Sunday, 29 November 2015


I never really bought LION comic (occasional issues apart,
maybe) 'til THUNDER was merged with it, but I'd read a few issues
belonging to pals and was therefore aware of its most popular strips.
course, ZIP NOLAN.  (I'd better give MOWSER a mention as
well, 'cos you know how temperamental he is.)

This strip appeared in the 1971 LION & THUNDER Holiday
Special, but is undoubtedly a reprint from a '60s ish of Lion weekly.
Not that it matters, because if you haven't seen it before, it's new
to you.  Well, can you spot the clue before it's revealed?


Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Lion was one of my favourite UK traditional comics as a kid (probably just after Smash but up there with Valiant & and Buster)and I got it most weeks. It had so many great strips and Zip Nolan was a favourite of mine (although Carsons Cubs annoyed me despite me being a massive football fan). Lion did a few excellent serials like "Beware the White Eyes" that I loved and they teamed up some characters from time to time that was always a treat.

Kid said...

I've got a notion that 'Beware the White Eyes' may have been reprinted at some stage, either in a later combined Lion or another comic, McS. That's because I seem to remember it, which I probably wouldn't have done unless I'd read it regularly somewhere. Although wasn't there a 'Return of the White Eyes'? If so, maybe that's what I remember.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Yes there were a couple of follow ups and one was indeed called "Beware the White Eyes" (there was also "Watch out for the White eyes" and the "White Eyes strike again") I think the strip came out inth elate 60s and ran until the mid 70s.

They also teamed up Ezra Creech (the villian in "White-Eyes") with Professor Krait (from the strip "Shadow of the Snake") that both appeared in Lion, in a new serial called "Masters of Evil" - all great stuff that strip really stuck with me.

Kid said...

Ah, right. (I was too lazy to Google it.) I've got a feeling one of those strips is in an Annual of mine, 'cos I know I've seen one of them somewhere.

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