BRITISH COMIC LIST

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Updated 26th February 2007

Following is a list of British Comics.

1874

FUNNY FOLKS First issue December 12th

 

1875

 

1876

 

1877

 

1878

 

1879

 

1880

 

1881

 

1882

 

1883

ALLY SLOPER’S HALF-HOLIDAY First issue March 3rd

SCRAPS First issue September 1st

 

1884

 

1885

JACK AND JILL First issue March 7th

 

1886

 

1887

JACK AND JILL Last issue May 7th

 

1888

 

1889

 

1890

COMIC CUTS First issue May 17th

ILLUSTRATED CHIPS First issue July 26th

SNAP-SHOTS First issue August 9th

 

1891

JOKER First issue July 18th

 

1892

WORLD’S COMIC First issue July 6th

NUGGETS First issue November 26th

 

1893

FUNNY WONDER First issue February 4th

LARKS First issue May 1st

 

1894

PICTURE POLITICS First issue March

FUNNY FOLKS Last issue April 28th

 

1895

COMIC HOME JOURNAL First issue May 11th

 

1896

 

1897

JOKER Last issue October 28th

 

1898

HALFPENNY COMIC First issue January 22nd

COLOURED COMIC First issue May 21st

 

1899

 

1900

 

1901

FUNNY WONDER Last issue May 25th

 

1902

JESTER AND WONDER First issue May 24th

 

1903

 

1904

PUCK First issue July 30th

COMIC HOME JOURNAL Last issue September 10th

BUTTERFLY First issue September 17th

PLAYBOX First issue November

 

1905

 

1906

NUGGETS Last issue March 10th

LOT-O’-FUN First issue March 17th

COLOURED COMIC Last issue April 28th

HALFPENNY COMIC Last issue December 29th

LARKS Last issue December 29th

 

1907

SNAP-SHOTS Last issue November 19th

 

1908

WORLD’S COMIC Last issue November 10th

 

1909

PICTURE FUN First issue February 16th

 

1910

SCRAPS Last issue April 30th

PLAYBOX Last issue May

MERRY AND BRIGHT First issue October 22nd

 

1911

FAVOURITE COMIC First issue January 21st

 

1912

JESTER AND WONDER Last issue January 20th

JESTER First issue January 27th

 

1913

 

1914

CHUCKLES First issue January 10th

BIG COMIC First issue January 17th

RAINBOW First issue February 14th

PICTURE POLITICS Last issue February

 

1915

FUNNY WONDER First issue January 2nd

FIREFLY First issue February 20th

 

1916

ALLY SLOPER’S HALF-HOLIDAY Last issue September 9th

 

1917

FAVOURITE COMIC Last issue March 31st

FIREFLY Last issue March 31st

BIG COMIC Last issue September 28th

 

1918

SPARKS First issue October 5th

 

1919

 

1920

FILM FUN First issue January 17th

TIGER TIM’S WEEKLY First issue January 31st

SPARKS Last issue April 17th

KINEMA COMIC First issue April 24th

LITTLE SPARKS First issue April 24th

PICTURE FUN Last issue July 3rd

CHICK’S OWN First issue September 25th

JESTER Last issue December 18th

JOLLY JESTER First issue December 25th

 

1921

BUBBLES AND THE CHILDREN’S FAIRY First issue April 16th

ADVENTURE First issue September 17th

 

1922

CHAMPION First issue January 28th

ROVER First issue March 4th

MONSTER COMIC First issue September 23rd

WIZARD First issue September 23rd

LITTLE SPARKS Last issue September 30th

GOLDEN PENNY COMIC First issue October 14th

SUNBEAM First issue October 7th

 

1923

CHUCKLES Last issue December 1st

 

1924

JOLLY JESTER Last issue February 16th

JESTER First issue February 23rd

 

1925

PLAYBOX First issue February 14th

 

1926

 

1927

TINY TOTS First issue October 22nd

LARKS First issue October 29th

JOKER First issue November 5th

 

1928

GOLDEN PENNY COMIC Last issue January 28th

MY FAVOURITE First issue January 28th

FROLIX: THE CHILDRENS FRIEND First issue August

 

