Thursday, 8 July 2010

This Strip's Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S

WELCOME to a very special guest-star in today's Carrotty comic - BANANAMAN!

Bananaman - the 'nana-powered superhero - is celebrating his thirtieth birthday this year, having debuted in Nutty comic waaaay back in 1980. Created by brilliant cartoonists Steve Bright and the late (great) John Geering, The Big Blue Blunder quickly found favour with readers, and was granted his very own TV series in 1983, which featured the vocal talents of popular comedy combo, The Goodies.

The entire Bananaman TV series has been re-released in a tasty boxset to celebrate the blue berk's thirtieth, which is a MUST-BUY for fans of classic British cartoons, or fans of silliness in general!

Bananaman still also graces the pages of The Dandy Xtreme comic, where he continues to battle evil and bungle his way through adventures.

So, let's all fill our glasses (with Banana Daiquiris, naturally) and give three cheers to one of Britain's best-loved superheroes! Hip hip, HOORAY! Hip, hip, HOORAY! Hip, hip, HOOOOORAY!

- Fanton.

Bananaman is © D.C Thomson & Co Ltd, and appears here purely in homage to the great series. No copyright infringement is intended, so please don't send General Blight after me! Thank you.


Amanda said...

It like this one, it's the funniest so far :D

Fanton said...

Well, you can't go wrong with bananas, really. They're inherently funny, aren't they? :D

Thank you!

Brighty said...

I've always thought so. Good work, Mr F!

Fanton said...

Haha! You have turned the humble banana into a national icon, sir - I salute you!

And thanks for the kind words, and for stopping by!

Fave said...

As an adolescent I ADORED Bananaman and this resurgence warms my heart. I'm also a new fan to Carotty Kid. This is all brilliant!