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British Comics: Select list

The following titles are held in British Library Newspapers, for the given dates. Some runs are imperfect, with issues wanting. All are consulted on the Security Tables in the Newspapers Main Reading Room in Colindale, north west London:

Bubbles and the Children's Fairy

Bubbles and the Children's Fairy 16 April 1921. Copyright © The British Library Board

Champion

Champion 20 September 1924. Copyright © The British Library Board

Firefly

Firefly 28 August 1915. Copyright © The British Library Board

A-F Listing

2000 AD : 26 Feb. 1977 - 1 Sept. 1990; 11 Feb. 1997 -

Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday : 3 May 1884 - 9 Sept. 1916

Beano : 30 July 1938 -

Big Comic : 17 Jan. 1914 - 28 Sept. 1918

Bimbo : 18 March 1961 - 22 Jan. 1972

Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue : 19 Oct. 1929 - 14 April 1934

Bubbles and the Children's Fairy : 16 April 1921 - 24 May 1941

Buster : 28 May 1960 -

Butterfly : 17 Sept. 1904 - 18 May 1940

Champion : 28 Jan. 1922 - 19 March 1955

Chicks' Own : 25 Sept. 1920 - 9 March 1957

Chuckler (Bath) : 31 March 1934 - 15 Oct. 1938

Chuckles : 10 Jan. 1914 - 1 Dec. 1923

Coloured Comic : 21 May 1898 - 28 April 1906

Coloured Comic

Coloured Comic 16 July 1898. Copyright © The British Library Board

Comet : 14 Jan. 1950 - 17 Oct. 1959

Comet (Sale) : 20 Sept. 1946 - 17 Oct. 1959

Comic Cuts : 17 May 1890 - 12 Sept. 1953

Comic Home Journal : 11 May 1895 - 10 Sept. 1904

Corr!! : 6 June 1970 - 15 June 1974

Crackers : 23 Feb. 1929 - 31 May 1941

Dandy : 4 Dec. 1937 -

Dazzler (Bath) : 19 Aug. 1933 - 8 April 1939

Eagle : 14 April 1950 - 2 March 1963

Eagle and Swift : 9 March 1963 - 26 April 1969

Favorite Comic : 21 Jan. 1911 - 31 March 1917

Favorite Comic

Favorite Comic 13 January 1917. Copyright © The British Library Board

Film Fun : 17 Jan. 1920 - 8 Sept. 1962

Firefly : 20 Feb. 1915 - 31 March 1917

Fireman Sam : 9 Dec. 1989-

Flintstones and Friends : 21 May 1988 - 25 March 1989

Frolix: The Children's Weekly Comic : [Aug. 1928] - 9 May 1930

Funny Cuts : 12 July 1890 - 3 July 1920

Funny Folks : 12 Dec. 1874 - 28 April 1894

Funny Wonder : 4 Feb. 1893 - 25 May 1901

Funny Wonder : 2 Jan. 1915 - 25 May 1940

G-L Listing

Giggle: A Children's Comic : 29 April 1967 - 13 Jan. 1968

Girl : 2 Nov. 1951 - 3 Oct. 1964

Golden : 23 Oct. 1937 - 11 May 1940

Golden Penny Comic : 14 Oct. 1922 - 28 Jan. 1928

Halfpenny Comic : 22 Jan. 1898 - 29 Dec. 1906

Hey Diddle Diddle : 25 March 1972 - 15 Sept. 1973

Hornet : 14 Sept. 1963 - 7 Feb. 1976

Hwyl! (Liverpool) [Welsh] : July 1949 - Summer 1989

Illustrated Chips : 26 July 1890 - 23 Aug. 1952

Its a Hoot : 26 Oct. 1985 - 25 Oct. 1986

Its Wicked : 27 May 1989-

Jack and Jill : 7 March 1885 - 7 May 1887

Jack and Jill : 27 Feb. 1954 - 29 June 1985

 

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill 2 January 1886. Copyright © The British Library Board

