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SPY SCHOOL (1974)

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Full Name: Lad
Codename: Master X
Nationality: British
Organization: Spy School
Occupation Agent

Creator: Graham Allen
Time Span: 1974 - 1976

ABOUT THE SERIES

Spy School is a training facility for spies.

There are, it seems, a reasonable number of students attending this unnamed educational institution but throughout the dozens of adventures we are given associated with it, there is only one we follow. His name is ... well, I do not believe we ever learn it. He is addressed, understandably, as 'son' to his famed secret agent father (name also withheld) and as 'Lad' by the headmaster/chief instructor but beyond that, he remains incognito, as seems appropriate for a spy. Well, he is also called 'that lad' by enemy agents.

'Lad' (hey, we have to call him something!) is a short spectacled boy likely in his tween's (a bit young to be training as a spy, I'd say) who would never by anyone's image of a spy (another point in his favor) with his diminutive stature and his unruly head of hair (well, up top at least because the sides are shaved like a bowl-cut). [Note: while the Headmaster will continue to refer to him as Lad, the blurb on many of the later adventures do designate him as Master X, which is kinda cool!]

The headmaster is routinely identifiable by his normally wearing a graduate's mortar board (why, we do not know) with the tassel dangling from the back of it signifying who knows what. He is a very tall, gaunt chap with an impossibly long, drooping chin. He has an odd way of training in which he will give the subject of the lesson and, well, pretty much that is it. "We are going to learn about disguises today. Lad, go and disguise yourself!" Not exactly the best teaching methods.

We do not know exactly what country runs this spy school. We have to assume 'our' side because this is the mid-70s and those shown to be on the 'other side' are all very Slavic-looking. Most of those fellows do some pretty stupid things while trying to either steal secrets/technology or eliminate Lad and his headmaster or both. Then again, much of what we find Lad and Headmaster getting up to could itself qualify for a Darwin Award. Nevertheless, back on the subject of nationality, since it is a British publication bringing us these adventures, I have designated Lad as being British.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:2
First Appearance:1974
Last Appearance:1976

       The inaugural issue of the IPC magazine for youngsters, Whoopee, was also the introduction of this comic spy series which would run for likely 100+ issues. I say 'likely' because I have come across a lot of them but by no means all so I can only guess/assume unfound issues had Spy School stories in them.



Note: only those I have found are included herein. As I find any I've missed, I will add them.
Note: the titles, silly as they are, are mine. No story had its own title when published.

