Your childhood comics.

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As a child i had Eagle comic, wish i had saved them, then as a teenager mid 60s i loved horror films and would bike 7 miles to a stall on market days to buy Famous monsters of filmland magazine edited by Forest j ackerman and published by Warren publishing, featuring Universal movies starring the likes of Boris karloff, Bela lugosi etc, Castle of frankenstein was a very informative mag i loved containing less juvenile puns, and 2 comic book style mags called Creepy and Eerie also published by warren.

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The Beano recently celebrated its 80th Anniversary
Dick Dastardley and Mutley in Wacky Races have more than a passing resemblance to their Dennis and Gnasher. I remember mostly, however, how strange the world of The Numbskulls seemed and how funny Colonel Blink the short sighted gink was in their earlier appearances in The Beezer; must have bought that more than the Beano.
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The Numbskulls fascinated me, as a concept. (I liked their two-tone artwork, too).
Blinky was great. I wonder if anyone found him 'offensive'?

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Yes, I remember the Numskulls (I think that was the spelling) from The Beezer, which I had delivered every week. Didn't realize they'd transferred to The Beano.

Did those little men living in the various "departments" have "Numskulls" of their own, I wonder?

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When I was little my mum bought me Buttons comic. It usually featured Postman Pat and other BBC childrens' programmes.

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I didn't really buy comics that much as a kid. I remember picking up the odd one like a Bugs Bunny comic or something similar. I don't remember there being a lot around at the stores I use to spend money at and I think by the time I went into an actual book store I was around 12,13 or 14. By then I wasn't interested in comics. I think if you were a kid growing up in the UK, you had far more sources to buy comics at than I recall as a kid growing up in Canada.

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I noticed from the online 'TV Action' editions that in Issue 100 the start of The Protectors, next week, was announced. Instead of a story about "the kidnap of a popstar whose name might sound familiar" the first story was changed to one about an italian crime gang. There are about ten Protectors stories, the later ones serialised and a Summer Special; from 1973. I'm enjoying them as extra episodes.
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There was also a "Protectors" Annual.
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Mark wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:27 pm
There was also a "Protectors" Annual.
Thanks, I forgot about that.
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Got the Annual now and taking my time. Caroline is drawn looking very young in the first one! I hope the writing is as good as in the second story about Caroline smuggling fashion. It really is like getting more episodes; any fan of 'The Protectors' must enjoy this annual!
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When I was very young I used to get Harold Hare Weekly & whatever the Watch with Mother comic was (Play hour?). From primary school age, it was always Sparky, used to really enjoy Puss & Boots, you can’t beat a bit of gratuitous violence in a comic. The Sparky people was an interesting concept, a comic strip about the office workers, the boss was called Sir & all you used to see of him was his shoe, usually kicking someone up the backside. Beezer as a good back up, used to love the Numskulls. When Sparky was consumed by W&C (I think), I went on to Cor! My claim to fame, I was in picture yourself, as an Egyptologist. Sadly they delayed it for years & I was too old to be reading it by then. Ah well you can’t win em all. The final one was Look In of course.
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I got a mention of my rabbit in Harold Hare's Weekly. A story about him running under the fireplace grate and coming out far from white.

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