Monday, 21 December 2015

GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT...



Good will to all?  Well, except for liars and cheeky buggahs.
They should be thoroughly scourged and then made to lick an
army camp's entire row of urinals and toilet bowls clean.

9 comments:

Colin Jones said...

I suppose that image comes from the back of a holiday grab bag, Kid ? Do you know which year and did it appear on the back of Marvel UK's comics ?

Kid said...

I believe it was originally used on the back of a Treasury Edition, CJ, and then pressed into service on the back of the weeklies in '73 or '74.

Phil said...

It is and I have it someplace with a 50p cover price. I think it was the Xmas special with a Frank Springer Nick Fury story. Merry Xmas to you. I enjoy your coverage from the British comics point of view since I don't have access to any of these comics. You end up posting comics I haven't seen in over 40 years yet I still remember them. Thanks.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, there was a fascinating programme on BBC4 yesterday called "From Andy Pandy To Zebedee: The Golden Age Of Children's TV" - have a look :)

Kid said...

I believe I've got that one, Phil - and it's the original copy I bought back in the day, too. Glad you enjoy the comics posts. Hopefully, next year, I won't get distracted with having to address people having a go at me on their Facebook sites and other places. I at first misread your comment on my 'Sincerity...' post (was tired), but once I'd re-read it, I saw that you were being supportive, rather than questioning my approach. Good man. Have a great Christmas and even better New Year.

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Watched it, CJ, and the programmes before it - as they were being broadcast. Might watch them again on iplayer. Thought it was great to see Purves and Noaksie again in their heyday. They talked to their young viewers the same way as they would grown ups, instead of the 'jolly uncle' approach that a lot of modern presenters take today. Superb stuff - made me feel quite nostalgic. I know you'll be back before Christmas, so I'll save my Yuletide felicitations 'til then.

cerebus660 said...

I've found this image on the back of my copy of MWOM #65, cover dated week-ending Dec. 29th 1973. It features a very seasonal front cover illustration of the Hulk being throttled by the Sandman :-)

Kid said...

I think it was also on that week's issue of SMCW, Cer. They'll be in my MWOM and SMCW cover galleries posts from a while back.

Colin Jones said...

Ha, I should have guessed you'd already spotted that programme, Kid. Yes, the era of Purves/Noakes/Singleton/Judd was definitely the high point of Blue Peter - at this time of year I get quite nostalgic about the Advent Crown which I never made but it looked really festive even though it seemed like a fire hazard. Last week I was watching (on YouTube) a programme called "I Love A '70s Christmas" which was first broadcast in 2000 but which I missed at the time so it was great to finally see it - it was presented by Peter Purves, John Noakes and Valerie Singleton and the first part of the programme looked at the Blue Peter Christmases including making the advent crown - those candles looked even more precariously attached than I remembered :D As you say, that programme on BBC4 was really nostalgic and I never knew that the French thought Dougal from The Magic Roundabout was taking the p*ss out of De Gaulle.

Kid said...

Don't forget Christopher Trace - he was the main man for 9 years. I'm going to have a look at that YouTube programme. I wanted to see it at the time, but missed it. I'm not sure why the French would think 'Dougal' was an insult - he was the main star, ultra cool, and everybody loved him. They should've been flattered.

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