Welcome on this blog full of information about British comics and offcourse the comics.

A British comic is a periodical published in the United Kingdom that contains comic strips. It is generally referred to as a comic or a comic magazine, and historically as a comic paper.

British comics are usually comics anthologies which are typically aimed at children, and are published weekly, although some are also published on a fortnightly or monthly schedule. The top three longest-running comics in the world, The Dandy, The Beano, and Comic Cuts, are all British, although in modern times British comics have been largely superseded by American comic books and Japanese manga.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.
The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.dandare

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

Most comics are from the 50’s-80’s with some 90’s.

I only place issues from last century,
so no issues newer than the year 1999.

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.

This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

UK Comics Wiki

Grand Comics Database

Wikipedia

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  1. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized the next titles:

    Ranger
    Rocket
    School Fun
    Scream
    Super-Heroes
    Terrific
    Thunder
    ThunderCats
    Tornado
    Valour
    Wow

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  2. boutje777 says:

    The next 2 titles are reorganized.

    Sonic the Comic
    Star Wars

    I’ve moved Star Wars from the coverlinks section to More Comics, because i want to use the place with the coverlinks for the more original British titles.

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  3. George says:

    ADrive on Commando does not seem to be working keeps saying enternal error.

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    • boutje777 says:

      It’s on my list for reorganizing, i try to do that asap, probably somewhere the next days. That will remove all Adrivelinks also.

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  4. Tom says:

    hi Making more work for you, most of the TV Century links are A-Drive and come up as not available publicly. Of course you may already be working on them.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    looks like anything with adrive links is gone. Another is Battle Picture Library

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, that one will be on my list for reorganizing later this week, it was allready on my todo list but i will make this one urgent.

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  6. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized TV Century21.
    I’ve reorganized Commando and split it into 2 pages.
    This one is a testcase for the other Picture Libraries, in time i try to reorganize all Picture Libraries this way.

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  7. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized the Wizard.

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  8. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized Battle Picture Library and split it into 2 pages.
    There are 80 new issues, but they will be in the next update later this month also, if you don’t like to search through for the new issues or not want to download packs for just 1 issue, just wait for the update.

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  9. Heather says:

    Hi I am new to this site and to viewing comics online. I have tried opening the Biggles comics issues 1 and 2 after downloading them but a box pops ups for both saying it cant open file error-internal. Many thanks .

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    • boutje777 says:

      Hard to tell what can be wrong. After downloading and unpacking the packs with winrar you will see cbr of cbz files, i mostly view them with CDisplayEx or Comicrack without errrors. I use a pc with windowsoperating system.

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  10. boutje777 says:

    The following small titles are reorganized:

    Oink!
    Overkill
    Red Dagger
    Red Dwarf
    Sally
    Score ‘n’ Roar
    Secret Wars
    Speed
    Starlord
    Strip
    Team-Up
    Toxic!
    Vulcan
    Warrior
    Wham!
    World Of Wonder

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  11. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized War Picture Library and split it into 2 pages.

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  12. boutje777 says:

    As you may have noticed all DC Thomson titles are deleted because of infringement. I am currently working on it with contacting the representant of DC Thomson, hoping i will get permission to continue with them. If not, don’t worry, i will continue the blog without the DC Thomson related material. So we can only wait and hope what the next day’s will bring.

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    • Thomas Meade says:

      I hope they come to some agreement. It is very frustrating when publishers sit on a back catalogue of old comics that they have no intention of reprinting but refuse to allow people to share scans of the old comics.

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    • Please bear in mind that, for any book, periodical, magazine or comic published in the United Kingdom, the UK’s Copyright Act 1956 applies, as amended by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

      Under Section 15 of the Act, which governs publishers copyright, D C Thomson’s copyright lasts for only 25 years from the end of the year in which publication occurs.

      Accordingly, they have no copyright under section 15 for any periodical published by them on or before 31st December 1993. And you may wish to point this out to them.

      Section 15 of the Act is set out at –
      https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/section/15

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Boutje! Here you are making a public service of preservation of Comics History. God bless you!

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  14. Anonymous says:

    There was another site fell foul of dc Thomson they never put them back

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  15. baldie2k12 says:

    You haven’t deleted all DC Thomson, there’s still a few remaining(Commando,FPSM etc)

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  16. boutje777 says:

    I’ve had a reaction from DC Thomson, unfortunately, it conflicts with their ability to generate revenue from copyright material, that is why i have to remove all related to DC Thomson. I received a list of all titles that need to be removed within 7 days. Offcourse understandable from their point of view.

