History ComicBook / WhizzerAndChips

13th May '17 1:28:56 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: One "Store Wars" strip from TheEighties had the visit of the Lady Mayoress, "Mrs Hatcher", an expy of MargaretThatcher who had the same background and views. Unusually for British comics in this period it didn't get too political, with the joke being that "Mr. Superstore" thinks she'll like him because of her approving of free enterprise--which she does--but she likes Bloggs and Son even more because it reminds her of growing up in her father's own small grocery shop.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: One "Store Wars" strip from TheEighties had the visit of the Lady Mayoress, "Mrs Hatcher", an expy of MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher who had the same background and views. Unusually for British comics in this period it didn't get too political, with the joke being that "Mr. Superstore" thinks she'll like him because of her approving of free enterprise--which she does--but she likes Bloggs and Son even more because it reminds her of growing up in her father's own small grocery shop.
21st Apr '17 2:57:52 PM DaibhidC
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** "Junior Rotter", like ''The Nutty'''s "Jay R Hood", was a kid version of TheEighties' favourite TV villain, [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR Ewing]].

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** "Junior Rotter", like ''The Nutty'''s "Jay R Hood", was a kid version of TheEighties' favourite TV villain, [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR Ewing]]. Although this mostly meant being a generic greedy/mean character, only in a ten-gallon hat.
21st Apr '17 2:54:33 PM DaibhidC
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** "Junior Rotter", like ''The Nutty'''s "Jay R Hood", was a kid version of The80s favourite TV villain, [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR Ewing]].

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** "Junior Rotter", like ''The Nutty'''s "Jay R Hood", was a kid version of The80s TheEighties' favourite TV villain, [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR Ewing]].
21st Apr '17 2:54:10 PM DaibhidC
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** "The Six Billion Dollar Boy", later "Super Steve", was a British version of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' as a boy. Made obvious by his civilian identity, Steve Ford (the original being Steve Austin, both Ford and Austin being car companies).

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** "The Six Billion Dollar 12 1/2p Buytonic Boy", later "Super Steve", was a British version of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' as a boy. Made obvious by his civilian identity, Steve Ford (the original being Steve Austin, both Ford and Austin being car companies).



** ''Bewitched Belinda'' was basically ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' with the protagonist aged down to a girl.

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** ''Bewitched Belinda'' "Bewitched Belinda" was basically ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' with the protagonist aged down to a girl.girl.
** "Junior Rotter", like ''The Nutty'''s "Jay R Hood", was a kid version of The80s favourite TV villain, [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR Ewing]].
22nd Sep '16 8:41:53 PM nombretomado
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** "The Bumpkin Billionaires" was ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', but set in the UK and with the twist that they were forever trying to get ''rid'' of their money, only to be foiled by the ResetButton.

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** "The Bumpkin Billionaires" was ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', but set in the UK and with the twist that they were forever trying to get ''rid'' of their money, only to be foiled by the ResetButton.
8th May '16 3:59:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllGhoulsSchool: A strip called [[GrangeHill Strange Hill]] which featured a normal teacher with monster students.

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* AllGhoulsSchool: A strip called [[GrangeHill Strange Hill]] Hill which featured a normal teacher with monster students.
27th Dec '15 2:17:59 PM nombretomado
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** "The Six Billion Dollar Boy", later "Super Steve", was a British version of ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' as a boy. Made obvious by his civilian identity, Steve Ford (the original being Steve Austin, both Ford and Austin being car companies).
** "Shipwrecked School" was ''GilligansIsland'' but with schoolkids and their teacher.

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** "The Six Billion Dollar Boy", later "Super Steve", was a British version of ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' as a boy. Made obvious by his civilian identity, Steve Ford (the original being Steve Austin, both Ford and Austin being car companies).
** "Shipwrecked School" was ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' but with schoolkids and their teacher.
19th Nov '15 11:59:05 AM StFan
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''Whizzer and Chips'' was a {{British comic|s}} which first started in 1969. The comic ran until 1990 when it [[ComicsMerger merged]] with a comic called ''ComicBook/{{Buster}}'' (a spin off of sorts of AndyCapp). It was similiar in style to ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and was a direct competitor to the two being published by a different publisher ''Fleetway'' as opposed to ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' which were published by ''Creator/DCThomson''. The comic's gimmik was that it was two comics in one, one called ''Whizzer'' and the other called ''Chips'' which was a pull-out section. These comics were supposedly rivals with so called raids (which involved characters from one comic entering the other) between the two being a common occurrence, readers were encouraged to become Whizz-kids or Chip-ites (this referred to which comic they supported) and each comic had a different leader Sid from a strip called [[ABoyAndHisX Sid's Snake]] for Whizzer and Shiner for Chips. The distinction between the two titles was later emphasised by changing the duotone strips in ''Chips'' from red to blue.

