Monday, 9 October 2017

WHO YA GONNA CALL? SEND FOR KELLY...



SEND FOR KELLY was one of The TOPPER's comic strip delights, drawn by GEORGE MARTIN and first appearing in the weekly periodical in 1961.  Along with his assistant CEDRIC, Kelly was a secret agent who pre-dated the JAMES BOND movies, so he was more than a mere cash-in on the '60s spy fad that Bond created.  Here's the back page from the issue whose cover I showed you in a previous post.

6 comments:

Dave S said...

Can't beat a bit of Nick Kelly - now I come to think of it though, when I re-enacted the Kelly story from the 1981 Topper annual in the school playground, I played the part of Cedric, not Kelly. Don't know why, maybe I found the idea of meeting Nick more interesting than being him.

Kid said...

Or maybe you've got a bowler hat fetish, DS? Ah, didn't think of that, did you?

Anonymous said...

I loved Nick Kelly & Cedric but the only story I can remember is one where they got shrunk till they were both tiny. It was in 1973 or thereabouts.

Also in the early '70s I read a comic strip about the life of St. Francis of Assissi but I can't remember, or even begin to imagine, where I encountered that particular comic strip. My family wasn't Catholic or religious so I'd never have heard of St. Francis if I hadn't read that strip - but where did I see it ? Where ???

Kid said...

I know Marvel did a comic about St. Francis ('cos I've got it), but that was around 1980, so perhaps it was a D.C. Thomson comic (or Annual) you read it in, CJ, as they sometimes included such stuff (usually drawn by Dudley D. Watkins).

Anonymous said...

It was in a comic, Kid, because it was a weekly strip and it was before I'd started reading Marvel so perhaps it was in the Beezer or The Topper ?

Kid said...

Could well have been, CJ - or The Sparky.

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