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At last, the Topper-Beezer Top 100. 
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Here goes, again. The next ten (nos. 81-89, reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer Top 100.

Two tied for (89)
MICK ON / FROM THE MOON (Beezer – humour / adventure) 85 appearances from 1 to 85 (1956/57)
The title changed from ‘MICK ON THE MOON’ to ‘MICK FROM THE MOON’ in issue 34.

HAPPY DAZE (Topper - humour / adventure) 85 appearances over four series
100-33 (1955), 197-219 (1956/57), 332-341(1959), 1057-1074 (1973, reprints)
(it could be argued he made 86 – he also featured in issue 1206 in the ‘Golden Oldies’ series)

88) BIG CHIEF RUNNING CHUMP (Topper - humour / adventure) 89 appearances over four series
217–242 (1957), 342–358 (1959), 496-507 (1962 as “Me No Like Um Railroad!”), 834-867 (1969)

87) PIGGY BANKS (Topper – humour) 95 appearances from 1050 to 1144 (1973-75)
86) THOR THUMB (Topper – humour) 96 appearances from 979 to 1074 (1971-73)
85) THE INKY TOP IMPS (Topper - adventure) 98 appearances over two series 741–814 (1967-68) and 955-978 (1971)

Two tied for (83)
FRITZI RITZ (Topper – humour) 99 appearances from 1 to 99 (1956/57).
Syndicated from the USA and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller, as was NANCY (who was FRITZI’s neice)

HAIRY DAN (Beezer – humour) 99 appearances between 854 and 1307 (1972-81).
Like DICKY BURD at no. 100, DAN took up about 1/3 page (the other 2/3 taken by The Numbskulls)

[not included in the chart -
GREAT NAMES (Topper – feature series) made 100 appearances between 574 and 676 (1964-66)]


Two tied for (81)
THE GOBBLES (Beezer – humour) 101 appearances from 332 to 432 (1962-64)
SHOWBOAT CIRCUS (Beezer – adventure)
101 appearances over three series 171-211 (1959/60), 245-269 (1960/61), 726-760 (1969/70, reprints)


Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:28 pm
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Here goes, again. Places 70-80 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format /tabloid editions. There are 11 strips this week as two tied for No. 70.

80)THE BARKERS (Beezer – humour) 102 appearances from 838 to 939 (1972-74)
79)ROLY POLY (Beezer – humour) 106 appearances from 577 to 682 (1967-69)

6 strips tied at no.73 with 108 appearances:-

ANDY LADD (Topper – humour) between 785 and 921 (1968-70).
Up to issue 867 the strip took up 1/4 of the page, the rest was 'Send It To Kelly' (1/2)
and 'Little Copy Cat' (1/4, and is at position 94).After that it moved to the three-strips page.

ANTCHESTER UNITED, EEBAGOOM, FIRST ADA, HUGH’S ZOO and PLUG (Beezer – humour)
appeared from issue 1207 to 1314 (1979-81), after joining from 'PLUG' comic, where all except Antchester United
had appeared in all 75 issues. Anchester United where replaced by a 1978 World Cup Wall Chart in issue 36 of 'Plug'.

72)TOAD-IN-THE-HOLE (Topper – humour) 110 appearances from 529 to 638 (1963-65)

2 strips tied for no.70

THE JELLYMEN (Beezer – adventure) 111 appearances over three series 212-244 (1960),
457-501 (as 'Dr Q and the Jellymen'- 1964-65), 761-793 (1970-71, reprint of first series)

BLUBBA (Beezer – humour) 111 appearances from 968 to 1078 (1974-76)


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The Jellymen are just classic stuff...

When we can buy from DC Thomson comic pages I'll be buying this and in A3 paper size..

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Here goes, again. Places 60-69 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.

