nerd magazines, otherwise they're just hastily pulled together cash-ins for whatever's trendy at the time - fidget spinners, Minecraft, the latest iPad etc. The technical ones can be quite handy if you've got a programme open and don't want the headache of ****ing between that and your browser. I hope it's been a useful purchase.
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Re: What Magazines Did You Read/Are You Reading?

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:20 am

Read Match for many many years. Probably had about 3000 copies in my mum and dads loft. Even did my one week GCSE work exeprience at their office in Peterborough - ended up modelling a coat for a competition one day because the model forgot to turn up (much to the amusement of my pals)

Moved on to 90 Minutes in my teens, round about the time it used to do fantasy football.

Then gave Goal a go when football mags went glossy (never liked 4 4 2 much)

At University I used to buy FHM fairly rgualrly but talhat went right down the pan, quickly

The onky mag I ever buy now is World Soccer, and this is very very infrequently when I am travelling alone on a plane or train. I actually bought it last weekend and it served me well on a train from Waterloo to Bournemouth. Still a very good publication IMHO which can easy pass 3 hours cover to cover
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