Saturday, June 16, 2012

Football in Comics (Part 3)!

Roy of the Rovers and Tiger No. 1 on recent stamp.

For part three I've fished out a copy of Whoopee and Wow from 8th December 1984. What amazes me is that there is not one, not two, but five football related strips in this issue! First up is this Team Mates strip by Tom Paterson.
The next footy strip is Toy Boy, where they enjoy a classic game of Subbuteo, but only at the correct time, of course! Art by Terry Bave.
There was even a little bit of football in Ian Knox's Gran's Gang strip, which also, scientifically, proves that old people come out at night.
Lolly Pop discovered that profesional footballers were worth millions, so quickly gets Archie to take it up! As usual, things don't quite go according to plan...! Art by Sid Burgon.
And the final football theme is Ball Boy, where he has a few sports matches to decide who should get the raise! Art by Frank McDiarmid.

 And that sums up part 3! But don't worry - the next part will be here soon (well, sooner than this one took hopefully)! Apologies for the bad scans, but Whoopee doesn't quite fit into an A4 scanner...

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