Throwback Thursday: General Jumbo Saves Christmas

The young general and his mentor professor battle a polar bear in this festive fiasco!

General Jumbo and His Amazing Model Soldiers!

General Jumbo debuted in Beano No. 583, on 19th September 1953, and appears frequently in Beano Annuals. This strip comes from December 26th 1964, when Jumbo saves Father Christmas himself!

Page 1 - Jumbo in Trouble!

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Page 2 - Can we save Christmas?

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This strip from 1964 has some fantastical moments - fighting a polar bear on a skyscraper, saving the children's hospital, and rescuing Father Christmas. Only the title has colour to it, asĀ  Beano wouldn't splash out on full colour pages for several decades!

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