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Comics, Characters and features of old

#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:55 pm

I thought it may be interesting to compile a list of old time Comics, their Characters and features.
The Dandy with Korky the cat
The Beano
The beezer
The Topper


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#2 by Deleted User , Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:46 pm

The Bunty

The Judy

School Friend

Princess


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:10 pm

I used to have a great comic more of a magazine type really. It was called Boys World. It was published in 1963-64 eventually it merged with the Eagle. It had some really good features.


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#4 by Voltman , Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:24 am

I acquired a collection of Eagle from a friend who was moving south when I was a kid, I will have to dig them out and see what they are all about.

I remember getting Whizzer and Chips on the weekly trip to the Yew Tree, The Beano and the Dandy were delivered.
The thrill of a new comic, especially when it comes through the letterbox is something that I have never quite managed to recreate.
I came close when I was in senior school and used to buy a television weekly called Look-In.

TV21 was an occasional read whilst Valiant and Hotspur were unreadable to me, I think they were all about football.
Whilst I don't remember TV Comic I do remember Mighty Moth who appeared in it.

The ladies may remember Girls Crystal.


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#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:48 am

I can remember the Beano & Dandy being 2d and remember the shock & horror when they went up in price to 3d. My favourites were of course the American Comics Superman & Batman but they were so expensive at 6d that I could never afford them. There was a great shop on Great Lister Street where you could buy second hand ones or a very low cost you could do swaps for one you hadn't read. Then of course you could trail around your mates houses doing swaps.

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#6 by Deleted User , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:00 pm

My first memory of a comic was having Harold Hare delivered.

I have very fond memories of Christmas night curled up reading the Bunty annual.

A lady who lived on the corner from us gave me her grown up daughter's collection of comics,a huge pile,think they were girl's Chrystal or school friend,can't be sure.Happy days.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:28 pm

Some of the characters were unforgetable,
Korky the cat
Minnie the minx
Desperate Dan
The Bash Street Kids
Beryl the peril
Plug


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#8 by astoness , Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:54 pm

same here den..the smell of a chistmas annual is something that has always stuck with me...dandy and beano were delivered every week...of course me liking me food desperate dan with his cow pie was my favourite

seem to also recall billy whiz...


 
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#9 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:58 pm

Lyn I would have thought sharing a tin of Spinach with Popeye would have been more your thing.


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#10 by astoness , Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:46 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #9
Lyn I would have thought sharing a tin of Spinach with Popeye would have been more your thing.


[Laugh Out Loud]


 
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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:01 am

Whilst on the subject of comics, what about this trend of putting cheap 50p toys on the front of some silly comic and charging anything fro £3 - £5 for them. The newsagents is getting to be like MacDonald's for the fact you can't get out of there when you are with grandchildren without buying the one with the toy.

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:51 pm

I think we can all agree Phil the comics of today are not the comics we had. Our comics were collectable and even treated as Antiques,I don't think you would see that so much with th modern ones.


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#13 by Voltman , Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Talking of Spinach, I remember a pack of dried spinach inside a comic when I was about 4.
I don't know if it was candy or real spinach.


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:39 pm

Did you eat it Volty, if so it would explain why you are a super Hero.


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