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by alanultron5
06 Jan 2009, 15:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: `Buddy` comic 1981-?
Replies: 66
Views: 9826

Re: `Buddy` comic 1981-?

I was pretty sure that Jonah was the only reprint as who could mimic Ken Reids work so well? It was because I was sure the Jonah strip was a reprint rather than a `new` artist/writers work that I bought the mags! As far as I can tell; the Jonah strip was reprinted from its very first incarnation whe...
by alanultron5
06 Jan 2009, 15:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: "Moon Madness"

My full apologies to NP! Like the fool that I am I did not check replies to my thread with due care and thought Lew had posted the page of "Moon Madness"

I am so gratefull that you posted it NP and that you reminded me it was in "Smash" Please forgive a newcomers (to the board) ineptitude! Alan.
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2009, 15:55
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Cuddles and Dimples' Mum
Replies: 19
Views: 12334

Re: Cuddles and Dimples' Mum

There was a kid on our street (in 1968) who had it bad for `Bully Beef's` mom!
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2009, 15:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: `Buddy` comic 1981-?
Replies: 66
Views: 9826

`Buddy` comic 1981-?

Browsing through my local `rag` market the other day; I was thumbing through some 1980s comics when I was staggered to see the `Jonah` strip on a set of mags! It wasn't on old Beano's (worst luck!) but on a comic called `Buddy`. Produced by D.C Thompson, it consisted, mostly, of updated Beano strips...
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2009, 15:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: "Moon Madness"

Steelclaw! I once had that Camel L.P. Quite a good representation of thoughtfull progressive music! I don't think the group would have known of the comic strip; and the phrase "Moon Madness" has been in use for over a hundred years! I had hardly dared anyone, other than myself, would know of the `Mo...
by alanultron5
03 Jan 2009, 11:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: "Moon Madness"

Many thanks Lew! You are certainly the man `in the know` here-fantastic!! I have been looking out for issues of Smash on E.Bay-but only one on so far, and the starting bid is a bit high for condition its in! The `Legend Testers` was another strange strip as I recall (and I havn't seen it in over 40 ...
by alanultron5
02 Jan 2009, 15:52
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Brassneck
Replies: 12
Views: 6888

Re: Brassneck

The `Weedy` fellow was called "Swatty". His dad was a professor of some sort and built the device for his son to `interfere` with Brassneck! The daftest part of the story was why Charlie Brand didn't even try to figure out why Brassneck was `malfunctioning` all the time!
by alanultron5
02 Jan 2009, 15:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: "Moon Madness"

Many thanks Lew! "Smash" it was! It was the weirdest comic strip I had ever read at that time! The only other contender for bizzare strip was one (In either `Wham` `Pow` or `Smash`) at that time (1965-67) was a strip about two Time travelling agents who had some really strange assignments! The one a...
by alanultron5
30 Dec 2008, 16:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

"Moon Madness"

Does anyone recall a truly weird story that -I think was in either "Wham" or "Pow"? The story was titled "Moon Madness" and it was centered around the bouncing off of the moon's surface of a special type of Radio wave! This caused (Though it wasn't figured out until near the strips end) something to...
by alanultron5
30 Dec 2008, 15:48
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Should corporal punishment be altered in Classics?
Replies: 18
Views: 9202

Re: Should corporal punishment be altered in Classics?

Peter! As long as a note is given, explaining the morality of the era, then they can be included! It is done on old radio repeats! eg "The Clithero Kid". Just before one repeat (on Radio7) the announcer explained the show had references to asian people that would not be allowed today! The show then ...
by alanultron5
30 Dec 2008, 15:43
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Red Wrecker & The Crimson Ball -political?
Replies: 7
Views: 4447

The Red Wrecker & The Crimson Ball -political?

I used to really enjoy the `adventure` strips in my 1960s `Dandy's`; especially "The Red Wrecker" and "The Crimson Ball". (circa 1963/4). My elder cousin (John) thought the strips were very subtly aimed at `left wing` politics!! This was completely above my head at the time-and I still don't really ...
by alanultron5
30 Dec 2008, 15:34
Forum: Dandy
Topic: What do you like in the past ..the Dandy spanning 70 years?
Replies: 14
Views: 7756

Re: What do you like in the past ..the Dandy spanning 70 years?

My fave cartoon character in Dandy was `The Smasher` as he did things I would never dare do! Loved `Big Head and Thick Head` as well!

regarding the more `serious` strips! Who remembers `The Red Wrecker` and `The Stinging Swarm` ?
by alanultron5
30 Dec 2008, 15:28
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Brassneck
Replies: 12
Views: 6888

Re: Brassneck

I remember when Brassneck began-liked him a lot, but felt Charlie `Chuckler` Brand rather insipid! I still have a 1966 (Pub 1965) Dandy Annual, which was the first one that Brassneck appeared in. The unusual thing is...Brassneck has no dialogue at all in the Annual strip that year!
by alanultron5
29 Dec 2008, 16:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Merry Christmas

Just saying "Hi Chums!" it's my first posting on this site and I hope to share my comics `memories` with any who care to `listen` My era was 1960-70 with the Dandy my favourite comic! (never really got to like the Beano that much!) loved the 1969-72 Sparky era. Re older comics it was Wham, Pow & Sma...