This one is one of my first, from December of 2009, when I was doing a series of 1980s British comics scans.
So, 7 1/2 pages of 23 from Nutty #178, July 9th 1983.( Why yes, that is a banana in my pocket. )
I'll be describing the features you're missing, starting with:
*Jay R. Hood: You may remember from the Roy Race post a bit back that "Dallas" was huge in Britain back in the day. This included several comics characters clearly inspired by scheming villain J.R. Ewing. To be honest, this one's a fairly standard rowdy boy, who happens to wear a cowboy hat. He and his gang run the local constables ragged, until the police captain decides to get them toughening-up lessons...from Jay R.
*Peter Pest: Standard annoying kid brother. His teenage sister and her beau attempt to hide their date from the boy, which actually gets them in more hassle than if they'd just admitted the truth in the first place.( Class warfare--a long-honoured British tradition. )
*Nip and Rrip": A boy and his cat, and yes, I've spelled its name correctly. Broke and desiring ice cream, the pair dig up the garden (what us Yanks call a "yard") in search of buried treasure. They find none, but Dad gives them money to stop digging.
*Snoopy: A reporter dog, no relation to the more famous American Snoopy. In this issue, the boss orders Snoopy to replace the carpet as it's getting worn through. Hilarity ensues.
*Tweet William: A daft youngster. After ruining his shoes, he goes shopping for a new pair. His insane prattle drives the shopkeep to distraction.
*Super Gnat: A powerful but small insect. Super Gnat is observing a yacht race when he observes some poor sportmen swamping a smaller competitor's boat. One burst of superbreath later, the underdog has won not only that race, but a nearby beach sailing contest as well.
*Sports Fan: A very athletic girl. She's performing some fancy dives...and some fancy leaping back up to the board. It turns out there's a trampoline instead of water in the pool.( Speaking of sports... )
*Snoozer: A boy who likes to sleep. His parents buy rice crunchies for breakfast, and the "pop snap crackle" startles Snoozer awake at the table. The next morning, the folks are distressed to learn that he's swapped the box with "Silent Crunchies" that make no such sounds.( Feral Dog Roll Call )( Not quite as scary as St. Trinian's, but then who is? )
*Wacky the Crackpot Inventor: Exactly what it says on the tin. Mum's got a nasty cold, so Wacky invents a housework robot. Hilarity ensues, and at the end Wacky decides it would be easier to invent a cure for the common cold.
*Cannonball Kid: He's football crazy. (Soccer, to Americans.) Cannonball learns that there's a scout in the audience for his game, and figures that he should try to impress this visitor in order to be called up to the big leagues. In reality, it's a Boy Scout, and Cannonball finds himself being hauled off to the scrapyard with a bucket on his head.
*Cuddles, an annoying toddler. He and long-suffering Dad visit the zoo. Hilarity ensues.
Your thoughts and/or comments? Happy decade, Scans Daily!