Friday, March 28, 2014

Whizzer and Chips To Return!

Who said that the last Whizzer and Chips was in 1995? Oh, me? Well - it turns out that Whizzer and Chips will be returning in this very special Birthday year. I can't give any details because I don't know them, but in a reply to a tweet from me Classic Comics have announced that "something Whizzer and Chips [will be] coming out"! What an exciting development - I can't wait to hear more!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

45 Years of Laughs!

Yes, 2014 is a big year for Whizzer and Chips because it marks 45 years since the first issue went on sale in 1969. I hope to do something to celebrate the occasion but so far I don't know what - keep your eyes peeled for any developments!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Two Comics In One - Originality is Best


Over on my other blog Wacky Comics I've just published a post looking at the "Two In One" comics and asking myself why Shiver and Shake and Score 'n' Roar failed whilst Whizzer and Chips was a flying success.

It took me three days to write and research it so if you do read it I hope you like it. You can find the post here:

http://www.wackycomics.com/2013/12/two-comics-in-one-double-fun.html

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Comic Library

There was, as there was with Buster, a "Comic Library" series for Whizzer and Chips. This format was different from other Comic Libraries in that two issues were on sale at once and one was a 'Whizzer' comic and the other a 'Chips'.

I've had four or five of these comics for some time now and for a while have been trying to find out just how many of them there were, a fruitless task with which an answer could not be found in the comics or by anybody I contacted and asked.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel and Kid over at his blog 'Crivens! Comicbooks, Cartoons & Classic Collectables!' revealed there to be fourteen, and accompanied this fact with a complete cover gallery.

So, if you didn't see the post here they are - all fourteen smashing covers!








The original post can be found here:

http://kidr77.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/whizzer-chips-comic-library-cover.html

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Best Of Whizzer and Chips Monthly


The Best Of Monthly's were, as the name suggests, monthly comics collecting the very best of a particular title, whichever title they were representing. Amongst others there were best of comics for Buster, Whoopee and, of course, Whizzer and Chips! The first one came out for November 1984, and was 68 pages for 55p - that's less than a penny a page!


Like the weekly, the comic was divided into two parts, with Chips being the pull-out section in the middle. However, the front and back cover aside, there was no colour in the comic, not even on the front cover of chips or the center spread.


It strived on well after the weekly comic died and even the annuals, until February 1995. Now, it's interesting to note that by this point it was now called just Whizzer and Chips, not The Best Of Whizzer and Chips Monthly, meaning that the comic actually lasted until 1995! Erm... didn't it?


The reason for it ending, along with all the other 'Best Of Monthly' comics, is because Fleetway were merging them together (in a way) and producing BVC - Big Value Comic.


BVC spelt the end for Whizzer and Chips by ending the last product under the 'Whizzer and Chips' logo. BVC itself was a failure, lasting for only a few months from February 1995 to November 1995, before vanishing without a trace.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Is Whizzer and Chips coming back?


Whizzer and Chips might be making a comeback very soon! Egmont has launched a new project called Classic Comics, which will reproduce classic Fleetway comics in digital form (and hopefully printed as well)!

If you look at their Twitter page you will notice a few Whizzer and Chips pages in the background, so this might be a hint for its return!

I asked them if they'd bringing back Whizzer and Chips, and here's what they said:




Let's hope so anyway!

Main Website:
http://classiccomics.egmont.co.uk

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Classic_Comics

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/EgmontClassicComics?fref=ts

Pintrest:
http://pinterest.com/classiccomics/

Look at all those lovely Whizzer and Chips pages!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Loony Martians


Oh, what wonderful characters the Loony Martians were! Illustrated flawlessly by Mike Green each episode they would spy on Earth and produce a plan to steal our food, as there is nothing to eat on Mars. Unfortunately for them, it would go wrong in various ways, leading to hilarious consequences!

Here's a four page Loony Martians strip from the 1983 Whizzer and Chips annual for you to enjoy! As always, click on the image and then again to view in full size!