1929

LOT-O’-FUN Last issue February 16th

CRACKERS First issue February 23rd

BO-PEEP AND LITTLE BOY BLUE First issue October 19th

 

1930

MONSTER COMIC Last issue January 25th

FROLIX: THE CHILDRENS FRIEND Last issue May 9th

SKIPPER First issue September 6th

Collectively the Adventure, Hotspur, Rover, Skipper and Wizard became known as the 'Big Five'

 

1931

 

1932

KINEMA COMIC Last issue October 15th

 

1933

DAZZLER First issue August 19th

RATTLER First issue August 19th

HOTSPUR First issue September 2nd

The first issue of Hotspur featured a story about the pupils and teachers of Red Circle School, under the title 'Japers of Red Circle'. Red Circle stories were to continue within the Hotspur until 1957.

It was during the 1930's that these type of adventure papers boomed, 1939 saw Europe plunged into War and with paper rationing, the issues were carrying less pages and could no longer appear weekly.

 

1934

JINGLES First issue January 13th

TIP TOP First issue April 21st

CHUCKLER First issue March 31st

BO-PEEP AND LITTLE BOY BLUE Last issue April 14th

MY FAVOURITE Last issue October 13th

SPARKLER First issue October 20th

 

1935

JOLLY COMIC First issue January 19th

MERRY AND BRIGHT Last issue January 19th

 

1936

MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY First issue February 8th

 

1937

GOLDEN First issue October 23rd

DANDY First issue December 4th

 

1938

BEANO First issue July 30th

CHUCKLER Last issue March 15th

RATTLER Last issue October 15th

RADIO FUN First issue October 15th

 

1939

KNOCKOUT First issue March 4th

DAZZLER Last issue April 8th

SPARKLER Last issue August 5th

JOLLY COMIC Last issue October 28th

 

1940

GOLDEN Last issue May 11th

PUCK Last issue May 11th

BUTTERFLY Last issue May 18th

JESTER Last issue May 18th

JOKER Last issue May 18th

LARKS Last issue May 18th

TIGER TIM’S WEEKLY Last issue May 18th

FUNNY WONDER Last issue May 25th

SUNBEAM Last issue May 25th

SKIPPER Ceased publication

 

1941

BUBBLES AND THE CHILDREN’S FAIRY Last issue May 24th

CRACKERS Last issue May 31st

 

1942

WONDER First issue May 30th

 

1943

 

1944

 

1945

Following the hostilities, Adventure, Hotspur, Rover and Wizard survived to bring it's readers a new kind of story, action set during the Second World War.

 

1946

COMET First issue September 20th

 

1947

 

1948

SUN First issue January 20th

 

1949

 

1950

EAGLE First issue April 14th

The first issue of Eagle featured the space adventures of Dan Dare pilot of the future.

COWBOY PICTURE LIBRARY First issue April

 

1951

GIRL First issue November 2nd

TV COMIC First issue November 9th

THRILLER PICTURE LIBRARY First issue November

1952

LION First issue February 23rd

ILLUSTRATED CHIPS Last issue August 23rd

 

1953

TOPPER First issue February 7th

ROBIN First issue March 28th

COMIC CUTS Last issue September 12th

WONDER Last issue September 12th

 

1954

JACK AND JILL First issue February 27th

SWIFT First issue March 20th

TIP TOP Last issue May 29th

JINGLES First issue May 29th

TIGER First issue September 11th

 

1955

CHAMPION Last issue March 19th

PLAYBOX Last issue June 11th

MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY Last issue September 24th

 

1956

BEEZER First issue January 21st

RAINBOW Last issue April 28th

MIRABELLE First issue September 10th

 

1957

VALENTINE First issue January 19th

CHICK’S OWN Last issue March 9th

ROMEO First issue August 31st

 

1958

BUNTY First issue January 18th

ROXY First issue March 15th

WAR PICTURE LIBRARY First issue September 1st

 

1959

TINY TOTS Last issue January 24th

COMBAT PICTURE LIBRARY(First Series) First issue March

COMET 587 issues last issue October 17th Merged with TIGER

NEW HOTSPUR First issue October 24th

SUN Last issue October 17th Merged with LION October 24th - March 26th 1960

 

1960

AIR ACE PICTURE LIBRARY First issue January 18th

PRINCESS First issue January 30th

COMBAT PICTURE LIBRARY(First Series) 51 issues Last issue March

COMBAT PICTURE LIBRARY(Second Series) First issue May 1st

BUSTER First issue May 28th

 

1961

ADVENTURE 1878 issues last issue January 14th Merged with ROVER

ROVER 1855 issues last issue January 14th Merged with ADVENTURE

BATTLE PICTURE LIBRARY First issue January 16th

ROVER and ADVENTURE First issue January 21st

RADIO FUN 1167 issues last issue February 18th Merged with BUSTER

VICTOR First issue February 25th

BIMBO First issue March 18th

COMMANDO First issue June

 

1962

WAR AT SEA PICTURE LIBRARY First issue February 1st

FILM FUN 2225 issues last issue September 8th Merged with BUSTER

COWBOY PICTURE LIBRARY 468 issues last issue September

VALIANT First issue October 6th

 

1963

TREASURE First issue January 19th

NEW HOTSPUR 173 issues last issue February 9th Merged with HOTSPUR

HOTSPUR First issue February 16th

KNOCKOUT 1251 issues last issue February 16th Merged with VALIANT February 23rd - February 22nd 1964

EAGLE Last issue March 2nd Merged with SWIFT

SWIFT Last issue March 2nd Merged with EAGLE

EAGLE and SWIFT First issue March 9th

THRILLER PICTURE LIBRARY  450 issues last issue May

VALIANT PICTURE LIBRARY First issue June 3rd

WAR AT SEA PICTURE LIBRARY 36 issues last issue July

ROXY Last issue September 14th

TEDDY BEAR First issue September 21st

LION PICTURE LIBRARY First issue October

WIZARD 1970 issues last issue November 16th Merged with ROVER

ROVER AND ADVENTURE 148 issues last issue November 16th Merged with WIZARD

ROVER AND WIZARD First issue November 23rd

HORNET First issue December 14th

 

1964

JACKIE First issue January 11th

GIANT WAR PICTURE LIBRARY First issue June

GIRL Last issue October 3rd

 

1965

SPARKY First issue January 23rd

RANGER First issue September 18th

GIANT WAR PICTURE LIBRARY 76 issues last issue December

 

1966

JUDY First issue January 16th

SMASH! First issue February 5th

CHAMPION Merged with LION June 11th - December 30th 1967

RANGER Last issue June 18th Merged with LOOK AND LEARN

BUSTER ADVENTURE LIBRARY First issue July

PIPPIN First issue September 24th

 

1967

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – FRONTLINE SERIES First issue January 16th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – SECRET AGENT SERIES First issue January 16th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – FANTASTIC SERIES First issue January 16th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – FANTASTIC SERIES 2 issues Last issue January 16th

MANDY First issue January 21st

POW! First issue January 21st

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – STUPENDOUS SERIES First issue February 20th

GIGGLE: A CHILDRENS COMIC First issue April 29th

PRINCESS Last issue September 16th

BUSTER ADVENTURE LIBRARY 36 issues Last issue December

 

1968

GIGGLE: A CHILDRENS COMIC Last issue January 13th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – FRONT LINE SERIES 26 issues Last issue January 15th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – SECRET AGENT SERIES 26 issues Last issue January 15th

FLEETWAY SUPER LIBRARY – STUPENDOUS SERIES 24 issues Last issue January 15th

TWINKLE First issue January 27th

JAG First issue May 4th

POW! Last issue September 7th

 

1969

ROBIN Last issue January 25th

EAGLE and SWIFT Last issue April 26th

EAGLE 991 issues with the last issue April 26th Merged with LION May 3rd 1969 - January 31st 1970

JAG (Re-launch) February 22nd

JAG 48 issues Last issue April 5th merged with TIGER

LION PICTURE LIBRARY 136 issues Last issue May 3rd

VALIANT PICTURE LIBRARY 144 issues Last issue May 5th

WHIZZER and CHIPS First issue October 18th

 

1970

WIZARD (Re-launch) First issue February 14th

COR!! First issue June 6th

ACTION PICTURE LIBRARY First issue August 4th

ACTION PICTURE LIBRARY 30 issues Last issue October 5th

THUNDER First issue October 17th

AIR ACE PICTURE LIBRARY 545 ISSUES Last issue November 16th

 

1971

LOOK-IN First issue January 9th

TAMMY First issue February 6th

THUNDER 22 issues last issue March 13th Merged with LION March 20th - May 18th 1974

SMASH! 257 issues last issue April 3rd Merged with VALIANT April 10th - September 18th 1971

KNOCKOUT First issue June 12th

SCORCHER and SCORE First issue July 3rd

TV21 Merged with VALIANT October 2nd - April 20th 1971

 

1972

TREASURE Last issue January 16th

BIMBO Last issue January 22nd

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE First issue March 25th

 

1973

ROVER and WIZARD 477 issues Last issue January 6th Merged with WIZARD

BUZZ First issue January 20th

SHIVER and SHAKE First issue March 10th

KNOCKOUT 106 issues Last issue June 23rd Merged with WHIZZER and CHIPS

TEDDY BEAR Last issue September 15th

 

1974

WHOOPEE First issue March 30th

LION 1156 issues Last issue May 18th Merged with VALIANT May 24th - Mar 22nd 1975

JINTY First issue May 11th

COR!! 210 issues Last issue June 15th Merged with BUSTER

TOP SECRET LIBRARY First issue July

ROMEO Last issue September 14th

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE Last issue September 15th

WARLORD First issue September 28th

SCORCHER and SCORE 171 issues Last issue October 5th Merged with TIGER

SHIVER and SHAKE 83 issues Last issue October 5th Merged with WHOOPEE

VALENTINE Last issue November 9th

 

1975

BUZZ 103 issues Last issue January 4th Merged with TOPPER

CRACKER First issue January 18th

VULCAN (Distributed in Scotland) First issue March 1st

BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY First issue March 8th

MONSTER FUN First issue June 14th

VULCAN (Distributed in Scotland) 30 issues Last issue September 20th

VULCAN (National Distribution) First issue September 27th

 

1976

VULCAN (National Distribution) 28 issues Last issue April 3rd

HORNET 648 issues Last issue February 7th

ACTION First issue February 14th

BULLET First issue February 14th

TOP SECRET LIBRARY 40 issues last issue February

VULCAN Merged with VALIANT April 10th - October 2nd

CRACKER 87 issues last issue September 11th Merged with BEEZER

ROY of the ROVERS First issue September 25th

ACTION 36 issues Last issue October 16th

KRAZY First issue October 16th

VALIANT 730 issues Last issue October 16th Merged with BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY October 23rd

MONSTER FUN 72 issues Last issue October 30th Merged with BUSTER

ACTION (Re-launch) First issue December 4th

 

1977

2000AD First issue February 26th

SPARKY 652 issues Last issue July 16th Merged with TOPPER

PLUG First issue September 24th

PICTURE WEEKLY Last issue October 1st

CHEEKY First issue October 22nd

MIRABELLE Last issue October 22nd

ACTION 50 issues Last issue November 12th Merged with BATTLE

BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY  141 issues Last issue November 12th Merged with BATTLE

BATTLE First issue November 19th

 

1978

SCOOP First issue January 21st

STAR WARS First issue February 8th

BULLET 147 issues Last issue February 12th Merged with WARLORD

KRAZY 79 issues Last issue April 15th Merged with WHIZZER and CHIPS

STARLORD First issue May 13th

WIZARD 435 issues Last issue June 24th Merged with VICTOR

STARLORD 22 issues Last issue October 7th Merged with 2000AD October 14th - August 18th 1979

 

1979

CRUNCH First issue January 20th

PLUG 75 issues Last issue February 24th Merged with BEEZER.

