Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fleetway Origins - Barney's Badges

Barney began his adventures with his badges in Wow! issue 1, where he luckily aquired a huge set of old badges, for free, from a mysterious old lady at a jumble sale! Illustrated by Terry Bave, his badges got Barney out of many sticky situations, generally by enlarging or simply living up to their name (heavy rock, for example, became very heavy). 

I thought that Barney's Badges got into some great, and hilarious, adventures, and I thoroughly enjoyed the strip. Sadly, when Wow! merged into Whoopee after just 56 issues, he didn't go with it (despite the fact he had even appeared on the back cover)!
[No Barney or any badges to be seen...]

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