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Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters... 
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Peter Gray wrote:
Funny to see The Banana bunch as a Dandy character But you are right..
I can't stand agent dog 2 zero ...
Nice seeing a Jamie strip choice..

someone new please do the next 10 so everyone has a go..

the last person only gets 5


Ha ha! Strange, eh? But I loved its latest series so it goes on the list! :D
Really? Agent Dog 2 Zero was quite popular!
Yeah, wanted to put My Own Genie too but ran out of room! :(

Oh, also - someone put 'Colonel's Crackpot Circus'. That was a Beano strip by Malcolm Judge. I do believe they meant 'Pinky's Crackpot Circus' by Nick Brennan (and later Gary Northfield) which is currently on its second reprint run in The Dandy.

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Here's my own Top Ten:

(1) Black Bob
(2) Jack Silver
(3) Brassneck (same artist as Jack Silver)
(4) Desperate Dan (KH, CG, DW)
(5) Bad Grandad
(6) Cuddles and Dimples (NP)
(7) Winker Watson (70s)
(8) Bully Beef and Chips (70s)
(9) Korky the Cat (CG)
(10) Arena of Awesome

It would be nice if all 10 of them got into the Official Top 75.

I would also like to point out that I think that all of Andy Fanton's scripts are great - a rising star in DCT in my book. I just hope that he gets work with the Beano.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:14 pm
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1) Black Bob
2) Desperate Dan
3) Korky the cat
4) Winker Watson
5) Greedy pigg
6) Bertie Buncle and his chemical Uncle :0)
7) The jocks and the Geordies
8 ) Jack Silver
9) Brassneck
10) Brain Duane

11) Bully Beef and Chips
12) Bananaman
13) Cuddles and Dimples
14) Peter's Pocket Grandpa
15) Keyhole Kate
16) Hungry Horace
17) Dinah Mo
18 )Jak and Todd
19) Owen Goal
20) Blinky

21) Julius Sneezer
22) The Smasher
23) Corporal Clott
24) Bad Grandad
25) Harry Hill
26) Monkey Bizness
27) Beryl The Peril
28 )The Badd Lads
29) Robin Hood's Schoolboy

30) My Own Genie

31. Agent Dog 2 Zero
32. Robot on the Run
33. Mr. Meecher, the Uncool Teacher
34. Space Raoul
35. Pre-Skool Prime Minister
36. Nuke Noodle
37. Harry and his Hippo
38. George VS. Dragon
39. Kid Cops
40. The Banana Bunch

41) Big Head and Thick Head
42) Joe White and the Seven Dwarves
43) The Tricks of Screwy Driver
44) Spunky and His Spider


45). Claude Hopper
46) Desperate Dawg
47) Marvo the Wonder Chicken
48 ) Pinky's Crackpot Circus
49) Barney Boko
50) Plum McDuff
51) 101 ways to use a meerkat

52) Umba and Rumba
53) Dirty Dick
54) Danny Longlegs
55) Bing-Bang Benny

56) Ali Ha-Ha!
57) The Crimson Ball
58 ) Island of Monsters
59) Whacko
60) Arena of Awesome
61) The Crackaway Twins

62) Rah-Rah Randall,
63) The Purple Cloud
64) The Umbrella Men
65) Micky the mouth
66) Willie Willikin's Pobble
67) Postman Prat
68 ) Hyde and Shriek
69) Laughing Planet


not long to go..

here my extra choice..
61) The Crackaway Twins
1960 Paddy B they are always fighting and getting in trouble :lol:

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Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:58 pm
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I reckon the Top 3 would be

1. Desperate Dan
2. Korky
3. Bananaman


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What, you left out Whacko? He can replace one of the two My Own Genies ;)


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And one of my friend's favourites from the 70's - Rah-Rah Randall, dressed in his Dennis stripey like top! Nice art as well..

RAH- RAH!!!

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The Purple Cloud? (and what about the utterly bizarre Umbrella Men??). I loved Charlie Grigg's 1960s adventure strips! :)

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I forgot about Nuke Noodle. :shock:

He would be in my list.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:17 am
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Keep them coming...
The Umbrella men are in my icon..:0)

Pobbles is another one..

oh what the heck name ones you feel should be in the list...not long now to reach 75..

Lew Stringer's Postman Prat is another good one for the list..

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It was Willie, not William.

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Imo It depends on who is voting/ compiling the top 75 if it aint kids then i doubt hardly any characters since 2004 revamp on would get in apart from for me nuke noodke & postman prat.it will mainly be pre 2000 or 90s characters that make it.


Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:38 am
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I think it's compiled by the staff, so it'll be the ones who've proven most popular in it's history. Some eras will get better representation than others. I don't expect any Xtreme era characters to make it onto the list (it's considered a dork age they want to forget about), nor anyone who only ever appeared in a prose story (all the good ones became picture stories anyway, nobody remembers the ones that didn't).

There's a fair number of characters with runs longer than 40 years - i.e. more than half the comic's lifetime. Any such characters will almost certainly make the list. Even lasting 20 years is an achievement, in fact when the current era started, only three stories were in that lineup that weren't brand new characters. Desperate Dan, Korky, and Bananaman, who were all past that marker.

Bananaman, Beryl the Peril, and Cuddles all share a unique stat - they survived the closure of TWO comics. Nutty and Dandy for Bananaman (since he's now in the Beano). Nutty and Hoot for Cuddles (Dimples was always in Dandy). And Topper and Beezer for Beryl.

The 90s was hardly a golden time for the Dandy. Not as bad as the 2000s with it's three revamps, but it's where the rot set in. Too many shortlived characters who didn't prove popular, and some of the long runners faded away. I don't think we'll see many in the list who started in that decade. Molly and Fiddle O'Diddle (neither of which I'm too fond of) might make it, as both lasted most of that decade, but the majority of new creations then were poor.

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Tom Paterson's Hyde and Shriek will be put on the list...got reprinted and newly coloured later..a great strip by Tom...also loved Laughing Planet and those two pagers...

I agree the 90's Dandy didn't do much for me either...liked the whole of the 80's Dandy...it was sad seeing top characters going...though Tom was still producing good stuff...

also loved Micky the mouth...loved the characters reaction..

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You have Nuke Noodle as both number 36 and number 65 now!

I now have the top 75, and I can tell you we have correctly guessed 51 out of the 75. 18 guesses were incorrect!


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You have it already? Heh, so subscribers got it a day early too then. Don't spoil it!

Does it reveal anything about the online Dandy? Price, how to subscribe, required tech?

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