Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Just before the title folded, a Holiday Special was launched. Unlike some other Holiday specials, this one featured 100% new stories. Like the annual, a new character was created to fill the pages. Pete the Poacher made his one ond only apperence inside Nipper.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This book features a braw collection of Watkins' best work in the Sunday Post, from 1936 - 1969. My favourite is the way he drew Oor Wullie in the mid forties.
100 pages of oor fun filled lad, up to his adventures once again after his first appearence in the Sunday Post almost 74 years ago!
And so, whilst enjoying a good read of Oor Wullie and The Broons, make sure that you take a bit of Maw Broons Tablet!
Monday, February 14, 2011
I'm sure it will appeal to all the older readers, who will be more than happy to see their childhood favourites back, but will it appeal to younger readers? It's true that the Beano has been featuring reprints from many 80's comics, but this is the first time they've gone back as far as 1955! Will it work? Only time can tell!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Of course, being Oink!, it's not going to be like any ordinary valentines comic. This issue features an Oink photo story called The Lesson Of Love! Basically, two aliens from the planet Bling, have come to earth claiming that love is not as powerful as their scientific powers. To cut a long story short, it ends with Blodnik and Wango hitting themselves on the head with a mallet. Just antoher typical Oink story!
On the centre pages we get some crazy Oink Valentine cards, featuring things you just wouldn't want to see on Valentines! Art by Tony Husband.
The comic finishes off with a superbly stupid back page story, which goes by the name of Stupid Cupids!
Next up is this Whizzer and Chips valentines issue from two years earlier. The front cover does of course feature the leader of the Whizz-Kids, Sid's Snake, illustrated by Mike Lacey.
Apart from the cover, only two stories have anything to do with valentines. First up is Captain Kid, note the Ghost-Getter in panel 5. He is a raider from Ghost-Getters in Whizzer, illustrated by Trevor Metcalfe.
The other strip is on the back cover, and the occasion gives Joker a great excuse to play some pranks! Artwork by Sid Burgon.