Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Dandy - Issue 3542

Sorry for no recent updates, this happens a lot now doesn't it...
Anyway, back on track now and we've got the latest Dandy review, read on to find out:

SUMMARY: This week's issue brings us not only a new one page story namely Tiny's Temper by Stu Munro, but we also see the return of Mr Meecher in this issue, a new quest beginning in Yore, the last of Hysterical History and more in new-ish strips like Fat Cat and Bear Behind. Also there's new mini strips Doctor, Doctor and Dino Vet. As well as your usual favourites like Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat, George VS Dragon, Harry and his Hippo, Pre-Skool Prime Minister, Saint Evils, Sea Dogs and Bananaman.

PG 1: Front Cover: (Harry Hill - Nigel Parkinson)
PG 2: Jokes (with Mr Meecher) - Will Dawbarn
PG 3: What's Inside? (Featuring Desperate Dan) - Jamie Smart
PG 4: Pre-Skool Prime Minister - Jamie Smart
PG 6: Harry and his Hippo - Andy Fanton
PG 7: Madvertisement: Celebrity Phew-Fumes - Andy Fanton
PG 8: Little Cheryl - Nigel Parkinson
PG 9: Shorts: Doctor, Doctor! - Karl Dixon NEW!, Freddy the Fearless Fly - Phil Corbett, Not the Greatest Juggler - David Mostyn, Old MacDonald's Facebook Farm - Karl Dixon
PG 10: Yore - The Etherington Brothers
PG 11: Hysterical History - Karl Dixon
PG 12: Bananaman - Wayne Thompson
PG 14: Mr Meecher, the Uncool Teacher - Will Dawbarn THE RETURN!
PG 15: Sea Dogs - Steve Beckett
PG 16: Harry Hill's Real Life Adventures in TV Land - Nigel Parkinson
PG 18: Celebrity Shopping (The Doctor) - Mark Bennington
PG 19: Shorts: Doctor, Doctor! - Karl Dixon, Bear Behind - Stu Munro, Twit-ter - Nigel Auchterlounie, Dino Vet - Phil Corbett NEW!
PG 20: Tiny's Temper - Stu Munro NEW!
PG 21: Fu Schnicken, The Kung Fu Chicken - Wayne Thompson
PG 22: Desperate Dan - Jamie Smart
PG 23: The Bogies - Nigel Auchterlounie
PG 24: Activity: Pin the Wig on Harry - Nigel Parkinson
PG 25: Clown Wars - Nik Holmes
PG 26: The Dandy's Subscription Page
PG 27: Korky the Cat - Phil Corbett
PG 28: Mailbag
PG 29: Shorts: Doctor, Doctor! - Karl Dixon, Jibber & Steve - Nigel Auchterlounie, Saint Evils - Stephen Waller, Fat Cat - Percy Palmer
PG 30: George VS Dragon - Andy Fanton
PG 31: Next Week (Harry Hill's Real Life Adventures in TV Land, Little Richard Hammond, The Bogies, Yore, Pre-Skool Prime Minister)
PG 32: Advert

- Bone-O
- Terror Byte
- Knock, Knock!
- The Gleeks


16) Fu Schnicken, The Kung Fu Chicken
15) Little Celebs
14) Bananaman
13) Harry Hill's Real Life Adventures in TV Land
12) The Bogies
11) Madvertisement
10) Yore
9) Clown Wars
8) Korky the Cat
7) Mr Meecher, the Uncool Teacher
6) Hysterical History
5) Sea Dogs
4) Harry and his Hippo
3) Desperate Dan
2) George VS Dragon
1) Pre-Skool Prime Minister


12) Freddy the Fearless Fly
11) Bear Behind
10) Not the Greatest Juggler
9) Doctor, Doctor! (Strip 1)
8) Twit-ter
7) Dino Vet
6) Doctor, Doctor! (Strip 3)
5) Doctor, Doctor! (Strip 2)
4) Fat Cat
3) Old MacDonald's Facebook Farm
2) Jibber & Steve
1) Saint Evils

Comic Football - Issue 0

There's a new comic out, and boy do I like it! After the failure of their first comic 'Rammie' they in the end made Comic Football which is brilliant. So what's inside?

PG 1: Front Cover
(Nice mixture of characters all in different styles, looks great. :))
PG 2: Welcome to Comic Football
(yet another brilliant mixture of characters which I think looks brilliant)
PG 3: The Team Sheet (Contents), a picture joke done on some computer graphic high tech program, and a football story by Duncan Scott
PG 4: Young Guns - Unknown
PG 6: Fred Stalker, Comic Football's Ace Club Reporter
PG 7: On the Bench - Nick Brennan
PG 8: Football Mad Dad - Unknown
PG 9: Ask Fibbs
PG 10: Acer & Kaos - Karl Dixon
PG 11: It's a Funny Ol' Game - Karl Dixon
PG 12: Advert
PG 13: The Quiz Page
PG 14: Pele the Parrot - Unknown
PG 15: The Notice Board
(One of the most crowded pages I have ever seen, not good...)
PG 16: The Fanshaws - Josh Alves
PG 19: Competition
PG 20: Head to Head
PG 22: Advert
PG 23: Captain Soccer - Unknown
PG 24: Junior Ref Julie - Nick Brennan
PG 26: 50,000 Years F.C. - Lew Stringer
PG 27: One Day... - Unknown
PG 28: Team Europa 2501!! - Unknown
(Beautiful artwork though!)
PG 30: Ask the Ref (Mini Strips) - Unknown
PG 31: You're not Singing Anymore - Unknown
PG 32: Back Page: Subscription Page

Young Guns - 8/10
(Nice artwork and looks to be a good story)
On the Bench - 10/10
(Some lovely artwork by Nick Brennan and a strong, funny storyline makes this comic strip one of the best!)
Football Mad Dad - 8/10
(Not too funny but some nice artwork all the same)
Acer & Kaos - 6/10
(What on earth was this about, two chavs who play football, probably one of the worst in the comic. The 'slang' is awful and doesn't work and choosing Comic Sans as the font was not a wise move, no offence Karl, you're a great artist and a great guy, but I've seen better stuff by you...)
It's a Funny Ol' Game - 9/10
(Don't like the look of the footballer/main character in this strip but I imagine this was deliberate, however on the whole this strip was good, funny, nice artwork by Karl as well.)
Pele the Parrot - 5/10
(Oh dear, worse than 'Acer and Kaos', why? Because of all the puns! The artwork itself wasn't bad, certainly not good either but not bad, but the puns ruined this strip... WHY SO MANY PUNS?!)
The Fanshaws - 9/10
(I like it a lot, sure the artwork isn't fantastic, but this strip feels classic, good fun and entertaining)
Captain Soccer - 6/10
(Bad artwork, bad storyline, not good.)
Junior Ref Julie - 10/10
(I love this strip, it feels classic, it's funny and the artwork is AMAZING!)
50,000 Years F.C. - 9/10
(Nice artwork and funny gags, a good page!)
One Day... - 2/10
(What the what?! What on earth is this ABOUT?! I didn't get this so it sucked.)
Team Europa 2501!! - 10/10
(The artwork is fantastic, really interesting storyline as well. Very promising!)
Ask the Ref - 10/10
(Ha ha! I love Ref Jokes, always make me laugh!)
You're not Singing Anymore - 5/10
(The artwork is ugly, the storyline is boring. Not good.)

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