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The British comics listed on this page have their main content as boys adventure, etc stories.
No issues include any of their FREE GIFTS unless it is stated as so.

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Section 1 : 1940s comics1940sadventure_unread.jpg (25479 bytes)

These are ex-distributor's (the late Mr. Thacker) unread stock, acquired circa 1991,
with nearly all issues being as new. With the exception of Comet and Sun comics
most of these ran to a maximum of 6 issues, with some being one-offs!
More titles are listed on the Cartoon Funnies Comics page

Where not numbered, the first speech balloon on the cover is stated so you do not duplicate in error.
Number in brackets refers to how many of the particular issue are in stock.

CRIME SYNDICATE ~ A Nick Charlton Comic  Hotspur Publishing Co. Ltd, Manchester 1948?
Secret Service Series No. 3
(2)

DYNAMIC Paget Publications Ltd. 1947?
Front is Gail Garrity Girl Wonder "This Is Not An Easy Assignment.." (1)
TV COMIC * TV21 * TV CENTURY 21 * T
FORGERS ~ A Headline Halliday Story  Hotspur Publishing Co. Ltd, Manchester 1948?
Secret Service Series No. 3
(2)

FOUR DEUCES COMICS Transatlantic Press, Glasgow 1947?
Ace Britto In Bullets Ain't Healthy (1) 10c price cover! 

ROCKET COMIC Hotspur Publishing Co. Ltd, Manchester 1948
"Sure Seems Quiet Country.." (2)

WONDERMAN Paget Publications Ltd. 1947?
"Listen To Me John Justice.." (2)

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SUN J. H. Allen, Cheshire
(mainly text within)

All of the following are the large format issues.

 No.1 Nov 1st 1947 ~ No. 10 March 16th 1948

 No.1 Nov 1st 1947 ~ No. 10 March 16th 1948: Issue 6 has browning
on the front and left border on front, o/w as new.

 No.1 Nov 1st 1947 ~ No. 10 March 16th 1948: Issue 6 has browning
on the edge of 3 borders on the front cover, o/w as new

1948: No. 9  *  1949: 31, 32 * each @ 3
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The following SUN issues are secondhand

1947: 3, 3  *  1948: No 4, 5, 7 * each @ 3
 1949: 31, 32 @ 3 each 
1949: these have some damage on fold 33, 45, 49, 50 * each @ 2
1950: (now mainly strips)  78, 87, 91, 96 * each @ 3

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Section 2 : Everything Else

Discounts: 10+ = 10%  *  30+ 15%  *  50+ "0%   ~ not applicable for listed runs / priced 'lots'
EX grade here is as Fine or very near, having clean, fresh pages.

ACTION FORCE

#
1 = Mar 1987 ~ #50 Feb 1988

No 1 March 17 1987 ~ No 50 Feb 13 1988 = 46 issues (excludes 21, 38, 43, 48)
+ Holiday Special (AF Sp. No 1 July 1987)
+ Winter Special (AF Sp. No 2 Oct 1987 ) actionforcecomics.jpg (30288 bytes)
 48 comics

ADVENTURE

1950
1323 = May 27 1950 ~ STRANG front cover strip; remainder text stories.
1323 * 1327 * 1330 * 1331 * 1335 * 1336 * 1338 * 1339 * 1340 * 1341 VG
 1342 * 1343 * 1344 * 1346 * 1349 * 1350 * 1351 * 1352 * 1353 * 1354 


1951
1355 Jan 6 ~ 11406 Dec 29 ~ STRANG front cover strip; remainder text stories until 1398 when 
the center pages now have THE HUMAN TORPEDO picture story with in-depth text under each box
1399 onwards has DIXON HAWKE colour strip story on back cover.


