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by Jonny Whizz
18 Dec 2011, 11:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic character `spin -offs`
Replies: 40
Views: 10939

Re: Comic character `spin -offs`

Bea's Nursery Crimes... I'm not sure if it actually replaced Beaginnings or if it just happened to run more or less at the same time as the title changed - does anyone know?. It was a nine week run instead of the regular Bea strip. 'Beaginnings' was the original name, which was changed to 'Dennis's...
by Jonny Whizz
17 Dec 2011, 12:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Robert Harrop figurines do you have..
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: What Robert Harrop figurines do you have..

Totally agree with you there ISPY, a Puss 'n' Boots joint figurine would be fantastic! The only problem is they originally appeared in Sparky, so may not be considered famous enough to be justified - of course they did later appear in the Dandy, but I'm sure what ISPY and many other Sparky fans woul...
by Jonny Whizz
17 Dec 2011, 12:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic character `spin -offs`
Replies: 40
Views: 10939

Re: Comic character `spin -offs`

Didn't Minnie's cat Chester get his own small strip once or am I a deluded nincompoop? I'm pretty sure that he was given his own strip in the Beano in one spring 2006 issue. I can't recall the issue number or date offhand, but it must have been around the end of February/start of March. I remember ...
by Jonny Whizz
17 Dec 2011, 08:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic character `spin -offs`
Replies: 40
Views: 10939

Re: Comic character `spin -offs`

Dennis the Menace's gran was spun-off into her own strip too, wasn't she? 'Go, Granny, Go!' I think it was called. Yes, you're right on both counts. For those unfamiliar with the strip it ran from 1992-1998 and was drawn by Smasher artist Brian Walker. Similarly, in the Dandy, Cuddles and Dimples' ...
by Jonny Whizz
13 Dec 2011, 23:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Robert Harrop figurines do you have..
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: What Robert Harrop figurines do you have..

You will not be terribly surprised to hear that I have the Billy Whizz Beano Dodgem, with Billy at the wheel of his high-speed dodgem powered by 'Whizz fuel'. I received it for my tenth birthday. I don't have the standard edition Billy though - I find he doesn't look right in green, if he's in his o...
by Jonny Whizz
13 Dec 2011, 22:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Unusual Ghostings
Replies: 41
Views: 8989

Re: Unusual Ghostings

Trevor Metcalfe was another who was signing his Beano work in the early 1990s - I'm pretty sure his early Billy Whizz strips are signed. Robert Nixon started by signing his initials, but sometime during the 1990s (sometime around 1995-1997 would be my guess) he started signing his name as R.T. Nixon...
by Jonny Whizz
13 Dec 2011, 22:47
Forum: Dandy
Topic: This weeks Dandy
Replies: 896
Views: 130747

Re: This weeks Dandy

Cuddles and Dimples returning would make sense, given that they were last drawn by Nigel, although something tells me that it won't be that simple. I'm sure Nigel will let us know if we're wrong! :wink: That probably wouldn't fully the answer the question about Harry's replacement though - I doubt t...
by Jonny Whizz
13 Dec 2011, 22:38
Forum: Beano
Topic: Christmas Beano
Replies: 14
Views: 6173

Re: Christmas Beano

It sounds good, I'm looking forward to reading it. Fatty Fudge and Steve Bright's cover sound good, and I'm honestly quite pleased that there's no all-star long story this year - the one in last year's Christmas issue just didn't work very well in my opinion, as the story was too convoluted and most...
by Jonny Whizz
13 Dec 2011, 22:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Beanotown Presents...Jiffy & the Glyphs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: Beanotown Presents...Jiffy & the Glyphs?

By the way Swirly, Hunt Emerson's Little Plum was never in the Guest star spot. You correctly list The Three Bears and Tricky Dicky as being featured in this series (which ran during 1999-2000), the other guest stars being Inspector Horse and Jockey, drawn by Terry Bave, and Gordon Bennett, drawn by...
by Jonny Whizz
10 Dec 2011, 20:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BEANO Article
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: BEANO Article

In my opinion the History of the Beano is great up to and including the 1980s - there's plenty of information about the comic, and lots of brilliant comic strips, and even some of the original artwork - there's some real gems by Leo Baxendale on his strips in particular. However, I find the last two...
by Jonny Whizz
10 Dec 2011, 13:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BEANO Article
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: BEANO Article

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what type of article do you want to write? Is it intended to be as thorough a history of the comic, or simply a potted history covering the comic's main stars? Personally I would recommend doing the former. Many people have heard of Dennis, Minnie, Roger and the ...
by Jonny Whizz
09 Dec 2011, 17:14
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Football season 2011/12
Replies: 170
Views: 39057

Re: Football season 2011/12

Chelsea won 3-0. I thought they would go through, although I actually thought they were more likely to go out of the tournament than Manchester United, who only needed to avoid defeat. I wasn't surprised by Manchester City's exit, as the matter was out of their hands (a Napoli win was enough to knoc...
by Jonny Whizz
09 Dec 2011, 17:05
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Obsessive Statistics: Redux
Replies: 15
Views: 12551

Re: Obsessive Statistics: Redux

Yes, it's really annoying. Thanks for flagging that up Swirly. I hope something can be done about this issue.

I suppose the alternative would be to create a new profile, but after the recent incidents with sockpuppets I really don't want to go down that route!
by Jonny Whizz
08 Dec 2011, 22:19
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Obsessive Statistics: Redux
Replies: 15
Views: 12551

Re: Obsessive Statistics: Redux

Aargh! Those of you on the Beano forum may have been expecting to see more of me since I joined, however I just can't seem to type my password correctly! I have an idea of what I entered, but I fear I may have mispelled it, and as a result it's been impossible for me to access my account. I've tried...
by Jonny Whizz
05 Dec 2011, 16:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Unusual Ghostings
Replies: 41
Views: 8989

Re: Unusual Ghostings

I remember that Wayne Thompson drew Minnie the Minx in a couple of 2003 issues of the Beano. The style was recognisably his, but with touches of Tom Paterson, and included more detail than most of his work at the time. Even as a child I found those particular strips rather unusual.