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Yes, this early '60s Beano adventure serial is in the new issue of Classics From the Comics (two double page instalments) so maybe somebody on the staff read Peter and Kashgar's informative and intriguing postings about it! Not quite as striking in black and white but good and interesting to see.

Maybe we'll also be seeing The Year of Bedlam, The Giants from the Sea and In the Kingdom of Zero in Classics before long ...


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I emailed Jim with this request and others.....so it was from me that we are seeing this...... 8)

Why not email him yourself with your requests.....
classiccomics@dcthomson.co.uk

hope you do.....the more classic adventures the better....
There could even be a whole issue devoted to it.....
Classics from the adventure comics
showing DC Thomsons adventures in order every month..... 8)

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Nice story I have to admit - I am no dobt going to sound a bit wierd here but something I'm unsure about - especially from Peter (as I know a bit about him ie he's 32 and this strip is waaaay before his "time" ) but why do you like this type of strip so much ? its well drawn and the story idea is good - the text , well its aimed at kids and not exactly top notch (not that it s bad for it stime and its audience its great) - so why the interest from someone like yourself ? not a slight but just wondered why you (and folk of your age ) like these strips so much when there are much better written and illustrated strips (new ones) out there in specialist shops -- is it the basic premise of the strip, the genre, the UK style - intersetd as I am working ona wee fanzine type comic for early next year along the lines of Starscape but with a more USA feel???!?!?

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I'm a fan of David Sutherland from the 80's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher and Bash Street kids saw some amazing images in the Beano and Dandy classic book...thats how I'd found out...
When it came to creating the David Sutherland fan website I only had the image from the classic book...mentioned the images I'd seen...got lots of info from Kashgar...and an image of all the rats invading London...
Also there is a flim out this year of the same name...

As a kid I wasn't into adventure stories at all...I don't like violent...gruesome stuff...

As a adult my taste has changed a bit.......though still like my adventure stories light, imagnative and fun......thats why in American comics I like the silver age.

I didn't like seeing Superman bleed in the mid 80's...and though I like some 70's Batman again its not quite my taste...

Overall I'm more a funnies person...then an adventure...

I like Segar Popeye which is very black humour my email has the jeep in it! I like Andy Capp...Peanuts..Calvin and Hobbes...Far Side..Garfield...Giles...Mutts...On the mark...
Telly I like Smallville....New Dr Who ...Life on mars...The Simpsons..
Dukes of Hazzard...Hi de Hi.. Only Fools..the Goodies (from the dvds)
Harry Hill Tv Burp...Laurel and Hardy films a big fan

I like old kids telly I chat a lot on sausagenet...

I also like vintage radio comedy like Hancock...the goons...listen on BBC 7

I also like very old cartoons...got all the Golden collections of Looney tunes...Disney Treasures...Betty Boop I enjoy on youtube...

I like the music of Abba...rock n' roll...50's..Frank Sinatra...Judy Garland...Moody Blues..the Carpenters...



My taste is mostly of the past.....
Andy B has met me and can vouch for my age :wink:

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Nice story I have to admit - I am no dobt going to sound a bit wierd here but something I'm unsure about - especially from Peter (as I know a bit about him ie he's 32 and this strip is waaaay before his "time" ) but why do you like this type of strip so much ? its well drawn and the story idea is good - the text , well its aimed at kids and not exactly top notch (not that it s bad for it stime and its audience its great) - so why the interest from someone like yourself ? not a slight but just wondered why you (and folk of your age ) like these strips so much when there are much better written and illustrated strips (new ones) out there in specialist shops -- is it the basic premise of the strip, the genre, the UK style - intersetd as I am working ona wee fanzine type comic for early next year along the lines of Starscape but with a more USA feel???!?!?



Obviously I can't speak for Peter but you shouldn't necessarily presume that people here who are into these old children's comics are so to the *exclusion* of anything else in comics. If you love the medium of comic art and storytelling then you're probably interested in the history of its styles and how it all developed, like hardcore movie fans will probably love movies of many eras and genres - and movies for all ages.

The majority of my own recent comics reading recently has included Roger Langridge's Fred the Clown, Gillen & McKelvie's Phonogram: Rue Britannia, Bryan Lee O' Malley's Scott Pilgrim series, some Vertigo titles; anything that seems interesting, really - plus recent vintage newspaper strip collections of the likes of Peanuts and Dick Tracy.