1952
1407 Jan 5 VG * 1408 * 1409
3 x tears on edge of cover * 1410 * 1411 * 1412 each @ 3

BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY


No 3 22 March 1975 EX+;  includes a sheet of 20 x BATTLE SWAP CARDS (M-) @ 20 
battlepictureweekly_no3.jpg (29201 bytes)

BUSTER AND JET

2 Oct 1971 = first issue as this title (merger) VG + @ 5

CHAMP

1 = Feb 25 1984

#1 @ 5  ChampComic1.jpg (20670 bytes)

COMET

 J. H. Allen, Cheshire

 1948:
 No. 48, 49, 40, 53, 54, 55 =2 horizontal fold *  each @ 35

CRUNCH

ARENA, MANTRACKER, KYSER EXPERIMENT, WALKING BOMBS, 
HITLER LIVES, WHO KILLED CASSIDY?
 #1 Jan 1979

 No 1 Jan 20th 1979 : VG+

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HORNET
Bouncing Briggs, Slade Of The Pony Express, Alfy's Elephant, The Youngest V.C.,
 First Of The Iron Men, Gibson Of The Guns.
 #1 Sep 1963 ~ #648 Feb 1975

No 1 September 14th 1963 : one worm hole through border o/w EX

HURRICANE

 #1 Feb 29 1964 ~ May 8 1965 (63 issues)

No 2 VG+

KNOCKOUT
Dif. series: #1 June 1971 ~ #105 June 1973

1971
25 Dec Christmas issue EX @ 3

LION
 #1 Feb 1952 ~ May 1974 (1136 issued, not all numbered)

Weeklies o/s
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FREE GIFT
  "AIR WONDERS OF THE WORLD
" presented with Lion # 31
Detailed 28 pge Booklet VG+ @ 24

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FREE GIFT
"'DARING DEEDS of WORLD WAR II'

12 pge Booklet (photos from The Sphere + Illustrated London News.) Early 60s'
Rusty staple, o/w min. of EX @ 15

LION and Champion


1966
The following include 2 pages 'DANGER MAN :
25 June * 2 July * 9 July * 16 July * 23 July VG * 30 July * 27 Aug * 3 Sep final DANGER MAN LionAndChampionComic1966_DangerMan.jpg (52091 bytes)

8 Oct ~ 24 Dec (unbroken run of 12 issues):
'HOLLY HSE' in pen on most, plus
  a number in pen on all, rusty staples, 8 Oct cover VG, rest VG+ @ LionAndChampionComic1966.jpg (52973 bytes)

1967
7 Jan * 14 Jan * 21 Jan @   LionAndChampionComic1967.jpg (52508 bytes) 

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LION & EAGLE


1969
22 Nov * 6 Dec * 20 Dec tear on border * 31 Dec

LION AND THUNDER


1973
13 Jan * 20 Jan * 27 Jan * 3 Mar * 10 Mar * 17 Mar * 24 Mar * 31 Mar * 7 Apr:  VG+ to EX @ 2 each
17 Nov * 24 Nov * 1 Dec * 8 Dec * 15 Dec * 22 Dec : VG+ to EX @ 2 each
29 Dec = Christmas issue EX @ 4

1974
12 Jan * 19 Jan * 2 Feb woc * 16 Feb * 2 Mar * 16 Mar * 30 Mar woc * 6 Apr woc
 13 Apr * 20 Apr * 4 May woc * 11 May woc * 18 May  @ 2 each

LION HOLIDAY SPECIAL 1974
80 pages. Small rip on bottom corner of back cover, o/w EX- @ 14

POW!

# 1 Jan 1967 ~ # 86 Sept 1968
Spider-Man, Dolls Of St. Domino's, Kicks, The Python, The Group, Jack Magic, 
Nick Fury, Wee Willie Haggis, Dare-A-Day Davy (POW! also listed on the Superhero page).

Stock:

No 1 : staples rusty o/w EX * Comes with it's Free Gift 'THE WEB-CENTRE SPIDER-MATIC' Gun.
This cardboard pistol is a s new. Is missing the (card) spider discs
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No 2: rusty staples o/w min. of EX
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  No 3: rusty staples o/w min. of EX 
Issues 1, 2, 3 f
powcomic_1_2_3_.jpg (102496 bytes)
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No.
53 first issue as 'POW! and WHAM!' VG

ROVER
1st series
#1 March 1922  ~ Dec 1961 (1855 issued)

