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  • #76
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    I was thinking about the comic strip characters that appeared in various newspapers:

    Hagar the Horrible - The Sun (used in the Skol lager adverts)

    Andy Capp - Daily Mirror (used in the Kit Kat adverts)

    Garfield - Daily Mail and Nottingham Evening Post as well

    Bristow - Nottingham Evening Post and London Evening Standard (used in the Inland Revenue adverts)

    Mr Men - Daily Mirror - Roger Hargreaves must have had his work cut out having to do daily cartoon strips for around six years!

    Do the Daily Star still have Beau Peep by any chance?
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    • #77
      Re: British Comic Characters

      The Guardian had If... & the American strip Doonsbury for years.

      On Saturdays they had a few more including Pigswill & The Red Cat.
      The Trickster On The Roof

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      • #78
        Re: British Comic Characters

        Beryl the Peril - The Dandy (or was it the Beano?) and the Funday Times. Cue Yours Truly reading it in bed on a Sunday morning.
        Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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        • #79
          Re: British Comic Characters

          Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
          Beryl the Peril - The Dandy (or was it the Beano?) and the Funday Times. Cue Yours Truly reading it in bed on a Sunday morning.
          Beryl the Peril appeared in the Topper, George. The comic also featured Tricky Dicky, Mickey the Monkey and Jimmy Jinx.

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          • #80
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            Originally posted by Homewood View Post
            Beryl the Peril appeared in the Topper, George. The comic also featured Tricky Dicky, Mickey the Monkey and Jimmy Jinx.
            That's odd because I am certain that The Funday Times had mentioned on the page that Beryl appeared in The Dandy.

            Mind you, didn't the Topper merge with the Dandy, hence the fact that Beryl was first in The Topper? I am certain that the Nutty was incorporated into the Dandy, as I found some old comics circa 1986 with The Dandy and Nutty on the front cover,
            Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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            • #81
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              Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
              That's odd because I am certain that The Funday Times had mentioned on the page that Beryl appeared in The Dandy.

              Mind you, didn't the Topper merge with the Dandy, hence the fact that Beryl was first in The Topper? I am certain that the Nutty was incorporated into the Dandy, as I found some old comics circa 1986 with The Dandy and Nutty on the front cover,
              You're right. Apparently the Topper did merge with the Dandy in 1993 and Beryl the Peril featured in that comic too. I didn't realise this. I'm a bit older than you and just remember the character from the Topper

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              • #82
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                Originally posted by Homewood View Post
                You're right. Apparently the Topper did merge with the Dandy in 1993 and Beryl the Peril featured in that comic too. I didn't realise this. I'm a bit older than you and just remember the character from the Topper
                I assume that you are already in your 40s (which I will be heading to myself as soon as next week!)

                A neighbour used to work for WHSmith's distribution department and used to give my family a lot of comics and things that they couldn't sell after they were taken off the shelves and replaced by new editions, and the Dandy, Beano and others were some of them - I believe that he was also responsible for donating old magazines to local doctors' and dentists' waiting rooms as well!

                The Topper comic was not to be confused with the free newspaper (dominated by advertising) also called The Topper which we got through local letterboxes back in the mid 1990s.
                Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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                • #83
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                  Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                  I remember loads of Garfield merchandise around the turn of the 1990s, especially the plushes that could be suckered onto your car windows.
                  Some girls in my class had Garfield pencil cases and all that.
                  Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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                  • #84
                    Re: British Comic Characters

                    Death Wish (Blake Edmonds)
                    Topps On Two Wheels (Speed/Tiger)
                    Sintek (Tiger)
                    Ticker Tait (Spike)
                    Dredger (Action)
                    The Leopard From Lime St. (Buster)

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                    • #85
                      Re: British Comic Characters

                      Judge Dredd from 2000ad. Here he's on a cover of the White Dwarf magazine.

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                      • #86
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                        If anybody read White Dwarf in the early days then you would remember Thrud the Barbarian.

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