Saturday, May 25, 2013


Four comics merged into Whizzer and Chips during its 21 year run. The first, Knockout, merged in 1973. This was followed by Krazy in 1978, Whoopee in 1985 and Scouse Mouse in 1989. Three of these mergers were celebrated with a free gift, a joke book for Knockout, a poster for Krazy and a fun wallet for Scouse Mouse.

Knockout, and its gift:

Krazy, and its gift (part 1 of 3):


Scouse Mouse, and the assembly instructions for the fun wallet.

I don't have a photo of the fun wallet that came with Scouse Mouse, but it does look very similar to the quiz wallet given away in 1986:

If anybody can provide a scan of photo of the fun wallet I'd be very grateful!

FUN FACT! Three of the four merges occured in April, although none of them on the same week.

Some Possible Logos

Here are three possible logos for the top of this blog, one with a strapline and one without, and one with brighter colours (the current one). I might make a fourth one with a price, and possibly even a fifth with a strapline and a price! Please let me know what you think.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Original Cover Art - 16th April 1988

Here's some awesome original cover art by Tom Paterson for issue dated 16th April 1988. This particular artwork is in the latest Compal Comics auction at lot #156, with an estimate of £60 - £80.

Also in the auction are some early comics with free gifts. I might try and buy these so I can share them with you here, but time will tell... (and I already have some images of them on 'The History' page).

Friday, May 3, 2013

1971 Annual

I've uploaded information and pages from the 1971 annual onto the History page, and hopefully other annuals will follow soon. 

I might list the full contents, I'll see if I can get round to it shortly!