Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Scary Fairy Tales

Never was a fan of Whizzer and Chips. Too much not very funny comedy, with unappealing characters depicted in art that really didn't float my boat.
Can remember reading "Superdad" as I had a - sort of - superhero fix in there, Ghost Town was okay, but only as a vague nod to the brilliance of the eerie tales that i'd been enthralled by in other titles:

And "The Pirates" gave me a Bash St Kids-esque fix:

But "Scarey Fairy Tales"? Now you're talking - sheer and utter genius from Mr Baxendale, plain and simple. To illustrate the point, here's a couple of examples from the 1976 annual. The truly great suffering, that Leo could dish out so well:

Along with my absolute favourite from this time, The Good Fairy. That she has Popeye forearms is fantastic as it is, but where she's got her name emblazoned? What childrens would dare do that now?

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Rogue's Gallery

Before I move on, thought i'd show you what the gallery of superhero's from the "Super Security Bureau" consists of.
If you thought the names were bad, take a look at what they look like: