The Jackson Five In JUDY

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The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Phoenix » 29 Jun 2009, 10:50

I'm not sure how important this is to comics enthusiasts in general but, in the aftermath of Michael's death, this double-page spread from issue 696 of Judy (May 12 1973) may be of interest to some of you.
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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Kashgar » 29 Jun 2009, 14:16

How sanitized everything was in those old 'When he was a Boy' style strips. Natural enough given when and where they were published and the audience they were aimed at but, nonetheless, strangely unwholesome in retrospect with everyone living in a kind of Stepford-like environment.

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Digifiend » 29 Jun 2009, 20:31

Might be a good idea for Thomson's to reprint that, perhaps in a Weekly News? After all, Michael Jackson seems to flavour of the month now that he's gone.

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by steelclaw » 05 Jul 2009, 00:58

R.I.P Michael Jackson.

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Post by Lew Stringer » 05 Jul 2009, 02:12

Digifiend wrote:Might be a good idea for Thomson's to reprint that, perhaps in a Weekly News? After all, Michael Jackson seems to flavour of the month now that he's gone.
Hopefully that bandwagon's just about run its course.

How's about a Mollie Sugden tribute instead?

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Digifiend » 05 Jul 2009, 03:01

The BBC should at least repeat some episodes of Are You Being Served.

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Post by colcool007 » 05 Jul 2009, 10:08

Someone who sneaked onto the bandwagon rather sharply was the Ebay seller that listed the 1970's Hornet issue featuring Michael Jackson on the cover on the day that Michael died. It has just finished and went for £20!! Either someone's a big Jackson fan or just potty!
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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by tony ingram » 05 Jul 2009, 15:01

Kashgar wrote:How sanitized everything was in those old 'When he was a Boy' style strips. Natural enough given when and where they were published and the audience they were aimed at but, nonetheless, strangely unwholesome in retrospect with everyone living in a kind of Stepford-like environment.
Ever see IPC's Kevin Keegan Special? A full length comic strip biog of the permed one which left the reader feeling they had been in the presence of a living saint... :D

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Digifiend » 05 Jul 2009, 16:22

Never heard of that, but I bet it was popular in Newcastle! :lol:

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by steven » 10 Jul 2009, 00:03

I also have a Dandy from 1989 featuring Desperate Dan having plastic surgary on his lips to impress a girl who was a Michael Jackson fan.

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Digifiend » 10 Jul 2009, 09:38

Can you scan and upload that please? I've never seen that cover.

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by ajsmith » 14 Jul 2009, 21:04

"Bogeyman" by John Geering form the Beezer circa 1989 featured a (slightly dated) mickey take of Thriller-era Micky..

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by steven » 21 Jul 2009, 22:27

Digifiend wrote:Can you scan and upload that please? I've never seen that cover.
I did try my best to scan it but not much luck uploading it.

MJ himself had appeared on the Dandy masthead replacing Korky the Cat. Issue dated 7/1/89. The issue said it was a 'special wacky edtion' butonly Desperate Dan had the related story. The rest of the comic was normal. The girl was named Miss Ellie (a pun after the Dallas characther maybe?).

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Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

Post by Digifiend » 21 Jul 2009, 22:51

Files probably too big, try uploading to imageshack or some other webspace provider, then put it here like this:
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Thanks for the description though. I've tried Googling to see if anyone already uploaded it, but I'm not having much luck.

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