69)PUSS AN’ BOOTS (Topper – humour) 119 appearances from 1276 to 1394 (1977-79)
Made 421 appearances in 'Sparky'

68)LONE WOLFE (Beezer – adventure) 121 appearances from 1 to 121 (1956-58)

67)ALI BABBLE (Topper – humour) 124 appearances over two series
697-766 (1966/67) and 805-858 (1968/69,as 'Ali and his Magic Carpet')

5 strips tied at no.62 with 128 appearances:-

BILLY THE KID, JOE SOAP, LITTLE ‘ORROR, YOUNG FOO (Beezer – humour) and IRON HAND (Beezer – adventure)
appeared from issue 1079 to 1206 (1976-79), after joining from 'CRACKER' comic, where all except Little 'Orror
had appeared in all 87 issues. Little 'Orror began in issue no. 16 of 'Cracker.'

61)JIFFY AND THE GLYPHS (Topper – humour) 138 appearances over two series
856-978 (1968-71) and 1425-1439 (1980, reprints from original series).
The Glyphs had originally appeared in "Oliver's Travels" (Topper,issues 832-838, reprinted 1418-24)
[interestingly, Beezer also ran a strip called "Oliver's Travels"(issues 148-170,1958/59)].

60)CAP’N HAND (Beezer – humour) 147 appearances over two series 103-147 (1958) and 270-371 (1961-63)


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Here goes, again. Places 49-59 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format /tabloid editions.
There are 11 strips this week as four tied for No. 49, which nicely takes us into the top half.

59) FLIP McCOY (Topper – adventure) 148 appearances over three series:-
1-68 (1953/54), 546-610 (1963/64,as 'Flip McCoy In Australia') and
1261-1275 (1977, reprints in the 'Pick of the Topper' pull-out centre-pages).

58) BARNEY’S BARMY ARMY (Beezer – humour) 152 appearances from 788 to 939 (1971-74)

57) THE SPACE KIDS (Beezer – adventure) 157 appearances over two series:-
457-557 (1964-66) and 1044-1099 (1976/77, reprints)

56) SIR LAUGHALOT (Topper – humour) 158 appearances over seven series:-
102-123 (1955), 186-199 (1956), 292-311 (1958/59), 544-598 (1963/64),
785-814 (1968), 912-922 (1970), 973-978 (1971)

55) MR FLIPPY (Beezer – humour) 159 appearances over two series:-
577-682 (1967-69) and 1100-1152 (1977/78,reprints)

54) TOMMY TAYLOR’S TOYBOX (Beezer – humour) 160 appearances from 417 to 576 (1964-67)

53) MR LICKO AND HIS LOLLIPOPS (Beezer – humour) 162 appearances from 1153 to 1314 (1978-81)

The four that tied at no. 49 were all SPARKY strips that had transferred to TOPPER -
ALI’S BABA, HUNGRY HORACE, PETER PIPER and THINGUMMYBLOB
164 appearances from 1276 to 1439 (1977-80)


Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:32 pm
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Here goes, again. Places 41-48 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.
There are only eight strips this week, but some features also get a mention.

48) GHASTLY MANOR (Topper – humour) 170 appearances from 1097 to 1266 (1974-77)

[although not included in this countdown
The BEEZER FEATURE PAGES also made 170 appearances, from 1 to 170]

47) OLD BATTY (Topper – humour) 173 appearances over three series:-
618-696 (1964-66), 794-867 (1968/69) and 903-922 (1970)

Two tied at (45) -
THE FIGHTING FRASERS (Topper – adventure) 175 appearances over three series:-
1-99 (1953/54), 134-196 (1955/56) and 1126-1138 (1974, reprints)

THE IRON EATERS (Beezer – adventure) 175 appearances over two series:-
372-444 (1963/64, original version) and 838-939 (1972-74, redrawn version)

[although not included in this countdown
BEEZER TEEZERS made 176 appearances between issue 322 and 580]

44)TRICKY DICKY (Topper – humour) 188 appearances between 1246 and 1439 (1976-80)

[although not included in this countdown
GUESS WHAT! (Beezer feature) also made 188 appearances, between 381 and 578]

43)FERD’NAND (Topper – humour) 205 appearances from 100 to 304 (1955-58)

42)NOBBY (Topper – humour) 213 appearances from 1145 to 1357 (1975-79)

[although not included in this countdown
IT'S ALL YOURS (Topper readers' page) 215 appearances between issue 552 and 766]

41) MY PAL ROPEY (Beezer – adventure) 226 appearances from 457 to 682 (1965-69)


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Was the Iron Eater the same stories But redrawn?
It is a brilliant strip..

