Newspaper comic strips

Discuss any comic strip that has appeared in a newspaper over the years. Andy Capp, Rupert, Hagar, Fudge etc

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Nice one, ISPY. Right, I think we should perhaps get back on topic now. So what was it? Oh yes Bear,... or was it Nemi? Actually Nemi looks as if she has only recently extracted herself from a compromising situation similar to those that Robbie is referring to above. Either that or she's on the pavement after a night on the pop in Bolton town centre. Keep your distance, lads.

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:lol: Any comic strips which ever appeared in a newspaper are on topic in this thread. :up: :D

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I must admit that now I am a semi-regular traveller on the Tube, I do enjoy my daily-ish dose of Nemi. Very reminiscent of Bogart that used to appear in the Daily Record in the late 80's/early 90's
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Digifiend wrote:Just pointing out that The Sun actually first launched in 1964 as a broadsheet published by IPC. Rupert Murdoch bought it and relaunched it as a tabloid on 17 November 1969. It's this issue you're referring to, the first tabloid Sun, not the first edition overall.

Incidentally, Wikipedia says that a strip called Scarth was in that issue, the name apparently being a reference to Garth. Lambiek has some information about that strip and it's artist, Luis Roca. http://lambiek.net/artists/r/roca_luis.htm
I have both first issues - the broadsheet and the tabloid - but I can't remember if the tabloid relaunch started the numbering back from no. 1.

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Since we're talking about a newspaper, they probably dropped the numbering completely. Most newspapers don't use numbering any more, and I don't think that's a recent trend, especially for the tabloids.

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Bear and More Bear are clearly reprints of her Sun work [I've got a copy of Bear here so will post some strips when I've got more time]. Bear is dated 1974.

BUT before either of these books came out there was book entilted "The Posy Simmonds bear book" which wasn't strip cartoon reprints from the Sun although it did feature Bear so presumably acted as some sort of calling card for the folks at the Sun.
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I think you'll find all newspapers are numbered, no longer on the front though but at the bottom of the back page in the small box where they provide the publisher's details. Only exception to my knowledge is the FT.

City AM, a London financial freesheet, publishes its 1000th issue on Friday. I wonder if they'll have a bumber celebration issue.

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*checks today's Sun*

The Sun seems to be an exception as well.
© NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS Ltd, 2009. Published and licenced for distrribution in electronic and all other deriviative formats by News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1XY, 020 7782 4000. Printed by...
Several other addresses are listed here. Then the foreign prices...
Abroad: Austria E4.00 (Sat E4.20)... USA $2.00
No issue number though. Pity, as based on 313 issues a year, it would've been pretty easy to work out on a calculator when issue 1 was (1964 or 1969).

NB: E in the Austrian price should be the Euro currency symbol.

EDIT: No issue numbers in the News of the World or The People either.
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I look forwards to seeing some samples of bear on here if at all possible, Richard....I doubt if I have seen this strip since the 1970s.

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I noticed Metro were running "Pearls Before Swine" a while ago.

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Does anyone remember Psycops? It was in The Sun and written by Pete Nash who also does Striker.

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was that the vampire one, Uncle?

If so, I remember it--it never lasted too long.

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Getting back to The Sun I actually have some Sun Newspapers from the late 1700s but it was no relation to the present incarnation.

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stevezodiac wrote:I actually have some Sun Newspapers from the late 1700s but it was no relation to the present incarnation.
That's right, Steve. The Daily Herald, a socialist paper that my father started to buy instead of the communist organ The Daily Worker, gave up the ghost in 1964. The Sun emerged the following day. I've still got a copy of that first issue somewhere.

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:was that the vampire one, Uncle?

If so, I remember it--it never lasted too long.
No, that was called Shadows...or something like that? In fact, that was written by former Striker employees...they also did the rubbish football strip that they tried to replace Striker with.

Psycops ran at the same time as Striker. John Cooper was writing Striker while Pete Nash concentrated on Psycops. I think Psycops was a futuristic police force....maybe a comic version of Terminator.

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