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''Whizzer and Chips'' was a {{British comic|s}} which first started in 1969. The comic ran until 1990 when it [[ComicsMerger merged]] with a comic called ''ComicBook/{{Buster}}'' (a spin off of sorts of AndyCapp).ComicStrip/AndyCapp). It was similiar in style to ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and was a direct competitor to the two being published by a different publisher ''Fleetway'' as opposed to ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' which were published by ''Creator/DCThomson''. The comic's gimmik was that it was two comics in one, one called ''Whizzer'' and the other called ''Chips'' which was a pull-out section. These comics were supposedly rivals with so called raids (which involved characters from one comic entering the other) between the two being a common occurrence, readers were encouraged to become Whizz-kids or Chip-ites (this referred to which comic they supported) and each comic had a different leader Sid from a strip called [[ABoyAndHisX Sid's Snake]] for Whizzer and Shiner for Chips. The distinction between the two titles was later emphasised by changing the duotone strips in ''Chips'' from red to blue.
31st Oct '15 4:44:16 PM nombretomado
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''Whizzer and Chips'' was a {{British comic|s}} which first started in 1969. The comic ran until 1990 when it [[ComicsMerger merged]] with a comic called ''ComicBook/{{Buster}}'' (a spin off of sorts of AndyCapp). It was similiar in style to ''TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and was a direct competitor to the two being published by a different publisher ''Fleetway'' as opposed to ''TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' which were published by ''Creator/DCThomson''. The comic's gimmik was that it was two comics in one, one called ''Whizzer'' and the other called ''Chips'' which was a pull-out section. These comics were supposedly rivals with so called raids (which involved characters from one comic entering the other) between the two being a common occurrence, readers were encouraged to become Whizz-kids or Chip-ites (this referred to which comic they supported) and each comic had a different leader Sid from a strip called [[ABoyAndHisX Sid's Snake]] for Whizzer and Shiner for Chips. The distinction between the two titles was later emphasised by changing the duotone strips in ''Chips'' from red to blue.

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''Whizzer and Chips'' was a {{British comic|s}} which first started in 1969. The comic ran until 1990 when it [[ComicsMerger merged]] with a comic called ''ComicBook/{{Buster}}'' (a spin off of sorts of AndyCapp). It was similiar in style to ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' and was a direct competitor to the two being published by a different publisher ''Fleetway'' as opposed to ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' which were published by ''Creator/DCThomson''. The comic's gimmik was that it was two comics in one, one called ''Whizzer'' and the other called ''Chips'' which was a pull-out section. These comics were supposedly rivals with so called raids (which involved characters from one comic entering the other) between the two being a common occurrence, readers were encouraged to become Whizz-kids or Chip-ites (this referred to which comic they supported) and each comic had a different leader Sid from a strip called [[ABoyAndHisX Sid's Snake]] for Whizzer and Shiner for Chips. The distinction between the two titles was later emphasised by changing the duotone strips in ''Chips'' from red to blue.
6th Sep '14 6:36:11 PM SpinAttaxx
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* CuteWitch: The titular ''Bewitched Belinda''.



** This was a common thing for ''Bewitched Belinda'' to enact on others, though she never leaves them transformed.



** ''Bewitched Belinda'' was basically ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' with the protagonist aged down to a girl.



** "Top of the Class". A harassed teacher tries to cope with the fact that half his class are posh swots, the other half are lower-class roughs, and the two groups hate each other. Unlike the other examples above, where editorial sympathy was clearly with the lower-class characters, UpperClassTwit / AristocratsAreEvil were in full play and UnderdogsNeverLose, in this case both sides were presented as equal and one side usually didn't come out on top.

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** "Top of the Class". A harassed teacher tries to cope with the fact that half his class are posh swots, the other half are lower-class roughs, and the two groups hate each other. Unlike the other examples above, where editorial sympathy was clearly with the lower-class characters, UpperClassTwit / AristocratsAreEvil were in full play and UnderdogsNeverLose, in this case both sides were presented as equal and one side usually didn't come out on top.
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