The third and final part of my account of the ‘cases’ dealt with by The Spooktacular 7, formerly known as the crew of Scream Inn, covers WHOPPEE! issues starting with the first one for May 1978 and ending with the issue for 22 July 1978 – the last weekly comic to feature The Spooktacular 7. The strip also appeared in a few Annuals that I will cover later on.
May 6, 1978 ● Suffering Sam has hypnotic effect on the evil Dr. String-glove at Shudderbone Castle.
May 13, 1978 ● S7 get a call to rescue a giant kitty from a giant tree at research station
May 20, 1978 ● S7 stop a sinister scientist's scarey scheme of turning people into his army monsters
May 27, 1978 ● S7 rescue the potholer from a weird underground jungle
June 3, 1978 ● S7 defeat the Sinister Clown Prince of Crime Guffaw McGuffety.
June 10, 1978 ● Evil Dr. Vibes casts a spell on S7 with his hypnotic Sinister Symphony and commands to rob a bank but Sam saves the day
June 17, 1978 ● Natural History Museum robbery. Boney summons fellow skeletons and rescues S7 from the trap of Murgutroyd Spongetrammel
June 24, 1978 ● Number one’s evil twin brother Murkweed and his Spooktacular Grislies try to eliminate S7 but are defeated by the Nanny and her Spooktacular Nannies.
July 1, 1978 ● S7 use life-size candlewax models of the S7 crew to deal with mechanical monster pussy cat at Buskerville Manor.
July 8, 1978 ● New recruit tries to join S7 but destroys the secret weapon stolen from M.I.99 Secret Goings-On Department which S7 were hired to recover.
July 15, 1978 ● S7 help Snow White by dressing up as the Seven Dwarfs and dealing with the Wicked Witch who tried to harm the true Seven Sweet Dwarfs
July 22, 1978 ● S7 are asked to find the little green eye of little yellow idol that has been stolen from the isle of Hanki Panki. The complete final episode is below. As can be seen from the caption at the bottom of page two, a week later The Spooktacular 7 was replaced by Sheerluck and Son, illustrated by Trevor MetCalfe.
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