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Here goes, again. Places 32-39 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.
There are only nine strips this week.

Two tied at (39)
JEST-A-MINUTE and SCRAPPER (Beezer – humour) 236 appearances from 1079 to 1314 (1976-81)

Both strips were originally in 'Cracker' comic before transferring to 'Beezer', and in
particular the 'Best of Cracker' centre-pages pull-out section. When this was
replaced by the 'Best of Plug'section, they moved there.

38)UNCLE DAN - THE MENAGERIE MAN (Topper – humour) 241 appearances between 2 and 248 (1953-57)
Not to be confused with 'UNCLE DAN - THE MEDICINE MAN'
(Beezer – adventure comic, 1966/67 and Buzz, 1973/74, reprints from the Beezer)

37)CALAMITY JANE (Beezer – humour) 244 appearances from 1 to 244 (1956-60)

36) BUSHWHACKER / SPACEWHACKER (Beezer – adventure) 251 appearances over four series:-
1-62 (Voyage of the Bushwhacker, 1956/57),
122-170 (Second Voyage of the Bushwhacker, 1958/59),
245-283 (The Bushwhacker, 1960/61)
322-422 (The Spacewhacker, 1962-64)

35) JIMMY JINX (Topper – humour) 272 appearances between 1145 and 1439 (1975-80)
Originally appeared in 'Buzz' comic.

34) THE MOB NEXT DOOR (Beezer – humour) 273 appearances between 303 and 576 (1961-67)

[although not included in this countdown
MO'S MAIL BAG (Beezer readers' page) made 275 appearances between 1020 and 1314 (1975-81)]

33)FRED THE FLOP (Topper – humour) 295 appearances from 1145 to 1439 (1975-80)
Originally appeared in 'Buzz' comic.

32) SPLODGE (Topper – humour) 300 appearances over two series:-
868-1152 (1969-75) and 1261-1275 (1977, Reprints in ‘Pick of the Topper')


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Here goes, again. Places 21-31 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.
There are eleven strips this week.

31) BIG FAT BOKO (Topper – comic adventure) 307 appearances over eight series:-
1-30 (Big Fat Boko and his Crafty Crow, 1953),
72-101 (Big Fat Boko and his Crafty Crow, 1954/55),
145-175 (Big Fat Boko and his Crafty Crow, 1955/56),
243-261 (Big Fat Boko, 1957/58),
420-475 (Big Fat Boko, 1961/62, Reprints),
678-784 (Big Fat Boko, 1966-68),
815-833 (Big Fat Boko, 1968/69),
1261-1275 (Big Fat Boko, 1977, Reprints in ‘Pick of the Topper'),

[although not included in this countdown
SEND IT TO KELLY (Topper readers' page) also made 307 appearances, between 767 and 1074 (1967-1973)]

30) THE HILLYS AND THE BILLYS (Beezer – humour) 320 appearances over two series:-
1-147 (1956-58) and 284-456 (1961-64)

29) THE WHIZZERS FROM OZZ (Topper – adventure) 326 appearances over five series:-
678-779 (1966-68), 868-941 (1969-71), 979-1056 (1971-73), 1153-1187 (1975), 1358-1394 (1979)

28) THE BUSTEM BOYS / TALES FROM BUNKUM ISLAND (Topper – humour) 334 appearances over two series:-
305-595 (1958-64,The Bustem Boys on Bunkum Island ) and 923-965 (1970/71,Tales from Bunkum Island)

27) BLACK BUN (Beezer – humour) 337 appearances from 683 to 1019 (1969-75)

[although not included in this countdown
KELLY'S CORNER (Topper readers' page) made 344 appearances, between 1075 and 1438 (1973-80)]

26) CAPTAIN BUNGLE (Topper – humour) 362 appearances between 1 and 363 (1953-60)

25) THE KINGS OF CASTAWAY ISLAND (Beezer – adventure) 378 appearances over five series:-
14-120 (1956-58), 148-195 (1958/59), 268-283 (1961), 330-416 (1962-64), 606-725 (1967-69,Reprints)

24) TINY TIM (Topper – humour) 408 appearances over two series:-
1-361 (1953-60) and 1236-1282 (1976/77, reprints)

23) DANNY's TRANNY (Topper – humour) 437 appearances from 1003 to 1439 (1972-80)

[although not included in this countdown
THE TOPPER FEATURE PAGES made 473 appearances]

22) BIG UGGY (Topper – humour) 491 appearances over four series:-
262-469 (1958-62), 678-922 (1966-70), 1261-1275 (1977,Reprints in ‘Pick of the Topper')

21) SMART ART / DIZZY DOODLES (Topper – humour) 495 appearances over two series:-
1-470 (SMART ART,1953-62) and 1112-1144 (DIZZY DOODLES BY LARRY THE LIGHTNING ARTIST,1974/75,Reprints of 'Smart Art')


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Here goes, again. Places 12-20 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.
There are nine strips this week.

20) KING GUSSIE (Topper – humour) 527 appearances over two series:-
235-430 (1957-61) and 519-920 (1963-70)

19) DESERT ISLAND DICK (Topper – humour) 568 appearances over two series:-
575-1144 (1964-75) and 1322-1353 (1978/79, reprints)

18) JULIUS CHEESER (Topper – humour) 612 appearances over two series:-
256-867 (1957-69) and 1261-1275 (1977, Reprints in ‘Pick of the Topper')

17) TINY (Topper – humour) 616 appearances from 824 to 1439 (1968-80)

16) FIGARO (Topper – humour) 619 appearances over two series:-
364-922 (1960-70) and 990-1049 (1972/73)

[although not included in this countdown
PICK A PRIZE (Beezer readers' page) made 655 appearances between 322 and 1018 (1962-75)]

15) SMIFFY (Beezer – humour) 738 appearances from 577 to 1314 (1967-81)

14) LITTLE MO (Beezer – humour) 856 appearances between 457 and 1313 (1964-81)

13) YOUNG SID (Beezer – humour) 857 appearances between 457 and 1314 (1964-81)

12) THE NUMBSKULLS (Beezer – humour) 993 appearances from 322 to 1314 (1962-81)


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Here goes, for the last time. Places 1-11 (in reverse order) of the Topper-Beezer 100 based on the large format / tabloid editions.

11) SEND FOR KELLY (Topper – humour) 1027 appearances from 413 to 1439 (1960-80)

10) THE BADD LADS (Beezer – humour) 1105 appearances from 210 to 1314 (1960-81)

9) NANCY (Topper – humour) 1108 appearances between 1 and 1111 (1953-74)

8) COLONEL BLINK (Beezer – humour) 1164 appearances between 148 and 1314 (1958-81)

7) FOXY (Topper – humour) 1224 appearances between 1 and 1229 (1953-76)

6) BABY CROCKETT (Beezer – humour) 1281 appearances from 34 to 1314 (1956-81)

5) THE BANANA BUNCH (Beezer – humour) 1313 appearances between 1 and 1314 (1956-81)

3 =) POP, DICK AND HARRY (Beezer – humour) 1314 appearances from 1 to 1314 (1956-81)
3 =) GINGER (Beezer – humour) 1314 appearances from 1 to 1314 (1956-81)

2) MICKEY THE MONKEY (Topper – humour) 1438 appearances between 1 and 1439 (1953-80)

1) BERYL THE PERIL (Topper – humour) 1439 appearances from 1 to 1439 (1953-80)

PS the 'smily' at no. 8 is not my doing - it's appearing there on its own.


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8 ) You have to leave a space between the 8 and bracket..

Beryl the Peril and Mickey the monkey well done!!

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Or just tick the box underneath the preview and submit buttons which says "Disable smilies". :)

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