Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Bananaman History - Bananamans First Christmas 1980

As a kid, Christmas never felt like Christmas until DC Thomson's Xmas comics came out (I'm still the same now). Nutty always done great Xmas covers during its run. Here is the first from 1980 where our hero has to help out a not too happy Santa.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Bananaman History - Supervillians 1980 Part 4

The final two supervillians of 1980 were a mixture of mistaken identity (Nutty Style) and something of a Super Chef Villian Italian style!....Enjoy

Spaghetti-Man - Nutty Issues: 33 and 34

Captain Crisp - Nutty Issues 43 and 44

Bananaman History - Nutty Front Covers Part 4

Nutty issue 41 was a major change not only did our hero appear on the back cover he would now get the honour of being the Nutty's permanent cover star. I have included both front and back covers here for your enjoyment.

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Dandy Xtreme

Please remember that our Hero still appears every two weeks in The Dandy Xtreme. The latest issue has a great Bananaman Master Head and a great Free Bananaman Banana Chucker.

Its available in shops now or why not take out a subscription for yourself or a family member with DC Thomson at

Updates will be back to normal this weekend..

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

BananaMilestones 1

This is the first time we see Bananaman crash through the wall of Chief O'Reilly's office (Nutty Issue:17), this would become the norm as newly plastered walls would get hilariously destroyed every week.

Also you will notice the original Chief is different to the later strips, I love his Indian chief headdress, enjoy the full Nutty strip below.....

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Bananaman History - Supervillians 1980 Part 3

WormMan - Nutty Issue:26

The Mad Magician - Nutty Issues:27&28

I love this supervillian would love to of seen more of him, the 2 part strip is just hilarious and classic Nutty Bananaman, enjoy......

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Bananaman History - Nutty Front Covers Part 3

Bananaman's 5th cover came from Issue 36 dated October 18th. It was the first Bananaman related free gift Nutty Comic would give away over the coming years. Unfortunately I have since lost this badge, but the cover is another big bold bright cover which I'm sure would of drawn new readers to buy it.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Bananaman History - Supervillians 1980 Part 2

JESTER - Nutty Issue 11

Jester was a copy of Joker from Batman, you only see him briefly in his car, shame he wasn't used more in the future.

CLAYMAN - Nutty Issues 12 & 13

ANIMALMAN - Nutty Issue 16

Bananaman History - Nutty Front Covers Part 2

4th cover to feature Bananaman was Issue 31 dated 13th September

This is another big bold cover for Bananaman & shows why he would eventually become the full time cover star.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Bananaman History - Supervillians 1980 Part 1

In the later days of the Nutty Comic Bananaman came up against some regular super villains like General Blight, Weatherman etc. Strangely these characters were absent during 1980 but he still had his fair share of super villains to fight. Here is Part 1 where you can see the first two super villains of his Nutty Career.

DR CREAM - Nutty Issue 5 & 6

Dr Cream or as he would become Captain Cream, would returning over the years to try and beat Bananaman with his deadly cream gun..!!

MR TOT - Nutty Issue 9

Mr Tot was a villian in a nappy (only in the Nutty) and was suitable defeated by Bananaman with a Dummy.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Bananaman History - Nutty Front Covers Part 1

Between Issues 1 and 40 of Nutty comic every character had a turn as the cover star, I have attached the first three to feature Bananaman.

The first was issue 12 dated May 3rd

The second was issue 17 dated June 7th (shared with Samuel Creeps)

The third being issue 24 dated July 26th

I love this cover its bold full of energy, back in 1980 it would of jumped off the shelf at any potential buyer.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Bananaman History - Nutty Comic 1980

It all began here 9th February 1980 in Nutty Comic No:1, not only was this DC Thomson's best new comic since Cracker in 1975 but it introduced the world to the one and only Bananaman. Drawn by the legendary John Geering who was also responsible for The Beano's Smudge & The Sparky's Puss 'n' Boots. He would become one of DCT most popular & commercially successful creations.

Here we see his first adventure from the back page of the first issue. There are a lot of differences from the Bananaman he became from the look of Eric Wimp to the differences in his costume, red trunks, red gloves and yellow,black mask.But these strips lived up to the comic title completely Nutty and just fantastic.

I will be covering all the major events in the history of certainly one of my favourite comic characters, covering the Nutty, Dandy, Annuals, TV and more. I hope you will enjoy and you never know it may even give DCT a nudge to bring out some specials this year...collectors book please.