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RORY MACDUFF?

Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:14

I remember this lengthy story from an annual. First name might have been Rollo now I come to think of it. "Modern Day" type story with the intrepid adventurer who arrives on an island which is home to a mad scientist and killer plants, one of which is huge and lives in a cave. Anyone else remember this and any other useful trivia like the artist etc

Originally posted by Al B on the old forum on 15/10/2003

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Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:15

Strangely reading this annual yesterday.Action 1979.It was Rory MacDuff and the Whispering Menace.No idea about artist or writer but looks like a reprint.

Originally posted by Brisey on the old forum on 16/10/2003

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Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:16

I think the artist on that story was Reg Bunn. People will remember him from 'The Spider' in The Lion.

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Originally posted by Jim Croasdale on the old forum on 16/10/2003

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Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:17

"Danger Wanted" Rory Macduff by Reg Bunn in Lion comic from 1959 - 1965. 1965 The Spider by Reg Bunn begins.

Originally posted by Britishcomics.com on the old forum on 16/10/2003

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Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:18

Thanks for the replies. I will have to look this out. The art was very atmospheric and really suited the story.


Originally posted by Al B on the old forum on 17/10/2003

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Post by Old Forum Fella » 10 Apr 2006, 23:18

the title is rory macduff and the ghost of jason rollo in lion comics 28sept63 to 30nov63 artist his reg bunn

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Post by delboj » 06 Jul 2018, 13:46

Is there any list of published stories? I found one reprinted story (The Isle of Fear) in Yugoslavian issue from 1968 and a few more later, from 1970s and 1980s.

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Post by karl » 09 Jul 2018, 12:39

Hi
I have that complete story. The ghost of jason rollo. Let me know if you would like a copy
Karl

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Post by Kashgar » 09 Jul 2018, 15:06

delboj wrote:Is there any list of published stories? I found one reprinted story (The Isle of Fear) in Yugoslavian issue from 1968 and a few more later, from 1970s and 1980s.
There are complete lists in both 'The Lion Index' and 'The Fleetway Companion' by Steve Holland. Not sure if anyone has published a list on-line though. If you can wait a day or two I'll publish the list here.

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Post by delboj » 10 Jul 2018, 08:16

Kashgar wrote:
delboj wrote:Is there any list of published stories? I found one reprinted story (The Isle of Fear) in Yugoslavian issue from 1968 and a few more later, from 1970s and 1980s.
There are complete lists in both 'The Lion Index' and 'The Fleetway Companion' by Steve Holland. Not sure if anyone has published a list on-line though. If you can wait a day or two I'll publish the list here.
OK. I can wait. I found some incomplete lists.
karl wrote:Hi
I have that complete story. The ghost of jason rollo. Let me know if you would like a copy
Karl
Thanks, but I need only list. I will read a few stories what I found in my native language.

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Post by Kashgar » 10 Jul 2018, 16:30

Delboj, here is the list

Lion comic

Rory Macduff - Danger Wanted 24/10/59-29/7/61

This comprised a run of seven untitled stories which have been titled for cataloguing purposes as follows -

The Fairfax Contract 24/10/59-6/2/60
The Hoodoo Airline 13/2/60-16/4/60
The Wall of Death 23/4/60-9/7/60 (1)
The Chessman 16/7/60-8/10/60 (3)
The Playing Cards 15/10/60-14/1/61 (2)
The Man Who Conquered Time 21/1/61-22/4/61
The Riddle of the 8 Kidnapped Men 29/4/61-29/7/61

(1) (2) reprinted in Valiant comic as 'Danger-Hunter' 30/4/66-1/10/66
(3) reprinted in Lion Annual 1981 as 'Danger-Hunter' with Rory Macduff in all three instances being renamed Simon 'Glory' Boyes.

The series then continued in Lion with individual story headings usually prefixed with 'Rory MacDuff and'

The House of Doon 5/8/61-21/10/61 (4)
The Secret World 28/10/61-6/1/62
The Village of the Lost 13/1/62-24/2/62
The Isle of Fear 3/3/62-19/5/62
Wanted for Murder - Rory MacDuff 26/5/62-22/9/62
The Phantom Legion 29/9/62-17/11/62 (5)
The Terror of Cajo Island 24/11/62-12/1/63
The Ghost of Doomly Hall 19/1/63-16/5/63
The Whispering Menace 23/3/63-25/5/63
The Egyptian Mummy Mystery 1/6/63-3/8/63
The Sargasso Sea Monster 10/8/63-21/9/63 (7)
The Ghost of Jason Rollo 28/9/63-30/11/63
The Giant of Gypsy Hill 7/12/63-29/2/64
Versus Number Six 14/3/64-30/5/64
Jungle of Fear 6/6/64-22/8/64
The Museum of Wax 9/1/65-6/2/65 (6)

(4) reprinted Lion Summer Special 1969
(5) reprinted in Lion Summer Special 1968
(6) reprinted in Lion Summer Special 1970
(7) reprinted in Lion Annual 1975

The Lion also reprinted some of the above series in Lion 22/3/68-28/4/69

The following Lion Annuals also contained original Rory Macduff strips

1962 - The Phantom Lights
1963 - The Mark of the Wrecker
1964 - Knives of Sound
1965 - Drop to Danger (8)
1966 - Mountains of the Sun
1970 - Peril at Droom Castle ( this was the last original Rory Macduff adventure and, unlike the rest, it was in the text story format)

(8) reprinted in Lion Annual 1980

There were also Rory Macduff reprints in the Action Annuals 1978-1980

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Post by delboj » 10 Jul 2018, 17:30

Thank you very much. But Mountains of the Sun also was prose story, isn't it? And I think that title should be The Ghost of Dommley Dell, not Doomly Hall.

Is there any informations who were creators of four stories from annuals?

I found five complete stories published in Yugoslavia, and two incomplete.

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