Weekly o/s
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FREE GIFT 'PRESENTED FREE WITH THE ROVER :
 "THE BUMPER BOOK OF BADGES" + "THE TRICKSTERS BOOK OF TRAPS AND TEASERS"
Adjoined elongated booklet, 34 pages. Probably 1940's.Cover VG; rest EX+ 
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FREE GIFT 'PRESENTED FREE WITH THE ROVER :
 "THE BUMPER BOOK OF BADGES" + "THE TRICKSTERS BOOK OF TRAPS AND TEASERS"
Adjoined elongated booklet, 34 pages. Probably 1940's.Cover VG; rest EX+ 

ROVER AND ADVENTURE

#1 Jan 1961 ~ Jan 1973 (626 issued)

Stock:

Feb  4  1961 : includes Free Gift 'ABC CHART FOOTBALL COLOURS' No. 3 + Photo Stamps         
Feb 11 1961 : includes Free Gift 'ABC CHART FOOTBALL COLOURS' No. 4 + Photo Stamps 
ex-shop stock:  both for 90 RoverAndAdventureComic_11Feb1961.jpg (48039 bytes)

ROVER AND WIZARD

Nov 23rd 1963 is 1st issue with the  combined title 'ROVER AND WIZARD'.
'WIZARD' dropped from issue Aug 16h 1969 (no acknowledgement) 
Note that this comic has text stories for the more serious reader.
Aug 10 1968 ~ June 20 1970 have Football front covers.
Therefore, if you prefer strip stories, please do not order this title.

Stock:

The following are from one collection, and 99% are in the best condition one would;
desire. You can request sample photograph on any run of 15 or so issues of interest.
Apart  from a delivery address on most on the back border in pencil, only some the
 last issues have a short  name in pen on the front border.

                      
1966 May 21st 1966 ~ Dec 31st : 33 consecutive issues for
1967 Jan 7th ~ Dec 30th : complete year for 
1968 Jan 6th ~ Dec 28th : complete year for 
1969 Jan 4th ~ Dec 29th : complete year for 
1970 Jan 3rd ~ Dec 26th : complete year for 
  1971 Jan 2nd ~ Dec 25th :complete year for 
 1972 Jan 1st ~ Dec 30th:  complete year for 
                  1973 Jan 6th ~ Jan 13th
(final 'ROVER' comic). 2 issues for 6
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         1973 Jan 20th
(1st issue as 'WIZARD AND ROVER) VG+ @ 10

ROVER
2nd series

 1970:
6 June * 18 July * 1 Aug * 29 Aug * 10 Oct * 7 Nov * 21 Nov * 5 Dec * 19 Dec @ 2 each

1972;
15 Jan (tear at top) * 30 Jan * 27 May * 17 June @ 2 each


SCOOP

#1 January 1978 
STARK, THE BOSS, Speed Kings, KILLER, Sports features, etc.

Stock:

No 1 VG+ with Free Gift = BIG EVENT SPORTS DIARY Booklet,
No 2 VG;  No 3 VG+ with Free Gift = WALLCHART
 No 4 NM; No 5 NM; No 6 VG; No 7 NM: 
scoopcomics1_7.jpg (33941 bytes)

SCREAM!

#1 March 1984 ~ #15 June 1985

No 1 March 24th to No 15 June 30th = a complete run. All EX to mainly NM  
screamcomics_set15.jpg (62155 bytes)

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SMASH!

First issue in this format: 15 Mar 1969

o/s

SPIKE

1 = Jan 22 1983

#1 EX  
SpikeComic1.jpg (53544 bytes)

STARLORD
#1 = May 1978 ~ #22 Oct 1978

o/s

TORNADO

#1 Mar 1979 ~ #22 Aug 1979 (then merges with 2000 AD)

No 1 Mar 24th 1979 (undated) G @ 14

2000 A.D.

#1 Feb 1977

No 1 Feb 26th 1977 : cover VG; contents EX  @ 75
2000adcomic_no1.jpg (51621 bytes)

2000 AD in stock, mainly from 120 to 550, plus most Annuals, Monthlies,
Judge Dredd Annuals, etc. Deals done on quantity orders.


Stock as listed on the Comics page 1 (TV related)



October 1971 ~ 20 April 1974.  Not numbered. 27 April ~ 18 May "VALIANT"
25 May 1974 on "VALIANT AND LION".
Clutching at straws here! Star Trek is the "TV", until end of December 1973.
However, this has to be the best "boys comic" of the time for content & value.

