First Comic You Ever Read

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Shiner
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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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I remember Pippin and Playland dropping through our letterbox every Saturday morning. I loved seeing my TV favourites from Watch with Mother (and small ones are still drawn to the characters they know aren't they.... well, OK, the "free" gifts anyway..!).

I moved on to Seven, the nursery comic with Esmeralda, Gerald the Giant and Septimus (anyone remember that one?) before the floodgates opened with Beano, Topper, Look-In and then The Avengers.

Happy days!

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philcom55
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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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This is my only copy of Seven:

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A bit short on comic strips perhaps, but that's a lovely Ron Embleton cover. According to Denis Gifford the next issue was the last.

- Phil Rushton

Shiner
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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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Thanks Phil - that makes me a very happy man. The comic metamorphosised into Esmeralda but that was a (gulp) girls comic so I bowed out rather quickly.

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Dunder Ed
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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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The first comics I ever bought was the short lived, Shaun the Sheep comic which I got all but one of them.

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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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love your thoughts on Andy Pandy made me laugh... :lol:

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babington
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I was immersed in Mighty World of Marvel (just the Hulk part) for two years before I discovered the Beano in 1978. Didn't read the text in MWOM (too young) but knew all the stories through the pictures. I still remember every panel :-)

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Re: First Comic You Ever Read

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I think it was Playland - read a Sooty & Sweep story from the front cover (was watching Sooty in the days of Harry Corbett on Thames TV, which had the duo of Matthew & Gerry Marsden doing songs & giving Harry pratfalls).

Sometimes gor Pippin which Playland later merged into.

Also remember an Andy Pandy from Playhour I think - couldn't stop looking at a picture of Andy & Teddy entering a sweetshop with a big shop window in view.

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