The reason for liking the Classics From the Comics type of old UK children's comics strip can be a mixture of nostalgia (though Flood is way before my time, too), an interest in seeing the style of the day, the era it evokes, admiring the craftsmanship of the artist, etc. - while fully being able to frame it all within its historical context. Obviously you see it through different eyes as an adult but vintage children's illustrations can be very appealing, like the work of children's book illustrators like John Tenniel or E. H. Shepard.

Plus, it's pop culture history, it's fun, and the strips' innocence and simplicity are often very charming. And the best of the adventure strips are good storytelling in a unique format which still appeals.

I don't think one need necessarily have a reason to be interested in *anything*, but maybe it just never occurred to us that, somewhere along the line, we were supposed to stop loving this stuff.


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Cap Haggis wrote:
Nice story I have to admit - I am no dobt going to sound a bit wierd here but something I'm unsure about - especially from Peter (as I know a bit about him ie he's 32 and this strip is waaaay before his "time" ) but why do you like this type of strip so much ? its well drawn and the story idea is good - the text , well its aimed at kids and not exactly top notch (not that it s bad for it stime and its audience its great) - so why the interest from someone like yourself ? not a slight but just wondered why you (and folk of your age ) like these strips so much when there are much better written and illustrated strips (new ones) out there in specialist shops -- is it the basic premise of the strip, the genre, the UK style - intersetd as I am working ona wee fanzine type comic for early next year along the lines of Starscape but with a more USA feel???!?!?



Obviously I can't speak for Peter but you shouldn't necessarily presume that people here who are into these old children's comics are so to the *exclusion* of anything else in comics. If you love the medium of comic art and storytelling then you're probably interested in the history of its styles and how it all developed, like hardcore movie fans will probably love movies of many eras and genres - and movies for all ages.




Absolutely. I like 1930's Universal horror movies but I wasn't around at the time! Those old comic strips are well crafted, well drawn strips, excellent examples of the "peak" of British traditional comics. So from a historical perspective they're fascinating. But at the same time I'm also reading Thunderbolts and Modesty Blaise amongst others.

The best British comic strips are surreal and odd; that's the charm. I buy Dandy Xtreme every issue and although I like Nigel Parkinson and Wayne Thomson's artwork, the main draw is those 60 year old Desperate Dan strips! I have a feeling the 8 year olds out there find them unusual and confusing, but as long as Dandy runs them, I'm happy to pay two quid to buy them.

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Ulp and BLUSH! - just noticed that this thread's topic had already been covered in the 'This month's Issue' thread. Sorry about that - it's because I originally posted in Discussion, not realising that Classics had its own section of the forum.


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Peter,Lew Raven - thank you for taking the time to reply - I hope you didn't think I was in anyway suggesting it was a bit strange liking old UK strips - just genuinely interested in understanding why, after all these years (mostly out of print) they still hold a facination with younger readers (well 32 is young - I'm mid 40s) but the amazing thing is combined (the 3 of you) with the odd exeption, all my intersets - fav comics , TV, Radio , films, are the same as your own - So perhaps something in that) - I think though Raven said it best - no deep reason but I'm probably guility of " presuming "... that people here who are into these old children's comics are so to the *exclusion* of anything else in comics..." fair point - Plus as Peter and Lew suggest there is the surreal gentle charm of these strips combined with the imaginative stories - so no real reason really you just love em and their quality - Darn the magic formula for my wee book is still lost - thanks again lads really interesting.

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I'm 40 now!!
8 years has past since this post!!

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Whatever happened to Captain Haggis?

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Whatever happened to Captain Haggis?
I imagine he will have gone off, Rab.


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I remember the Cap from when I was a new whippersnapper on here, Phoenix-----I thought his 'stage name' was a beaut!

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:
Whatever happened to Captain Haggis?

Hi Rab,
Amazingly enough Cap Haggis (Captain Haggis (joined 22/3/2006) was another member who never posted or Cap (joined 6/6/2006) in another incarnation several months earlier) hasn't posted here since 17th Nov 2007 when he posted the last of his 376 posts.


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