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Comic Book Jobs: DC Thomson

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials

Commando 4359DC Thomson the big deal publisher of classic British comics like The Beano and Commando is looking for help in their Dundee, Scotland office.

The search is on for a Circulation Executive to help manage “the circulation and distribution of our customers magazines and childrens’ comics.”

You’ll be “providing support to allow the day to day management of titles, implementing and development of business plans through the provision of accurate data and producing reports of activities, achievements and market intelligence to both internal and external contacts.”

Naturally, you’ll need some skills: excellent written and verbal communication skills, “the ability to carry out research with limited management involvement,” and budget/forecasting/retail planning.

Previous experience in a circulation role is “desirable but not essential,” but your speed is. The job listing is closing on Feb 2.

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: Commando #4359, on sale now, © DC Thomson]


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WEEKEND READING: WATCHMEN’S MALIN AKERMAN, WAYNE BORING, WOLVERINE, and MEGAN FOX

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials

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How can it be anything other than a great week when the internets are packed with Malin Akerman swimsuit pictures, an appreciation of classic Superman artist Wayne Boring, a look at best and worst futuristic cop cars, British comics legend Leo Baxendale talking about himself and Bash Street, and Shaolin Robots? Well, it just doesn’t get any better. Read and click your weekend away!

WATCHMEN’S MALIN AKERMAN: The boys (and girls) over at Short List know exactly what fanboys want. They’ve put up a five-click gallery of Malin Akerman (you might know her as Silk Spectre from Watchmen) in the latest swimwear. She looks like she eats right, gets her precious eight hours of sleep, and exercises. It’s the next best thing to Watchmen 2.

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BRITISH COMICS: The Beano & Dennis The Menace & Bash Street

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Reviews

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I’m only mildly familiar with the British tradition known as The Beano. I know there’s a British version of Dennis the Menace who bears no resemblance to Hank Ketcham’s creation beyond the idea that they’re both right little stinkers. And I know that the weekly Beano has been published for decades. So I was really looking forward to grabbing a couple of issues.

First of all, it was hard to find a copy. On the newsstand, especially the independent corner ones that are just outside the Tube stops, I couldn’t find a copy and the vendors just shook their heads when I asked. It took a trip to Border’s, yes that Border’s, to grab them. I picked up The Beano #3490 (July 4, 2009) and The Beano #3491 (July 11, 2009). Both issues have all the regular features. Dennis is there (along with an effeminate gang of rivals called The Softies), Minnie The Minx (the world’s wildest Tomboy), Bea & Ivy (a sort of Muppet Babies version of Dennis and his friends), The Bash Street Kids (the perennial favorite created long ago by the great Leo Baxendale), Ball Boy (he’s football crazy), Rasher (Dennis’ pet pig), The Numskulls, Freddie Fear (the son of a witch), Billy The Whiz (the fastest boy in the world) and several others.

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