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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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Monday, October 11, 2021


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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