1 'Look In At A School for Spies!' 'Look In At A School for Spies!'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Printed in Whoopee! #1, 03/09/1974, with 2 black & white pages.
A young boy whose dad is a spy gets to go to a school for spies thanks to the help of his dad.
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2 'A Favorite Disguise' 'A Favorite Disguise'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Printed in Whoopee! #2, 03/16/1974, with 2 black & white pages.
The teacher at the spy school gives a first lesson in disguise by using his favorite disguise of all.
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3 'Rocketed To Fame On His First Special Mission' 'Rocketed To Fame On His First Special Mission'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #3, 03/23/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is given his first mission which is to follow instructions to a secret missile base to procure a camera.
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4 'X-ray Glasses Provided A Proper Spectacle' 'X-ray Glasses Provided A Proper Spectacle'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #4, 03/30/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Spy school is being visited by James Blond, agent 007536742, is coming for a visit. A road mishap allows an enemy spy to take his place but is discovered when Lad, being trained with the latest x-ray specs sees through the disguise.
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5 'The Other Side's Best Fighting Agent' 'The Other Side's Best Fighting Agent'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #5, 04/06/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Spying on the school's outdoor training proves too much for an enemy agent so he calls in his team's best fighting agent, a kangaroo!
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6 'An Unusual 'Tail' To Tell' 'An Unusual 'Tail' To Tell'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #7, 04/20/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Our lad is shown how to tail an enemy agent. He might need to be shown again.
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7 'An Ungentlemanly Welcome' 'An Ungentlemanly Welcome'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #8, 04/27/1974, 2 black & white pages.
The Enemy Agent learns that when the Spy School is holding outdoor lessons with guns and mortars, spying on them is not a safe thing to do.
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8 'Some Underwater Exercises' 'Some Underwater Exercises'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #9, 05/04/1974, 2 black & white pages.
When our lad is being taught now to handle a spy submarine, the Spy From The Other Side learns that torpedoes can be trouble.
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9 ''Tree-mendous' Lengths' ''Tree-mendous' Lengths'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #11, 05/18/1974, 2 black & white pages.
A former student of Spy School leaves a secret message inside a tree. Getting it is not so easy.
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10 To Lay A Spy Trap To Lay A Spy Trap
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #12, 05/25/1974, 2 black & white pages.
A real mission provides another training opportunity; this time tricking an enemy agent to lead them to his HQ. Enemy Spy has other ideas.
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11 An Incredi'bull' Disguise An Incredi'bull' Disguise
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #13, 06/01/1974, 2 black & white pages.
On another training mission, Lad discovers that Enemy Spy has sabotaged the brakes on his bicycle.
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12 What A Lucky 'Brake' What A Lucky 'Brake'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #14, 06/08/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is sent on a training mission to discover the HQ of Enemy Spy but finds that can prove quite dangerous.
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13 A Lesson In Miniature Helicopters A Lesson In Miniature Helicopters
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #16, 06/22/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Enemy spy learns he needs to 'brace' for impact when the lesson at school is nifty personal helicopter packs.
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14 A Lesson In Eavesdropping A Lesson In Eavesdropping
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #18, 07/06/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad and his mates are being taught the art of eavesdropping. And dropping things from eaves.
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15 The Tale Of A Tracker Device The Tale Of A Tracker Device
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #19, 07/13/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Learning to use a new tracking device backfires when Lad accidentally lets Enemy Spy track him!
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16 Hypnotism To Stop Enemy 'En-trancement' Hypnotism To Stop Enemy 'En-trancement'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #20, 07/20/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad learns that hypnotism can be useful to get enemy agents to reveal important information - but only when they haven't broken their specs so they cannot see the swinging watch.
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17 The Old Trap Door Trick The Old Trap Door Trick
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #21, 07/27/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Learning a new lesson in booby traps gets Lad top marks - and a chance to capture Enemy Spy.
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18 Hidden Talent Hidden Talent
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #22, 08/03/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Another lesson in hiding has Lad wearing the new Mark 12 Camouflage Suit to give it a test. He uses to to defend the school from two visitors who, unfortunately for them, are NOT enemy spies.
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19 How To Interrogate The Enemy How To Interrogate The Enemy
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #23, 08/10/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad and his classmates learn new ways of getting information from captures enemy spies, all without torture.
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20 All's 'Wales' That Ends Well All's 'Wales' That Ends Well
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #24, 08/17/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is sent to Wales to pick up special information from an agent named Evans. He finds that there are a lot of Evans in Wales.
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21 Going After The Rocket Fuel Formula Going After The Rocket Fuel Formula
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #25, 08/24/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Enemy Spy uses a teacher-type mask to fool the kids at spy school to get his hands on a new rocket fuel formula.
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22 The Mark 12 Spy Pen The Mark 12 Spy Pen
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #26, 08/31/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is given a new pen, a new top-secret Mark 12 spy pen filled with all sorts of nifty features, some of which can be a blast, literally.
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23 Spot On With His Mission Spot On With His Mission
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #27, 09/07/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Who knew delivering secret plans on a tiny microdot would prove to be so messy!
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24 The Spy Who Is Out Of This World, Part 1 The Spy Who Is Out Of This World, Part 1
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #28, 09/14/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is given a chance to visit the school's top secret Space Laboratory. He will learn that Enemy Spy pays a nefarious visit.
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25 The Spy Who Is Out Of This World, Part 2 The Spy Who Is Out Of This World, Part 2
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #29, 09/21/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad has to go to extreme lengths when he is on a space lab and finds himself outside, thanks to Enemy Spy.
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26 The Top Secret Atomic Transporter The Top Secret Atomic Transporter
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #30, 09/28/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Lad is told to use the new atomic transporter to teleport to Enemy Spy's HQ to steal some plans. He finds getting back will have some interest developments.
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27 Cheating Is Forbidden - But Expected Cheating Is Forbidden - But Expected
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #31, 10/05/1974, 2 black & white pages.
Headmaster lets all the students know that it was not permitted to cheat in preparation for an upcoming test, but he knows they will try.
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28 The New Kid At Spy School The New Kid At Spy School
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #32, 10/12/1974, 1 black & white page.
Enemy Spy has a new scheme to infiltrate the Spy School - he joins as a young kid recruit.
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29 Lift-Off Time Lift-Off Time
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #33, 10/19/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad is given a pair of super-speed spy shoes with built-in jet motors. They work a whole lot better - or different - than expected.
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30 A Lesson In Tailing A Lesson In Tailing
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #34, 10/26/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad is told to try his hand at tailing Enemy Spy, who in turns tries to tail Lad, who in turn ....
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31 Just One Ray Of Hope Left Just One Ray Of Hope Left
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #35, 11/02/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad shows he will go to extreme steps to keep valuable secret messages out of the hands of enemy agents, even eating them!
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32 Passing The Non-Test With Flying Colors Passing The Non-Test With Flying Colors
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #36, 11/09/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad and his fellow students are nervous about an upcoming test they had not studied for but their plans to delay it produce interesting results.
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33 Dancing To Morse Code Dancing To Morse Code
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #37, 11/16/1974, 1 black & white page.
When Lad is told a fellow agent would be sending an important message via Morse Code, he had to track down where the tapping could be heard.
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34 Something Fishy Is Going On Something Fishy Is Going On
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #38, 11/23/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad had a plan to turn around Enemy Spy's plan to plant a bug on him. Not so good!
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35 A 'Cat'astrophic Plan A 'Cat'astrophic Plan
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #39, 11/30/1974, 1 black & white page.
Disguising himself in a giant cat costume does not work for the Headmaster as tries to get secret plans to HQ.
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36 Not Standing I'dolly' By Not Standing I'dolly' By
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1974

