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Friday, 3 September 2010

The Features - 'Old Comic'

This feature didn't have a title in Cheeky Weekly, so I refer to it as Old Comic.
Sounds like a Viz character


Often introduced with a caption that read 'ask your dad if he remembers this', the Old Comic feature presented vintage pages from the comics of yesteryear (i.e. reprints).  The source material was originally published between 1929 and 1969, with the majority of the selections coming from the 1950s.

Some of the choices of celebrity strips seem a bit obscure.  Late 70s kids would probably be aware of Reg Varney from repeats of On the Buses and his later TV work, and they'd know Norman Wisdom because his films were regularly on TV, but Frank Randle is a bit of an niche selection.

Certain strips would appear more than once, with Dodger Caine from Tiger emerging as the most frequently featured character with 3 reprints.

I'm afraid that these titles go way outside my area of knowledge, so I can't attribute artists to any of them.
Old Comic was framed by Cheeky's dad grudgingly buying Cheeky a comic on Tuesdays, complaining that comics are a waste of time and money. Cheeky would then raid his dad's cherished stash of comics in the attic, and show us one of the pages therein.



Feature First Appearance Final Appearance Total Issues Total Issues Missed In Run Page History
Old Comic22-Oct-7726-Aug-7837811,12,13,14,22,24

Issues Missed In Run
13-May-78
08-Jul-78
15-Jul-78
22-Jul-78
29-Jul-78
05-Aug-78
12-Aug-78
19-Aug-78



Cover DateDetailsFrom
22-Oct-77Old Comic (first appearance) reprint from Knockout 'Mike'1949
29-Oct-77Old Comic reprint from Film Fun 'Abbott and Costello' 1 of 2 1952
05-Nov-77Old Comic reprint from Sun Weekly 'Deed-a-Day Danny' 1 of 2 1959
12-Nov-77Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Weary Willie and Tired Tim'1945
19-Nov-77Old Comic reprint from Jingles 'Little Jim Jolly'1946
26-Nov-77Old Comic reprint from Tiger 'Dodger Caine' 1 of 3 1954
03-Dec-77Old Comic reprint from Film Fun 'Red Skelton'1952
10-Dec-77Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Mick and Montmorency' 1 of 2 1955
17-Dec-77Old Comic reprint from Radio Fun 'Norman Wisdom'1958
24-Dec-77Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'Artie' reprint from Tip Top 'Our Jean'1952
31-Dec-77Old Comic reprint from Film Fun 'Frank Randle'1952
07-Jan-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Rudolf the Red Nosed Ranger' reprint from Chips 'Dickie Duffer' 1 of 2 1953
14-Jan-78Old Comic reprint from School Friend 'Dilly Dreem' 1 of 2 1950
21-Jan-78Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'Merry Moments at Sunnyside School' reprint from Tip Top 'The Happy Family'1953
28-Jan-78Old Comic reprint from Swift 'Our Gang'1954
04-Feb-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Rudolf the Red-Nosed Ranger' reprint from Chips 'Dickie Duffer' 2 of 2 1953
11-Feb-78Old Comic reprint from Comet 'Shorty the Deputy Sheriff'1949
18-Feb-78Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Mick and Montmorency' 2 of 2 1955
25-Feb-78Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Reg Varney'1955
04-Mar-78Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Our Ernie'1951
11-Mar-78Old Comic reprint from Swift 'Roddy the Road Scout' reprint from Swift 'Daisy' reprint from Swift 'The Topple Twins'1954
18-Mar-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Alfie the Air Tramp' reprint from Chips 'Casy Court'1945
25-Mar-78Old Comic reprint from Tiger 'Dodger Caine' 2 of 3 no date
01-Apr-78Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Beaver Patrol' 1 of 2 1953
08-Apr-78Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'Merry Moments' reprint from Tip Top 'Happy Family'1952
15-Apr-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Sally Sunshine' reprint from Chips 'Sammy Sprockett'1953
22-Apr-78Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Deed-a-Day Danny' 2 of 2 1953
29-Apr-78Old Comic reprint from School Friend 'Dilly Dreem' 2 of 2 1950
06-May-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Jimmy Joy' 1 of 2  reprint from Chips 'Casey Court' 1 of 2 1953
20-May-78Old Comic reprint from Film Fun 'Abbott and Costello' 2 of 2 1952
27-May-78Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Sporty'1953
03-Jun-78Old Comic reprint from The Jester 'Sandy and Dusty'1929
10-Jun-78Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Jimmy Joy' 2 of 2  reprint from Chips 'Casey Court' 2 of 2 1953
17-Jun-78Old Comic reprint from Tiger 'Dodger Caine' 3 of 3 1954
24-Jun-78Old Comic reprint from Wonder 'Sheriff Shucks' reprint from Wonder 'Eric Eccles'1949
01-Jul-78Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Beaver Patrol' 2 of 2 1953
26-Aug-78Old Comic (final appearance) reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Champ'1969

3 comments:

  1. I cannot believe there are no comments here! Great times, great memories, a great comic. I found a cbr version from 1977 online and it's a strange feeling reading a comic that's nearly 40 years old on a handheld phone.

    Brilliant site - keep up the good work :)

    - robgprice

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    1. Hi Rob. Glad you're enjoying the blog. It's great to be able to keep alive the memory of such a great comic. Never suspected when I was buying CW in the late 70s that I would eventually be writing about it on a global network of computers!

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    2. Glad that you are though!

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