Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

Agent X9 6 2023

Posted: May 27, 2023 in Comics, Cool stuff

Love this cover. Swedish comic book Agent X9 (issue) 6 2023. Lady S (2017), Kerry Drake (1956), Agent X9 (1954) and Modesty Blaise (1989-1990). Good mix.

(My shot of said issue, Modesty Blaise art by Enric Badia Romero)


Commando 5647-5650

Posted: May 25, 2023 in Comics

Commando 5647-5650 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)


Posted: May 14, 2023 in Comics, TV & Movies

Found this comic book adaptation of the 1979 movie “Meteor” (Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda etc) in a second hand shop yesterday. Swedish edition of a Marvel comic. I recall that it was a popular trend to publish movie tie-ins back in the day. I actually saw this film a few weeks ago. Printed in 1980. No artists mentioned. Stan Lee is credited.

(My shot of said comic book)

Commando 5643-5646

Posted: May 11, 2023 in Comics

Commando 5643-5646 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)

Bought an issue (6 1981) of the Swedish edition of MAD Magazine on the recent trip to Stockholm. It features a Don Martin Poster of American rock stars (probably lifted from the US. edition), but on the other side there is this wonderful ABBA Poster with art by Swedish artist Folke Hallin. Nice.

(My shots of said Magazine and Poster)

Swedish comic book Bamse first saw print in 1973. Easily the most successful title for kids in Sweden (alongside Donald Duck), it has inspired generations to want to read and in that sense it is of great importance as this is a journey that is for life. As you can see, the covers are often quite wonderful. This is issue 6 2023.

(My shot of said issue – never underestimate the importance of comics)

Yet another wonderful shop in the Old City (“Gamla Stan”) in Stockholm. This one is huge, and I love to pop in and check it out. As you can tell by now as I present all these shops, the Old City is where a whole bunch of them are located, and it is not a very large area. Sci-Fi Bokhandeln has a webshop that you can visit as well. Address: Västerlånggatan 48.

(My shot of said store)

Hello Obelix

Posted: May 3, 2023 in ABBA, Books, Comics, Cool stuff

The resin statue of Obelix that I bought over at the Art & Office Store in Stockholm the other day has found a home. I really love this piece of art. Not cheap, but very very cool.

(My shot)

Serieboden is located in the Old Town (“Gamla Stan”) in Stockholm and apparently it is the oldest store of its kind in Sweden. I popped in when I was in town to see Lordi/Babymetal/Sabaton and it is impossible to walk out of there without a few classic comic books. They had plenty of MAD magazines, for instance. But they really have it all and I highly recommend this place. Address: Sven Vintappares gränd 2.

(My shots of said store and the stuff that I brought home)

Here is yet another awesome shop in Stockholm that is located in the Old Town (“Gamla Stan”). Not a Comic Book Store in the sense that you can buy a lot of comics in there, but they do have merchandise like posters, mugs, t-shirts, resin statues, dolls etc covering franchises like Tintin, Lucky Luke, Asterix, The Phantom etc. When I was in town to see Sabaton/Babymetal/Lordi a few days ago I popped in there (twice) and spent an absolute fortune, which is hard not to do in places like this. Address: Stora Nygatan 27.

(My shots of said shop and a Phantom t-shirt I bought, also got the Tintin rocket, the Obelix resin figure and a Lucky Luke Dalton Brothers mug in there)