Scorcher… the best comic ever?

Scorcher was launched in January 1970, joined forces with Score, and was then swallowed up by Tiger…

scorcher everton copy

It launched several legends of the football comic world including ‘Nipper’, ‘Billy’s Boots’ and ‘Hot Shot Hamish’, as well has having some great arty club-based covers and features on the (actual, real) game.

Send us your memories of Scorcher… Remember prison side ‘Lags Eleven’; ‘Bobby of the Blues’ young captain of Everpool City (local rivals – Mersea Port); Jimmy Jinks – Wanderers Jinx supporter; and The Boy in the Velvet Mask – Alan Hemmings had to play in a mask as his father had forbidden him to play football?

We have bought several issues of Scorcher from eBay to feature in our various ‘Got, Not Got’ club editions, and we still get a thrill when they arrive through the letterbox.

scorcher hull copy

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All ‘Got, Not Got’ titles are currently available on Amazon…

GOT, NOT GOT    THE LOST WORLD OF FOOTBALL

LEEDS UNITED   MANCHESTER UNITED   WEST HAM UNITED

DERBY COUNTY   MANCHESTER CITY   WHAT A SHOT!

NORWICH CITY   LIVERPOOL   COVENTRY CITY

LEICESTER CITY   SHIRT TALES & SHORT STORIES

IPSWICH TOWN   CHELSEA   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

NEWCASTLE UNITED   SOUTHAMPTON

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One Response to Scorcher… the best comic ever?

  1. There’s so much history and great things to come from football and it’s sites like these that bring them to light and I am forever grateful.

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