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    Quote Originally Posted by beccabear67 View Post
    Those Garfield books were everywhere in the '70s and early '80s. I'm pretty sure they topped best-sellers lists. Earlier it was Snoopy/Charlie Brown/Peanuts strip collections. I had some New Zealand or Australian ones like them... Footrot Flats about a sheep dog, and a Ginger Meggs.
    I remember loads of Garfield merchandise around the turn of the 1990s, especially the plushes that could be suckered onto your car windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    The Black sapper,
    Wilson
    Captain Hornet
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    Mach 1
    Wilson of the Wizard. - he improved is high jump by setting fire to hay bales to jump over, and I remember him picking his cricket team - chose someone who couldn’t touch his toes so he kept his feet together in the field to stop the ball and someone who kept his hanky in his right pocket. (??)

    Also read the advnture, Hotspur and Rover

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    Do you think that the strips from Look In magazine would count in this instance?

    I used to enjoy the cartoon drawings of Cannon and Ball in the magazine every week, and of course, it was quite straightforward to convert Dangermouse into a comic strip.
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    I have Andy Capp and Perishers books which I've had since I was a kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    But thats the thing, the koolest comics were from/in the 60's, they had kool comics also, Smash, Knockout, TV21 etc, at least 2000AD's still going strong.
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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?
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    The Guardian had If... & the American strip Doonsbury for years.

    On Saturdays they had a few more including Pigswill & The Red Cat.
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    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.
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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,
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