Rupert and the Big Bang story by Alfred Bestall started on Thursday 8th July.
It first appeared in the newspaper in 1947 and was reprinted in colour in the 1950 Rupert Annual. The original appearance was over the autumn period, and the mention of Bingo drops hints of a firework theme to the story, which will be a bit out of season.
Rupert and the Outlaws laboured on for 58 episodes with Rupert being involved in activity far away from Nutwood and his chums. Fortunately he returned in the final episode to hopefully resume more traditional adventures.