Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals

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Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals

Post by wilsia » 23 Jul 2015, 13:49

Last year out of the blue DC Thomson brought us Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals.

Unfortunately I have been informed by DCT that there are no plans for the same this year.

Lets hope Egmont do something.

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Re: Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals

Post by klakadak-ploobadoof » 23 Jul 2015, 15:33

wilsia wrote:Last year out of the blue DC Thomson brought us Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals.
Best of Buster from DC Thomson??
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Post by wilsia » 23 Jul 2015, 16:29

Oops, sorry meant the Best Of Beezer

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Post by ISPYSHHHGUY » 23 Jul 2015, 17:00

I never saw these items as I was overseas last year------was this reprinted annual stuff, weekly comics stuff----or both?

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Re: Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals

Post by Kashgar » 23 Jul 2015, 18:44

Hi Rab. These consisted of reprints from annuals.

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Post by big bad bri » 23 Jul 2015, 19:04

i missed them as well as not one sainsburys i tried had any of them

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Post by ISPYSHHHGUY » 23 Jul 2015, 19:30

Thanks, kash!

A mix of vintage weekly strips and newly-commissioned material for the annuals can work surprizingly well, as seen in the 1980 SPARKY annual, which has very early 70s Puss an Boots, alongside new, late-70s [probably 1978] artwork drawn especially for the annual, presented at larger scale.


The 50s/60s Topper/ Beezer books were an utter joy, with their lavish production values---these still look great today, even compared with modern digital colouring techniques.

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Post by Digifiend » 23 Jul 2015, 20:10

big bad bri wrote:i missed them as well as not one sainsburys i tried had any of them
Yeah, same here, Sainsbury's Local didn't have them. All the Sainsbury's stores I can easily get to are Locals. I wasn't that bothered after finding out about the content though - I more than likely already have the Beezer and Topper material.

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Post by judomole » 23 Jul 2015, 21:38

the best of Hotspur annual is still available here
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/the-bes ... nnual.html
also a reprint of Hotspur 1966 annual for only £6 here
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/hotspur ... sahot.html
all the others are sold out

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Post by Phoenix » 23 Jul 2015, 23:49

judomole wrote:all the others are sold out
Try eBay. I was too late last year to get the Best Of Bunty Annual, the only one of the four that I wanted, but I bought a mint copy at a very reasonable price on eBay sometime in January.


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Post by alanultron5 » 24 Jul 2015, 10:15

Pity there won't be a `best of Sparky` annual. Thomson's don't rate it highly and there were only 14 of them- shame! :(
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Re: Best of Buster, Topper, Hotspur and Bunty annuals

Post by peace355 » 26 Jul 2015, 18:55

If you are still looking for the annuals, there are digital copies available on comixology, under Retro Classics for £2.99

https://www.comixology.co.uk/DC-Thomson ... 50U2xpZGVy

If you prefer hard copies there are books available on ebay, they seem to be selling for £7.50 + postage, there is a hotspur one for £2.00 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Best-of-t ... 2a54c71d55

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Post by vexillia » 26 Jul 2015, 22:03

I've got a "Best of Hotspur" that I'm willing to sell. PM me if interested.
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