The 5 Question Interview #19 with Fandom Strangers Comics

We put 5 Questions to Fandom Strangers Comics Richard & Derek...

*For illustrative purposes only

*For illustrative purposes only

Who are you and what do you do?

We are Richard and Derek, two children of the 60's who are long term collectors of (mainly) DC silver age titles who regularly visit comic fairs/ shops as customers to search through the goodies and fill gaps in our respective collections.

We attended last year's True Believer's Festival as customers but this year we decided that as a 'one off' we would hire a table to sell off some comics and experience the Festival from a different perspective!

We are not formal traders (one of us has retired and the other is still in full time work) so we don't have a logo or website. For the purpose of this Festival experience we intend to call ourselves 'Fandom Strangers comics'.

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

There will be some silver age DC and Marvel titles but also some British re-prints from the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's plus a range of other tiltes (some of which were bought for children who have now grown up), including 2000AD; Gerry Anderson; Turtles; Transformers and Dr Who. Something for everyone?

What's your favourite thing about what you do?

Working through a box of comics and finding a missing number from our collections that we have been seeking for decades.

What was the first comic you collected?

Richard: Phantom Stranger
Derek: Batman

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

We both have a real fondness for the early Spiderman stories (Kirby/ Lee/ Ditko period).

Thanks folks.

Be sure to stop by the Fandom Strangers Comics table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello"