Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

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Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by Peter Gray » 25 Nov 2012, 00:43

Lets name some who we think must be in the top 75...no order or ratings needed..
name 10 in each post you think derseves it..
1) Black Bob
2) Desperate Dan
3) Korky the cat
4) Winker Watson
5) Greedy pigg
6) Bertie Buncle and his chemical Uncle :0)
7) The jocks and the geordies
8) Jack Silver
9) Brassneck
10) brain Duane

next 10 choices please..

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Post by Digifiend » 25 Nov 2012, 04:06

^You should disable smilies, it'll fix the number 8.

Right, avoiding duplicates...

Bully Beef and Chips
Bananaman
Cuddles and Dimples
Peter's Pocket Grandpa
Keyhole Kate
Hungry Horace
Dinah Mo
Jak and Todd
Owen Goal
Blinky

Yeah, I know that Bananaman, Cuddles, Owen (as Cannonball Kid) and Blinky all have their origins elsewhere, but all of them lasted longer in the Dandy than in their original homes. That's not true for Beryl the Peril, who was in every issue of the Topper, so I didn't include her.

We already know that modern era characters Harry Hill, Astronuts, and Bad Grandad are in the list. I don't think anything that debuted in the Xtreme era will make the list - even the Art and History of the Dandy practically ignored those three years.

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by LordSnooty2 » 25 Nov 2012, 10:51

Andy Fanton said he would be doing a 2-pager of Bad Grandad, and there's rumours about Harry Hill.
so here's my top 10:
Julius Sneezer
The Smasher
Corporal Clott
Bad Grandad
Harry Hill
Monkey Bizness
Beryl The Peril
The Badd Lads
Robin Hood's Schoolboys
(note: some but not all of these were featured in the Dandy Annual 2013, but what if it was a outline for the last Dandy..? That's why I included some of the strips featured.)

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by Digifiend » 25 Nov 2012, 12:24

The annual was planned months ago, before we knew the comic was closing. And don't forget that most of the previous annual was retro too.

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by Gilly » 25 Nov 2012, 12:29

Personally I can't see a scenario where there's a list of the 75 top Dandy characters and Desperate Dan doesn't get in at No 1. He's been in almost every issue since the start and is the Dandy's most famous character.

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Post by WizzKid97 » 25 Nov 2012, 12:49

31. Agent Dog 2 Zero
32. Robot on the Run
33. Mr. Meecher, the Uncool Teacher
34. Space Raoul
35. Pre-Skool Prime Minister
36. Nuke Noodle
37. Harry and his Hippo
38. George VS. Dragon
39. Kid Cops
40. The Banana Bunch
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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by Peter Gray » 25 Nov 2012, 17:01

Funny to see The Banana bunch as a Dandy character But you are right..
I can't stand agent dog 2 zero ...
Nice seeing a Jamie strip choice..

someone new please do the next 10 so everyone has a go..

the last person only gets 5

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Post by stevezodiac » 25 Nov 2012, 19:03

Big Head and Thick Head
Joe White and the Seven Dwarves
The Tricks of Screwy Driver
Brassneck
Winker Watson
Keyhole Kate
Desperate Dan
Spunky and His Spider? (have i got the title right?)
Black Bob
Greedy Pigg

I did this off the top of my head but if I sat and went through my dandy collecton it might change. Basically anything by Bill Holroyd is a must for me. Its like my top ten films would include about seven westerns. Top ten tv would be mostly 60s spy/secret agent stuff.

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by Dunder Ed » 25 Nov 2012, 19:53

These are my ten favourites.

1. Claude Hopper
2. Dirty DIck
3. Desperate Dawg
4. Hungry Horace
5. Marvo the Wonder Chicken
6. Colonel Crackpot's Circus
7. Barney Boko
8. Plum McDuff
9. Freddy the Fearless Fly
10. 101 ways to use a meerkat

Like Steve had I had my collection in front of me it probably would be different.

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by meherenow » 25 Nov 2012, 21:56

Even if it's just in at number 75, my favourite, of the "newish" characters, has got to be "My Own Genie".

Pure brilliance by Jamie Smart, this never fails to raise a chuckle, just wish there was a collected tome somewhere, or I could find that freebie booklet from a few years ago, me and my boys love the Nuttyness of it all!

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Post by Peter Gray » 25 Nov 2012, 22:20

1) Black Bob
2) Desperate Dan
3) Korky the cat
4) Winker Watson
5) Greedy pigg
6) Bertie Buncle and his chemical Uncle :0)
7) The jocks and the Geordies
8 ) Jack Silver
9) Brassneck
10) Brain Duane

11) Bully Beef and Chips
12) Bananaman
13) Cuddles and Dimples
14) Peter's Pocket Grandpa
15) Keyhole Kate
16) Hungry Horace
17) Dinah Mo
18 )Jak and Todd
19) Owen Goal
20) Blinky

21) Julius Sneezer
22) The Smasher
23) Corporal Clott
24) Bad Grandad
25) Harry Hill
26) Monkey Bizness
27) Beryl The Peril
28 )The Badd Lads
29) Robin Hood's Schoolboy

30) My Own Genie

31. Agent Dog 2 Zero
32. Robot on the Run
33. Mr. Meecher, the Uncool Teacher
34. Space Raoul
35. Pre-Skool Prime Minister
36. Nuke Noodle
37. Harry and his Hippo
38. George VS. Dragon
39. Kid Cops
40. The Banana Bunch

41) Big Head and Thick Head
42) Joe White and the Seven Dwarves
43) The Tricks of Screwy Driver
44) Spunky and His Spider


45). Claude Hopper
46) Desperate Dawg
47) Marvo the Wonder Chicken
48 ) Colonel Crackpot's Circus
49) Barney Boko
50) Plum McDuff
51) 101 ways to use a meerkat


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spelling is right for Spunky and his spider..
next 10 please...someone new to choose...

hint..don't forget the brilliant adventure strips...hint..

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Re: Who will be in the top 75 best Dandy characters...

Post by dishes » 26 Nov 2012, 00:54

Bananaman
Winker Watson
Spunky and his Spider
Desperate Dan
Robin Hood's Schooldays
Tumba and Rumba
Black Bob
Dirty Dick
Danny Longlegs
Bing-Bang Benny

I wouldn't have believed as a kid I would ever include Desperate Dan on a list of favourite Dandy characters, he was one of my least favourites! And I still don't like the way his stories were written or drawn then. Dan makes my list only on the strength of the best of the classic Dudley Watkins years and the recent Jamie Smart reinvention.
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Post by Gilly » 26 Nov 2012, 21:53

This isn't a list of my top ten favourite strips but what I think will make the top ten.

1. Desperate Dan (if he's your favourite or not there's no doubting he deserves it)
2. Korky the Cat (longest serving cover star)
3. Black Bob
4. Winker Watson (only strip to rival Dan for popularity apparently)
5. Bully Beef and Chips (Back cover stars for years)
6. Bananaman
7. Brassneck
8. Cuddles and Dimples (Big strip in The Dandy for a while)
9. The Jocks and the Geordies
10. Beryl the Peril

I might be wrong but we'll see........

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Post by philcom55 » 26 Nov 2012, 23:07

I can't believe nobody's mentioned Ali Ha-Ha! :shock:

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Post by Peter Gray » 27 Nov 2012, 01:01

1) Black Bob
2) Desperate Dan
3) Korky the cat
4) Winker Watson
5) Greedy pigg
6) Bertie Buncle and his chemical Uncle :0)
7) The jocks and the Geordies
8 ) Jack Silver
9) Brassneck
10) Brain Duane

11) Bully Beef and Chips
12) Bananaman
13) Cuddles and Dimples
14) Peter's Pocket Grandpa
15) Keyhole Kate
16) Hungry Horace
17) Dinah Mo
18 )Jak and Todd
19) Owen Goal
20) Blinky

21) Julius Sneezer
22) The Smasher
23) Corporal Clott
24) Bad Grandad
25) Harry Hill
26) Monkey Bizness
27) Beryl The Peril
28 )The Badd Lads
29) Robin Hood's Schoolboy

30) My Own Genie

31. Agent Dog 2 Zero
32. Robot on the Run
33. Mr. Meecher, the Uncool Teacher
34. Space Raoul
35. Pre-Skool Prime Minister
36. Nuke Noodle
37. Harry and his Hippo
38. George VS. Dragon
39. Kid Cops
40. The Banana Bunch

41) Big Head and Thick Head
42) Joe White and the Seven Dwarves
43) The Tricks of Screwy Driver
44) Spunky and His Spider


45). Claude Hopper
46) Desperate Dawg
47) Marvo the Wonder Chicken
48 ) Pinky's Crackpot Circus
49) Barney Boko
50) Plum McDuff
51) 101 ways to use a meerkat

52) Umba and Rumba
53) Dirty Dick
54) Danny Longlegs
55) Bing-Bang Benny

56) Ali Ha-Ha!
57) The Crimson Ball
58 ) Island of Monsters
59) My Own Genie
60) Arena of Awesome

UPDATED!!

Only 15 more needed...
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