Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

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davidandrewsimpson
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Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

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Back in the mid-to-late sixties, I remember enjoying a science fiction comedy strip that ran in Hotspur.

My memory says it was drawn by Tom Kerr, though it might have been drawn in a style similar to his more humorous look, as in on Phil The Fluter in Lion, or the Monkees strip he drew in Lady Penelope.

I think the main character was thin and weedy, and wore large glasses. There were several side characters too.

It was a serial, rather than complete stories each week.

The only scene I can remember is where a rocket was launched upside down so, instead of going up into space, it burrowed down into the ground.

If any of you knowledgeable, helpful people out there can tell me what the strip was called, and when it ran in Hotspur, I would be very grateful.

jim244
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Re: Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

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davidandrewsimpson wrote:
06 Jun 2017, 16:02
Back in the mid-to-late sixties, I remember enjoying a science fiction comedy strip that ran in Hotspur.

My memory says it was drawn by Tom Kerr, though it might have been drawn in a style similar to his more humorous look, as in on Phil The Fluter in Lion, or the Monkees strip he drew in Lady Penelope.

I think the main character was thin and weedy, and wore large glasses. There were several side characters too.

It was a serial, rather than complete stories each week.

The only scene I can remember is where a rocket was launched upside down so, instead of going up into space, it burrowed down into the ground.

If any of you knowledgeable, helpful people out there can tell me what the strip was called, and when it ran in Hotspur, I would be very grateful.
Sorry this reply is so late but I wasn't a member of this forum when you posted your question.
The strip was "Red Star Robinson".

davidandrewsimpson
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Re: Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

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Thanks anyway, but you're wrong. I tracked down the strip, which was called The Wonderful Worlds Of The Woz. It ran in issues 492 to 501, March to May 1969. I have managed to reread it, and was just ss surreal and funny as I remembered.

jim244
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Re: Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

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davidandrewsimpson wrote:
12 Jun 2024, 15:43
Thanks anyway, but you're wrong. I tracked down the strip, which was called The Wonderful Worlds Of The Woz. It ran in issues 492 to 501, March to May 1969. I have managed to reread it, and was just ss surreal and funny as I remembered.
Apologies for getting it wrong,was convinced I was right!!
Glad you found the strip you were looking for anyhow !!!

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