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Old 08-02-2013, 11:43
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Anyone remember this .... Had sooo many gd strips. The winners, Its a nice life, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke etc .... I had such good memorys of Buster comic. I grew up reading It ....
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:34
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Here's a very comprehensive website about it: http://www.bustercomic.co.uk/
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:06
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I started getting Buster late 1975/early 1976, when Jackpot comic merged with it. I remember Faceache, who could contort his face into grotesque shapes-he called it 'scrunging'-and The Leopard of Lime Street, which was Spiderman with a younger English lad, who had leopard-like powers.

I think it had a strip with a boy who looks after shipwrecked humanoid aliens, who were only a few inches high, in his bedroom. I can't recall what that story was called, though.

ETA, just found out the last strip was Pete's Pocket Army (see link).

http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/p/pockarmy.htm
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:44
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Anyone remember this .... Had sooo many gd strips. The winners, Its a nice life, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke etc .... I had such good memorys of Buster comic. I grew up reading It ....
Lets see now---
Jaws-Gums, Jabberjaw, MisterJaw? A possible cash in on the Jaws, franchise?
anyway check this out..
WWW.TOONHOUND.COM.
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:51
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Yeaaa glad some people remember it. My mates dont. I absolutely loved it and still do. Shame comics like that dont get appreciated these days
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Old 09-02-2013, 23:19
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Lets see now---
Jaws-Gums
WWW.TOONHOUND.COM.
I think that was in Monster Fun originally, and was one of the strips that merged with Buster, when Monster Fun ceased production. Viz's Pathetic Sharks was just another version of that.
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Old 11-02-2013, 00:16
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I have/had a lot of the late 70's/80's Buster Comics as well as Whizzer and Chips, I'm not sure which one I preferred though, which one had The Bumpkin Billionaires and Odd Ball in?
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:21
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I have/had a lot of the late 70's/80's Buster Comics as well as Whizzer and Chips, I'm not sure which one I preferred though, which one had The Bumpkin Billionaires and Odd Ball in?
Oh i loved them ... Not sure though what one they were in! Maybe whizzer and chips. They were all so good to read
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:32
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I have/had a lot of the late 70's/80's Buster Comics as well as Whizzer and Chips, I'm not sure which one I preferred though, which one had The Bumpkin Billionaires and Odd Ball in?
Odd-Ball - Whizzer & Chips
Bumpkins - Whoopee then merged with W&C

Both strips were "Whizz-Kids" as was I! haha. I have a huge fondess for the IPC/DC Thompson comics during the height of my fandom 1982-1987 - then they all went rubbish - or maybe I outgrew them!
I still have most of them in the attic!
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:44
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I got the Buster every week as a nipper and would sit down and read it cover to cover which probably took about half an hour or more.

The current Beano which my kids occasionally buy takes about five minutes to read cover to cover, itís just adverts and barely readable strips with about six panels per page.

No wonder kids have lost interest in comics

r.i.p. the British comics industry
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Old 11-02-2013, 22:18
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Odd Ball survived into Buster's final issue in 2000, W&C having merged with it in 1990.

Six panels a page? That's an exaggeration, it's usually double that. I know you used to get 20 panels to a page though. Beano is the last survivor of the traditional comics.
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Old 31-03-2013, 15:06
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I have/had a lot of the late 70's/80's Buster Comics as well as Whizzer and Chips, I'm not sure which one I preferred though, which one had The Bumpkin Billionaires and Odd Ball in?
Bumpkin Billionaires=WHOOPIE and Odd Ball=Whizzer and Chips.
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Old 31-03-2013, 18:59
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Topper was a good comic as well, also the Beezer.

I used to get the monthly comic books as well, and the summer specials.

Good times
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Old 31-03-2013, 20:39
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Topper was a good comic as well, also the Beezer.

I used to get the monthly comic books as well, and the summer specials.

Good times
I loved Danny's Tranny, in Topper, and Numskulls and Blubba, in the Beezer.
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Old 31-03-2013, 21:38
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I loved Danny's Tranny, in Topper, and Numskulls and Blubba, in the Beezer.
I remember Danny's Tranny - Numbskulls was always a favourite of mine.

I think I still have some annuals knocking about in a box in a cupboard somewhere.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:51
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Danny's Tranny sounds like it is straight out of Viz, but it does ring a bell. I used to read all those old comics in the 70s. Monster Fun was my absolute favourite.
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:18
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Danny's Tranny sounds like it is straight out of Viz, but it does ring a bell. I used to read all those old comics in the 70s. Monster Fun was my absolute favourite.
Danny's Tranny wasn't about a transgender person, as it would be in Viz, but about a boy with a radio that could send out invisible waves that would make you grow, shrink or become lighter-than-air.
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Old 04-04-2013, 16:31
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Memories of Buster - them changing the Buster artist and me not liking the new one and the Leopard from Lime Street
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Old 04-04-2013, 16:35
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Memories of Buster - them changing the Buster artist and me not liking the new one and the Leopard from Lime Street
Their version of Spiderman. I liked that, too. I think the Beano had a similar character, called Cat Boy, or something. He was in the 1972 annual that I had.
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:46
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They also had a multi-issue black and white series involving a whole bunch of mechanic dinosaurs reeking havoc after going all doolalee (for some reason)
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:37
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Their version of Spiderman. I liked that, too. I think the Beano had a similar character, called Cat Boy, or something. He was in the 1972 annual that I had.
Billy the Cat. He had a cousin called Katie. They're in quite a few annuals from the last ten years, and originally appeared from 1967 to 1974.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:08
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I loved Jackpot as a kid, and find it hard to believe that it only ran three years before merging with Buster.

It seemed to run for years and years, but I guess our perceptions of time are very different when we're young.

It's a pity you can't get comics like Buster, Jackpot and Whizzer and Chips digitally, so they could be revisited on an iPad.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:38
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I loved Jackpot as a kid
Ah yes. The title character, Jack Pot, was a boy with a winning streak for money. There was a take-off of the Good Life TV series, and their own version of Popeye, with a boy who became powerful when he ate special beans. Also Little and Large Lenny, about a boy who could grow or shrink at will-and a rather surreal strip featuring two boys being flown about in a giant flying wellington boot by an eccentric old inventor, who flew to various strange fairy-tale type lands where they got into various bizarre escapades.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:16
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It's a pity you can't get comics like Buster, Jackpot and Whizzer and Chips digitally, so they could be revisited on an iPad.

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That would be incredible. I know there's an online movement where people scan old Beano and Dandy comics, so maybe they would do it for Buster.

Egmont should bring it back as a monthly digital publication and see what the reaction is.
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:29
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I can remember going to my local newspaper shop and buying Buster, it was really good. I recall the comic being sold as "Buster (son of Andy Capp)" and although the comic was never drawn by Reg Smyth it often had Andy in the story line if only just bits of him as the stories were done from his son's point of view. I do remeber in one story we got a full drawing of Andy (I always read Andy Capp in the Daily Mirror) but it was a bad atempt at drawing him.
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