Monday, 17 August 2015

KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - WHIZZER & CHIPS #1...



"Two comics in one, double the fun!", but WHIZZER & CHIPS was
really just one comic with two names.  However, it was a good idea to
make readers think that they were getting more bang for their bucks.  (Or
in this case, more pages for their pennies.)  On sale on 11th October 1969
(cover-dated 18th), the title lasted for one week past its (un-celebrated)
21st birthday before being merged with stablemate BUSTER, thereby
ensuring that at  least a few W&C characters survived a bit longer.

6 comments:

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

I'm sure I have said this before but I still don't equate "Whizzer & Chips" with 1969 to me it was first published around 1972 (ish) - it was a great wee comic all the same.

Kid said...

I guess it's like Super DC in reverse, McScotty, which seems like a '60s comic, but was actually sold in the '70s. Did you buy W&C from #1?

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

I bought the first few issues but it wasn't a regular of mine, I preferred more of a mix of humour and adventure (like Buster around this time) Whizzer and Chips was mostly humour as I recall. I did pick up the odd issue up until about 1972 when I stopped reading (lamost all) UK originated comics for MARVEL UK ans US comics

Kid said...

W&C had a couple of semi-serious adventure strips to begin with - I'm not sure when they were phased out. Probably after I had given up buying it regularly. I felt privileged to contribute to W&C and Buster in the mid-'80s. Great comics, sadly missed.

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

I really miss the Buster circa 1968 - 1971 it was a brilliant comic (like Wham and Smash) - contributing to the "Buster" (in particular) is pretty cool Kid you should feel chuffed I would be.

Kid said...

Well, it was only in a minor way, I suppose, but it was still great to have that connection to something from my youth. I do feel fairly chuffed.

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