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Ta, Lew. :D

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I recall how sad I was when realising "The Cloak" was to depart "Smash" thankfully, in my favourite comic "Sparky" the `I.Spy` strip had not long commenced; and that soon surpassed "The Cloak" for me.
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Some news of a massive reduction of my (now way too large) comic archive.

I intend keeping my Cheeky Weeklies, Sparky and Dandy comics. If anyone is interested,a (abbreviated) look of what is up for grabs can be found here

I'll duplicate this post on the Buying and Selling pages there as well,

All offers greatly appreciated.

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While I still have a good portion of my collection, the blog will continue.

This afternoon, I have part three of my look at the Whizzer and Chips mergers with the comics' merge with Whoopee! here.

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It's been a while since I posted here, so on the blog today, I look at the work of Norman Mansbridge here.

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Now for some more seaside fun (even though Summer has been over now for a month for us here in Australia) with the summary of the 1990 Whizzer and Chips Holiday Special.

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First new post in this years' Summer of Fun series for 2017/2018. and today, I summarize the 1996 Beezer Summer Special here.

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Tonight, my blog pays a tribute to the 80th anniversary of the Dandy, with a photo gallery of some classic issues here

Edit: this page has now been updated to include the 2000th issue, the 2004 revamp, the Dandy Xtreme revamp and the 2010 revamp.

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On the blog today, it is my annual Easter in the Comics post, and I take a look at Buster's Easter from 43 years ago.

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... sters.html

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blaing wrote:On the blog today, it is my annual Easter in the Comics post, and I take a look at Buster's Easter from 43 years ago.

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... sters.html

Nice to see that, Bruce. I'd stopped buying Buster during those years so hadn't seen it before. I'm trying to work out who drew that main cover image. It's not Reg Parlett (although the strip beneath it is his of course) and it doesn't look like Mike Lacey. Whoever did it has ghosted the various styles very well.
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It's summary time on the Comics Archive, and tonight, I look at the Cor!! 1979 Holiday Special

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... -1979.html

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This evening on the Comic Archive, I take a look at D. C. Thomson's comic spinoff from the Bash Street Kids, Plug.

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... comic.html

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On my blog today, I have an expanded post on Sparky's Chewsome Twosome, Snip and Snap, and their brief revival in the Dandy.

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... k-the.html

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This evening, I have a double serve of Bully Beef and Chips from the pages of the Dandy.

https://bjlcomicarchive.blogspot.com/nc ... dandy.html

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On the Comics Archive today, I have a two part series on the mischief makers of the Beano Part 1 and and Part 2.

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