The London Free Press Comics #November 1, 1980
(November 1, 1980)

London Free Press, 1979? Series
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
24
On-sale Date
1980-11-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Came free with the Saturday newspaper, which itself had to be purchased.

All comic strips printed are dated November 2, 1980, indicating the date they were meant to be published. However, Sunday comic strips in Canada are printed with Saturday's newspaper instead of Sunday so this issue is dated November 1st accordingly.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Peanuts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Schulz [as Schulz] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Schulz [as Schulz] (signed)
Inks
Charles Schulz [as Schulz] (signed)
Colors
Charles Schulz ?
Letters
Charles Schulz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've added up how much it cost to feed you this year..do you know how much it was?
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Charlie Brown; Snoopy
Synopsis
Snoopy doesn't want to hear Charlie Brown tell him about how much he costs per year.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm tired of being tap city all the time!
Genre
humour; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie, tired of being without money, dreams up the idea of making posters to sell.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Copyright 1980 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wizard of Id / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Hart [as Hart] (credited); Brant Parker [as Parker] (credited, signed)
Pencils
Brant Parker [as Parker] (credited, signed)
Inks
Brant Parker [as Parker] (credited, signed)
Colors
Brant Parker ?
Letters
Brant Parker ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's starting to get real brazen.
Genre
humour; historical
Characters
Turnkey; Spook [Wellington J. Farnsworth Spookingdorf III]; The Wizard
Synopsis
Spook escapes his cell and discovers The Wizard's lab. He blows up the lab after mixing some chemicals. After being placed back into his cell, Spook is grilled by The Wizard exactly what he mixed together.

Indexer Notes

Copyright Field Enterprises, Inc. 1980.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wacky Webster / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Han Solo at Stars' End! (Table of Contents: 4)

Star Wars / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Brian Daley (story); Archie Goodwin (script)
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala [as Alfredo P. Alcala] (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala [as Alfredo P. Alcala] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you have a plan, sir?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Han Solo; Chewbacca; Bollux; Rekkon
Synopsis
Solo begins to work out a deal to get the Millennium Falcon repaired, but is informed by Rekkon, there might be a traitor that needs to be discovered as well.

Indexer Notes

Based on Brian Daley's novel, Han Solo at Stars' End (Del Rey) released March 1979.

Trademark and copyright Lucasfilm, Ltd. (LFL) 1980. Distributed by Los Angeles Times Syndicate (L. A. Times Synd.).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Better Half / cartoon / 0.45 page (report information)

Script
Vinnie Vinson [as Vinson] (credited)
Pencils
Vinnie Vinson [as Vinson] (credited)
Inks
Vinnie Vinson [as Vinson] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe you don't like this color now...
Genre
humour; domestic
Characters
Harriet Parker; Stanley Parker

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons plus title panel.

Copyright 1980 by The Register and Tribune Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Family Circus / comic story / 0.45 page (report information)

Script
Bil Keane (credited, signed)
Pencils
Bil Keane (credited, signed)
Inks
Bil Keane (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bil Keane ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mommy?, why don't you go runnin' with Daddy
Genre
humour; domestic
Characters
Thelma [Thel]; Bil; Dolly; P. J. [Peter John]; Sam (dog)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by The Register and Tribune Syndicate, Inc.

Come on Home to Mother's Pizza Parlour & Spaghetti House (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

Rhyming Words (Table of Contents: 8)

Uncle Art's Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent]
Pencils
A. W. Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent]
Inks
A. W. Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent]
Colors
?
Letters
A. W. Nugent, Jr. ?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

Children's activity page. Contest drawing winners were: Tammy Walker (Lansing, Michigan), Claudia Jordan (Albuquerque, New Mexico), and Audrey O'Day (Derby, Connecticut).

Part of the page is given over to listing the 25 prizes award each week, including toys from Ideal, Matchbox, Bandal America, and Vogue Dolls.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Andy Capp / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Reg Smythe [as Smythe] (signed)
Pencils
Reg Smythe [as Smythe] (signed)
Inks
Reg Smythe [as Smythe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tch! Lettin' Rube an' Chalkie beat us - I played like a proper twit....
Genre
humour; domestic
Characters
Andy Capp; Florrie "Flo" Capp

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 Daily Mirror Newspapers Ltd. Distributed by Field Newspaper Syndicate.

The Waterbed You've Been Aching for... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Herman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Unger (credited) [as Unger] (signed)
Pencils
Jim Unger (credited) [as Unger] (signed)
Inks
Jim Unger (credited) [as Unger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Unger

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you groaning about?
Genre
humour; domestic
Characters
Herman; Herman's wife

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by Universal Press Syndicate.

High Hopes and a Heavy Schedule (Table of Contents: 12)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Krawchyk
Pencils
Sam McLeod (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Inks
Sam McLeod (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Colors
Sam McLeod (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Susan Douglas
Synopsis
Sixteen year old Susan Douglas, who operators two newspaper routes and babysits to help pay for flying lessons.

Indexer Notes

Monthly collection of articles for London Free Press newspaper carriers and readers of the newspaper over the next eight pages.

Customer Praise Worth Cash (Table of Contents: 13)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Listing of those newspaper carriers who received three dollar bonuses for receiving a customer compliment.

Ed Patterson's a Man Who Cares (Table of Contents: 14)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Ed Patterson (photo)
Synopsis
A brief biography of London Free Press area circulation representative Ed Patterson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Carrier Corner, November 1980; Chatterbag: The Carriers' Forum / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Free Press carrier Ian Jacklin, 12, is a lucky boy.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ian Jacklin (photo)

Indexer Notes

Small vignette items about several London Free Press newspaper carriers.

High Roller (Table of Contents: 16)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ed Krawchyk [as E. K.] (credited)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brent Smith (photo)
Synopsis
Article on newspaper carrier Brent Smith, who uses a unicycle to deliver newspapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Carrier Corner, November 1980; Carrier Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

The Carrier Club listing recognizing the achievements of young business owners.

Super Contest Prizes (Table of Contents: 18)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don James (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Inks
Don James (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Colors
Don James (photograph) (Free Press photographer)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Patti Carter (photo); Linda McNichol (photo)

Indexer Notes

Photograph with additional text showing circulation department staffers Patti Carter and Linda McNichol posing with the prizes being offered for the subscriber sales contest. At bottom of photograph is an explanation of the prize items.

He's Put Friendship into Action (Table of Contents: 19)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Ed Krawchyk [as E. K.] (credited)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Schlarbaum (photo)
Synopsis
John Schlarbaum of West Lorne, Ontario and his three-year effort to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy.

Carrier Fun at Speedway (Table of Contents: 20)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / photo story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A photo vignette about the Delaware International Speedway and The London Free Press hosting together two carrier night events during August 1980.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / photo story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To mark National Newspaper Carrier Day in mid-October...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brian Girard (photo); Geoff Greenin (photo); Kirsten Korff (photo)
Synopsis
A photo vignette showing three carriers from the Sarina and Lambton carrier districts, along with other carriers, having fun at a roller skating at Sarnia's Skate Country in mid-October.

Recent 'Retirees' (Table of Contents: 22)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An article running down those carriers recently leaving their position.

Making Waves (Table of Contents: 23)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
? (logo); typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Vignette stories of Free Press carriers making a difference in their communities.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / photo story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club staged a 'London Days' celebration...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jason McCabe (photo)
Synopsis
A photo vignette of Free Press carrier, Jason McCabe throwing out the first pitch during a Toronto Blue Jays game to help celebrate "London Days".

Groaners 'n Giggles (Table of Contents: 25)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / text article / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humour

Indexer Notes

Gags and jokes submitted by readers.

Gags and jokes: Loretta Nealon (Tilsonburg, Ontario), Louise Vanderborgh (Listowel, Ontario), Edward DeBoer (Lucknow, Ontario), Andrew Moir (Ilderton, Ontario), and Tom Lutterman (London, Ontario).

Carrier Parents Deserve Credit (Table of Contents: 26)

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / letters page / 0.45 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Valerie A. Kent writes to the editors mentioning the work parents do to support their carrier children.

Indexer Notes

Letter to the editor: Valerie A. Kent.

