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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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Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Here’s an interesting piece of trivia about Scream Inn feature covered in my recent series of X-mas episodes that I thought I might share with you today. Although most if not all Scream Inn spooks had names, this wasn’t the case with Innkeeper, their fiendish boss. It turns out the Editor once had an idea to name him too and asked readers for suggestions. Having had a quick look through my WHOOPEE! collection, I failed to identify the issue where the Editor announced the competition, but results were printed in the number  cover-dated 6th December, 1975. I can’t recall coming across him being referred to as anything else than Innkeeper in the strip though. Another case of “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”, perhaps? :)


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