Jackie : 11 Jan. 1964 - 3 July 1993

James Bond Jr. : 1 Oct. 1993 - 4 Feb. 1994

Jester : 27 Jan. 1912 - 18 Dec. 1920

Jester : 23 Feb. 1924 - 18 May 1940

Jester and Wonder : 24 May 1902 - 20 Jan. 1912

Jim Henson's Muppet Babies : 3 Jan. 1987 - Sept. 1988

Jingles : 13 Jan. 1934 - 29 May 1954

Jinty : 11 May 1974 - 21 Nov. 1981

Joker : 18 July 1891 - 28 Oct. 1897

Joker : 5 Nov. 1927 - 18 May 1940

Jolly Comic : 19 Jan. 1935 - 28 Oct. 1939

Jolly Jester : 25 Dec. 1920 - 16 Feb. 1924

Kinema Comic : 24 April 1920 - 15 Oct. 1932

Krazy : 16 Oct. 1976 -

Larks : 1 May 1893 - 29 Dec. 1906

Larks : 29 Oct. 1927 - 18 May 1940

Little Sparks 24 April 1920 - 30 Sept. 1922

Lot-o'-Fun : 17 March 1906 - 16 Feb. 1929

Lot-o'-Fun

Lot-o'-Fun 24 April 1926. Copyright © The British Library Board

M-R Listing

Mandy : 21 Jan. 1967 - 5 May 1991

Mask : [1986 preview issue]; 3 Jan. 1987 -

Merry and Bright : 22 Oct. 1910 - 19 Jan. 1935

Mickey Mouse Weekly : 8 Feb. 1936 - 24 Sept. 1955

Mirabelle : 10 Sept. 1956 - 22 Oct. 1977

Monster Comic : 23 Sept. 1922 - 25 Jan. 1930

My Favourite : 28 Jan. 1928 - 13 Oct. 1934

My Favourite

My Favourite 8 December 1928. Copyright © The British Library Board

Nuggets : 26 Nov. 1892 - 10 March 1906

Picture Politics : March 1894 - Feb. 1914

Picture Fun : 16 Feb. 1909 - 3 July 1920

Pippin : 24 Sept. 1966 - 26 Sept. 1986

Playbox : Nov. 1904 - May 1910

Playbox : 14 Feb. 1925 - 11 June 1955

Playbox

Playbox 14 February 1925. Copyright © The British Library Board

Pow! [and Wham!] : 21 Jan. 1967 - 7 Sept. 1968

Princess : 30 Jan. 1960 - 16 Sept. 1967

Puck : 30 July 1904 - 11 May 1940

Rainbow : 14 Feb. 1914 - 28 April 1956

Rattler (Bath) : 19 Aug. 1933 - 15 Oct. 1938

Real Ghostbusters : 26 March 1988 - Sept. 1992

Robin : 28 March 1953 - 25 Jan. 1969

Romeo : 31 Aug. 1957 - 14 Sept. 1974

Roxy : 15 March 1958 - 14 Sept. 1963

Roy of the Rovers : 25 Sept. 1976 - 22 Sept. 1990

S-Z Listing

Scraps : 1 Sept. 1883 - 30 April 1910

Smash : 5 Feb. 1966 - 3 April 1971

Snap-Shots : 9 Aug. 1890 - 19 Nov. 1907

Sparkler : 20 Oct. 1934 -5 Aug. 1939

Sparks : 5 Oct. 1918 - 17 April 1920

 

Sparks

Sparks 13 January 1917. Copyright © The British Library Board

Sparky : 23 Jan. 1965 - 16 July 1977

Star Wars [Weekly] : 8 Feb. 1978 - 7 June 1986

Sun : 20 Jan. 1948 - 17 Oct. 1959

Sunbeam : 7 Oct. 1922 - 25 May 1940

Superted : 10 March 1990 - Dec. 1995

Swift : 20 March 1954 - 2 March 1963

Tammy : 6 Feb. 1971 - 23 June 1984

Teddy Bear : 21 Sept. 1963 - 15 Sept. 1973

Tiger Tim's Weekly : 31 Jan. 1920 - 18 May 1940

Tiger Tim's Weekly

Tiger Tim's Weekly 20 September 1924. Copyright © The British Library Board

Tiny Tots : 22 Oct. 1927 - 24 Jan. 1959

Tip Top : 21 April 1934 - 29 May 1954

Topper : 7 Feb. 1953 - 15 Sept. 1990

Treasure : 19 Jan. 1963 - 16 Jan. 1972

TV Comic : 9 Nov. 1951 - 22 June 1984

Twinkle : 27 Jan. 1968 -

Valentine : 19 Jan. 1957 - 9 Nov. 1974

Valiant : 6 Oct. 1962 - 3 April 1971

Victor : 25 Feb. 1961 - 21 Nov. 1992

Whizzer and Chips : 18 Oct. 1969 - 27 Oct. 1990

Wonder : 30 May 1942 - 12 Sept. 1953

World's Comic : 6 July 1892 - 10 Nov. 1908

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