plug1

plug

Publisher: DC Thomson
Publication Dates: 24 September 1977 – 24 February 1979
Number of Issues Published: 75 (#1 – #75)
Color: Colour
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Plug was a British comic that ran for 75 issues from 24 September 1977 until 24 February 1979, when it merged with The Beezer. It was edited by Ian Gray.

A spin-off from The Bash Street Kids comic strip in The Beano, the comic was based around the character Plug who was a distinctively ugly member of the Bash Street Kids. His dog (Pug) from Pup Parade, and a new character called Chunkee the Monkey (Plug’s pet monkey) accompanied him. Vic Neill mainly drew the title character’s strip. The comic also had its own fan club, the Plug Sports and Social Club. The comic was inspired in part by Mad Magazine.

The Plug strip was never a big hit, possibly because, at 9 pence, it was too expensive compared to other D.C. Thomson comics at the time, which were priced at around 5 pence. According to the 2008 book The History of the Beano, for a while there were rumours of a “curse of Plug”, fuelled by the fact that a number of celebrities featured in Mad magazine-style caricatures on the comic’s cover died soon after, most notably John Wayne. However, the strip’s use of gravure painting is still used in comics today.

Strips included…

“Antchester United” (John Geering)
“Ava Banana – The World’s Strongest Girl”
“The Bandshees”
“Digby the Human Mole” (Graham Allen)
“D’Ye Ken John Squeal and His Hopeless Hounds”
“Eebagoom” (Albert Holroyd)
“First Ada” (Gordon Bell)
“The Games Gang”
“Hugh’s Zoo” (Gordon Bell)
“Plug” (David Gudgeon)
“Supporting Life”
“Tony Jackpot” (John Dallas)

*This title is complete*

1-10

Download

11-16

Download

17-22

Download

23-28

Download

29-34

Download

35-40

Download

41-46

Download

47-52

Download

53-58

Download

59-64

Download

65-70

Download

71-75

Download

Best of 1979-03-24
Best of 1979-04-14
Best of 1979-06-16

Download

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s