Next Month in Carrier Corner (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Carrier Corner, November 1980 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.05 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Hägar the Horrible / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dik Browne (credited, signed)
Pencils
Dik Browne (credited, signed)
Inks
Dik Browne (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dik Browne ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hagar, It's getting late...
Genre
humour; historical
Characters
Hägar; Lucky Eddie; Helga
Synopsis
Hägar is at the tavern dancing away and stays one dance too many as Helga shows up with her rolling pin.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Special Purchase of Fashion Sweaters (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Hudson's / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Big Party (Table of Contents: 30)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Colors
?
Letters
Hank Ketcham ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why does anyone want to be President, Dennis?
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Dennis Michell; Joey McDonald; unnamed Presidential candidate
Synopsis
Joey asks Dennis why anyone would want to become President. Dennis then attempts to explain.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by Field Enterprises Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

B. C. / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Hart (credited) [as Hart] (signed)
Pencils
Johnny Hart (credited) [as Hart] (signed)
Inks
Johnny Hart (credited) [as Hart] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Johnny Hart ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boo. Why don't you hang it up Rocky?
Genre
humour; historical
Characters
Rocky; B. C. [Snake]; The Fat Broad; Curls
Synopsis
B. C. regrets dressing up as a snake on Halloween and then visiting Fat Broad's home.

Indexer Notes

Copyright Field Enterprises Inc. 1980

Animal Kingdom (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Let's Sew / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Ron Howard's Happiest Days Are Still to Come! (Table of Contents: 33)

Steve Kahn's SuperScene / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Kahn (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Diane Goldsmith (designer, credited)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ron Howard (photograph); Robert Foxworth (photograph); Henry Winkler (photograph); Al Molinaro (photograph); Anson Williams (photograph); Marion Ross (photograph); Tom Bosley (photograph); Rick Nielsen (photograph); Joe Walsh (photograph); Walter Cronkite (photograph); George Lucas (photograph); R2D2 (photograph); Willie Aames (photograph); Peter Noone (photograph); Joe Charboneau (photograph); KISS [Ace Frehley; Paul Stanley; Peter Criss; Gene Simmons] (photograph); Cheryl Tiegs (photograph)
Synopsis
A photo feature with story vignettes involving movie and television actors. Included is a write-up of Ron Howard moving on from the television show Happy Days; Willie Aames one-year anniversary Vicki Averback; singer Peter Noone meeting Cleveland Indian baseball player Joe Charboneau; Cheryl Tiegs meeting the rock ban members of KISS; Walter Cronkite meeting George Lucas and Star Wars character R2D2; and a picture of Rick Nielsen of the band Cheap Trick talking with Joe Walsh of the band The Eagles with the footer speculating that it was about Cheap Trick bassist Tom Peterson leaving the band.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by The Kasey Corporation. Distribution by New York Times Special Features.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Lolly / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Pete Hansen (signed)
Pencils
Pete Hansen (signed)
Inks
Pete Hansen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Pete Hansen ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My, you look depressed.
Genre
humour
Characters
Alice; Mr. Quimby
Synopsis
Mr. Quimby has felt depressed all week but didn't know why. Alice tells him to go and play some golf. Soon his golf game reminds him why his was depressed.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 by Chicago Tribune/N.Y. News Synd. Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Maramduke / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)
Pencils
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)
Inks
Brad Anderson (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Brad Anderson ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We didn't get much this year, but Duke didn't get anything!
Genre
humour; animal
Characters
Barbara Winslow; Brian Winslow; Marmaduke; Doris Mackey; Whiskey
Synopsis
Barbara and Brian regret dressing Marmaduke in Mr. Snyder's old clothes for Halloween, as they kept getting stopped by people who thought it was Mr. Snyder was in a dog costume. The returning Marmaduke back home again lost them time and people had given out all their candies when when they went back out to finish.
Keywords
Halloween

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Last panel is the humor vignette called "Dog Gone Funny", this one telling the story of Jim Mackey and Doris Mackey's (of Clearwater, Florida) toy collie, Wiskey who sleeps in the bathtub on warm days and refused to eat until the family cat came home.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Shoe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jeff MacNelly [as MacNelly] (credited, signed)
Pencils
Jeff MacNelly [as MacNelly] (credited, signed)
Inks
Jeff MacNelly [as MacNelly] (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jeff MacNelly ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mah Friends!
Genre
humour; satire-parody
Characters
Senator Batson D. Belfry; Mort; unnamed dog
Synopsis
The Senator speaks about how he is gong to clean up the mess in Washington to which Mort states that he is the mess in Washington.

