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Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:08:45 pm »
The aim of this piece is to pay tribute to local comic book heroes. During the sixties and seventies, we had the following characters:

1) "She", this lady was very shapely and was good with the "flying kick".
2) "Chunky Charlie" ( a bit rotund but very cunning).

Any other tributes?

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 11:32:30 pm »
Kid Die Swerver
Devil Eyes
Savage
Ruiter in Swart
Tanya

Chunky Charlie was my fave!
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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 01:08:24 am »
I'm probably too young! The only name that comes to mind is "Jett Jungle", and on radio..

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 Get Jett, get Jett, Jett Jungle is the man to get!

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 06:57:57 am »
A bit too young me, although i do remeber the photo comic shorts in magazines from back in the day.

My wife's father used to play the villan in one of those old photo-comics, don't ask me which one. He just has one of the covers in a frame at his place (with him standing on a rock in the distance looking jealously at a couple embracing in the forground, all very vaudevillian).

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 09:01:47 am »
Geesh... I have never even heard of any of these except for Jet Jungle!  :o


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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 09:22:51 am »
How about this one:

Ben

Became a TV series later: Ben Brand(t?)

Then there was another (bit of a swear word these days...): Grensvegter.

My friend's one sister played a character in one romance offshoot of these type books.
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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 10:33:48 am »
As kids we were forbidden to read comics, but I got to know "Tessa" in the army. (or was it Tanya?)

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 10:56:45 am »
Yep, there was a Tessa, too!  :)
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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2010, 07:53:10 pm »
Charlie Klopjag.

Also prolly verboten ;D

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 07:55:12 pm »
I had a booming business as a kid selling these on a table from my parents home, till my dad found out  ;D ;D

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2010, 07:59:14 pm »
Do not forget "Die Swart Luiperd" and "Mark Condor"

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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010, 08:43:57 pm »
I used to hero "Die Swart Luiperd" - I might still have a few of the books around...
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Re: Local comic book heroes of a bygone era
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 01:42:30 pm »
Oh my goodness!

When I was at primary school, staying in Greyton, I used to devour any book I could find and one of our neighbours had hundreds of "picture-books"

Chunky Charlie was also one of my favs and so was Tessa and She, the shapely ladies ;)

And Ruiter in Swart, Ben, Jett Jungle(who actually used to work for Pick n Pay) There was another one I used to enjoy, I think it was Die Wit Tier.
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