On this day, 20 June 1981: Buster
Top drawer! Chalky the magic artist boy makes a rare front page appearance, having been voted readers’ favourite halfway through Buster’s 21st Birthday year. Dick Millington was the artist on the strip.
Buster’s Diary (Reg Parlett) and X-Ray Specs (Mike Lacey) took 2nd and 3rd places in the poll. Ken Reid’s Faceache - now regarded as one of the classics of British comics - didn’t make the top ten at this time. Possibly appreciated more by adults now than by kids then?