Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ken Reid's HUGH FOWLER (Scorcher, 1971 to 1972)

Continuing my look back at Ken Reid's Scorcher strips, here are a few examples of Hugh Fowler, The Man who HATES Football. This strip replaced Ken's previous series, Manager Matt, and Hugh ran in Scorcher from the issue dated 14th August 1971 to 6th May 1972.



Hugh Fowler and his hatred of soccer was a refreshing change from all the football-mad characters that populated Scorcher. However, in the final strip even he changed his mind in some sort of Road to Damascus moment. Ah well, it was good while it lasted.    


Here's a cross-reference of all the other series that Ken Reid did for Scorcher. Have fun!

SUB (1970:

FOOTBALL FORUM (1970/71):

MANAGER MATT (1971):

HUGH FOWLER (1971/72):

THE SOCCERNAUTS (1972):

HARRY HAMMERTOE THE SOCCER SPOOK (1972/73):

JIMMY JINX (1973/74):

TRIPTOE TRIERS (1974):


2 comments:

Manic Man said...

another good one. While he goes get 'beaten' at the end of each story, it is unusual to have him as someone that hates football more then loves it. personal taste has be rooting for him ^_^ I guess when you get to the end of the series and you know there isn't going to be any more, go for a final ending, basically what Manager Matt also had. though in both cases, It could be possible to get back to the start...

Love the idea of the message in the final one being "If you want to love football, you need to have a concussion" ^_^

Lew Stringer said...

Ha! Good point!

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