Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meanwhile over at ebay...

...there's original cover artwork up for auction.


There are also covers by Oliver Frey and Pino Dell'Orco.

Oh how I wish I had the cash to splash on these!

Best of luck if you're putting in a bid.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Moustache Monday!

Dealing with idiots is an occupational hazard of the moustache. Putting up with beefy English bully boys and politically incorrect smug buffoons with polished desks are part of the job. Put yourself in desert head's situation. It would have been easy to give them what they wanted - to add more polish to the desk as it were... However he chose the more rigid path of being questioned by Mike. Mike put it to him for a whole hour and gave it his all. Yet all he received was a bit of chat. Tired of talking the stuffed shirt moustacheless wonder asks for all the men to be put on the foredeck. Now that's the time to leave.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stuka Sunday!

Oh you dream the dream of dreams. You find your tormentor vulnerable. Is this the moment you've been waiting for? Or is it truly only a cruel dream on Stuka Sunday!?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meanwhile over at Boardgame Geek...

...Kyle has put together lyrics for a parody of the Thrift Shop song by Macklemore. Now that I've been inspired if I can turn my unique talents towards lyric writing I could have a hit on my hands...

I gotta pop some mags,
Only got 20 bucks in my pocket,
I’m on the sniff for pocket war comics,
Battler Britton? Awesome!

Moustache Monday!

Where would we be without moustaches? We can lift our eyes towards the heavens as much as we like but the answer is not there. We can ask Sally several times but she will not be able to tell us. We can wear obscure collar types in effort to belong to a secret sailing society but the answer is not there. We can try and deviate from the one true path but will only find ourselves taking longer to get there. We can hide but the answer is not hidden in shadows. We can trust in luck only to find that we were lucky all the time. We can ask questions but we will find no answers. A life without a dash of tash, without grooming and care is no life to be considered. The upper lip hairless is akin to a life not lived.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comic Book Collecting

As my collection slowly makes it way past 600 (too many for some not enough for others) time for some reflection. Where do these things comes from? There was a time, not too long ago, when I was able to build the bulk of my collection from second hand book stores and book exchanges. Sadly these are getting harder to find. I always had an overwhelming urge to rearrange the caches I would find in the semblance of some order. As these haunts have closed down they have been replaced by the Internet which is not a bad thing at all. However I often think that somewhere out there is a rambling second hand bookstore with a good number of the missing issues I've been looking for. I can't but help think that somewhere in England, probably, such a place exists. However as I am on the other side of the planet the chances of stumbling past this fine imagined and yearned for establishment isn't going too happen to soon.

After experimenting with different forms of storage, all of them inadequate, I realised that pocket war comics are about the size of a DVD case. This epiphany has saved me a lot of angst. My collection resides in a number of long DVD plastic storage tubs. The tubs have lids, handles and are stackable. Which makes sorting, resorting, finding and replacing so much easier.

As I was saying my collection is tipping the 600 point I must settle down to read my new prize.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Moustache Monday!

Ease the throttle man! When the moustache says ease; you ease! Banish panic and all thoughts of failure. Seizing the throttle too hard may lead to disaster. But notice the calm hand of the man of tash. However given the situation even the man in control is allowed to feel a little aprehensive. So when the sweat starts pouring and the eyes become glazed and the grip tightens listen to the voice of calm. Otherwise you will have no where to turn but down. So get a grip and loosen that grip!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Celebrating 300+ Posts!

Hooray! Pockets War Comics reaches 300 posts.  So far so good...
In writing this blog I've discovered more things about pocket war comics than I thought were possible. I've also made a few friends for which I am grateful. I've also found a number of other blogs and websites that I would not have found otherwise. Thank you to everybody for your support - you know who you are.
Here's to the next 300!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Moustache Monday!

"Not much" means something very different to a man with a moustache. When a moustache offers his hospitality the responsibility is on his guest to be prepared. Warmth is cherished over politeness, honesty over duty, and decency over obligation. Mr Clean Shaved Fur Collar clearly has not enjoyed being feted as generously by another man. His overly polite response is appalling. He could do much better and engage in flattery.
Yes, flattery.
Rather than supply a mealy mouthed response. Congratulate the host on his generous table. At least our friend has the foresight to look his host in the eye. A Man of Tash is many things but he is no fool. A man with no moustache, unless he has given himself to careful study, must always tread carefully.
Providing niceties might feel like the right option, however understanding always has the greater meaning and is always harder to grasp.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stuka Sunday!

You look for numbers. You know the number 6 is not good.
That Stuka with the number 6 is up there.
Do you have time to hide? Or do you stand and watch as it bares down on you?
Will Hurricane Joe be your saviour on Stuka Sunday?

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