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by suebutcher
23 Mar 2013, 14:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7175
Views: 799305

Re: What comics did you buy today?

That "Scare Bear" story is a swipe from Wrightson's "Captain Sternn" in Heavy Metal!
by suebutcher
23 Mar 2013, 13:49
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: A strip with a Nag
Replies: 28
Views: 26803

Re: A strip with a Nag

By the later Sixties, whackings were being artfully avoided:
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or ridiculed:
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But I remember the Dandy was still quite nasty at times.
by suebutcher
22 Mar 2013, 03:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Longest running comic character.
Replies: 17
Views: 2105

Re: Longest running comic character.

Is Tiger Tim a contender?
by suebutcher
22 Mar 2013, 02:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

Bunny Cuddles was the most obsessive of the bunch, and my favourite McNeill character at the time. His world was completely centred on jam, with Tiny providing the ineffectual voice of sanity. Harold liked his carrots, but he usually had other more adult problems to occupy him, like malfunctioning w...
by suebutcher
21 Mar 2013, 02:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Phil, did Blasco have a studio? I may be wrong, but wasn't he drawing "Steel Claw", "Rob Riley" and "Edward And The Jumblies" simultaneously? That's an awful lot of detailed high-quality art for one person to turn out each week.
by suebutcher
21 Mar 2013, 02:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

The last picture is so terribly English. I remember plenty of picnics like that!
by suebutcher
20 Mar 2013, 12:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 86165

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

It's mostly the variation in the head size. You've got to be really careful with that or you end up adding five birthdays!
by suebutcher
20 Mar 2013, 02:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spot the comic
Replies: 51
Views: 17861

Re: Spot the comic

Thanks for the scans, Steve! You've reminded how much I loved "The Gasworks Gang"; it's a lot uglier than "Bash Street", isn't it? Do you have the numbers or dates for those issues of Cor!! ? With a few exceptions, I only paid attention to full-colour adventure strips when I was young. I'd look at a...
by suebutcher
20 Mar 2013, 02:31
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Buster with fizzy drink powder
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: Buster with fizzy drink powder

Wow! Thanks so much, Steve! Did you make a note of the issue dates/numbers? I'll add them to my wants list.
by suebutcher
20 Mar 2013, 02:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat
Replies: 202
Views: 61294

Re: What was inside Playhour pictures...? Playhour chat

You've done it now, I'm going to have to get some copies of Playhour!
by suebutcher
19 Mar 2013, 09:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: HARRY HARGREAVES
Replies: 12
Views: 5154

Re: HARRY HARGREAVES

Here's part of the "Seaweeders" set from an Australian cereal box back, diorama illustration also by Hargreaves. These giveaways were in Puffa Puffa Rice in the UK.
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by suebutcher
19 Mar 2013, 01:10
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Buster with fizzy drink powder
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: Buster with fizzy drink powder

Thanks, guys. Steve, I do the same kind of thing, going through piles of comics when I should be drawing, or asleep in bed, but I'm sure your collection is larger!
by suebutcher
19 Mar 2013, 00:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: HARRY HARGREAVES
Replies: 12
Views: 5154

Re: HARRY HARGREAVES

The "Bird" has the classic Hargreaves chunky shape and "hairy" lines. I wouldn't have recognised "Scamp" as his work.
by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 13:29
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Buster with fizzy drink powder
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: Buster with fizzy drink powder

Maybe it was the 1966 issue after all, or it was another comic entirely. It's so long ago.
by suebutcher
18 Mar 2013, 13:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: HARRY HARGREAVES
Replies: 12
Views: 5154

Re: HARRY HARGREAVES

The toy is a Winkie Doll, and I think these predated Moony, hence the poor resemblance. They came in several variations and sizes, and were once common as cheap prizes at fun-fairs. Actually, that's an interesting subject, comic character dolls. The only example I have is a Tivvy moneybox with a nic...