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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 Zoo Sue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zoo Sue. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Zoo Sue. Sue had lived in the Zoo all her life because her Dad was Chief Zoo Keeper. The lass was quite a freak - she could instantly conjure up different animal body parts with some ghastly results. No explanation was offered as to how she came to possess the “talent” but Sue was probably the scariest Cortown citizen. The first episode (in which she sprouted an elephant’s trunk, tusks and ears to teach two bullying boys a lesson) was in the issue dated 29th July, 1972 (No. 113). The feature was dropped after just 23 weeks – the last installment was in the 1972 Christmas issue of COR!! with the cover date of 30th December (No. 135). Illustrator’s name is unknown to me, but the same artist contributed a number of episodes of Teacher’s Pet in COR!! and also drew Boney in KNOCKOUT. 

From COR! issue dated 2nd September, 1972 (No. 118)
From COR!! issue dated 25th November, 1972 (No. 130)