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A wonderful trip down memory lane,
This review is from: Broons and Oor Wullie Rare Vintage Comic Strips (Gift Book) (Hardcover)
The Broons and Oor Wullie collections are just fantastic and now we've reached the 75th Anniversary of the first strip, DC Thompson have put together another excellent compilation of some of the best strips from those 75 years.
Also with this luxury book you get an exclusive CD of The Broons Family party music AND an exclusive Oor Wullie calendar! The usual nostalgic features and photographs are included to make this a wonderful trip down memory lane. The music on the CD - 'The Broons Ceilidh Classics' - has been specially recorded for this collection. As a special bonus for this birthday edition ome of the archived strips have been printed for the First Time Ever!
If you are a fan you would have seen how the cartoon strips in recent years have been sanitised sometimes to the point of dullness in these overtly pc times but these retrospectives are a different matter, harking back to days when boys could be boys and people were allowed to have fun. It's wonderfully nostalgic to peep into the past through these excellently drawn cartoon strips. The humour is timeless and the simplicity of life is something to be envied.
Highly recommended - a Christmas highlight and a brilliant gift.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2011 20:41:38 BDT
How different is this year's volume compared to previous years? It looks bigger and thicker!
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2011 22:46:31 BDT
Yes, it's bigger - 144 pages - definitely worth it!
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2011 01:37:19 GMT
Glenn Cook says:
A brilliant review Paul you beat me to being the first!
I ordered it Friday. Received it Wednesday and found it's reduced in price by £2.20 in the interval!!
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2011 09:02:46 GMT
Thank you very much! It's down to a brilliant price now - I paid more too :-(
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2011 09:45:54 GMT
Glenn Cook says:
For the new price with al the extras its an absolute steal.
I wonder how many of us sad fans wil actually open the calendar but leave it in its pristine state?
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2011 14:31:12 GMT
Ha ha! I was tempted to buy another just so I could do that!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2011 16:26:52 GMT
I got this just a couple of weeks back at what I thought was a good price but now it's even cheaper at 3.99, a real bargain. What is it with Amazon and the constant price yo-yo-ing?
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