Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

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...Come to think of it there's also a highly unsatisfactory shift from foreground to middle distance just where the squirrel and hedgehog are standing! Mendoza might have fudged that - but at least he'd have fudged it convincingly!

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Just for the record here is No1 of the second series of 'Once upon a time'. I have answered my own question! As they were related, they were re-published in 1973, different header and free gift.
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I've never seen that before - thanks for showing it Matrix. I'd guess that it was produced by Leonard Matthews' Martspress company, which went on to repackage a vast amount of old material for various publishers (including Marvel) during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Hi folks
I am back
Because i am a huge Peter Pan fan i bought "Treasure" Fall-Winter 1966
The Peter Pan serial starts in no. 197, October 22, 1966 .
But when does it end? In no. 207, December 31, 1966 or does it continue into 1967?
For i only managed to buy 197- 206.
if anyone knows i would be most grateful.
Best wishes, Johan

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Jehan, you may wish to consider the new Peter Pan graphic novel that is coming out this month Here is the link to ordering it on Amazon
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Hi Johan, the Treasure "Peter Pan" serial ends in issue No. 210, 21st January 1967.

Are there any dealers who specialise in illustrated children's mags like Treasure? I've got a big gap in my collection around 1964-5, and I'd like to get the whole run of the Mendoza "Borrowers" serial at least. I also wouldn't mind some early issues of "Now I Know", they had nice Ron Embleton illustrations.

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While not wishing to lower the tone of the conversation, there is also the Peter Pan based farce, Peter Pan Goes Wrong by The Mischief Theatre Company. This is the same co. who gave us, The Play that Goes Wrong. Both fall off your seat funny. We saw the Peter Pan one in Edinburgh a couple of months ago and I thought I'd done myself a mischief laughing.
http://peterpangoeswrong.com/#prettyPhoto

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Hi Sue
Thank you very much for the information.
I will be glued to ebay uk to look for the missing issues.
It is a lovely magazine.
And when it arrived it turned out it is kind of familiar.
When i was a kid my penpal from Liverpool sent me its successor quite often.
And there even was a Dutch equivalent.
Thanks again and best, Johan

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Hi again Sue
As for dealers there is not too much interest in this kind of British comics; also the prices are low.
There is only one big dealer left in UK comics and that is 30th Century Comics.
And 30th Century only offers a Treasure annual at the moment.
I am into UK comics because of Disney's Peter Pan; especially Mickey Mouse Weekly of the 1950s.
And also because of the diverse Space Families, my other hobby.
However, i do own an awful lot of the Disneyland magazine which succeeded Treasure.
And a few of its predecessor, "Now I Know".
Regrettably you being down under makes the postage skyhigh.
Nonetheless the British EBay is the best source for Treasure.
I know for i exhausted most UK alternatives.
And only found more recent Treasure; no. 220 and higher.
Best, Johan

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This is the most fanciful of all Peter Pan farces.
A movie only available as VHS.
In which the characters realise they are just cartoon characters.
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All my issues of Treasure are from local markets and bookshops, so it must have sold fairly well in Australia. I was lucky enough to find an almost complete run of 1966-67 issues, which have the two Alice stories illustrated by Mendoza, plus "Painting Magic", my favourite of the Princess Marigold Land/Wizard Weezle comic stories. Earlier issues than that are hard to find, and have often been partly cut up for scrapbooks. Can't complain, that's exactly what I did to my original copies!

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Hi Sue
As a kid i was hooked on the Belgian "Mickey Magazine", a sort of hybrid between the British "Mickey Mouse Weekly" and the original American Disney comics.
Later on i managed to complete my run through Dutch and Belgian comic stores during the 1980s. Come to think of it i bought some on street markets also.
I only once cut it out while it was in a cloth bound volume but my father replaced it with another copy.
Just after it folded i became interested in "Sprookjesland"(=Fairytaleland) and its successor "Disneyland".
Those two i bought in thriftshops and on streetmarkets.
I managed to get a complete run of the 2 years of Dutch "Disneyland" but only less than half of the UK "Disneyland". My Liverpool penpal, Robert "Bob" Hayden, sent me those along with related magazines such as "Now i know".
Do you perhaps know in which issues the two Alice stories were serialised in "Treasure"? The Wonderland story in 1966 as i have some but Through the Looking Glass must have been later.
Best, Johan

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"Wonderland" starts in issue 184, 23rd July 1966, and ends in 201, 19th November 1966. "Looking Glass" starts in issue 215, 25th Februaury 1967, and ends in 229, 3rd June 1967.

When I started reading British comics in the early 1960s, Disney characters were being dropped in favour of Huckleberry Hound and others from the Hanna-Barbera stable. But in Australia, the Disney duck comics were hugely popular; I think they were the best-selling funnies of that decade. So I didn't see much Mickey Mouse, but lots of Donald and Uncle Scrooge. Gyro Gearloose was my fave, along with Supergoof and the Phantom Blot.
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It was odd that Disney comics became so thin on the ground in the UK during the 1960s following the split from Odhams' successful Mickey Mouse Weekly and a brief dalliance with Fleetway.

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Hi Sue
A great many thanks for the Alice information. You are a treasure.
At the wee age of three i became hooked on the Belgian Mickey Magazine and the American Disney comics.
(My mother's family is mainly English speaking so i am nearly bilingual.)
And i kept so till 2007.
The Phantom Blot is one of my favourites too. Bringing a kind of suspense in the picture book Disney universe.
Though i have a near-complete run of American Disney comics 1962-2007 i have but a few Australian comics.
As i resurrected my interest in Peter Pan i bought some Australian comics of Peter Pan.
But they are quite difficult to get.
I am still after "Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan", a delightful caper with shadow stealing gnomes.
Bob Hayden introduced me to "Disneyland" and its relatives during the 1970s.
The Dutch "Sprookjesland"was the equivalent of "Treasure".
Thanks again and best, J.
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