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Fun Annual 1980
Where's our Kid gone? - This year, Frankie Stein has
usurped the front cover of the annual. He and the Professor
are drawn marvellously-well by Robert Nixon...
Equally-marvellous are this year's Badtime Bedtime
presentations. "Robinson Gruesome" is billed as
"Second Showing" and it is, indeed, a repro
of a tale
that first appeared all the way back in "Monster
"Aladdin and His Wonderful Tramp" is new,
It's also bloomin' brilliant. This eight-page romp from
Mike Brown contains some fabulous riffs on "Star
would you believe? - Oh, but of course you would.
It's a Badtime Bedtime Story, after all!
Mike Brown's also holding the pen throughout "Alfie's
Alphabet" which is another A-Z of one-off hilarity...
Robert Nixon's drawn afour-page Kid Kong story that's
beautifully inked. And Cliff Brown gives us two very
distinct Spot the Difference games.
Oh, but notice how reprints of "Hot Rod" make
appearances. That's a worrying sign for the future,
Fun strips: Joke
Brainy and His Monster Maker
Freaky Fairy Tales
and Rusty Puzzles
Frankie Stein Nautical
Freaky Farm Xmas
Kid Kong Spot
The Little Monsters
Major Jump Horror Hunter
Teddy Scare Most
- Hot Rod
X-Ray Specs 3
- Freaky Farm
Badtime Bedtime Stories: King
and His Wonderful Tramp
All Creatures Big and Small
The Multi-Horror Swap
Guest strips & One-off Wonders:
A Christmas Phanto-Mine
George 'n His Magic Dragon
The Haunted Wood
King Arthur and His Frights
of the Round Table