Indexer Notes

Copyright Jefferson Communications Inc. 1980. Distributed by C. T. N. Y. S. (Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Broom-Hilda / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Russell Myers (signed)
Pencils
Russell Myers (signed)
Inks
Russell Myers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Myers ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep. Peep. 50¢ huh?
Genre
humour
Characters
Irwin Troll; unnamed balloon salesman; Gaylord Buzzard (title panel inset); Broom-Hilda (title panel inset)
Synopsis
Irwin tells the balloon salesman that 50 cents is too much for a balloon and talks him down in price.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1980 Chicago Tribune/N. Y. News Synd. Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Blondie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dean Young [as Young] (credited, signed)
Pencils
Jim Raymond [as Raymond] (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Raymond [as Raymond] (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm looking for Duncan MacGregor's house...
Genre
humour; domestic
Characters
unnamed man; Dagwood Bumstead; Daisy
Synopsis
A man who is lost keeps showing up at Dogwood's door having trouble with the directions to Duncan MacGregor's home until Dagwood takes him to the house himself. Man then returns one last time to let Dagwood know MacGregor was not home after all.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Copyright 1980 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Now! (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Wickhams / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I've added up how much it cost to feed you this year..do you know how much it was?"]
    Peanuts
  2. 1. ["I'm tired of being tap city all the time!"]
    Archie
  3. 2. ["He's starting to get real brazen."]
    Wizard of Id
  4. 3. ["Sylvania color."]
    Wacky Webster
  5. 4. Han Solo at Stars' End!
    Star Wars
  6. 5. ["Maybe you don't like this color now..."]
    The Better Half
  7. 6. ["Mommy?, why don't you go runnin' with Daddy"]
    The Family Circus
  8. 7. Come on Home to Mother's Pizza Parlour & Spaghetti House
  9. 8. Rhyming Words
    Uncle Art's Funland
  10. 9. ["Tch! Lettin' Rube an' Chalkie beat us - I played like a proper twit...."]
    Andy Capp
  11. 10. The Waterbed You've Been Aching for...
  12. 11. ["What are you groaning about?"]
    Herman
  13. 12. High Hopes and a Heavy Schedule
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  14. 13. Customer Praise Worth Cash
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  15. 14. Ed Patterson's a Man Who Cares
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  16. 15. ["Free Press carrier Ian Jacklin, 12, is a lucky boy."]
    Carrier Corner, November 1980; Chatterbag: The Carriers' Forum
  17. 16. High Roller
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Carrier Corner, November 1980; Carrier Club
  19. 18. Super Contest Prizes
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  20. 19. He's Put Friendship into Action
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  21. 20. Carrier Fun at Speedway
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  22. 21. ["To mark National Newspaper Carrier Day in mid-October..."]
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  23. 22. Recent 'Retirees'
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  24. 23. Making Waves
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  25. 24. ["When the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club staged a 'London Days' celebration..."]
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  26. 25. Groaners 'n Giggles
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  27. 26. Carrier Parents Deserve Credit
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  28. 27. Next Month in Carrier Corner
    Carrier Corner, November 1980
  29. 28. ["Hagar, It's getting late..."]
    Hägar the Horrible
  30. 29. Special Purchase of Fashion Sweaters
    Hudson's
  31. 30. The Big Party
    Dennis the Menace
  32. 31. ["Boo. Why don't you hang it up Rocky?"]
    B. C.
  33. 32. Animal Kingdom
    Let's Sew
  34. 33. Ron Howard's Happiest Days Are Still to Come!
    Steve Kahn's SuperScene
  35. 34. ["My, you look depressed."]
    Lolly
  36. 35. ["We didn't get much this year, but Duke didn't get anything!"]
    Maramduke
  37. 36. ["Mah Friends!"]
    Shoe
  38. 37. ["Beep. Peep. 50¢ huh?"]
    Broom-Hilda
  39. 38. ["I'm looking for Duncan MacGregor's house..."]
    Blondie
  40. 39. Now!
    Wickhams
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