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Issue Number/Date: 28th December 1985 - Buster Christmas Issue
Free Gift: None
Inserts: Games For A Laugh Christmas Games
Price: 22p

Strips At A Glance

Front Page) Buster
Pg 1) Good Guy
Pg 2) Young Arfur
Pg 3) Cliff Hanger
Pg 4) Chalky
Pg 5) Ivor Lott & Tony Broke
Pg 6) Ivor Lott & Tony Broke cont.
Pg 7) It's a Nice Life
Pg 8) It's a Nice Life cont.
Pg 9) Prambo
Pg 10) The Winners
Pg 11) School Team
Pg 12) School Team cont, Cliff Hanger Result & Name That Worm!
Pg 13) Buster's Jackpot Jokes
Pg 14) School Belle
Pg 15) Games for a Laugh
Pg 16) Games for a Laugh cont.
Pg 17) Skid Kidd
Pg 18) B'ware Caretaker
Pg 19) Top Of The Class
Pg 20) Top Of The Class cont and Puzzle Challenge
Pg 21) Walt Teaser
Pg 22) Jack Pott
Pg 23) Faceache
Pg 24) Pete's Pop-up Book
Pg 25) X Ray Specs
Pg 26) X Ray Specs cont. & Advert for next week's Buster
Pg 27) Clumsy Colin
Pg 28) Do Me A Favour Buster
Pg 29) Fright School
Pg 30) Fright School cont.
Back Pg) Buster cont.

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Page 1: Good Guy

Guy writes his thank you letters. This Story in Full

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Page 2: Young Arfur

Arfur and Terry want to watch a pop video. This Story in Full

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Page 3: Cliff Hanger

Episode 128: Continued from last week, Cliff lands in a mine that's flooding with water. This Story in Full

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Page 4: Chalky

Chalky's Cousins get in a strop when the TV breaks. This Story in Full

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Page 5: Ivor Lott & Tony Broke

Tony and Penny volunteer at the homeless shelter. This Story in Full

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Page 6: Ivor Lott & Tony Broke cont.

Ivor and Milly get left behind. This Strip in Full

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Page 7: It's a Nice Life

Ollie and Maddie have missed out on a Christmas tree. This Story In Full

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Page 8: It's a Nice Life cont.

Stan and Babs borrow a saw. This Story in Full

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Page 9: Prambo

Prambo's cousin Wally ruins the Christmas party. This Story in Full

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Page 10: The Winners

The Winners invite people round for a competition. This story in full

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Page 11: School Team

The team enter a Carol Singing Contest. This Story in Full

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Page 12: School Team cont. Cliff Hanger Result & Name That Worm

The bus is covered in icicles. This Story in Full

Also on this page is the Cliff Hanger result, and a small section about Name That Worm. It reads; Did you suggest a name for Buster's friendly worm? Want to know which name Buster finally chose? Well, you have to wait until next week - 'cos he's still trying to make up his mind! So watch this space - or one like it! All will be revealed in the next issue.


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Page 13: Buster's Jackpot Jokes

This week 2 and a Cadbury wildlife project book goes to

Lee Nash in Sicup
Derek Ashton from Stalybridge
Stephen Blakemore in Aldridge
Nikki Park from Lightwater
Simon Hobster in Shoreham by Sea
Barry Kivleham in Romford
Neil Adair in Carrickfergus
and Stephanie in Chell Green.

The top prize of 5 and a Cadbury Wildlife Project book goes to Malcom Cramp from Handsworth.


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Page 14: School Belle

Belle causes a queue at the dinner hall. This Story in Full

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Page 15: Games For A Laugh

Double Page Spread. Two games for after your Christmas dinner.

On this page is Aliens and Earthlings. One player is an alien and has to put 12 As into a grid, whilst the other is an Earthling and has to put 12 Es into their grid. Then Battleships style you have to work out where the opponents are until all twelve of one type have been hit.

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Page 16: Games For A Laugh

Double Page Spread of the above. Christmas boxes. 5 grids of dots are printed and the aim of the game is to join dots horizontally or vertically. When a complete box is created you put your initial inside it and draw another line. Whoever creates the most boxes on that board is the winner, and whoever wins the most of 5 games is the overall champ.

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Page 17: Skid Kidd

Mike and SAM help Santa This Story in Full

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Page 18: B'ware Caretaker

The headmaster tries to work out what to buy Mr Ware for Christmas. This Story in Full

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Page 19: Top of the Class

The Toffs and the Scruffs buy presents for each other. This Story in Full

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Page 20: Top of The Class cont. and Top of the Class Puzzle Challenge

The Toffs and the Scruffs get into a fight. This Story in Full

Also on this page is a Top of The Class Puzzle Challenge. You have to colour in the baubles on a tree so that each gold ball is next to a silver ball, each silver ball is next to a red ball and each red ball is next to a silver ball. There's four of each in total, three balls across on four rows down the tree.

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Page 21: Walt Teaser

Walt gets a taste of his own medicine. This Story in Full

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Page 22: Jack Pott

Jack bets he can get more presents then a rich kid. This Story in Full.

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Page 23: Faceache

Faceache helps put the Christmas Decorations up. This Story in Full

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Page 24: Pete's Pop-up Book

Pete runs into trouble at a Christmas party. This Story in Full

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Page 25: X Ray Specs

Ray gets tempted to look at his presents with his specs. This Story in Full

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Page 26: X Ray Specs cont. and advert for Next Week's Issue

Ray lends his Specs to Tommy. This Story in Full

Also on this page is a half page advert for next week's issue. It shows Costalots Department store with a man carrying some bakery products minding his own business. Suddenly, the Dummies in the windowscare him, but when he looks around he doesn't know who did it. The final frame says watch out The Dummies are coming. Full page comic strip starts in Buster next week.


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Page 27: Clumsy Colin

Colin's out on his Sledge. This Story in Full

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Page 28: Do Me a Favour Buster

Each printed letter this week gets a Buster Sports Cap, and a Cadbury's wildlife Project book.

Louise Mackie asks how many papers Buster appears in besides Buster and the Sunday Mail. The answer is none.
Bert in Dummurry says Grotty Glenda is better looking then School Belle
Jonathan Ridley in Redcar asks who won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon for 1985. It was Martina Navratilova and Paul McNamee
Robert Hynan from Stonebridge has sent in a recipe for Flamenco Sausages.
Martin Sheehan in Ballynoe, Eire, has sent in a Buster Poem for Poet's corner.
And there's more names that fit jobs been sent in too from:
Julie Conloy in Darlington who suggests cookery teacher Miss Raw and electrician Tommy Watt.
Nicholas Wilkinson from Bridlington who suffests Mr Dance who teachers music and Mr Blott who teaches art at his school.
And Joanna Morris from Kinnerton suggests a driving instructor called Mr Carr.

There's a Buster Birthday to Michelle Pallard in St Annes-on-Sea who'll be 14 on the 23rd December.


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Page 29: Fright School

The school tries to have a Christmas Party. This Story in Full

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Page 30: Fright School cont.

The ghouls get locked out. This Story in Full

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Back Page: Buster cont.

Buster goes to buy a Christmas turkey. This Story in Full

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