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hoot

Publisher: DC Thomson
Publication Dates: 1985 – 1986
Number of Issues Published: 53 (#1 – #53)
Color: Colour
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Hoot was a British comic that ran from (issues dates) 26 October 1985 to 25 October 1986, when it merged with The Dandy. Its cover price was 20p, represented by a stylized graphic depiction of a 20p coin. Throughout its run, it billed itself as “Britain’s bubbling new comic!”, a reference to the title masthead being made up of steam-billowing pipes (hence the title). The comic was the last new humour anthology comic from DC Thomson which mostly featured original characters.

The comic also featured short, four-frame strips featuring pre-existing DC Thomson characters, but few of these strips seemed to have been drawn by their “proper” artists, hence a rather odd-looking Lord Snooty. Below is a list of these four frame strips. These strips were drawn by George Martin and after Hoot’s merger with The Dandy they reappeared in The Dandy (still drawn by George Martin) under the title Comic Cuts and this time featured more Dandy characters than in Hoot.

Strips throughout its 53 issue run included. Listed in order of appearance.

Strip Title Artist

Cuddles – Barrie Appleby
The Hoot Squad – Ken H. Harrison
Wanta Job Bob – Steve Bright
Polar Blair – Robert Nixon
Sam’s Secret Diary – Jerry Swaffield
L Plated Ella – Robert Nixon
Dogsbody – John Geering
Piggles – Barrie Appleby
Snackula – David Mostyn
Super Fran – Steve Bright
Spotted Dick – Barrie Appleby/Jerry Swaffield/John Aldrich
Charli – Jim Petrie
Harry and William – George Martin
The Old Ones – Jerry Swaffield
Winston – Steve Bright
Space Cop – George Martin

(Comicslist : Thanks to Andy)

*This title is complete*

1-17

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18-35

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36-53

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2 responses »

  1. L. B. James says:

    Thanks 🙂

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  2. Andy says:

    List of Hoot comic strips

    Strips throughout its 53 issue run included. Listed in order of appearance.

    Strip Title Artist

    Cuddles Barrie Appleby
    The Hoot Squad Ken H. Harrison
    Wanta Job Bob Steve Bright
    Polar Blair Robert Nixon
    Sam’s Secret Diary Jerry Swaffield
    L Plated Ella Robert Nixon
    Dogsbody John Geering
    Piggles Barrie Appleby
    Snackula David Mostyn
    Super Fran Steve Bright
    Spotted Dick Barrie Appleby/Jerry Swaffield/John Aldrich
    Charli Jim Petrie
    Harry and William George Martin
    The Old Ones Jerry Swaffield
    Winston Steve Bright
    Space Cop George Martin

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