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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 1:30:27 PM   
Super Hans


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I remember those   I never really got into Dandy but certainly remember the Beano ones.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 2:03:42 PM   
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Oh, the Jocks and the Geordies. This nicely leads me onto Comic Libraries-



I used to love buying these things, they were great. 64 pages (minus covers) of a complete story starring one character, two or three different characters (sometimes from different comics) and even a story of all Beano or Dandy characters. The Dandy ones in particular were my favourite and they have a reputation of hardly actually featuring actual Dandy characters in the early days. Like so-



And, as I said, the often had ensembles-



And crossovers-



Plus, before The Nutty joined with The Dandy, Bananaman could be found in the Beano comic libraries.....



Oh, and they even had special issues....



Anyone else have love for these back in the day?


I remember owning every single one of those. I had 3 bin bags full of them by the end.

Man, I wish I had all my old annuals and comic libraries. I had hundreds of the buggers .

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 9:19:36 PM   
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I remember those I never really got into Dandy but certainly remember the Beano ones.


I was more into Topper than I was Dandy but characters like Tricky Dicky (one of my faves) and Beryl The Peril (another one of my faves) were only in the Dandy ones, unless they crossed over with a Beano character. I certainly bought as many Beano than Dandy back in the day. The Beano CL issue 46 with Winker Watson (Dandy) Roger the Dodger (Beano) and Tricky Dicky (Topper) was one of the best things I read when I was a kid

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I remember owning every single one of those. I had 3 bin bags full of them by the end.

Man, I wish I had all my old annuals and comic libraries. I had hundreds of the buggers


Three bin bags is a lot considering how small they were. I still have some annuals but not as many as I used to. I've found some for dirt cheap in charity shops and I bought the comic libraries on Ebay, sometimes folk have a good bundle deal on them. I need to get some Beano ones. When I was a kid I had about 15 bin bags of weeklies, monthlies, summer specials, holiday specials, comic libraries and one-off specials at one point before they all got chucked out by my mum. I really wish I still had them, I had some rare specials that I just can't find any more. I have managed to get a couple (Junior Rotter from Whizzer and Chips had his own special full of reprints once and the aforementioned Last Crusade special) but there are some I know I had but can't find.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 9:45:23 PM   
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I am holding on to the Beano from the week i was born in 1984. I used to read it when i was a lot younger and had them all hole punched and kept in a few ring binders. That's right... hole punched! I don't have those any more though. I do recall the comics being 28p, i've no idea how much they are nowadays.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 10:23:23 PM   
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The Dandy and Beano are currently priced at 1.50, I think. And the magazine BeanoMax is about 3.99 but it always has loads of gifts.



Look at what they have done to Bananaman....I want to cry.....

I think I'll put his on my Christmas list- click
And I may get one of these for the first time in years- click as it is celebrating 75 years, has the old logo and has older characters I recognise that don't appear in the comic any more. Plus, it's old style Dan! Sort of. A t least he's not as bad as he looks in the comic these days.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 7/8/2012 11:29:08 PM   
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I really want the Dandy Annual 2013 now- clicky

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 8/8/2012 5:07:55 PM   
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It arrived today.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 8/8/2012 8:55:03 PM   
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Ah, Tom Thug. Awesome, Sanch

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 8/8/2012 9:52:27 PM   
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I was just remembering The Leopard from Lime Street (or Spider-Man rip off as it was alternately known). A radioactive leopard scratches young Billy Farmer and he gains all the strength and agility of a leopard (although they often got leopard and cheetah and pretty much every cat around mixed up). I remember he was given short shrift in Zenith in 2000AD.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 9/8/2012 12:16:51 AM   
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I remember that comic, I never read it, those types of strip were too 'serious' for me. I think it was the only comic 8 and 9 year old me never read in Buster.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 9/8/2012 2:34:57 PM   
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A few of my friends used to read Dandy and The Beano. It was only Buster for me, used to love it. I'd say they've all been thrown out or burned by now though.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 11/8/2012 1:23:06 AM   
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Looking through my comics, I found this advert in a 1984 issue of Buster. I remember getting these stickers!



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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 12/8/2012 6:46:22 PM   
sanchia


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I remember that advert from when it appeared.



Probably not a comic many remember as it was only around a couple of years before merging with Buster. I primarily remember The Amazing Three from it.

