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Monday, 16 May 2016
THIS COMIC WEEKLY WAS AN ABSOLUTE KNOCKOUT - (DING! DING!)...
I remember cartoonist TERRY BAVE telling me a number of years ago
that the '70s incarnation of KNOCKOUT was a a particular favourite of his
and that he wished it had lasted longer than the two years it did. It was also a
great favourite of mine, and I recall lending a pile of them to a pal back in 1971
and getting them back some weeks (or was it months?) later in a condition you
wouldn't believe. Pages ripped, pages missing, and the issues being crumpled
and ragged. I can think of no good reason why pages would be torn out,
apart from a shortage of toilet paper in that particular household.
Anyway, a number of years ago, I acquired a complete set of the comic,
but the first issue was quite tatty. I noticed recently that a copy was up for
auction, finally going for nearly £30, but that was more than I would've been
prepared to pay. Luckily, I managed to obtain one from a back issue specialist
for less than a third of the above price, and it arrived today, callooh, callay!
So, lucky peeps that you are, here's a few pages for your delectation. Like
to see more? Then let me know, Knockout fans - I live to please!
I loved The HAUNTED WOOD - great REG PARLETT art
This strip was clearly based on the same premise as GALAXUS in BUSTER