|Dennis The Menace from Beano|
|Desperate Dan from Dandy|
|Plastic Man. Whatever happened to him?|
|Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling!|
|Minnie The Minx|
There were the DC Comics heroes. Now these comics had attractively glossy covers and promoted Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel (alter ego of Billy Batson), Green Lantern and Plastic Man at their heroic best.
Then there were the funnies like Beano and Dandy comics which consisted Dennis the Menace, Bash Street Kids, Desperate Dan and if I remember correctly, Roger the Dodger. There were also Minnie the Minx, Lord Snooty and the very popular Biffo the Bear. These characters were the ultimate in comedy and mayhem and kept me in stitches!
|The Bash Street Kids - Ultimate in Mayhem|
|Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - First Singer In Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.|
|Billie Holiday - Squeaky On 78s.|
Today children spend their time going for tuition classes and modern dads pay a fortune per session. Those days, I learned my English from comic books and pop music. No iPads nor Tablets. And no Singlish too because many of these comics come from England and the US. Hooray for Beano, Dandy and Billie. These tokens of joy during my teenage years were truly pennies from heaven.
Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
You'll find your fortune's fallin' all over the town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you must have showers
So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me...
|Captain Marvel (Alter Ego Billy Batson)|
|Roger The Dodger.|
1. Song from You Tube: Pennies from Heaven (1936),
American pop by Arthur Johnston and Johnny Burke.
2. Images from: Google, DC Comics, Beano, Dandy.
3. An Original Article.