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Whoopee

I remember Whoopee comic because it was the one my Gran placed an order for me at the newsagent in about 1979-80. It never had the strong characters of the Beano or Dandy, but there were some of my favourites such as "Bumpkin Millionaires" (Beverley Hillbillies clones), "Spy school" and "Evil eye" (a floating eyeball that could make people do bad things !)

Whoopee was swallowed up by Whizzer and Chips in 1985. RIP


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Do You Remember Whoopee?

Do You Remember Whoopee?

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    I used to avoid it because of the utterly terrifying 'Weirdies' illustrations they used to put in it. Whether it was actually the INTENTION of the illustrators to scare their young readers witless I am unsure, but every week they would feature a full-page picture of a very frightening cartoon monster, who's name was meant to be a parody of a well-known person or place (i.e. 'The Blackpool Terror' as a skit on the Blackpool Tower, showing a horrifically grinning barefooted giant dressed in black leering round the famous landmark, etc.etc.) Enough to give children nightmares for years- 'Weirdies' were followed up by the barely less-frightening 'Wanted' posters, nonsense reward-notices for various surreal wrongdoers, who included The Alarming Alarm Clock, the Yak-Yak Telephone, and the petrifying Maniacal Mum who looked like Medusa in curlers. I came upon the latter completely unexpectedly and had to have the picture torn out of the comic by my mum before I could read it- that dreadful face haunted me for years afterwards when I was awake alone at night! They stopped doing them in the end due to pressure from outraged parents of similarly scared youngsters- if anyone tried doing similar stuff nowadays their comic would be sued for so much it'd go bust, some of those damn things were far more scarey than anything that's been on 'Dr.Who'....
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes Whoopee And Cheeky comic early 80's with Paddywack on the cover Cheeky had originally been part of the Krazy gang in Krazy Comic
  • Anonymous user
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    A few good ones in it alright - Frankie Stein, Sweeny Toddler, Mustapha Million, Lolly Pop, etc. Merged with Whizzer'n'Chips which merged with Buster which died Jan '00.
  • Anonymous user
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    Loved Whoopee!! Smiler/ Snack-man/ Sweeny Toddler was on the cover... I was so annoyed when it ended and joined Whizzer and chips:(