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in the early 70s, those new-fangled metal detectors
were all the rage, with their huge earphones and
bleeping" signal. Trevor had one and needless
he was soon out in the fields and parks unearthing
stolen goods, or lost keys, etc...
In his first appearance, we see Trevor building
his new tracker
from scratch before testing it in the garden with
But a chance encounter with a manhole, and a swag-swinging
Burglar hidden beneath it secures a healthy reward
Trevor. And that's it, he's bitten by the treasure bug.
Wherever he goes, his tracker goes too...
Of course, you couldn't do all that now. You'd
have to depict
Trevor asking permission before tracking over a farmer's
His finds would have to be donated to the local museum.
He'd be chastised for wearing muffling headphones
built up area, and he wouldn't be able to hop off into
country, either, because kids aren't allowed out in
wilds like that nowadays...
Trevor was a latecomer to the Whoopee! Hall of
introduced in issue 15. And sadly, he didn't last
dropped from the comic when it merged with Shiver
just a few short months later. The strip also
didn't last long
in the annuals. Its last appearance appears to
be in the
1978 edition - unless someone's unearthed him elsewhere?