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Damn! I go to update the comic libraries list for the first time in over 10 months, only to find that Webs will no longer allow uploading of HTML files unless you buy a premium account. Looks like I need to find a new host.

EDIT: OK, found one. My Comic Libraries list is now located at http://digifiend.altervista.org/comiclibs.html

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Digi Would it be possible to email dct & ask them to send a complete list via email when they have time or perhaps one of the guys who work for them & post on here could get a list from someone in the offices so it can be put on the web site for refrence etc .Just my thought for the day :D


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If they were willing to do the research for this, wouldn't they have already done it for The History of The Beano: The Story So Far and The Art and History of The Dandy?

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If they were willing to do the research for this, wouldn't they have already done it for The History of The Beano: The Story So Far and The Art and History of The Dandy?
I am speaking from experience, Digi, when I say that Thomsons have always responded positively to every request for help that I have ever made to them. Not only that, but they have also done the research and got back to me pretty quickly. However, they are a business, and therefore they hold to the principle that there is no such thing as a free lunch, so as I see it, they would certainly provide the information you need, but you would have to pay, as I did, for the researcher's time because they would have to stop work on the job they were doing in order to deal with your request.


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DCT didn't have the complete lists in the books as they are not the main publications and more of a companion to both comics like the summer specials etc and the syndication dept are more than helpful on all matters Dandy and Beano related no harm in contacting them for the relevant info you require


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If they were willing to do the research for this, wouldn't they have already done it for The History of The Beano: The Story So Far and The Art and History of The Dandy?


I know lists wasn't in the books but they may have lists already stored for their own in house research & reference as we are now in the digital age it would make sense.


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Digifiend wrote:
If they were willing to do the research for this, wouldn't they have already done it for The History of The Beano: The Story So Far and The Art and History of The Dandy?


I know lists wasn't in the books but they may have lists already stored for their own in house research & reference as we are now in the digital age it would make sense.


I understand that the index in the back of The History of The Beano was compiled by Ray Moore, not the Beano staff. I doubt Thomsons have a list of contents of the various comics they've produced over the years. It wouldn't be worth their time.

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I understand that the index in the back of The History of The Beano was compiled by Ray Moore, not the Beano staff. I doubt Thomsons have a list of contents of the various comics they've produced over the years. It wouldn't be worth their time.
Yes, as I understand it, Thomsons didn't have the information they needed beyond the end of 1989 where Ray's book The Beano Diaries finished, so they contacted him to find out if he had the necessary information to allow them to update his details to the beginning of August 2008, and if so, could he let them have it. He had and he did.


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I do know that DCT have a huge Dandy Archive but it is incomplete mainly in the original art section and some editorial cover proofs aren't in Dundee anymore but the rest they do have copies of the weekly comics (bound in yearly volumes)annuals (they have 2 of each) summer specials and the comic libraries too but these could go astray I suppose probably the same for the Beano too...


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And with Commando, Starblazer, Football, Bunty, Judy, My Weekly and People's Friend, they've probably got over 7000 libraries to sort through (Commando is more than 4000 alone) to find the 1400 or so that are relevant to my list. Anyway, as has been pointed out, they would charge for doing the search, and they used a third party researcher when they needed the information for their own books. Bear in mind that this is a fan project, I don't even pay for hosting (that's why I just moved it, Webs wanted to charge for uploading html files).

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Charged a fee really? I've never paid a penny to DCT for info it was gratis even the 1941 Dandy Monster dust jacket they made for me was free too


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And with Commando, Starblazer, Football, Bunty, Judy, My Weekly and People's Friend, they've probably got over 7000 libraries to sort through (Commando is more than 4000 alone) to find the 1400 or so that are relevant to my list.
I can't understand why Thomsons' researchers would need to bother at all with the titles you mention, Digi, when all you would be asking them to do would be to fill in the gaps on your Beano and Dandy comic library lists. They may not have lists to hand, but I'm sure the issues themselves will be filed separately and appropriately. By the way, can I just point out that you omitted the Debbie and Mandy comic libraries from your list.


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I think it depends on the nature of the research required - it isn't terribly difficult to answer questions about a particular issue, but trawling through hundreds or thousands of issues to find one thing is a lot more complicated and would cost a great deal more than the price of an invoice.

DCT have copies of Ray's indexes, simply because they are so incredibly useful!


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Massive update (MISSING means it's currently unidentified and an empty gap):

Dandy Special 8 - Bananaman in Dr Jackal and Mr Hide

Beano CL 229 - Ivy the Terrible in Poison Ivy
Beano CL 244 - Lord Snooty in CrimeBusters
Beano CL 247 - Little Plum in Wild West Show-Off
Beano CL 249 - Minnie the Minx in A Star is Born
Beano CL 250 - Ball Boy in The Goal Rush
Beano CL 252 - The Bash Street Kids in Brassed Off
Beano CL 255 - Roger the Dodger in Jolly Roger
Beano CL 258 - Pansy Potter in Yule Be Sorry
Beano CL 263 - Jonah in That Sinking Feeling
Beano CL 264 - Ball Boy in Way Out West
Beano CL 266 - The Bash Stret Kids in St Bashs
Beano CL 269 - Lord Snooty in How Green is My Valet
Beano CL 271 - The 3 Bears in Cooks Tours
Beano CL 272 - Dennis the Menace is On Parade
Beano CL 273 - The Bash Street Kids and Olive in Diary of a Dinner Lady
Beano CL 275 - Gnasher and Gnipper in Sea Dogs
Beano CL 276 - The Bash Street Kids in The Bash Street Tales
Beano CL 278 - Roger the Dodger in A Dodgy Business
Beano CL 281 - The Bash Street Kids in Santas Christmas Holiday
Beano CL 283 - Dennis the Menace in Carry on Menacing
Beano CL 284 - Minnie the Minx in Fore
Beano CL 285 - Dennis the Menace in Many Happy Menaces
Beano CL 287 - First Ada in Safety Last (Beezer guest star)
Beano CL 288 - Dennis the Menace in A Tale of Two Walters
Beano CL 289 - Minnie the Minx in The Magic Lamp
Beano CL 291 - Lord Snooty in Stumped
Beano CL 293 - Ball Boy in Gee Fizz
Beano CL 294 - Dennis the Menace in Danger Menace at Work
Beano CL 313 - Minnie the Minx in Takes a Liberty
Beano CL 314 - Ball Boy in Fat Chance
Beano CL 319 - Lord Snooty in Sweeping Changes
Beano CL 320 - Dennis the Menace in Tough Guise
Beano CL 327 - Dennis the Menace in A Farewell to Arms
Beano CL 328 - Roger the Dodger in Just in Case
Beano CL 329 - Minnie the Minx in Maid in Heaven
Beano CL 330 - Jonah in Boys will be Buoys
Beano CL 331 - Ball Boy in The Bung
Beano CL 333 - Dennis the Menace in Nightmare
Beano CL 334 - Little Plum in In The News
Beano CL 335 - The Numskulls in What a Racket
Beano CL 345 - Gnasher and Gnipper in Rrripping Yarns
Beano CL 346 - The Bash Street Kids in Late!
Beano CL 348 - The Bash Street Pups in On the Olympic Trail
Beano CL 349 - The Bash Street Kids in The Plot Thickens
Beano CL 350 - Minnie the Minx in Cat-Walk Cat Fight
Beano CL 351 - Dennis the Menace in Walter's Tough Luck
Beano CL 352 - Ivy the Terrible in Terrible Tales
Beano CL 353 - Calamity James in Holiday Horror
Beano CL 354 - Dennis the Menace is Summoned
Beano CL 357 - The Bash Street Kids in Outward Bounders
Beano CL 358 - Roger the Dodger in Booked
Beano CL 359 - Ball Boy in Presenting Ball Boy
Beano CL 361 - Dennis the Menace in Pipe Pranks
Beano CL 362 - The Bash Street Kids in A Class Act
Beano CL 363 - Ivy the Terrible vs Nanny Gote
Beano CL 364 - The Bash Street Pups in Sheerluck Bones

Dandy CL 145 - Cuddles and Dimples in The Holiday Horrors
Dandy CL 148 - Dinah Mo in Dinah Mog
Dandy CL 179 - Baby Crockett's Happy-Go-Lucky Hols
Dandy CL 213 - Dinah Mo in Smugglers Ahoy
Dandy CL 217 - MISSING
Dandy CL 218 - Bully Beef and Chips in Farmer Pupils
Dandy CL 221 - MISSING
Dandy CL 222 - MISSING
Dandy CL 225 - MISSING
Dandy CL 226 - MISSING
Dandy CL 227 - Bananaman vs Baggy Pants
Dandy CL 228 - Dinah Mo in Have a Go Mo
Dandy CL 230 - MISSING
Dandy CL 231 - MISSING
Dandy CL 232 - MISSING
Dandy CL 233 - MISSING
Dandy CL 235 - MISSING
Dandy CL 236 - MISSING
Dandy CL 237 - MISSING
Dandy CL 238 - Cuddles and Dimples Meet Baby-Face Finlayson
Dandy CL 239 - MISSING
Dandy CL 240 - MISSING
Dandy CL 243 - Desperate Dan's Swinging Time in Africa
Dancy CL 245 - MISSING
Dandy CL 247 - MISSING
Dandy CL 248 - Puss N Boots in The Good Old Daze
Dandy CL 249 - MISSING
Dandy CL 250 - MISSING
Dandy CL 253 - Bully Beef and Chips in Film Stunts
Dandy CL 254 - MISSING
Dandy CL 270 - MISSING
Dandy CL 273 - MISSING
Dandy CL 274 - MISSING
Dandy CL 321-328, 331-344 - MISSING

Beano Superstars
8 - Roger the Dodger in the Artful Roger
13 - Dennis the Menace in Digger Dennis
20 - Roger the Dodger in The Greatest Dodge of All
21 - Dennis the Menace in The Menace Fights Back
22 - MISSING
23 - Minnie the Minx in Last of the Minhicans
24 - MISSING
25 - Dennis the Menace in The North Face of Pumpernickelhorn
26 - Minnie the Minx in Minx for Hire
27 - Dennis the Menace in The Case of the Golden Glove
28 - Roger the Dodger in ABC Dodge
39 - Dennis the Menace in Private Menace
40 - Roger the Dodger in Dodgers Island
41 - Dennis the Menace in the Darling Duds of May
42 - Minnie the Minx in Stormy Weather
45 - Dennis the Menace in The Case of the Melted Falcon
54 - MISSING
55 - Dennis the Menace in Its a Dogs Life
56 - Roger the Dodger in The Olympic Dodge
57 - MISSING
58 - Minnie the Minx in Jinxed Minx
61 - Dennis the Menace in Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
62 - Minnie the Minx in Minx on the Links
65 - Dennis the Menace in The Day They Took Gnasher Away
67 - Dennis the Menace in Dennis and the Beanstalk
69 - Dennis the Menace in Wayward Bound
72 - Roger the Dodger in It's in the Bag
76 - Roger the Dodger in Roger's Robots
77 - Dennis the Menace in Unidentified Funny Object
79 - Dennis the Menace in When Dad was a Lad
80 - Roger the Dodger in In Search of the Lost Dodge
81 - Dennis the Menace in The Bath Night Club
83 - Dennis the Menace in Undercover Cop
84 - Dennis the Menace in Oil Strike
86 - Dennis the Menace in Haunted House
88 - Dennis the Menace in Monster Menace
89 - MISSING
90 - Dennis the Menace in Adventures in Dennis-Sitting
91 - Dennis the Menace in The Trial
94 - Dennis the Menace in The Competition
95 - Dennis the Menace in Shop Till You Drop
96 - Dennis the Menace in Journey to the Centre of the Bed
99 - Dennis the Menace in Transylvaniaaargh
100 - Dennis the Menace in The Day of The Menace
102 - Dennis the Menace in Time Machine Menace
103 - Dennis the Menace in Rogues Gallery
104 - Dennis the Menace in The Great Flood of Beanotown
105 - Dennis the Menace in Not on Your Telly
106 - Dennis the Menace in The Amazing Adventure
107 - MISSING
109 - Dennis the Menace in The Funny Face Competition
110 - Dennis the Menace in Star Sports
111 - MISSING
112 - Dennis the Menace in What Goes Around
117 - Dennis the Menace in Around the World in 32 Pages

The Beano Comic Library list is now complete! If only I could find the last of the Dandy libraries...

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I've a little more info for you. Beano 72, Dandy 21 and Dandy 57 cover artwork was all by Steve Bright.

All I can help you with for the Beano specials for now is that issues 89, 107 and 111 were all Dennis the Menace, and although I no longer have copies, at least the latter two were adaptations of the TV series if not 89 as well.


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