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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 Gal Capone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gal Capone. Show all posts

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Gal Capone was a short-lived strip about a heavyset school girl who was part of a weird kind of gangster underworld. Her rival gang was Manx Mound Mob (consisting of three blokes who all looked like grown-ups or at least disguised themselves as such) with whom Gal Capone fought a ruthless war using cork popguns, peashooters and catapults while driving around in armoured self-propelled cartys. The reason of the conflict wasn’t quite clear – something about rival territories and the town not being big enough for the two of them… 

It’s interesting to note that Gal Capone looked a lot different in SHIVER AND SHAKE 1974 Annual – the gangster ingredient was gone and Gal was more of a regular school bully, not immune from corporal punishment for her wrongdoings at the hands of grow-ups:

Gal Capone started in the first issue of Shiver and SHAKE and ended in issue 21, missing two weeks inbetween (it did not appear in issues 16 and 19). The illustrator was Murray Ball with Les Barton drawing one episode in issue 8.