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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.

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Monday, August 6, 2012


Wally's Weirdies was the second winner of the COR-Medy Choice competition, second series. The outer space weirdies who made friends with Wally in the pilot episode during the competition are now living at the bottom of his garden. In the first regular weekly episode Wally is off to school and his new pals volunteer to join him. On his way Wally meets Bossy Boots the bully who checks Wally’s satchel for grub but finds the miniature space ship and smashes it. The weirdies teach him a lesson. 

Both winners of the COR-medy Choice competition were introduced as regular weekly strips in COR!! issue dated 20th April, 1974 (No. 203) and ran for 9 weeks until the last issue of the paper. In the last COR!! episode of Wally’s Weirdies Mom tells Wally they are moving over to Buster.  The feature continued in the combined BUSTER AND COR!! for a brief period until 8th January 1975. If I am not mistaken, the illustrator was Tom Paterson who had recently joined the team of IPC artists.

From COR!! issue dated 20th April, 1974 (No. 203)
From COR!! issue dated 25th May, 1974 (No. 208)

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