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October 10th, 2009
05:25 pm


And now for something completely different - UK Weekly comics of the past..
In the UK, there was, in my youth and in some ways to this day, a thriving, and very different comics industry to the US one, or even the mainland European.

Split between boys and girls comics, the former were just as likely to be slapstick comedy as adventure, and the latter were somewhere between romance comics and mild domestic dramas. Stories were one to three pages long, often episodic and could run for decades (Usually reserved for the comedy stories)

Recently, a UK newspaper produced, as a giveaway, reproductions of various UK comics from the 1970's and 80's. I'll feature some samples from these in a series of posts.

First up is the footballing (eg what everyone on the planet other than Americans calls football eg soccer) legend which is

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