Published in Whoopee #40, 12/07/1974, 1 black & white page.
Lad and his fellow students are taught how dangerous enemy female spies are, especially the notorious Dolly Spy!
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37 How To Avoid A Knock-Out Drink How To Avoid A Knock-Out Drink
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #43, 01/18/1975, 1 black & white page.
Today's lesson is how to foil attempts by enemy agents to slip 'knock-out' pills into a spy's drink.
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38 Spies Dislike Creepy Crawlies! Spies Dislike Creepy Crawlies!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #44, 01/25/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad learns it is hard to be inconspicuous in a crowd when a creepy crawler is wiggling under your clothes.
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39 An 'Ice' Way Of Handling Things An 'Ice' Way Of Handling Things
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #45, 02/01/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad learns a blue tattoo is hard to read on a blue back.
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40 Shrinking Pills Shrinking Pills
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #46, 02/08/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad and Enemy Spy both learn that shrinking pills have their downs and ups!
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41 Getting Nosy! Getting Nosy!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #47, 02/15/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad shows Enemy Spy it isn't 'safe' to get too 'nosy'.
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42 'Heel' Not Tackle Him Again! 'Heel' Not Tackle Him Again!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #48, 02/22/1975, 1 black & white page.
Enemy spy learns scarecrows do not scare cows!
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43 A 'Tree'-mendous Slice Of Luck A 'Tree'-mendous Slice Of Luck
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #50, 03/08/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad has to figure out how to camouflage a tree!
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44 Lead The Other Side A Merry Dance! Lead The Other Side A Merry Dance!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #51, 03/15/1975, 1 black & white page.
Tap dancing leads to being rescued when Lad is kidnapped.
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45 It's A Dog's Life Being A Spy! It's A Dog's Life Being A Spy!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #52, 03/22/1975, 1 black & white page.
Climb a tall wall, sneak into a house, steal a box hold a top secret recording. Easy. Avoiding the angry guard dog? Not so easy.
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46 Tackling The Situation Tackling The Situation
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #54, 04/05/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is trying to deliver top-secret microfilm to HQ but Enemy Spy is out to steal them. A rugby player has the misfortune of getting between them.
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47 Up To Their Usual 'Escape'-ades Up To Their Usual 'Escape'-ades
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #55, 04/12/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad watches as Headmaster is captured by enemy spies and taken to The Other Side HQ. Lad is determined to help him escape.
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48 No Swimming In the Lily Pond! No Swimming In the Lily Pond!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #56, 04/19/1975, 1 black & white page.
When Headmaster learns that one of their side's top scientists is going to sell his secrets to the other side, he sends Lad to foil their plot.
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49 The 'Cold' Shoulder The 'Cold' Shoulder
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #57, 04/26/1975, 1 black & white page.
Enemy spies learn that a new code is being used in Spy School and they want it. Lad is suspected of having it because he is ailing and laments he 'godda code in by nose!"
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50 Something Is Not Bugging Me Something Is Not Bugging Me
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #59, 05/10/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is supposed to plant a bug near a tree where enemy spies meet. When his spider trick fails, he has to come up with something else.
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51 'Bun'gling The Escape 'Bun'gling The Escape
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #60, 05/17/1975, 1 black & white page.
To give the students a lesson in breaking out of a prison cell, Headmaster locks them in one. He does leave them a sticky bun so they won't starve.
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52 Where Are The Hidden Plans? Where Are The Hidden Plans?
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #61, 05/24/1975, 1 black & white page.
Spies from the Other Side have stolen secret plans and hidden them in their temporary HQ. Headmaster's attempts to find them have failed so Lad has an idea of his own - don't look!
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53 A 'Weighty' Problem! A 'Weighty' Problem!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #62, 05/31/1975, 1 black & white page.
To help Lad get some photographs over to Spy Command, Headmaster gives him a super strength pill but an enemy spy has other ideas.
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54 Three 'Chairs' For Our Lad Three 'Chairs' For Our Lad
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #63, 06/07/1975, 1 black & white page.
When the students are in the middle of learning how to get free from being tied to a chair, enemy agents decide it was a great time to attack.
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55 How To Fool A Foreign Headmaster How To Fool A Foreign Headmaster
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #64, 06/14/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is told that a foreign spy school headmaster is nearby trying to stop Lad and his mates from delivering top secret messages to their contact. Lad has a way of stopping him stopping Lad but as often ...
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56 A 'Ticklish' Situation A 'Ticklish' Situation
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #65, 06/21/1975, 1 black & white page.
Headmaster has some fake plans that he wants Lad to figure out a way for foreign agents to get their hands on.
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57 Making The Right 'Moo'ves Making The Right 'Moo'ves
