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hoot

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

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 included…

“The Bash Street Kids” (gag strip)
“Colonel Blink” (gag strip)
“Cuddles”
“Dogsbody”
“Jay R” (gag strip)
“Lord Snooty” (gag strip)
“Piggles”
“Polar Blair”
“Sam’s Secret Diary”
“Snackula”
“The Three Bears” (gag strip)
“Wanta Job Bob”

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UPDATE 28-09-2016

10-17,22,23,25-27,30,42,53

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1-9,18-21,24,28,29,31,32

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33-36,39-41,43-52

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