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Old 27-08-2013, 23:23
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There was a story in which a man called Boothby got transformed into a monstrous looking mentally-subnormal creature, in some sort of scientific experiment. I recall the sequence with him roaming the streets going, 'Boothbbyyy!' -trying to tell people that was who he was, as they all fled in terror.

Does anyone recall that strip in which two blokes have a man prisoner and put a poisonous tarantula spider on him, and taunt and gloat over him, with evil laughs, before one of them tickles him with a feather to make him squirm and get the spider to sting and kill him?
I think you might be referring to a story from Mannix which had a similar theme?
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Old 27-08-2013, 23:28
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I think you might be referring to a story from Mannix which had a similar theme?
Which one? The one with the tarantula spider?
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Old 27-08-2013, 23:44
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Wasn't it the Manix photo strip called The Uglies which featured transformed scientists in bad joke shop masks?
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Old 28-08-2013, 09:00
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Wasn't it the Manix photo strip called The Uglies which featured transformed scientists in bad joke shop masks?
Yes, that's the one. Boy was it a relief when they started drawing the strip instead.
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Old 28-08-2013, 11:52
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Yes, that's the one. Boy was it a relief when they started drawing the strip instead.
Plus they had three very different models playing Manix; a medium build dark-haired guy, a stocky bald guy and a thin blonde guy. IIRC, the story only ever accounted for changes to Manix's face and hair, even though each new model was a different build from the last one.
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Old 29-08-2013, 09:54
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Plus they had three very different models playing Manix; a medium build dark-haired guy, a stocky bald guy and a thin blonde guy. IIRC, the story only ever accounted for changes to Manix's face and hair, even though each new model was a different build from the last one.
Yeah, they obviously used different actors/models, maybe they got better gigs. in the meantime. Mannix was so much better when it was drawn, then you could have storys with nuclear submarines and jet fighters in them
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:12
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Thunderbolt and Smokey was the one with the two boys in the schools' football tournament, wasn't it? I recall there was a bully, called Jaws Jenner, and an obnoxious teacher, Mr Ferris, who were the nemeses of the two heroes.

I'm fairly certain I saw the man who played the lead character in Joe Soap the photo strip, in an old episode of The Sweeney that I saw repeated not long ago.
I may be hallucinating but I seem to remember Gary Glitter guest-starring in that strip? Also speaking of The Sweeney didn't they guest star in The Invisible Kid?
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:51
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I may be hallucinating but I seem to remember Gary Glitter guest-starring in that strip? Also speaking of The Sweeney didn't they guest star in The Invisible Kid?
It wasn't Gary Glitter. A story in Joe Soap included an aging pop star who dressed rather similarly, and who seemed to have suffered a downturn in popularity. As it was the early 80s, he had no doubt been edged out by punk then the New Romantics and synth music.
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Old 13-09-2013, 15:40
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It wasn't Gary Glitter. A story in Joe Soap included an aging pop star who dressed rather similarly, and who seemed to have suffered a downturn in popularity.
I'd always assumed it was a barely-disguised GG.
As it was the early 80s, he had no doubt been edged out by punk then the New Romantics and synth music.
Quite the reverse!
After his career as GG nosedived around 1976, he was actually sustained by the late 1970s-early 1980s punks and post-punks, and then the New Romantics and synth-pop fans. 1981-84 was a second coming almost - there were a number of sold-out tours which were astounding tribal gatherings packed to the rafters. University audiences loved him too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 14:24
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I may be hallucinating but I seem to remember Gary Glitter guest-starring in that strip?
I'd always assumed it was a barely-disguised GG.
I can remember the model playing the character in the photo-strip was far too slim to be Gary Glitter.
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Old 04-10-2013, 20:35
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I bought a load of 80s Eagles from issue 1 to 250 odd a couple of years back but still haven't read them.. will have a look for these gems when I get some time
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:18
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I'd always assumed it was a barely-disguised GG.

Quite the reverse!
After his career as GG nosedived around 1976, he was actually sustained by the late 1970s-early 1980s punks and post-punks, and then the New Romantics and synth-pop fans. 1981-84 was a second coming almost - there were a number of sold-out tours which were astounding tribal gatherings packed to the rafters. University audiences loved him too.
Hence his couple of times presenting TOTP in about 1987?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:34
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I remember an episode of Sergeant Streetwise, when it was still a photo-strip, not drawn, which had a scene in which a real psycho of a villain broke into a courtroom during a trial, carrying a shotgun. I remember one photo had him doing this really hilarious face, with a big grimacing grin, just like Jack Nicholson after he chopped through the door in The Shining.
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