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I think members might find their task easier, Ion, if you were to offer a rough translation into English of the titles of these three strips, as you have done in the past.

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Good point Phoenix, I'll do than from now on! :)

The first title is "Merlin the Magician".
The second can be translated into sth like "magic / witchery of movies", with the main character to own a strange book.
The last one is called "Louie the Loser". I have only found it once in the magazine, so I don't think it was popular at all.

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The second is The Magic of Films from Whizzer and Chips.

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Raven wrote:The second is The Magic of Films from Whizzer and Chips.
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Nigel Edwards, I think.

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Thanks Raven for helping me with one more title! :) Pity that no results came up for the other two strips...

Let's see if I'll have more luck with the next set...

This one is called "The good, the bad, and the not so ugly". I've seen this story only once at Vavoura magazine, and it's about a girl called Vilhelmina, being in love with a guy names Bill Bowls.
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The second one is called "Wendy", and probably comes from a girl's magazine like Tammy or Jinty. But maybe I'm wrong...
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The 3rd one is called "The Dinosaur"... simple as that!
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Again on the same subject. Does anyone know who the writers of "Danny Drew ‘s dialling man", "Sergeant Strong ", "Kid Pharaoh", "Pursuit/Revenge of the Puzzler" might be ?

Also, writer & artist of "Roy Race 's schooldays" ? Thanks for your assistance...

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No luck with the last 3 uploads, but I'd like to give it one more try with another set of comic strips that were published in the greek magazine Vavoura.

The first one could be translated into "The Magic Stick". The owner of this intelligent stick can "bring to life" various objects, and he can also use it to predict and avoid dangerous situations.
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The second one is called "The Talking Coin". And it's about that... a coin that talks.
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The last one is called "Liza the terrible", describing the adventures of a little girl.
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I would appreciate any information on the above comics :)

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The second one is Money Talks from Whizzer and Chips circa 1978, art by Tom Williams.

The first one looks like it was drawn by John Geering.

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@Raven your help is very much appreciated! Thank you!

Very soon I'll upload another set of comics!

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The first one "The Magic Stick" is indeed by John Geering and is Pop Lolly from The Hotspur in 1980.

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Thank you chrisb for your info! :up: Sad that I cannot find any information about it online, I suppose it didn't run for a long time.

I'll push my luck (and your patience) with 3 more comic strip. These are from the magazine Fasolas.

The first one is about a thief, that never makes it to steal anything from anyone. Kind of difficult to translate the title.
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This one could be translated as "Omnipresent Peter". Doris has difficulties finding a boyfriend, as her younger brother Peter always shows up when she is about to flirt with someone.
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The last one is about 4 classmate girls with flower names, and their teacher Buttercup.
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The first one is Fred the Flop from Buzz, then Topper, drawn by Tom Lavery.

The second is Peter Pest from Nutty, drawn by Tom Williams.

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Ion, could you do me a favour and post large details scans of the last frame in each of those last ones? It looks like the DCT coding so it helps to track down the comic and the date of publication
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The third one is The School Belles and is also from DC Thomson's Nutty.

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