Sally - skipped weeks

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Louis Crandell
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Sally - skipped weeks

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I'm trying to confirm which weeks the comic Sally skipped publication. My understanding is that there's a ten week gap between the 14th November 1970 and 30th January 1971 issue due to a strike (with the cover of the latter certainly confirming a gap, if not the duration), and that there was another week skipped earlier in 1970, perhaps around June? Does anyone know for sure?

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Thanks, but unfortunately not. Comicvine's Sally entry has multiple weeks missing, and the numbering isn't reliable as it doesn't take those skipped weeks into account - until earlier today it listed the last issue as #94, now it is #84, and it's actually #83 if Sally skipped eleven weeks as I'm lead to believe it did. By the process of eliminating issues whose covers I have seen, I've narrowed down the random missing week that Sally skipped publication on to one of the following:

25/04/1970
02/05/1970
23/05/1970
30/05/1970
06/06/1970
13/06/1970
20/06/1970
27/06/1970
25/07/1970
08/08/1970
15/08/1970
22/08/1970
26/09/1970

so if anyone owns or has seen a Sally with any of the above cover dates, it could be removed from the list, and hopefully eventually the week that was skipped would be confirmed by process of elimination. The cover of the 30th January 1971 Sally and note within confirms there was a publication gap prior to this issue, but the question is whether it was ten weeks or not. A comparison of the endings of the ongoing strips in the 14th November 1970 issue and the starts of the same strips in 30th January's issue could resolve this.

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Hi Louis. I've just checked my (complete) Sally collection. The last issue before the strike was indeed 14th November 1970 and Sally returned issue dated 30th January 1971. I think the answer to that elusive missing issue is that one issue had a combined date - 6th/13th June 1970. I remember Tammy & Misty having a double dated issue once as well.
Hope this helps.

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It does indeed! Many thanks!

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