was a British comic
which ran for 76 issues from 1977
. It was based around the Bash Street Kids
. He was accompanied by his dog, Pug
, from The Bash Street Pups
, and a new character, Chunkee the Monkey, who was Plug's pet monkey
. Chunkee the Monkey was ugly and wore the same yellow Plug hat that Plug wore.
Other strips in this comic included:
- Gnoo Faces - strip about "three screwball Gnoos, trying to break into showbiz!". The judging panel was made up of Mickie Musk - the skunk, Lionel Bear, Arthur Aardvark and Tony Scratch - the tiger.
- Sporting Life - starring Elvis - Plug's little brother, looking at different football team each week. The first ever was Arsenal.
- The Bandshees - Fresh from their successful tour of Mars, honey monster like creatures playing in a band. Readers were invited to send in funny songs that they had written.
- The Games Gang - Meltem John, Bee-Bop, Fuzz, Rocky, Modriel, Magnus Spike and Rollerball - they're game for anything.
- Ava Banana - this character was as strong as an ox, gentle as a lamb. Her trainer was Charlton Veston (cf. Ava Gardiner and Charlton Heston).
- Sea Urchin - an Amphibious boy having underwater adventures with his friend Roger - the flying fish. Main enemy was Silas Sharke - the underwater rotter.
- Digby the Human Mole - very odd looking boy with a large mole like nose, likes digging tunnels and eating.
- First Ada - always willing to practice her first aid on any unsuspecting passer by. Ada also had a St.Bernard dog as her companion.
- Tony Jackpot
- Hugh's Zoo - the adventures of Hugh and his backyard menagerie.
- Antchester United - the adventures of an insect football team.
- Eebagoom and Uncle Albert - the ancient British settlement of Liverpool is invaded by Julius Sneezer [sic] and his Roman legions.
- Lumpy Gibbon - starred Lumpy Gibbon (a huge gibbon), Colonel Podgy Whiner (a hunter), Little Gibbon and Man Eating Tiger Moth.
Plug was never a big hit. This may be because: 1. It was too expensive, far more so than it's parent comic. 2. Its humour was less sophisticated that the Beano and was more suited to a preschool/infants-school audience. It's initial readership (inevitably drawn from The Beano
) soon tired of its puerile storylines, while younger children (who may have appreciated its jokes more) never discovered it. 3. Although Plug himself was a popular character from the Bash Street Kids, he was no more than a front-page mascot in the comic that bore his name.