The first three issues of COR!! came with free gifts: the first one had a sachet of GULP fruit drink mix; easy to follow instructions were provided on page three. The second issue had a double gift – Super Anglo Bubble Gum and 2 instant picture sheets of Letraset Dry Transfers – eight figures in full colour. No. 3 came with a Super Mystery gift. What is it? – Squeeze Gently and See – said the text on the gift. It was one of those cardboard sleeves with a rubber band and a metal hoop inside that made a rasping sound as it spun around inside the envelope. I am not sure if this was the first time that FLEETWAY or IPC used it for a free gift but it surely wasn’t the last: they even re-used it with the same comic only some two and a half years later (Cor!! issue dated 6th October, 1973 (No. 175)).
|Front page of the third issue of COR!! dated 20th June, 1970|
Here is the full line-up of characters who appeared in the first issue (6th June, 1970):
|Editor's page from COR!! issue No. 24 dated|
14th November, 1970
|Examples of Kid's Problems Column|
from the early issues
|TEASEBREAK feature from COR!! No. 28 dated 12th December, 1970|
Further two reader participation features were added in 1970. TEASE BREAK! debuted in the issue dated 17th October, 1970 (No. 20) with as many as two pages of puzzles. In his COR!! MENTS column the Editor said the feature was included because so many Cor!! readers had written in and requested it. TEASE BREAK! became a regular one-page feature (with an occasional extra page) from the issue dated 7th November, 1970 (No. 23) and continued to appear in Cor!! on a semi-regular basis until the end of the comic’s life.
|Firework issue 1970 (7th November, 1970)|
In issue 24 (14th November, 1970) the Editor announced plans to launch a new feature called Picture yourself and provided a detailed description of how it was going to work. Cash prizes were offered again. The first winner in the brand new Cor!! participation feature was announced (and had his portrait printed) in the issue dated 28th November, 1970 (No. 26). Form that issue onwards the feature stayed on the pages of Cor!! until the demise of the comic in 1974.
|Editor's page from COR!! No. 29 (19th December, 1970)|
Strips that ended in 1970: