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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 Wonder Worm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wonder Worm. Show all posts

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Wonder Worm was the last of reprints in COR!! The original series appeared in BUSTER in 1966-1968 where it lasted 129 weeks. Wonder Worm was a strong little fella who could “wiggle his way out of anything”. At one point he took a “Through-the-World” holiday when every week he burrowed underground and made random surfacings without knowing where he will pop up – Wild West, Mexico (where he performed in a bull-ring), Tibet (where he defeated the abominable snowman), southern USA, Venice Italy, China, Arabian desert, Swiss Alps, a beach in the West Indies, a football pitch, etc.

Here is the first episode from COR!! issue dated 18th November, 1972 (No. 129) in which Wonder Worm discovers his strength. This was also the first episode of the original series in BUSTER dated 12th February 1966:

The feature was illustrated by no less than two different artists, the name of the main one is unknown to me, while later in the run illustrator’s duties were given to the prolific Reg Parlett. Both the original BUSTER series and the COR!! reprints were in black and white but in COR!! a number of the episodes towards the end of the run were in full colour, including the three-part serial by Reg Parlett shown below in which Wonder Worm searches for the missing ravens from the Tower of London.

Wonder Worm reprints in COR!! began on 18th November, 1972 (issue No. 129) and appeared weekly (with a few exceptions) until the very last issue with the cover date of 15th June, 1974 (No. 211). All episodes were one-pagers except the one on 10th March, 1973 (No. 145) where the strip was given two pages. Wonder Worm made three front cover appearances in the issues dated 9th June 1973, 15th September 1973 and 16th February 1974 (Nos. 158, 172 and 194). 

A little serial in COR!! issues dated 18th May 1974, 25th May 1974
and 15th June 1974 (Nos. 207, 208 and 211)