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The titles listed on this page were aimed at the young male population.
However, some of us are now not-so-young!

Unless o/w stated, dates stated on this page pertain to the year that the annual was produced for.
e.g. 1964 (actually printed 1963, intended for maximum sales at Christmas).

Name in lower case preceding CHARACTER NAME is the original artist
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Cover
:  unless otherwise stated, there is no damage, with the possible
exception of slight rubbing on the edge and/ or corners. The spine is complete.

Contents:  signs of ownership and use are noted.   Therefore, THERE IS NO
name
/ inscr (inscription),  price cut (printed retail price clipped),
fox (foxing), dam (damage),   chip (chipped)  etc..., If not stated as such.

name & address = unless o/w stated, this is filled in neatly within the box provided.

*  adjacent to year indicates that the book is ex-shop stock (new).

Section 1: 1950's Amalgamated/ 1960's Fleetway/ 1970's IPC~Fleetway

Most representing excellent value, having a good cross-section contents wise, and up to 160 pages.

WHOLESALE applies to 40+ units

ACTION
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John Stokes HOOK JAW * Tony Harding LOOK OUT FOR LEFTY
 Ricardo Villagran DREDGER * Mike White HELL'S HIGHWAY

1977 to 1985  *  All cover dated * The comic 1976~ 77, then Battle Action.

o/s
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BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY
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Ron Turner SPINBALL WARS + DREDGER * Pete Milligan & E. Romero MANHATTEN TRANSFER
 Joe Colquhoun (with Pat Mills, then Scott Googhall ) CHARLEY'S WAR * John Cooper JOHNNY RED
John Wagner & Mike Western H.M.S. NIGHTSHADE

1976~1982 titled Battle Picture Library; 1983~1984 Battle; 1985~1987 Battle Action Force; 1988 Battle
All cover dated * The comic 1975~ 88, merges with Eagle (Valiant merged with Battle in 1976).

Date   Cover Contents Price
1979   Fine Fine + 6
1980   Fine + price crossed out; o/w Fine +    5
1983   VG+ (1 corner bump only)          Fine 4
1983   Fine Fine + 5

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BIG BATTLE
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Colour (art) throughout: strip stories, text stories with drawings, Naval Emblems, Tanks, Planes, Guns.
Most probably a one-off publication by those World Distributors (Manchester) Limited team.

Date Cover Contents Price
1965? NM NM 10

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BUSTER BOOK

Originally, Buster comic was of the "old school" format, with basic cartoon jokes and strips,
some of which incorporated well known radio and television comedians, plus adventure stories,
but in strip form. However, the latter years saw the demise of any effort put into the content,
 now being an all silly comic, having incorporated with the likes of WHIZZER & CHIPS and OINK!
(these and similar now listed on page 3)

Cover dated, this was a "budget" publication, having a sot cover. Modern issues do
  have hard covers, but content is poor, having low grade paper, and lack of colour.

1st annual 1962  * Cover dated
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 Date    Cover Contents Price

1960's Badge VG @ 12  BusterBadge.jpg (23927 bytes)
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Champion

1968 only  * Based on the short lived 15 issue comic from 1966.
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 Date    Cover Contents Price
1967   VG+ Fine 10
1968   Fine Fine 12
1968   VG+ * top & bot spine 1/2" split  Chanpion1968.jpg (49209 bytes)     1st 10 leaves det. 6" from binding   6

No affiliation with an earlier annual having the same title.

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Hurricane

1965 to 1974  *  All cover dated * The comic issued 1964~ 65 only.
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 Date    Cover Contents Price
1965   top spine missing, bottom 1" split; clean      Fine 6
1968   VG * spine split top & bot, few light lines  Hurricane1968.jpg (51526 bytes)      VG+ 6
1968   VG+ * corners bump Fine + 10
1968   Fine +    Fine + 14
1968   Fine Fine + 15
1969 bottom spine split 2" o/w VG+ Fine 7
1972   VG * impressions (no dam) price cut; o/w Fine +      5
1972   VG+ * few light imp. on back Fine 8
1974   Fine Fine + 10
1974   Fine  Hurricane1974.jpg (42068 bytes) price cut; o/w Fine +     8


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1969 to 1973  *  All cover dated * Comic 1968~ 69, merging with Tiger.
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 Date    Cover Contents Price
1970   VG                           Fine * football aplenty     7

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Knockout


Knockout Annuals 1952 ~ 1960 inclusive (x 9).
Most have (tidy) inscription or 'Belongs To'. 1952 have foxing first 5 leaves.
Clean, presentable collection for 70

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Lion

F. Philpott ROBOT ARCHIE * Don Lawrence KARL THE VIKING + MAROC THE MIGHTY
Paddy Payne ROCKET BUSTER * Reg Bunn THE SPIDER * Denis McLoughlin FURY'S FAMILY
1954 to 1983  * All cover dated * Some early issues have "Space" art covers  *  The comic issued 1952~1974 
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 Date  Cover Contents Price
1954 front VG+ / back G  3 leaves VG; rest VG+ min 9
1954 VG- * small sticker tear top corner  Lion1954.jpg (71770 bytes)   min VG+ 6
1955 VG+ 4 leaves VG; rest min. VG+ 8
1955 front VG+; back G+; corners bumped lionannual1955.jpg (18448 bytes) small stain first 2 leaves; o/w VG+ 7
1955 right corners bumped, edges worn; rest VG+  Lion1955.jpg (69707 bytes) VG+ 7
1957 VG+ * right corners bump Lion1957.jpg (71240 bytes) Fine 14
1957 corners of back cover bumped; o/w Fine lionannual1957.jpg (16701 bytes) pc, inscr. on blank fly leaf; o/w Fine + 12
1958 VG min. Fine 1
1958 VG min. inscription on title page o/w Fine 10
1959 nr Fine * top right corners bump o/w clean * cloth spine fade title page VG; o/w Fine 10
1959 VG+ * right corners bump   VG+ 8
1959 VG+ Fine 14
1960 VG+ * right corners bumped * very clean light fox inside cover; o/w VG+ to Fine 8
1960 VG+ * right corners bumped Fine 14
1960 VG+ * right corners bumped lionannual1960.jpg (15472 bytes) fly leaf creased; rest Fine + 12
1964 tip of spine top and bottom rubbed + split 3mm o/w min. of Fine lion1964.jpg (24320 bytes) 1st leaf slight fox, rest min. Fine 18
1967 1" light scratch on back; o/w Fine Fine + 14
1967 VG+ name top of Contents page o/w Fine 10
1968 VG+ small "DB"; o/w NM  10
1968 Fine +  edges slight fox; o/w Fine 12
1969 Fine + name top border of title pge o/w NM    15
1971 VG * 1/2" split top spine * cover detached VG+ 5
1972 VG - * top 1/2" spine split, few scratch lines VG+ 4
1971 Fine + NM 10
1972 Fine + Fine + 10
1972 Fine + NM 10
1973 Fine  NM 8
1979 NM NM 7

 

LION BOOK OF SPEED'  Published 1962. Format, uniform to the LION ANNUAL.
  Corners + bot. edge rubbed;  spine top slight damage: min. VG.  Inscr. on fly leaf; o/w contents  NM

LION BOOK OF MOTOR RACING'  Published 1970. Format, uniform to the LION ANNUAL.
  Cover min. VG * Contents: one loose leaf, o/w min. VG+

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Original 20" x 30" shop advertising poster from 1952, ref. LION comic *  c Amalgamated Press 
sold
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Roy Of The Rovers

o/s
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Tiger

Frank Pepper & Joe Colquhoun ROY OF THE ROVERS * F. Pepper & John Gillatt JET ACE LOGAN
J. Colquhoun CASEY and The CHIMP + PEG LEG'S FLYING PENGUINS * Jesus Blasco VAL VENTURE
Geoff Campion JOHNNY COUGAR * Carlos Cruz + Ron Turner ROBOT BUILDERS

1957 to 1987  *  All cover dated  *  The comic issued 1954~1985
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 Date  Cover Contents Price
1957 G+ VG+ 8
1957 min VG * 2 corners bump, 1/8" tear  name, title page VG; o/w VG+   12
1957 right corners bumped, o/w Fine + stain on back fly leaf; o/w NM  18
1958 edges rubbed; crease at top corner; clean Fine + 14
1959 VG+  Tiger1959.jpg (63422 bytes) Fine 15
1965 VG * 21/2" bot spine split, boards nr Fine Fine 7
1967 VG * top & bot spine 1/2" split, boards nr Fine Tiger1967.jpg (48951 bytes)       Fine 8
1968 VG * top spine 1/2" split, 1" bot 1st pge loose; o/w VG+ 6
1968 NM NM 14
1970 small hole on back; o/w VG+ nr Fine 5
1970 Fine Fine + 8
1971 nr Fine nr Fine 7
1971 NM Fine + 10
1972 VG few light indents Fine + 4
1972 VG+ Fine + 7
1973 VG 1/2" tear last pge; o/w VG+ 4
1973 VG+ Fine 6
1973 Fine + NM 10
1974 NM Fine + 10
1975 VG- * light scratches on front VG+ 3
1976 Fine price clipped o/w Fine 5
1976 NM Fine 7
1980 VG+ Fine 3
1981 Fine + Fine 4
1982 NM Fine + 4
1984 VG+ NM 3

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VALIANT

Ken Balmer + Jesus Blasco THE STEEL CLAW + CAPTAIN HURRICANE * Bradbury MYTEK THE MIGHTY
Tom Tully + Mike Western THE WILD WONDERS * Solano Lopez RAVEN ON THE WING

1964 to 1984   *   All cover dated  *  The comic issued 1962~1976.
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 Cover Date  Cover Contents Price
1964 base of spine VG and split; rest Fine + tidy inscr. base of fly leaf o/w NM 18
1964
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G * spine split all along front + 
   dam top & bot, 4" scratch on back

VG+

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1966 VG Fine 10
1967 Fine + Fine + 20
1968 VG+  Valiant1968.jpg (62577 bytes) VG =  16 pgs upside down 8
1968 Fine 5 on fly leaf; o/w Fine + 12
1969 nr Fine first 4 leaves loose (1 detached); rest VG+ to  Fine 7
1969 Fine+ slight fox on outer edge; o/w Fine+ 12
1970
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VG (light impressions)
name inside cover, light fox
  fly leaf, cover detached; VG+

5
1970 NM inscr. on 1st page o/w NM 14
1971 VG+ writing inside back cover; VG+         7
1971 VG+ VG+ 8
1971 Fine+ Fine+ 12
1971 NM NM 14
1972
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VG * 1/2" top spine split, few light creases       Fine 7
1972 VG+  Valiant1972.jpg (49762 bytes) VG+ 7
1972 NM EX+ 10
1973 VG * 3" top spine split/ restuck price cut; o/w VG+ 4
1973 VG (impressions on back) min VG+ 5
1973 Fine Fine 9
1973 Fine Fine + 10
1975 nr Fine priced crossed out; o/w Fine 8
1976 Fine (min) NM 9
1976 lower right corners bumped o/w Fine price clipped o/w Fine + 7
1979 VG+ * 1/2" split top spine; 1 corner bump Fine + 6
1979 VG+ * top corners bump 1st pge loose; o/w VG+ 4
1979 Fine Fine + 7

 

                  VALIANT ANNUALS 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 ,1969
  1964 (1st in this series) top of spine slight split, otherwise all six books are.
  Fine+ to mainly NM throughout, with no writing, damage, indents, bumping, etc ~ all for...


