June 19, 2008
Most likely the UK’s earliest recurring comic character (He first appeared in 1867 !!) Ally Sloper appeared regularly in various publications until the early C20th and once again in 1976 for 4 issues devised by the late comicbook historian Denis Gifford and published by Alan Class.
The contents of these magazines were a not altogether successful mix of the antique (in appearance) and the modern.
Here’s something you don’t see every day. Issue 4 contains Jack Kirby’s rendition of Ally Sloper as Sloperman !!