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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.

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Showing posts with label Adrian's Wall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adrian's Wall. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2013


One day Adrian was on a boring tour of an old stately home and accidentally knocked down a wall that turned out to be haunted by a cavalier who was bricked-up inside umpteen years ago. Adrian and the Wall became pals and the Wall followed the boy everywhere he went. A square of brickwork with a pair of legs, Adrian’s Wall was a very peculiar character. The comedy of the strip derived from the Wall’s ability to walk, talk and appear in places where others didn’t expect it to be.

20 weeks down the line the cavalier declared he was fed up walking around in a hundredweight of bricks. Adrian grabbed a chisel and freed the ghost who then stayed in the park as a statue:

Adrian’s Wall ran in SHIVER AND SHAKE issues 1 – 22 and missed issue No. 9. I am not sure who the illustrator was, although the style looks familiar. Peter Davidson illustrated one episode in issue No. 16