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    You mean, people still read comics? hehe just kidding.

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    Comics does not necessarily equate to Loh-Fu-Tze or the Beano and Dandy varieties. Did you know that there are graphic novels which are highly priced? And I do not mean Stan Lee's Spiderman or DC's Batman. In US and Europe, there are very specialised graphic novels and they are read by executives rather than by school kids.

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    hah hah! I know. Just teasing.

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    Manga (Japanese anime) oso falls under comics........and have avid followers which include adults..........

    Just different ppl different liking.......i go for tv series and books......s i don't smoke, go clubbing or yam sing.......

    and comics r cheap....compare to other leisure activities........
    and playing online games rather time consuming..........so me prefer quick and ezy.........r u an avid comic fans......??

    Sports ar??........no time loh....since Uni days.......too tired taking my other half to shopping.....shopping n shopping........and got house errands to take care..........

    Might consider sleeping my next best thing to do if i m free.......for someone who sleep roughly only 4-5 hrs daily........a good sleep can be such a luxury.........

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    wow! hebat, u answered everything before I even asked. haha! nope I am not into comics. But I am not saying that it's bad either. Good to space out your mind after a hectic day. No long sentences, just colourful pictures. and it's not time consuming or requires a lot of effort and concentration. hmmmm... so do you drink nescafe or teh tarik while at it? hmm?

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    Comics aren't really a waste of time.
    I grew up on Beano and Dandy.
    They were (and still are) British comics targetted at school kids.
    Besides kiddie pranks (re: "The Bash Street Kids" and "Dennis the Menace"), they also had one page on general knowledge where I learnt a lot of stuff thru'out my impressionable primary school years. It also gave me a good grounding on English despite the fact that I was in English stream schools back then. Comics made acquiring the language so much easier and natural (no need for boring grammar lessons).

    Any of you have good memories to share?

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    i like dik cerdas and asterix obelix..tin tin also i like...Lat cartoon is funny also...

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    I used to like Dandy & Beano too. I preferred Beano and wanted to have a pet dog like Gnasher an Abyssinian wire-haired tripehound!! Back in the late 70s/early 80s it used to cost 50 sen a copy. My cousins also gave me their comics from the UK (from the 70s) for girls, sorry ...can't remember the name.

    I also got into marvel comics, especially SpiderMan. I subscribed to all 4 - The Amazing Spiderman, Web of Spiderman, ...aiyah...forgot the other 2 names. After about a year plus, i stopped....couldn't afford anymore. I have the first edition of Web of Spiderman and the issue where Spidey got married to Mary Jane. (not mint condition lah....)

    I didn't quite get into Tin Tin but I absolutely love Asterix, between me and my brother, I think we have the whole series!

    As for Lat cartoons, my dad was a PR man and was close to press people. Lat was with NST then, so all my Lat books are signed personally by Lat himself.

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    I'm a fan of calvin and hobbes, and that pesky office drone Dilbert.
    Doraemon was pretty amusing as well during school going days.

    Anyone remember Mr.Kiasu and his brother Kiase? Does that constitute comics?

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    OH yeah..i like calvin and hobbes too..But if cartoon the best carton is THE SIMPSONS!!..keke..but only on TV don think got printed version..keke...

    Ps..i hear somebody said that someone said a lot of this cartoons and comics are available at wWw,Don know true or not..

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    halo.....so many of u...... ......i oso like beano and dandy.....archie.....etc......but sooo xpensive.......

    simpsons i oso like....... .....yeeehaaaaa!!!

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    Yeah ! too bad ..this season 16 or 17 of simpsons is said to be the last season..

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    i love asterix and obelix.....

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    I love those japanese / hongkee anime comics............so so revealing. Movie versions available as well.

    And Dilbert is who I look to for management techniques.

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    I grew up on my brother's collection of Archie, Beano, Dandy, Tin Tin etc....now they're somewhere can't remember where..all torn and tattered maybe!

    Like the boy and his tiger Calvin and Hobbes..wouldn't want Calvin as my kid tho'! Hobbes is sweet..

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