  120 

 
                 VALIANT BOOK OF CONQUEST OF THE AIR. * Published 1970.
  Large format. Laminated boards. Few photographs; packed mostly with illustrations.
  Slight damage bottom of spine (not missing), o/w in very nice order


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Section 2:  D.C. Thompson

THE HOTSPUR BOOK FOR BOYS

1939 ~ 141, 1943, 1949, 1966 ~ 1983? *  Comic 1933 to 1981, then merges with Victor
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  Date     Cover Contents Price
1936
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  G- * spine taped, boards discoloured,  
                                      back marked  Hotspur1936.jpg (66907 bytes) 
name & address, small ink inside cover     
                          + 1st 3 leaves, o/w VG+

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1966   NM NM 18
1966   NM inscr inside cover; price cut; rest NM 12
1967   NM NM 18
1968   VG inscr top fly leaf; o/w VG+ 6
1970   Fine + price cut out, o/w Fine + 10
1971   Fine + writing bottom edge of fly border; o/w NM 10
1974   VG * top spine 1/2" split, rub bot spine  price cut out, o/w VG+ 3
1976   VG+ * top & bot spine slight damage small inscr 1st pge; o/w VG+ 3
1977   VG * top spine frayed; bottom piece missing EX 4
1983   VG+ * 1st 2 pgs slight fox; o/w Fine 3

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THE ROVER BOOK FOR BOYS

22 annuals between 1926~1959   *   The comic issued 1922~1961
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 Date    Cover Contents Price
1956   VG min * corners bump  Rover1956.jpg (51295 bytes) small inscr in cover; o/w Fine + 20
1957
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  VG+ * bump right corners,
     light water stain right side  Rover1957.jpg (62579 bytes)

2 pgs 1/2" tear, 1 pge 1 tear; o/w VG+    

20
1958   VG+ * slight split on spine (boards NM)  Rover1958.jpg (59743 bytes)      Fine **

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VICTOR BOOK FOR BOYS

H. Rodd THE WONDER MAN * Keith Shone FLEW WITH BADDOCK * F. Philpott THE SMASHER
Ted Kearon MORGAN THE MIGHTY * Peter Sutherland TOUGH OF THE TRACKS
 Ted Rawlings THE HAMMER MAN * Mike Dorey CADMAN

1964 to 1992  *  The comic was issued 1961~1992  *  Majority of stories being sport and war.
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  Date  Cover Contents Price
1964
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M- * as new
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inside cover has Xmas 1963 etc inscription above 
'BADGES OF THE BRAVE'
banner o/w M-

85
1964
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top of spine slight fray; bottom front right corner bump
  remainder nr Fine

name top of Contents page; o/w Fine 

65
1966 M- * as new inside cover inscription at top border; price cut; rest NM 28
1967 Fine + Fine + 34
1967 M- * as new M- 40
1969 VG * nick at top + bot spine * boards slight curve         Fine+ 18
1970 NM M- 25
1973 Fine + price clipped o/w Fine +     9
1979 VG+ * boards slight curve Fine+ 4
1979 VG+ Fine+ 6
1980 VG+ * boards slight curve Fine+ 5
1980 VG * crease to edge NM 3
1981 VG+ Fine+ 4
1983 VG+ * boards slight curve pc; o/w NM       2
1983* NM NM 8
1985 VG+ * boards slight curve pc; o/w NM 2
1988 VG * boards slight curve NM 2

The "slight curve" happened in storage, and most VG+ boards would be Fine+ if it not were for this fact.
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WARLORD FOR BOYS

Carlos Cruz UNION JACK JACKSON * Ron Smith DRAKE OF E-BOAT

1976 to 1984  *  The comic issued 1974~1986, combines with Victor.
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 Date    Cover Contents Price
1980   VG * impressions Fine + 3
1982   Fine + slight fox inside cover; o/w Fine +       4
1983   VG+ * top & bot spine slight damage     Fine + 4
1986   Fine + price cut; o/w NM 4
1987   Fine price cut; o/w NM 4
1990   VG * top right corner slight dam Fine + 2