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #66, 06/28/1975, 1 black & white page.
For a pretty intense Spy School exam, Lad and his mates have to somehow enter that strongly guarded army range and photograph the new top secret tank.
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58 How To Follow Instructions How To Follow Instructions
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #67, 07/05/1975, 1 black & white page.
Sent on a mission on how to get and follow instructions out in the field, Lad learns some interesting tricks. One is to watch out for enemy agents. They in turn learn that some messages self destruct after listening.
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59 How Not To Be The Apple Of Teacher's Eye How Not To Be The Apple Of Teacher's Eye
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #68, 07/12/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is offered by a foreign agent a fancy apple to give to Headmaster. It was complete with a burning fuse.
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60 The New 008 Spy Superbike The New 008 Spy Superbike
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #69, 07/19/1975, 1 black & white page.
As Lad is sent to test the new 008 Spy Superbike, he finds that it has some neat features. The two foreign agents who steal it from him find the brakes needs some work.
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61 Can Scorpions Fly? Can Scorpions Fly?
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #70, 07/26/1975, 1 black & white page.
Warning that enemy agents are always using scorpions as weapons (they are?), he is unfortunately able to prove it on a couple of occasions.
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62 Mind The Soap! Mind The Soap!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #71, 08/02/1975, 1 black & white page.
After getting his face covered in ink by Headmaster's accident, Lad finds that a bar of soap can be slippery - and so does a bomb-toting foreign agent.
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63 One 'Measly' Dot One 'Measly' Dot
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #72, 08/09/1975, 1 black & white page.
The students at Spy School are given a 'little test of ingenuity' where they have to figure out a way to get microdot film out of a foreign country. Three of them come up with very clever ways. Lad's way is a bit more infectious.
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64 All 'Mapped' Out All 'Mapped' Out
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #73, 08/16/1975, 1 black & white page.
In an initiative test, Lad leaps from a plane and must find his way back to Spy School. Along the way, he accidentally drops in on an trio of enemy spies.
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65 'Shoe'll Enjoy This 'Shoe'll Enjoy This
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #74, 08/23/1975, 1 black & white page.
Enemy agents are certain that Lad is transporting top secret microfilm in the sole of his shoe and they are determined to get it.
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66 What's Bugging The Headmaster? What's Bugging The Headmaster?
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #76, 09/06/1975, 1 black & white page.
Has the Headmaster lost his marbles? The secret pass code he gives Lad for his next assignment makes no sense at all to Lad.
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67 Using Your Head By Using Your Foot Using Your Head By Using Your Foot
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #77, 09/13/1975, 1 black & white page.
Captured by enemy agents, Lad is tied to a bed and tortured with slow drops of water on his forehead. He uses that head to find a way to turn the tables on the enemy.
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68 Protecting The Professor Protecting The Professor
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #79, 09/27/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is given the task of escorting a top scientist and making sure no enemy agents pinch his latest super invention.
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69 An Infernal Device An Infernal Device
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #80, 10/04/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad, aka Master X, is having trouble building his assigned Infernal Device because he wrote his notes using invisible ink. The foreign agents who kidnap him and snatch the device are in for a surprise.
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70 'Bugging' The Other Side 'Bugging' The Other Side
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #81, 10/11/1975, 1 black & white page.
A house with a whole lot of security is being used by foreign agents and Lad and his classmates have been instructed to find what those operative were up to.
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71 X Marks The Spot X Marks The Spot
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #82, 10/18/1975, 1 black & white page.
When Lad is sent out to 'collect' some secrets, two enemy spies decide to intercept him once he is done. They get a bit ahead of themselves.
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72 The Paper Chase The Paper Chase
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #83, 10/25/1975, 1 black & white page.
Lad is caught lagging on the ten mile paper chase and Headmaster warns him he must be in the top six of the finishers or ... it's not good. His method of achieving that is good for him but not for the other side.
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73 'Eat' Was Hard Work 'Eat' Was Hard Work
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #84, 11/01/1975, 1 black & white page.
Secret plans to protect, Welsh toffee to sample, enemy spy to combat, and a goat!
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74 Do Not 'Medal' With The Other Side Do Not 'Medal' With The Other Side
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #85, 11/08/1975, 1 black & white page.
An agent on Lad's side has been captured and Headmaster feels it would be good practice for Lad to try to get to him before he talks. 
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75 Disguise Too Good! Disguise Too Good!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #88, 11/29/1975, 1 black & white page.
Becoming a master of disguise is important to a spy but Lad shows you can be too good sometimes.
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76 Turning Over A New Leaf In A Foreign Chapter Turning Over A New Leaf In A Foreign Chapter
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1975

