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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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Showing posts with label Blunder Puss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blunder Puss. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2013


Blunder Puss was part of a small-scale revamp of SHIVER AND SHAKE that took place in issues 57 and 58 when three new strips were launched (Riddle-me Ray in No. 57 (Apr. 6, 1974) and Blunder Puss alongside with The Ghost’s Revenge in No. 58 (Apr. 13, 1974)). The arrival of the Ghost’s Revenge and Blunder Puss was trumpeted a week before the premiere with a full-page add in issue 57: 

Blunder Puss was the World’s most accident-prone cat. In the introductory episode we find out that Blunder Puss has already lost eight of his cat’s lives so he only has one left. The clumsy and clueless puss would be as good as doomed if it wasn’t for the help from the eight souls of his expired lives who became his guardian angels:

Blunder Puss kept his guardian angels really busy saving him from the endless nasty CATastrophes. Check out a few random episodes:

Blunder Puss was illustrated by Jim Crocker. The strip was part of SHAKE section and ran until the last issue of SHIVER AND SHAKE missing just one week (you won’t find it in issue No. 73 with the cover date of 24th August, 1974). It survived merger with WHOOPEE and continued to appear on the pages of its new home until the end of February of 1976. (whoever wrote the script didn’t bother with a proper ending of the series – the strip was put to rest quite abruptly without an apparent reason for this and no, Puss didn’t lose his last life in the final episode).  Blunder Puss must have been doing pretty well in the popularity charts of WHOOPEE! and often received full colour privileges. The colour logo at the top of this post is from the Whoopee! era.