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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.

QUICK TIP: this blog is a sequence of posts covering one particular comic at a time. The sequence follows a certain logic, so for maximum results it is recommended that the blog is read from the oldest post up.

Copyright of all images and quotations used here is with their respective owners. Any such copyrighted material is used exclusively for educational purposes and will be removed at first notice. All other text copyright Irmantas P.

Friday, November 29, 2019


If you follow my series of Faceache story arcs by Ken Reid, you may have noticed that 1979 was the year of serialised ‘Faceache’ tales: ten were published all in all, with as many as three spanning four weeks and two that were three weeks in length. 

The last one for that year was three weeks long and started in BUSTER cover-dated 24 November 1979. In it, Faceache set out on a 5,000 scrunge marathon!.. Expect to see some of the best of Faceache’s face-pulling exercises in my next post in a few days' time. In the meantime, here’s Brian Walker’s 'Boxatricks' cover of the BUSTER issue with the first episode of the Marathon tale.

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