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Hi and welcome to my blog about comics from other people’s childhood! It is dedicated primarily to British humour comics of the 60s and 70s. The reason they are not from my childhood is simply because I didn’t live in the UK back then (nor do I live there now). I knew next to nothing about them until fairly recently but since then I’ve developed a strong liking for the medium and amassed a large collection, including a number of complete or near complete sets. My intention is to use this blog as a channel for sharing my humble knowledge about different titles, favourite characters and creators as I slowly research my collection.

QUICK TIP: this blog is a sequence of posts covering one particular comic at a time. The sequence follows a certain logic, so for maximum results it is recommended that the blog is read from the oldest post up.

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Monday, June 11, 2012


Match of the Week appeared on the centrespread in Shiver and Shake and depicted weekly fixtures between all sorts of weird opponents, such as Aristocrats vs Peasants, British Navy vs German U-Boats, Explorers vs Jungle Plants, Moonmen vs Spacemen, etc. Here are a couple of samples, the first one illustrated by Leo Baxendale and the second one by Mike Lacey who drew most of the episodes.

From Shiver and Shake issue dated 17th March 1973 (No. 2)
From Shiver and Shake dated 28th April, 1973 (No. 8)

Here is another old Buster cover (number eight) with a football theme. It offers a couple of glimpses of Buster’s infamous Dad Andy Capp:

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