Published in Whoopee #90, 12/13/1975, 1 black & white page.
Chased by Enemy Spy, Lad knows it is the spy school code book he has that is the target. He decides the best place to hide a book is in a library.
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77 Just The Person For The 'Jab' Just The Person For The 'Jab'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #93, 01/03/1976, 1 black & white page.
Tasked with disposing of a tree used in a celebration, Lad becomes the target of a nasty foreign agent who wants to jab him with a serum and interrogate him.
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78 'Hounding' The Other Side 'Hounding' The Other Side
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #94, 01/10/1976, 1 black & white page.
The training assignment for Lad is to get into a heavily guarded enemy agent's house, patrolled by a very nasty large dog Lad must subdue.
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79 All 'Dressed Up' All 'Dressed Up'
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #95, 01/17/1976, 1 black & white page.
Lad complains it is difficult to get into trousers on stilts as he tries for fun to disguise himself as Headmaster.
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80 'Kite'-Amazing! 'Kite'-Amazing!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #96, 01/24/1976, 1 black & white page.
Two foreign agents are lurking near the school so Headmaster wants Lad to 'bug' them, both literally and figuratively.
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81 Reporting For Duty Reporting For Duty
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #97, 01/31/1976, 1 black & white page.
When Lad sees Dithers, the new Master at the school, talking to a suspicious-looking stranger, he is certain something bad was up and determined to stop it.
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82 'Train'-ing Is Complete! 'Train'-ing Is Complete!
Published by IPC Magazines
Contributors: Graham Allen (artist)
Copyright: 1976

Published in Whoopee #101, 02/28/1976, 1 black & white page.
Declared a fully trained spy, Lad, along with his mates, find there is one final test to pass - getting out of their schoolyard when Headmaster has it lined with barbed wire fencing and a locked gate.
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MY COMMENTS

Spy School be stupid! That description with its purposely incorrect grammar is inescapable and undeniable. That would make it sound very bad except that there is no doubt whatsoever it was designed to be exactly that. Which leaves us with the fact that the series, as impressively long as it is, is very bad and that is a good thing!

Make no mistake, though, that unless you are a youngster, preferably pre-teen, this form of bad is not good and you are likely to not see much reason for reading more than a couple of the stories, enough to let you see that this bad is bad and more on. If, however, you are an old fellow like me and capable to reverting back to your tween days, well ... Ah, in truth even my immaturity has its limits and these many bad vignettes remain wonderfully bad throughout.

GRADE

My Grade: C

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