I'm getting all nostalgic for my childhood now.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 12/8/2012 10:10:23 PM   
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I don't think I ever read Jackpot but I remember some of its characters when they went to Buster. Do you remember that Skips crisps had a mascot called Clumsy Colin? He got his own strip in Buster and everything-



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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 14/8/2012 4:55:45 PM   
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The future of the UK's longest-running children's comic is being reviewed by its publisher.
The Dandy, best known for cartoon character Desperate Dan who can "lift a cow with one arm", could face closure following a huge drop in circulation.
Dundee-based DC Thomson said it was reviewing all of its magazine titles due to the "challenges" being faced by the publishing industry, but added that no final decision has been made.
It is understood The Dandy, which launched in 1937 and is now in its 75th year, will continue to be available online even if the hard copy of the comic is taken off shelves.
The review was prompted by falling circulation numbers, with only about 8,000 copies of The Dandy being sold a week, down from more than two million during its peak in the 1950s. The Dandy has featured characters such as Bananaman, Korky the Cat, Cuddles and Dimples and Beryl the Peril.




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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 14/8/2012 9:20:11 PM   
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That sucks but the comic is awful now. It is full of parodies and even having a Harry Hill strip did nothing to help it (even if Harry didn't actually write it). They have changed some of the characters beyond recognition (like Bananaman and Desperate Dan) and the humour devolved into childish humour. I know The Dandy was never sophisticated but the new comic acts as though children's IQ's have dropped in the past 20 years. It now basically talks own to them, which none of DC Thomson's (or Fleetway's) comics did before.......

I used to have this on my wall......



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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 14/8/2012 9:37:25 PM   
sanchia


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The good old days when comics were something which had a chuckle with the children is gone.

I just found THIS up which was first shown on the BBC last September. it is a great documentary.

Part 2 HERE

And Part 3 (the weakest) HERE

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 14/8/2012 9:55:16 PM   
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I remember watching that show, it's awesome. I may give it another viewing, though

Mr Magoo rip-off, anyone?



Taken from Hoot issue 36 from 1986. Colonel Blink originally appeared in Beezer.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 14/8/2012 10:36:26 PM   
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My favourite Beano character was Roger The Dodger and in 1988, they introduced a short strip called 'Roger's Dodge Clinic'. This was where readers were invited to sent in dodge requests to Roger-



I liked it when comics did different things with their characters.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 15/8/2012 7:24:08 AM   
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I have created a new blog to write about comics- http://retroukcomics.blogspot.co.uk/

Not that I am letting this thread die, of course

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 25/8/2012 2:55:20 PM   
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That sucks but the comic is awful now. It is full of parodies and even having a Harry Hill strip did nothing to help it (even if Harry didn't actually write it). They have changed some of the characters beyond recognition (like Bananaman and Desperate Dan) and the humour devolved into childish humour. I know The Dandy was never sophisticated but the new comic acts as though children's IQ's have dropped in the past 20 years. It now basically talks own to them, which none of DC Thomson's (or Fleetway's) comics did before.......

I used to have this on my wall......




I had a jigsaw puzzle of that image I think, or something very similar!

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 25/8/2012 4:25:43 PM   
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Yup, that's right



That is the best photo I could find.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 27/8/2012 9:07:12 PM   
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I've just won a Teddy Scare original art from the 1983 Buster Monster special (sadly I tried to get the comic as well but lost that one).

I wish I had more wall space as I would get a few of them framed.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 27/8/2012 10:41:15 PM   
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Nice one, mate

I'm going to have to try win some of these

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 29/8/2012 6:01:52 PM   
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I got it for 19 which was quite a good price considering a Whizzer and Chips from 1983 is going for 14.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 30/8/2012 5:07:42 PM   
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I wish I had more money, the things I would buy....

I am currently writing a new entry to my comics blog. It is taking me ages and it is, again, about Holiday/Summer specials as Summer has just come to an end. I plan to do a special on Christmas comics in December, too.

The blog entries I actually set the page up for will start hopefully soon after.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 30/8/2012 5:55:02 PM   
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That was some rapid delivery. A little bit of flash flare. From the look of it it is actually from 1976 and was a reprint in 1983.

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 31/8/2012 1:38:59 AM   
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Nice, is it signed?

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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 31/8/2012 1:43:19 AM   
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Quick comic strip from Hoot-



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RE: Retro British Children's Comics - 1/9/2012 11:53:51 AM   
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I haven't seen them in years. I forget they even were a strip. I think I even remember reading that strip when I was young.

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