Some 40s Dandy covers

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Some 40s Dandy covers

Post by stevezodiac » 28 Dec 2010, 23:22

I went over to my Mum's yesterday to finish off her home made trifle and then went to my old bedroom to fill up a couple of bags with comics from the bottom of the wardrobe. My oldest Dandys are from 1941 so I thought I'd share the covers with you. I don't possess a single 30s Beano or Dandy.

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Post by Peter Gray » 28 Dec 2010, 23:33

I like that last gag! :)

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Post by Digifiend » 29 Dec 2010, 01:09

"Bumper" Xmas Number? In 1946? Well the word bumper is meaningless there, as wartime paper rationing was still in force, so they couldn't have extra pages (it only has 12 if I'm not mistaken, whereas before the war, it would've been 28).

Anyway, thanks for posting these.

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Post by Lew Stringer » 29 Dec 2010, 01:54

Digifiend wrote:"Bumper" Xmas Number? In 1946? Well the word bumper is meaningless there, as wartime paper rationing was still in force, so they couldn't have extra pages (it only has 12 if I'm not mistaken, whereas before the war, it would've been 28).

Anyway, thanks for posting these.
I think it's meant to suggest there's plenty of Christmas material inside. Bumper Christmas content if you will.
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Post by stevezodiac » 29 Dec 2010, 13:05

But what does the word Bumper mean anyway? i have many more 40s Dandys but the images on tinypic are very small and I couldn't tell which ones I had already put on. I'll delete the ones from My Pictures that are already on here and then put some more on. These covers are almost never seen anywhere so its nice to provide a service. Have 40s Beanos as well.

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Post by steven » 22 Mar 2011, 20:04

Just noticed the word 'chink' on the 27-10-45 issue. I doubt that word would be used nowadays.

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Post by ISPYSHHHGUY » 22 Mar 2011, 20:14

I think that 'Bumper' in comics usually just means 'Extravaganza' or 'Celebration' of a particular subject, Steve. That's how I used to interpret it anyway. Great covers by the way, and good to see in such detail.

I'm afraid the world was awash with 'chink'-like references and much worse in 1945, Steven......in fact, there were much worse things could happen to you than being called a degrading name, which was the least of problems or worries for millions of folks, as I'm sure you're aware............ah, the Good Old Days!

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Post by swirlythingy » 22 Mar 2011, 21:12

Ah, the traditional Christmas sight of a cat riding a bicycle. :lol:

Who got the job of writing the weekly four line verse? Also, why - or were you simply nothing in the 30s and 40s if your product wasn't advertised in McGonagall-esque poetry? (Billy Brown of London Town springs to mind.)
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Post by Jon » 23 Mar 2011, 23:31

I definitely recognise that 1946 Christmas issue... probably reprinted in a "Beano & Dandy" collection - I can't imagine where else I'd know it from.

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Post by RamblingSid » 04 Jun 2011, 17:10

Really like the mouse joke.

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Post by Brendan McGuire » 23 Jun 2011, 19:48

Jon, it's reprinted on page 91 of Denis Gifford's Happy Days: One hundred years of comics,published by Jupiter Books, 1975. Could that be your source?

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Post by Phoenix » 05 Jul 2011, 20:36

steven wrote:Just noticed the word 'chink' on the 27-10-45 issue. I doubt that word would be used nowadays.
As I seem a bit slow on the uptake here, I will have to admit that this is the first time I have read this thread, but I think it is worth pointing out that The Cheery Chinks was a very popular strip in The Rover from the late twenties to September 1938, often sharing a full page with Nosey Parker. It took holidays from time to time but it was essentially a long-running feature. I call it a strip but it was really just a single half-page panel with lots of humorous activity going on, rather like Spadger Isle in The Wizard over a roughly similar period, and just as non-PC when read nowadays.

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Post by philcom55 » 05 Jul 2011, 21:11

...As, for that matter, is Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. I wonder if the current editions still include words like 'Chinks' - or have they been surreptitiously replaced like the Golliwogs in Noddy?

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