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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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The Got, Not Got Advent Calendar – Day 11

The big December challenge is on… one retro football post every day until Christmas Day… we can do it, especially if you help out a bit…. We love this Scorcher cover… it says ‘Seventies Christmas’ to us like no other. … Continue reading

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Another Sunday Afternoon eBay Trawl…

Window shopping for those old enough to know better… With careful timing you can still get ‘Scorcher’ delivered on a Saturday morning, just like you did in 1973… Scorcher Comic 21st July 1973… I loved Scorcher, unpolluted by other, inferior … 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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Hot Shot Hamish – A true Scottish hero…

Oh dear, we are living in serious times… “I am surprised that this stereotype is being perpetuated in this day and age,” complains Angus McNeil, SNP MP for the Western Isles. “The creators were living in more politically incorrect times.” Willie … Continue reading

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