30 Blogs of November: Day 10

I almost forgot to post again. Sorry about that. I was too busy caught up on tweeting about Gogglebox while at the same time talking about old British comics with someone I follow on there. We agreed that the comics of the 80s and 90s were better than the ones we have now. Today’s seem more bothered about plastering as many free gifts as they can on the cover and plugging products than any real stories. When I was reading the likes of Beano and Whizzer and Chips, we had Swizzels sweets attached to the cover, which we carefully had to cut off so as not to ruin the comic strip on the front and/or inside covers. Sometimes I wish I could find the comics that I grew up with so I could show my nephew what my sister and I used to read when we were growing up. I wish I knew where my Desperate Dan and Dennis The Menace Fan Club badges were. I even wish I could find my old, played to death VHS of the Beano Video so I could the kids how Dennis and Gnasher should look, not the soulless, CGI mess that they are now appearing as in the cartoon that’s just started on kids TV.

And after that rant, I want to find the stash of old Beano and Dandy mini comic books we used to have and eat Fizzers. I have little chance of finding any of them right now.