On this day, 27 October 1973: Cor!!
On this day, 27 October 1973 … In what must have been quite a coup for the editorial team on Cor!!, in 1973 TV’s The Goodies signed to the comic, and appeared in 52 double-page episodes throughout the year. The Cambridge Footlights-originated trio of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie were hot property in the 1970s and stars of their own comedy show which ran for the entire decade. It was an imaginative and hugely popular show, each episode of which followed a very basic theme, quest or challenge for the Goodies, who would often travel about on a three-seater bicycle, to interpret with increasingly surreal and bonkers results. This format lent itself well to adaptation in comic strip form, and the brilliant Joe Colquhoun – better known to us now for his work on Charley’s War, Johnny Red and Roy of the Rovers – demonstrated an accomplished cartooning style to bring the goody goody yum yum threesome to life.