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RiffRaff
24-03-2007, 10:15
"The Purple Cloud" appeared as a long-running serial in the Beano - or was it the Dandy? - many, many years ago. In fact it was so long-running I think I must've stopped buying the comic before it finished!
To jog your memory, it was about a large purple cloud (NO!) from "outer space" which had invaded the earth and was capable of destroying any items made of metal.
Can anyone remember how the story ended up?!

cgksheff
24-03-2007, 10:36
It was "The Dandy".

RiffRaff
24-03-2007, 14:00
It was "The Dandy".

I bow to your better memory!
And did we earthlings win?!

Longcol
24-03-2007, 14:05
Yes - if I remember correctly (it is over 40 years ago) - the earthlings invented "black cloud" which neutralised the purple gas that melted steel.

The "Purple Cloud" was an arch "baddie" and him and his mob used to fire their purple gas out of ray gun like things.

Really weird this thread appearing - as I say it is over 40 years since I read the Dandy - and yet only last week, for the first time since the mid '60's, I was remembered the "Purple Cloud".

Jabberwocky
24-03-2007, 14:10
I used to read both the Dandy and the Beano and I cant remember that story.


Am I going senile?

Longcol
24-03-2007, 14:21
I used to read both the Dandy and the Beano and I cant remember that story.


Am I going senile?

You're probably just a little too young to remember it Jabbers - it was in the Dandy about 1964/65.

Jabberwocky
24-03-2007, 14:22
You're probably just a little too young to remember it Jabbers - it was in the Dandy about 1964/65.

I read it from `65 onwards.

I remember other characters such as Galaxian, but Im not sure if that one was in either of the comics mentioned.

It`ll drive me mad trying to recall it now.

Longcol
24-03-2007, 14:30
A little bit more about it here (3rd post down).

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/ComicInformationPages/TemplateMemoryLane.asp?NewScreen=1

RiffRaff
24-03-2007, 14:30
I used to read both the Dandy and the Beano and I cant remember that story.


Am I going senile?

Or are you just part of a conspiracy to pretend it didn't happen?!
(Let's face it, there've been stranger ones!)