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Diana

First Issue: 23rd February 1963Last Issue: 4th December 1976Copyright: DC Thomson Diana comic first issue introduced ‘Runaway Ballet’, ‘Jenny Lind’, ‘Skating Knights’, ‘Ben Hur’, and ‘Susan And The Sea Stars’. During its 13 year run, strips included The ‘Avengers’ (Emilio Frejo, Juan Gonzalez Alacrojo), ‘The Girls from N.O.O.D.L.E.S.’, ‘Jane: Model Miss’ (Pamela Chapeau), ‘Jo and…

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Zit

First Issue: January 1991Last Issue: May 2002Copyright: Humour Publications UK Zit comic was an adult humour comic which owed much of its humour and styling to the Viz comic.  Popular characters included “Lambrusco – the Alcoholic Sheep”, “Dirty Stan the Blue Movie Man”, “The man who collects eyeballs”, and “Middle aged Melvin”. Zit comic ran for…

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Zip

First Issue: 4th January 1958Last Issue: 3rd October 1959Copyright: Odhams Zip comic was destined to last just 85 issues before joining Swift in the Eagle Stable (or should that be aviary?). The First issue of Zip featured ‘Strongbow the Mighty’ by Ron Embleton, ‘Wells Fargo’ by Don Lawrence, ‘Tana the Jungle Boy’ by Harry Bishop,…

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Lot O’ Fun

First Issue: 17th March 1906Last Issue: 16th February 1929Copyright: Henderson ‘Lot-O’-Fun’ comic with its eight pages of Pip Martin and George Davey art appeared 17th March 1906. The first issue saw the appearance of ‘The Delusions of Dreamy Daniel’ which followed the unbelievable exploits of a character called Daniel who would experience fantastic adventures only…

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Lindy

First Issue: 21st June 1975Last Issue: 1st November 1975Copyright: IPC The first Issue of Lindy comic was dated 21st June 1975 and came with a free gift of a ‘Super Bracelet’. Stories in the first issue were: ‘Pavement Patsy’, ‘The Tin Mine Ponies’, ‘Laurie’s Life’, ‘Nina Nimble Fingers’, ‘Jane’s Jeanie’, ‘Sophie’s Secret Squeezy’, ‘The Last…

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Knockout Comic

Knockout

First Issue: 4th March 1939Last Issue: 16th February 1963Copyright: Amalgamated Press / Fleetway Originally Called ‘The knock-Out Comic’, Knockout bashed its way into the newsagents on 4th March 1939. The first issue introduced in comic strip form the rotund star of ‘The Magnet Library’, Billy Bunter by Charles Chapman. Also in issue one were ‘Sexton…

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Judy

First Issue: 16th January 1960Last Issue: 11th May 1991Copyright: DC Thomson ‘Judy’comic ran for 1635 issues and absorbed Emma and Tracy comics before being absorbed itself into Mandy comic 18th May 1991. Stories included ‘Bobby Dazzler’, ‘Bobtail the Beach Rescue’, ‘Boomerang: The Horse That Always Comes Back’, ‘The Honourable SJ’, ‘Patience in the Saddle’, ‘Petra:…

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The Robin

First Issue: 28th March 1953Last Issue: 25th January 1969Copyright: Hulton First issue saw Andy Pandy, Bingo, Bango And Bongo, Simon And Sally The Twins, Midge The Motor Car, The Story Of Woppit, Mac and Maggie, Flower Pot Men, Tom The Tractor, Johnny Bull, Toyville, The Magic Wellingtons, Princess Toi-Lu, The Robin Reading Strip, Bible Story…

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Ranger

First Issue: 18th September 1965Last Issue: 18th June 1966Copyright: Fleetway ‘Ranger’ The National Boys Magazine was unambiguous in its choice of target audience. The magazine was a mixture of text stories and comic strips and was most famous for the introduction of ‘The Trigan Empire’, which was a science fiction series written by Mike Butterworth…

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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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