At the time I loved these stories and upon finding them spent an afternoon reading them all again. It was when reading these that I remembered I once had a large collection of Look and Learn Magazines.The only reason I used to get Look and Learn was for the Trigan Empire (originally called The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire) I have to admit was obsessed with these stories for a while. Sadly I only have a few of these left. The intro to the Tragan Empire was this....... In the swamps of Florida a UFO crashed somewhere in the late thirties. The spaceship resisted the impact, onboard men found the dead crew and a collection of books with inside the chronicles of the Trigan Empire. The Trigan Empire ran from 1965 to 1982, dealing with the long-past events on the distant planet of Elekton. The Trigans were twice the average hight of a person from Earth. All this Superbly drawn and written by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Toppers Beezers Dandys and an Empire
Recently I was having a clear out of the loft and getting things sorted for a carboot sale, when a came across a rather large pile of old Beezer, Topper and Dandy annuals. I remember being given these books in the 1970s as they belonged to some older cousins and were passed on to me. Flicking though these books I was fascinated be the space/SiFi themed stories. A boy who could travel through time because of a magic patch on his trousers (Could be handy) A boy with a jet pack (I wanted one) A Futuristic Space vehicle with what looked like rolling pins for wheels (Nasa should have thought of that) Two Twins from the land of Whizz????? and the mysterious Planet X.