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This was an example of a Cor-medy Choice strip.
Each week for ten weeks, Cor!! comic ran a new one-off
strip and, after the final week, readers were invited to
their favourite. The winning title became a regular
Willy's strip was choice number three, appearing in the
issue dated 19th January 1974...
Willy was a werewolf, and as the title suggests he
wasn't very good. Hindered by a thick fog, Willy takes
a bite out of a solid street statue. He then attacks an
eldery woman, only to be over-run by Angus, her tiny
terrier. The short-sighted lady takes pity on the lycanthrope
"doggie" and takes him home with her as a new pet.
The tale is told via a letter from Willy to his Uncle Dracula,
and embellished to disguise his howl-arious shortcomings...
Poor Willy didn't win over the readers and this one-shot
strip remains his only Fleetway appearance. But he did
have a second brief flirt with fame when the strip was
reprinted in the 1980 Krazy Annual - in full colour,