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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Westy wrote: Hi Raven,

The Tigers appear in Tiger from 16th October 1971 to 5th October 1974 inclusive.

I’ve never read the story myself but, as I’m off work today, own all bar 2 of those issues and have them to hand, I skimmed through them, glancing at The Tigers’ pages for a ‘scary hairy creature’. Unfortunately I didn’t find one. The nearest I got was in October 1972 where the gang encountered a ‘monster’ which turned out to be an escaped hippo...

Over Christmas 1973 the gang visited a haunted house which might have homed a creature but unfortunately I don’t have that particular issue – yet.

I wonder if you might be thinking of a Johnny Cougar story from April 1973 where the redskin wrestler and his beatnik pal Splash Gorton stumbled across a tribe* of sasquatch during a trip to Canada?

Sorry I couldn’t lay that to rest for you.
Thanks very much for taking the time to look, Westy. Much appreciated. It was from an older family member's weekly Tigers I feel fairly sure I saw this, and I remember the Johnny Cougar strip well. This was definitely a group of kids being observed by some kind of creature, with a hairy hand or claw, that being the cliffhanger final panel at least once. The haunted house storyline sounds like my best bet; you say you don't have that "issue" yet, but did this story run over a *few* weeks?

Thanks also for the dates of the strip. It was the only one I really liked in Tiger at that time.

Westy wrote: * I'm open to suggestions as to what is the correct collective noun for sasquatch.
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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Westy wrote:Including the Hot Shot Hamish cover (and in colour) was a nice touch.
I suspect it was more a case of finding a way of using it somehow, otherwise it would just go to waste.

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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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^It was also the first panel of the story though. Not including it would meant adding an exposition to the second page.

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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Digifiend wrote:It was also the first panel of the story though. Not including it would meant adding an exposition to the second page.
Quite correct, Digi. Well spotted!

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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Here's my dated list of the first 236 issues. The original Joe Colquhoun run on roy of The Rovers.

1954: 11/9 (#1), 18/9 (#2), 25/9 (#3), 2/10 (#4), 9/10 (#5), 16/10 (#6), 23/10 (#7), 30/10 (#8), 6/11 (#9), 13/11 (#10), 20/11 (#11),
27/11 (#12), 4/12 (#13), 11/12 (#14), 18/12 (#15), 25/12 (#16)

1955: 1/1 (#17), 8/1 (#18), 15/1 (#19), 22/1 (#20), 29/1 (#21), 5/2 (#22), 12/2 (#23), 19/2 (#24), 26/2 (#25), 5/3 (#26), 12/3 (#27),
19/3 (#28), 26/3 (#29), 2/4 (#30), 9/4 (#31), 16/4 (#32), 23/4 (#33 paid £55), 30/4 (#34), 7/5 (#35), 14/5 (#36), 21/5 (#37), 28/5 (#38), 4/6 (#39), 11/6 (#40), 18/6 (#41), 25/6 (#42), 2/7(#43), 9/7(#44), 16/7(#45), 23/7(#46), 30/7(#47), 6/8(#48), 13/8(#49), 20/8 (#50), 27/8 (#51), 3/9 (#52), 10/9 (#53), 17/9 (#54), 24/9 (#55), 1/10 (#56), 8/10 (#57), 15/10 (#58), 22/10 (#59), 29/10 (#60), 5/11 (#61), 12/11 (#62), 19/11 (#63), 26/11 (#64), 3/12 (#65), 10/12 (#66), 17/12 (#67), 24/12 (#68), 31/12 (#69) Issue #49 possible fill-in artist (#38-49 possible fill ins?) Looks like the artist who took over from Joe issue #237

1956: 7/1 (#70), 14/1 (#71), 21/1 (#72), 28/1 (#73), 4/2 (#74), 11/2 (#75), 18/2 (#76), 25/2 (#77), 3/3–14/4 (#78-84* combined issue), 21/4 (#85 1st enlarged issue), 28/4 (#86), 5/5 (#87), 12/5 (#88), 19/5 (#89), 26/5 (#90), 2/6 (#91), 9/6 (#92), 16/6 (#93), 23/6 (#94), 30/6 (#95), 7/7 (#96), 14/7 (#97), 21/7 (#98), 28/7 (#99), 4/8 (#100), 11/8 (#101), 18/8 (#102), 25/8 (#103), 1/9 (#104), 8/9 (#105), 15/9 (#106), 22/9 (#107), 29/9 (#108), 6/10 (#109), 13/10 (#110), 20/10 (#111), 27/10 (#112), 3/11 (#113), 10/11 (#114), 17/11 (#115), 24/11 (#116 - incl. Dodger Caine), 1/12 (#117), 8/12 (#118), 15/12 (#119), 22/12 (#120), 29/12 (#121)

1957: 5/1 (#122), 12/1 (#123), 19/1 (#124), 26/1 (#125), 2/2 (#126), 9/2 (#127), 16/2 (#128), 23/2 (#129), 2/3 (#130), 9/3 (#131), 16/3 (#132), 23/3 (#133), 30/3 (#134), 6/4 (#135), 13/4 (#136), 20/4 (#137), 27/4 (#138), 4/5 (#139), 11/5 (#140), 18/5 (#141), 25/5 (#142), 1/6 (#143), 8/6 (#144), 15/6 (#145), 22/6 (#146), 29/6 (#147), 6/7 (#148), 13/7 (#149), 20/7 (#150 pieces missing), 27/7 (#151), 3/8 (#152), 10/8 (#153), 17/8 (#154), 24/8 (#155), 31/8 (#156), 7/9 (#157), 14/9 (#158), 21/9 (#159), 28/9 (#160), 5/10 (#161), 12/10 (#162), 19/10 (#163), 26/10 (#164), 2/11 (#165), 9/11 (#166), 16/11 (#167), 23/11 (#168), 30/11 (#169), 7/12 (#170), 14/12 (#171), 21/12 (#172), 28/12 (#173)

1958: #174-225 (dates TBC)

1959: 3/1 (#226), 10/1 (#227), 17/1 (#228), 24/1 (#229), 31/1 (#230), 7/2 (#231), 14/2 (#232), 21/2 (#233), 28/2 (#234), 7/3 (#235), 14/3 (#236 last JC in Tiger until 13/2/65)

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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Grand Comics Database has every Tiger cover apart from four issues in April & May 1965. If anyone could put them on it would make them happy.

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Re: Tiger - how many issues?

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Those Tigers from the early half of 1965 are so hard to get hold of! I'd love to know why they are so scarce - whereas the later half of '65 are abundant on eBay.

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