Classic comics and magazines thread

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  1. When In Rome

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    Which were your favourite comics and magazines of yesteryear?

    Cheeky, Whizzer & Chips and Roy Of The Rovers for me but I'm hoping that this thread may unearth some forgotten treasures.

    And who can forget the variety of free gifts on offer - maybe tell us what was the most useful free toy you can remember?

    To get started I compiled this memory-jogger:

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    Some well-known ones there but I'm interested in the forgotten ones!

    Post your memories here please!
     
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    Whizzer and Chips for me until I progressed on to Eagle, 2000AD, Judge Dredd The Megazine, and most of the related titles. For free gifts Dandy or The Beano always seemed to be best as they tended to have a bar of Highland Toffee or something similar stuck to the front.
     
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    Highland toffee! And Lucky Bags were something you might have afforded as well as comics.

    I never read 2000AD or the like but have just thought of a smaller mag about soldiers and war, I think it may have been called Commando, I read that sometimes.
     
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    I’d forgotten about lucky bags. A handful of sweets and a disappointing toy yet I thought they were great. Surprised that Commando is still going as my dad used to read it when he was a kid.
     
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    Whizzer and Chips, Cheeky, Commando, 2000ad and Scream, think the latter two turned me into the discerning chap I am now :laugh:
     
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    I was reminded this morning in another forum here about Shoot! magazine and those old football league ladders!

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    My dad came home with a Beano and Dandy one day, held them behind his back, and me and my brother picked one at random, and from that day on I was hooked.

    I got the Beano, and when this was repeated later with Whizzer and Chips and Whoppee, I got Whoppee. I was 6, 7? at the time. By the time I was 10, I had more than a 1000 comics. I know this as my mum got me a roll of stickers from work, little dots that I numbered them all with. I was going to all the school jumble sales and church fates and any place that I could pick up old comics from.

    I picked up Cheeky, Beezer, Cor, Buster etc.....the stacks I had were nearly as high as me.

    Then we moved at the time I went to secondary school and the whole lot where dumped (I dont recall where though?) but if you find a british comic from the 70/80's with a little coloured sticker with a seemingly random number on it in the top right hand corner....

    At secondary school, I used to go and knock for my mate on the way to school. He had loads of 2000AD, and then I started getting them. I then got the scary one with Dracula and the fangs when that came out - I think I re-bought them again (Scream!) a few years back. I sold all my 2000AD at the time, and I had a lot....but then subsequently rebought them again.

    I also have bought a stack of Beano's - I think I have the years 82-85? I really need a sort out....
     
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    I seem to be bought the comics I preferred there sister publication (grass is greener?) I got the Dandy but got to swap with the girl at the end of the street on Saturday mornings with the Beano. I also got Topper and The Tiger although preferred Beezer and The Lion which had Robot Archie in also The Spider which of all things last night going though some old stuff found 2 The Spider novels.

    When I bought my own before getting into American comics was The Valiant, which had Steel Claw who had a metal hand which when touching electricity turned invisible apart from the steel hand, Kelly's Eye who had an amulet that made him invulnerable.
    Mytek the Mighty about a giant gorilla.

    I remeber getting one famous comic (name eludes me right now)which had complete short story's in words rather than pictures although would add one pic to illustrate something e.g. someone was setting fires in forest and they could not fathom how they were setting them, and they showed a drawing of a clear plastic bag filled with water to act as a magnifying glass to start some kindle.
     
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    No love for TV21?

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    It mainly adapted Gerry Anderson shows into comic form but the Daleks were in there too.

    Bri
     
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    I can vaguely remember it on the shelves. certainly never read it although I liked Stingray on the box.
     
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    The Anderson shows were a big hit and most of my mates loved them. TV21 was very popular with us.

    Bri
     
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    I've also just remembered TV Comic.

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    That had all sorts of different tv stuff in it including Dr Who.

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    As I recall it was aimed at quite a young audience and the stories were very simple.

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    I got a few of them and I think there was something in one of the early issues and if you checked on a page you won something, and went and lost it.:(

    I wonder if that's the issue where they had a spy quiz and I got all the correct answers.

    I sometimes bought Look and Learn which both had comic strips and interesting nonfiction articles.
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    I also collected a volume of this(albeit not a comic) and still recall the top RH issue.
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    i bought loads regularly eagle,2000ad,buster,whizzer & chips,cheeky ,sparky ,beano,tv tops,beeb,wow etc but binned em all over the years after i started collecting america comics in the 80s and over the last few years have bought them all back and more having compete runs of whoopee ,cheeky,krazy,eagle etc need only about 90 whizzer and chips and about 300 Buster for complete runs of those.i have 1000s of comics and graphic novels that i will never read as time and life is so short
     
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    I used to read Beano, Whoopee and 2000AD. I still have a digital sub to 2000AD and it's better than ever, it has grown up along with its readership.

    My Dad had a grocers shop when I was growing up and he was good friends with the newsagent next door and he would regularly come home with bags of unsold comics that he gave him for us. I got to read a big variety of titles in the 70's and 80's.
     
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