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Friday, 11 July 2014
WHIZZER & CHIPS #1 - PART ONE...
I remember seeing WHIZZER & CHIPS upcoming launch advertised in a centre-spread insert in SMASH! in 1969, and being instantly fascinated by HARRY'S HAUNTED HOUSE. On the day of release, I was up around 7a.m. and across like a rocket to the newsagent's over the road from me, eager to immerse myself in this new comics experience. W&C survived in weekly form for just over 21 years before being merged with BUSTER, and I for one was sorry to see it go. I bought a copy of the last issue in the same shop that I had purchased the first, even though I no longer lived in the area.
Y'know, sometimes I think that any point in my past life is as near to me as 'over the road' was then, but it's a short-lived feeling that soon dissipates when I realise that all my yesterdays are quite a bit farther removed than that. Anyway, that's enough melancholy introspection - enjoy the 'Whizzer' section for the moment, and we'll be back before you know it with its companion paper 'Chips'. (Were you a Whizz-kid or a Chip-ite? Don't be shy now. )
Posted by Kid at Friday, July 11, 2014