TORNADO First issue March 24th

STARBLAZER First issue April 1st

JACKPOT First issue May 5th

TORNADO 22 issues Last issue August 18th Merged with 2000AD August 25th - September 13th 1980

RED DAGGER First issue October 1st

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE First issue October 17th

 

1980

CRUNCH 54 issues Last issue January 26th Merged with HOTSPUR

CHEEKY 120 issues Last issue February 2nd Merged with WHOOPEE

BUDDY First issue February 14th

NUTTY First issue February 23rd

SPEED First issue February 23rd

SPEED 36 issues Last issue October 25th Merged with TIGER

 

1981

HOTSPUR 944 issues Last issue January 24th Merged with VICTOR

SCOOP 194 issues Last issue October 3rd Merged with VICTOR

JINTY Last issue November 21st

 

1982

JACKPOT 141 issues Last issue January 30th Merged with BUSTER

EAGLE First issue March 27th

WOW First issue June 5th

 

1983

SPIKE First issue January 22nd

WOW 56 issues Last issue June 25th Merged with WHOOPEE

BUDDY 130 issues Last issue August 6th Merged with VICTOR

BATTLE 307 issues Last issue October 1st Merged with BATTLE ACTION FORCE

BATTLE ACTION FORCE First issue October 8th

SCHOOL FUN First issue October 15th

 

1984

CHAMP First issue February 25th

SCREAM First issue March 24th

SPIKE 67 issues Last issue April 28th Merged with CHAMP

SCHOOL FUN 33 issues Last issue May 26th Merged with BUSTER

TAMMY Last issue June 23rd

TV COMIC 1697 issues Last issue June 29th

RED DAGGER Last issue June 30th

SCREAM 15 issues Last issue June 30th Merged with EAGLE

WAR PICTURE LIBRARY 2103 issues Last issue November 5th

BATTLE PICTURE LIBRARY 1706 issues Last issue December 17th

 

1985

TIGER 1554 issues with the Last issue March 30th Merged with EAGLE

WHOOPEE Last issue March 30th Merged with WHIZZER and CHIPS

EAGLE PICTURE LIBRARY First issue May

JACK AND JILL Last issue June 29th

CHAMP 87 issues Last issue October 19th Merged with VICTOR

IT’S A HOOT First issue October 26th

EAGLE PICTURE LIBRARY 14 issues Last issue November

 

1986

STAR WARS Last issue June 7th

WARLORD 627 issues Last issue September 27th Merged with VICTOR

PIPPIN Last issue September 26th

MASK First issue October 25th

IT’S A HOOT Last issue October 25th

 

1987

JIM HENSON’S MUPPET BABIES First issue January 3rd

MASK 1986 Preview issue January 3rd

CRISIS First issue September 17th

 

1988

BATTLE ACTION FORCE 225 issues Last issue January 23rd Merged with EAGLE

REAL GHOSTBUSTERS First issue March 26th

JIM HENSON’S MUPPET BABIES Last issue September

MASK 80 issues Last issue October 22nd Merged with EAGLE

WILDCAT First issue October 22nd

 

1989

WILDCAT 12 issues Last issue March 25th Merged with EAGLE April 8th

IT’S WICKED First issue May 27th

RING RAIDERS First issue September 18th

RING RAIDERS 6 issues Last issue November 25th

FIREMAN SAM First issue December 9th

 

1990

SUPERTED First issue March 10th

TOPPER 1963 issues Last issue September 15th Merged with BEEZER

WHIZZER and CHIPS Last issue October 27th Merged with BUSTER

 

1991

STARBLAZER 281 issues Last issue January 1st

MANDY Last issue May 5th

CRISIS 63 issues Last issue October

THUNDERBIRDS First issue October 19th

 

1992

REAL GHOSTBUSTERS Last issue September

VICTOR 1675 issues Last issue November 21st

 

1993

ROY of the ROVERS Last issue March 20th

JACKIE Last issue July 3rd

BEEZER Last issue August 21st

JAMES BOND Jr. First issue October 1st

 

1994

JAMES BOND Jr. Last issue February 4th

 

1995

SUPERTED Last issue December

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

2000

BUSTER Last issue January 3rd

 

 

Vic Whittle 2007