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Saturday, 29 April 2017
DID YOU EVER WIN £1 BY DARING DAVY?
I don't suppose I ever thought much about it at the time, but I do now. You see, the fact that comics are produced at least 8 weeks ahead of seeing print, I now realise that the first 9 (at least) DARE-A-DAY DAVY strips in POW! couldn't have been from genuine readers.
Also, several of the stories were reused a few years later in VALIANT comic, in a Davy-type strip called CHALLENGE CHARLIE, so it's a certainty that the named 'readers' were fictitious and never received £5 (that's inflation for you) for alleged 'contributions'.
Were the publishers just trying to save a few quid by inventing readers' suggestions, or did they simply never receive enough to begin with? I once won a £1 in 1973 for a contribution to SHIVER & SHAKE, so not all invitations for reader-participation were fake, but it does cause me to wonder just how many were.
So, dear reader, did you ever win £1 for submitting an idea to Pow!'s Dare-A-Day Davy, or do you know of anyone who did? If so, leave a comment and dispel the mystery. And if you'd like to make a comparison between Davy and Charlie, you can do so over on KAZOOP blog - just click the name.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, April 29, 2017