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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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Saturday, August 28, 2021


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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1 comment:

  1. Such great use of black ink... and pen and brush... thanks for doing this useful post on a top comic artist...who I hope will get a book..best of..etc from Rebellion one day..