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The Rainbow

First Issue: 14th February 1914Last Issue: 28th April 1956Copyright: Amalgamated Press The first issue of the all full colour Rainbow comic appeared 14th February 1914 with Tiger Tim and friends, collectively known as the ‘Bruin Boys’ starring on the front cover. ‘The Bruin Boys’ consisted of ‘Tiger Tim’ , ‘Jumbo Elephant’, ‘Willie Ostrich’, ‘Georgie Giraffe’,…

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First Issue: 30th July 1904Last Issue: 11th May 1940Copyright: Harmsworth ‘Puck’ comic which was launched by Harmsworth, was the first comic to use substantial amounts of colour. The first issue of Puck included Oliver Twist & The Artful Dodger, The Newlyweds, Flannelfeet, Professor Radium, Mary Jane’s Situations, Buzzville, Dr. Up-To-Dayte’s Academy, Scorcher Smith and Billy…

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Plug Comic


First Issue: 24th September 1977Last Issue: 25th February 1979Copyright: DC Thomson With a long distinguished career as a member of the ‘Bash Street Kids’, Percival Proudfoot Plugsley made his long awaited appearance in his own comic on 24th September 1977. Stories in the first issue of Plug comic included: Antchester United who were a football…

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First Issue: 11th May 1974Last Issue: 21st November 1981Copyright: IPC Magazines Jinty issue number one appeared on 11th May 1974 and included a free gift of a ‘Smiley Wrist Bracelet’. Stories in the first issue were Dora Dogsbody, The Haunting of Form 2B, Gwen’s Stolen Glory, Make Believe Mandy, Merry at Misery House, Do It…

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Jingles Comic


First Issue: 13th January 1934Last Issue: 29th May 1954Copyright: Amalgamated Press ‘Jingles’ comic with ‘Dreamy Dennis’, ‘Strongheart The Wonder Dog’, ‘Jimmy Jolly & his Magic Brolly’, ‘Your Request Tale Told by the Storyteller’, ‘Out of Bounds by Leonard Douglas’, ‘The Watcher at the Window’, ‘Dick Danby the Schoolboy Tec’, ‘Okey Doke the Jolly Genie’ and…

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First Issue: 1st May 1971Last Issue: 25th September 1971Copyright: IPC Magazines Jet comic first appeared 1st May 1971 and lasted for 22 issues until it was merged with Buster 25th September 1971. Jet introduced us to many characters including “Bonehead” the Barmy Bulldog who lived in a pet shop. Bonehead was often bought but the…

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First Issue: 4th May 1968Last Issue: 29th March 1969Copyright: Fleetway The tabloid sized Jag comic roared on to our shelves on the 4th May 1968. Jag, short for Jaguar, was the third and final Fleetway title to be named after a big cat, the other two elder siblings being Lion and Tiger. The first issue…

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Fizog Comic


First Issue: December 1994 / January 1995Last Issue: April / May 1995Copyright: Healey / Johnston / Wilkinson FIZOG was a modern children’s comic created, written and designed by Dean Wilkinson who had previously been editor of Acne comic in 1982.Fizog comic was financed by Wilkinson and artists Lee Healey and Mervyn Johnston in 1994 and…

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The Dandy

Dandy, The

First Issue: 4th December 1937Last Issue: 4th December 2012Copyright: DC Thomson It was the job of Albert Barnes, The Dandy Comic editor to usher in a new era in British comics. On 4th December 1937, The Dandy Comic, as it was originally called, made its debut. The Dandy differed from its predecessors in a number…

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David Sque

David Sque was born in Bournemouth in April 1944. A year later, he played his part in ending World War Two. From the age of three he started to exhibit the Artistic gift that he has inherited from his Mother’s side of the family. He went to a small Catholic School run by Nuns, which…

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