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My apologies if this is covered elsewhere, and/or if this is the wrong thread to raise this . . .
Can anyone tell me, in chronological order, when each DC Thomson title fell, and what exactly is left from this publisher in paper format?

From what I can gather it's going to be the Dennis the Menace comic and a few Commando titles. :shock:


Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:50 pm
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Just splitting off from the Beano Max thread!

Don't forget the Beano itself is still hale and hearty.


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The People's Friend, a story paper for middle aged to elderly women, is still running... since 1869!

They also publish at least two series of pocket text story papers, which were in "commando format" until recently, before moving to a 'paperback size'. More recently still (last month, possibly), they doubled in thickness and went from £1.99 to £2.99

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Can anyone tell me, in chronological order, when each DC Thomson title fell, and what exactly is left from this publisher in paper format?
Here are the main story papers to be going along with, scorpion. The Blue Bird (1924), The Vanguard (1926), The Red Arrow (1933), The Skipper (1941), The Hotspur (1959), Adventure (1961), The Rover (1961), The Wizard (1963), Cherie (1963), Rover and Adventure (1973), Romeo (1974), The Hornet (1976), Diana (1976), Spellbound (1978), The Wizard [picture version] (1978), Bullet (1978), Emma (1979), The Crunch (1980), The New Hotspur (1981), Scoop (1981), Debbie (1983), Buddy (1983), Spike (1984), Tracy (1985), Champ (1985), Warlord (1986), Suzy (1987), Nikki (1989), Judy (1991), Mandy (1991), The Victor (1992), Jackie (1993), Mandy and Judy [M&J] (1997), Bunty (2001).


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Magic ran from 22 July 1939 to 25 January 1941.


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Thanks very much for your replies. There is such an amazing amount of knowledge pooled in this forum.

When did The Beezer go down? That was always one of my favourites.


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Thanks very much for your replies. There is such an amazing amount of knowledge pooled in this forum.

When did The Beezer go down? That was always one of my favourites.


Have a look in the site's Gallery. There are lots of first and last issue covers, with dates.


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When did The Beezer go down?
The Beezer (1990), The Topper (1990), The Beezer and Topper (1993).


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Buzz (1975), Cracker (1976), Sparky (1977), Plug (1979)


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Nutty (1985) and Hoot (1986)

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what's this...no mention of BIMBO?! [1961-72]


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While waiting for my laptop to boot up I looked through some odd comics by the side of it (intended for ebay stuff) and came across the final issue of Warlord. I noticed it doesn't appear in the gallery here so I have just sent an image to the loading bay.


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Some more recent ones:
The Dandy [print] (1937-2012)
Classics from the Comics (1996-2010)
Best of Topper/Best of Beezer (19??-1996)
Fun-Size Beano/Dandy (1997-2010)
Beano/Dandy Comic Libraries (1982/1983-1997)

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Scorpion was only asking for the year of the final issue, Digi, not the first issue as well.


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When did "Little Star", Bimbo's successor close down?


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