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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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Showing posts with label Topper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Topper. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2020


How about a gallery of the front covers of a few of the comics on newsstands this week all those years ago in 1953? The Topper was of course nearly twice the size of the other two. They are all brilliant as far as I am concerned :)

Images are © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Differently from IPC, DC Thomson were never big on the horror comedy genre in their comics but the first “new look” issue of Topper in 1980 came with a 4-page all-horror THE EERIE EXTRA middle section. I don’t know how long it continued because it is just one of the very few issues of the comic that I have.

Note this is a landmark issue of Topper – the first one in A4 size. 

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