Here’s Part Two of my account of the ‘cases’ dealt with by the Spooktacular 7 (formerly known as the crew of Scream Inn). This blogpost covers all WHOPPEE! issues for 1978 till the end of April - leaving the rest for Part Three.
7th January 1978 ● S7 provide music at the New Year party when the Canal Road Band gate-crash the party (singer does his impression of Johnny Rotten)
14th January 1978 ● Evil waxworks owner Professor Kreeps tries to turn S7 into exhibits of his chamber of horrors but Cyril the spider saves the day
21th January 1978 ● Number one stages a practice alarm and the practice session pays off because S7 accidentally bust a burglar:
28th January 1978 ● S7 are hired by the owner of a winter sports centre in Scotland to deal with a blackmailing winter sports guide writer (a three-pager – the only one in the weekly series!)...
4th February 1978 ● S7 are hired to return a boy who had run away 40 years ago to join a circus...
11th February 1978 ● S7 deal with a mysterious invisible intruder who's been taking things from Grotty Grange
18th February 1978 ● S7 deal with a gang of Chinese Canaries smugglers:
25th February 1978 ● S7 deal with a cunning Medium named Madam Kazumpa
4th March 1978 ● Sergeant tricks S7 into signing into recruits but then the spooks scare him into tearing up their papers
11th March 1978 ● S7 deal with a gang of bag snatchers in Gassworks Alley:
18th March 1978 ● S7 are hired to protect a racehorse from being doped before the big race tomorrow
25th March 1978 ● Werewolf at Lady Svivering's manor house
1st April 1978 ● Eggs'pert diamond smugglers...
8th April 1978 ● S7 are summoned to the Palace cinema to redecorate it and experience transport problems getting there...
15th April 1978 ● Fortune teller tells to stop today's water speed-record attempt
22 April 1978 ● S7 are hired to watch the eggs laid by a very rare spotted-mug hawk from being stolen by crooked egg collectors...29 April 1978 ● S7 are assigned to find a lost explorer Dr. Livingroom who went to Amazon find a lost tribe of the Tintacs...
Final Part will follow shortly…
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