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Holiday Special 1979
The third Krazy special was actually the first to bill
as a "Holiday" edition. Mike Lacey's cover
is superb, but
alas, the holiday theme continues inside with many of
comic's stars seemingly on vacation too. There's no
"Cheeky", "Paws", "Ray Presto"
or "Detective Fumbly", and
the remaining characters are, on the whole, reduced to
one-off appearances. "Duck Turpin" is an exception,
similarly three guest strips in the form of "The
Wolf", "Mad Match" and "Well, What DoYou
These still appear frequently, presumably because
they're cheap-to-run reprints...
Fleshing out the content are a plethora of what we'll
one-off wonders. These are standalone strips, jokes,
puzzles and spoofs, which are equal parts hit and
Those hits include:
Nigel Edwards guiding us through "Basic Carpentry
"Tracks Trouble", which is a busy puzzle page,
most distinctly by Steve Bell...
But best of the bunch is "The Penguin" which
old joke very well indeed. It's drawn magnificently
by Ed McHenry...
As for the rest of the Special, well, Thomas Williams
more assumes responsibility for a new "Birdman
strip. This time, the duo shake down The Jellyman...
Scaredy Cat takes a four-page holiday with Terry Bave,
but - yah-boo! - he only makes one transformation...
And "The Buytonic Boy" has another two-part cliffhanger,
spanning eight adventurous pages...
Regular Krazy strips:
Fred and Sick Sid
Big Bad Wolf
Cavaliers Vs Roundheads
Farmers Vs Animals
Well, What Do You Know?
Things To Do
Basic Carpentry Lesson 96
Daft Dictionary Definitions
The Magic Wish
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