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Scorcher… the best comic ever?

Scorcher was launched in January 1970, joined forces with Score, and was then swallowed up by Tiger… It launched several legends of the football comic world including ‘Nipper’, ‘Billy’s Boots’ and ‘Hot Shot Hamish’, as well has having some great … Continue reading

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Phew! What a Scorcher! – Roy Race Replicas and Also-Rans – No. 1: Nipper

As the popularity of Tiger comic’s timeless ‘Roy of the Rovers’ strip spiralled with kiddie culture over the course of the ’60s, rivals racked their brains for money-spinning alternatives. In the second week of the ’70s, IPC published its first … Continue reading

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