Saturday, 29 April 2017
DID YOU EVER WIN £1 BY DARING DAVY?
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 8 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 submit-
ting 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 com-
parison between Davy and Charlie, you can do so
over on KAZOOP blog - just click the name.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, April 29, 2017