Front covers have 'WHO IS IT?'

1971:  18 Dec - @ 1.50 each. *  11 Dec Elvis Presley @ 3 

   1972:  12 Aug * 19 Aug * 16 sep * 23 Sept Engelbert Humperdink 30 Sep
  * 7 Oct * 14 Oct Edward Woodward * 21 Oct * 28 Oct 
16 Dec * 23 Dec * 30 Dec * 4 Nov  * 11 Nov ~ Tommy Steele @ 1.50 ea. 

1973:
  6 Jan ~ 28 Dec = 50 issues (including a scary Leslie Crowther cover!)
omits 28 April + 8 Sept for a complete year: all for 45

1974: 23 Feb * 2 Mar * 9 Mar * 16 Mar * 23 Mar * 30 Mar
                  6 April David McCallum * 20 Apr - @ 1.50 ea..  

From now on: '21' no dropped from title:
now 'VALIANT'
o/s

now 'VALIANT AND LION'
1 June on front cover "THE RIVALS"

25  May ('First Combined Issue') ~ 7 Sept = 13 consecutive issues
+ 21 Sept ~ 28 Dec = 15 consecutive issues
All 28 issues for 30

1975: 4 Jan ~ 22 March = 12 consecutive issues
       + 29 March ~now 'VALIANT' (LION dropped)
All 13 issues for 14

VALOUR
Published by Marvel.. see the SUPERHERO page

VICTOR
#1 Feb 1961 ~ #1657 Nov 1992

Stock
The following years have 2 x neat file holes on the border; clean examples unless o/w stated:

1963
No 98 Jan 5 ~ no 130 Aug 17: (2 are tatty; 3 have pen marks on cover)
Omits no 113 o/w consecutive: x 32 issues for
35

1964
No 152 Jan 18 ~ no 200 Dec 19: (2 are G+; 2 have pen marks on cover)
Omits 186, 190, 191 to be consecutive: x 45 issues for
70

1965
No 202 Jan 2 ~ no 220 May 8: (2 are G+)
Omits 213: x 18 issues for
30

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1968                      1969                        1971
 VICTOR SUMMER SPECIAL 1968: min.of EX throughout @ 45
 VICTOR SUMMER SPECIAL 1969: min.of EX throughout @ 45
  VICTOR SUMMER SPECIAL 1971: front EX-; back VG;             
                                           contents min. EX  @ 22
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FREE GIFT BOOKLET: 'Presented with VICTOR ~ STAR CARS OF 1971'  VG+ unused.
Includes 3 sheets to complete the pages ~ these are VG-  @ 18

WARLORD

#1 Sep 1974 ~ # 627 Sep 1986

UNION JACK JACKSON, BOMBER BRADDOCK, TOFFEE-APPLE TANKBUSTERS,
 SPIDER WELLS, True Life War Stories.

o/s
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FREE GIFT 'BADGES OF THE BRAVE' 5" x 7.5" 16 pge Booklet.
 Complete with 10 gold embossed foil badges EX 

WIZARD
 
1st series

# 1 Sept 1922 ~ Nov 1963

Stock:
1961: 22 July * 30 Sept * 9 Dec @ 2 each
1962: 21 July @ 2
1963: 16 Feb * 13 April * 29 June * 3 Aug * 10 Aug @ 2 each

WIZARD
 
2nd series

# 1 Feb 1970 ~ June 1978 (435 issues)
SOLDIERS OF THE JET AGE, SCRAPPY, A BOY ALL ALONE, TROOPER BO-BEEP, Football + Adventure.

Stock:

No 1 Feb 14th 1970 includes 'The Early Days Of GEORGE BEST' feature EX+
+
Issue No. 2 with Free Gift : 
'THE GREAT STARS of FOOTBALL 1970" Plastic Wallet containing 8 large photo cards
(George Best, Francis Lee, Alan Mullery, Geoff Hurst, etc)
+
Issue No. 3 with Free Gift:
8 more cards 'THE GREAT STARS of FOOTBALL 1970' to complete a set of 16 
(Bobby Charlton, Jeff Astle, etc)
Both comics + cards EX or better; Wallet VG wizardcomic_2_3.jpg (49974 bytes)

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