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by alanultron5
02 Jan 2009, 15:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Moon Madness"
Replies: 17
Views: 2346

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: 2346

"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: 7394

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: 3273

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: 6249

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: 5451

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: 940

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...