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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.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020



The year was 1989, around Halloween. 12 years had passed since Brian Walker’s last episode of Scream Inn in WHOOPEE! comic. But then out of the blue Innkeeper and his crew made a surprise appearance in THE DANDY cover-dated 4th November 1989 published, of course, by IPC’s competition – DC Thomson! 

A few things had changed since the haunted establishment was last seen more than a decade ago: the sign above the door was gone, and the grand prize of a million pound had shrunk to a mere tenner. Resident spooks had lost their haunting zeal and Smasher easily claimed the prize but Brian Walker clearly had fun going down the memory lane. The pair of spiders was there, as was the centipede and the mysterious evil eyes in the dark corners. Smasher’s snail cheekily commented in the last panel – “Do you ever get the feeling 'I’ve been here before?'...” For some reason, the artist didn’t sign the page with his full name…