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Section 3 : Miscellaneous

DAILY MIRROR

DAILY MIRROR BOOK FOR BOYS 1970. Lge format 9" x 12". Strip stories include
: GARTH IN SPACE Ken Roscoe, Steve Dowling, John Allard;  RIVER OF REVENGE Pat Taylor,
 Gerry Embleton; UNDERSEA AGENT Geoff Kemp, Keith Watson, Eric Eden VG+ @ 12

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Launched in 1964, WHAM! being Britain's first comic to accommodate a wealth of diverse characters within one publication, as opposed to pretty "tame" cartoons, courtesy of Leo Baxendale's BIFF, THE TIDDLERS, GENERAL NITT, PEST OF THE WEST, & GEORGE'S GERMS.  This was followed by SMASH! in 1966, and POW! in 1967.   It does seem that if one is not part of the D.C. Thompson clan,  the inevitable happens.. a merger within comic titles befalls, as eventually did with the three aforementioned.  Of course, other artists and acts were included, as well as superheroes THE HULK, BATMAN WhamBatmanFreeGift.jpg (45798 bytes), FANTASTIC FOUR, JOHNNY STRAIGHT, SPIDERMAN, NICK FURY, etc, but these stories were reprints taken from various other sources.  Still, they were great innovative comics for their time.

Published by Oldhams, later in conjunction with Hamlyn, all annuals being cover dated: 
 WHAM! 1966 to 1974   *  SMASH! 1967 to 1976  *  POW! 1968 to 1972
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       Title         Date    Cover Contents Price
POW! 1968   VG * spine dam on ridges + top + bot  Pow1968.jpg (105689 bytes)         price crossed out; o/w VG+ 6
POW! 1968   NM   NM 22
SMASH! 1967   VG+ (top spine split only)  Smash1967.jpg (73491 bytes) Fine + 14
SMASH! 1968   lam split on front ridge; o/w NM NM 14
SMASH! 1970   VG+ (min) Fine 10
SMASH! 1970   NM Fine 15
SMASH! 1973   Fine  * as Lion, etc, format slightly loose at front hinge, o/w Fine         12
WHAM! 1966   VG * tears on spine ridge, cover loose Fine + 8
WHAM! 1967   VG+ Fine 10
WHAM! 1967   Fine NM 15
WHAM! 1967   Fine Fine + 14
WHAM! 1968   VG (min)  Wham1968.jpg (86761 bytes) VG+ 10
WHAM! 1968   slight curve o/w Fine NM 10
WHAM! 1970   VG * all corners bump Fine 10
WHAM! 1971   VG+  Wham1971.jpg (86749 bytes) small inscr; o/w Fine + 10
WHAM! 1971   Fine price inked out; o/w Fine + 14
WHAM! AND POW! 1973   Fine + ~ dif. concept; now a 'boy's annual (no LB) price clipped; o/w Fine +  12

More of Leo Baxendale's output is also included within the D.C. Thompson listings.

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Original 20" x 30" shop advertising poster from 1952,
 ref. SCION COMICS : ELECTROWOMAN, 5 STAR WESTERN, 
JUNGLE HERO, SPACE HERO, GALLANT DETECTIVE + more  "ACTION COMICS 6d"  logo
 Printed by Oakland Press * EX-  (not folded) 120 ScionComicsPoster.jpg (98361 bytes)

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 Other Annuals can be found listed on:
D.C. Thompson Comic Strip
Eagle, Gerry AndersonDoctor Who, and soon, Cult TV pages.

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The terminology "Good condition" (G) employed as a grade for a record, book, and 
ephemera, is, apart from "Poor", the lowest condition as a description. 

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Re information on the Ordering page: as with anything else on this web site, the minimum order processed
is 20 + plus postage.  Please bear in mind that books are one the heaviest commodity.  If requiring several,
a choice of postal service, along with cost,  will be included within the confirmation email.

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