Sunday, October 05, 2014

Fun Section facsimile

The 100th anniversary edition of The Sunday Post which I blogged about yesterday is even more attractive to comic collectors than anticipated. The free 96 page souvenir magazine includes 20 pages of full Broons and Oor Wullie reprints from over the years plus a two page article on the life of the strips original artist, the late Dudley Watkins.

Even more enticing for comic fans though, is that the 8 centre pages are a complete reprint of the very first Sunday Post Fun Section from March 8th 1936. Not only does this feature the very first Oor Wullie and The Broons strips, it also includes long-forgotten DC Thomson strips such as Silas Snatcher the Truant Catcher, Wishbone Wuzzy, Peter Pumpkin the Country Bumpkin and Natty Ned. Most, if not all, of these strips seem to be the work of Allan Morely. 

Hurry to your newsagent now to buy a copy of this very collectible edition. The Sunday Post - £1.50. 

The 96 page free magazine inside the paper.


TwoHeadedBoy said...

I was watching the small pile of Sunday Posts all day, slightly anxiously... Closing time came and there was one copy left, so I managed to get myself the big fancy insert. Glad I did too!

Imagine a parallel universe where it was Wishbone Wuzzy that the population took to their hearts rather than Oor Wullie? Interesting?

Colin Jones said...

My (late) father was born in 1927 and grew up in Glasgow - he used to tell me about the comic strips he'd read in newspapers as a young boy but he never once mentioned Oor Wullie or The Broons. Perhaps they didn't get the Sunday Post in his house.

Lew Stringer said...

Characters due for a revival perhaps, Ryan? :)

The Post is sometimes dismissed as being too cosy, so I guess it doesn't appeal to everyone, Colin. Perhaps your dad didn't see it, or he'd have no doubt remembered the pull-out Fun Section which was 8 pages back then. (Four pages folded into A4.)

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