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    • Thomas Meade says:

      Can you tell us what titles are effected?

      p.s. They’re claim that it conflicts with their ability to generate revenue from copyright material is a load of rubbish. They hoard all these stories and drip feed the ones they think were the most popular ones slowly over years in overpriced collected volumes but ignore so many other stories.

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      • boutje777 says:

        These are the titles that has to be removed.

        Bananaman Annual
        Bash Street Kids Annual
        Beano weekly comic and annual
        Beezer
        Beezer and Topper
        Blue Jeans
        Buddy
        Bullet
        Bunty
        Buzz
        Dandy weekly comic and annual
        Dennis the Menance Annual
        Commando
        Champ
        Cracker
        Diana
        Emma
        Hoot
        Hornet
        Hotspur
        Judy
        Mandy
        Nutty
        Plug
        Red Dagger
        Sparky
        Spellbound
        Spike
        Starblazer
        Topper
        Twinkle
        Victor
        Warlord

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    • You may wish to question their claim that they have any copyright in the material.

      Where a periodical was published in the UK only, their rights exist only under the UK copyright Acts. Those Acts limit the publisher to a 25 year period of copyright: see my comment above for the details.

      Their copyright under section 15 of the Act has expired for all comics published by them more than 25 years ago, i.e. published before 1994. As publisher, they only have section 15 rights for the first 25 years, not forever.

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      • In my opinion, under the 1988 Copyright Act they would have to show that you are actually infringing their copyright (if they have any, which is a point you may want to deny, as per my comment above).

        In order to prove an infringement, they must prove they have any copyright in existence, e.g. under section 15. But, additionally, they must also prove an infringement: I think it may be the law, under the 1988 Act, that you only infringe another person’s copyright if you both provide a copy *and* make a charge for it. If no money is paid for the copy, there is probably no infringement.

        I strongly suspect that this is at the heart of their lawyer’s (possibly spurious) claim that they are suffering a so-called “loss” of revenue. Unless they can show you are being paid for the copies, they probably have no valid case in regard to the alleged “infringement”, because as I understand the 1988 Act it is not an infringement to give away a copy as a gift, which is what you are doing.

        So you might want to ask them to (a) prove that they have any copyright in magazines published more than 25 years ago, and (b) to prove that any infringement is legally possible where no money has been paid for the copy.

        Obviously, you might remove from this site any periodicals which have been published in the last 25 years, i.e. in or after 1994, but purely as a gesture of goodwill since, as no money is paid for downloading them, there is still no infringement (even though copyright certainly exists under section 15 in respect of these).

        But it is far from clear that D C Thomson has any legal rights under the Act, since in most cases (a) the 25 years have expired *and* (b) no money has changed hands.

        I can only offer a layman’s opinion, and obviously it is your decision, but from reading the 1988 Act, given how old the material on your site is, it does appear that D C Thomson Ltd will struggle to prove they have any valid claim in these circumstances.

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        • boutje777 says:

          Thanks, i will get into this matter and see how the representant of DC Thomson replies to this.
          This looks vary valuable to me.

          I will let you know as soon as i have a response.

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  17. Paul Kalus says:

    Just trying to help…a site called Rarelust posts free film downloads, and there is a dmca tab on their homepage. It may be worth reading to see if there is any helpful info. It seems they will remove material under certain circumstances, but the law works both ways…there is a lot of stuff on their site.

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  18. Steve says:

    Of all those comics I suspect you don’t have an argument re Commando. It is still being published plus they do republish old comics. I am sure that would be a pretty strong case.

    It will be a shame the others go though since I don’t suppose DC will ever republish any of them with exception of maybe extracts from Beano and related titles

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  19. boutje777 says:

    I had contact with DC Thomson again. They had very reasonable, and more important, legal arguments. So there is nothing left to do then remove everything DC Thomson related. I will do that this weekend.

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  20. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 18-10-2019

    Thanks to :

    Bill Jaycock
    Leegt
    Mr. Tweedy
    Prasanna MR

    Air Ace Picture Library (34)
    Battle Picture Library (80)
    Buster (2)
    Century21 (1)
    Comet (1)
    Fleetway Super Library (3)
    Giant Holiday Adventure Comic Album (1)
    Jack and Jill (17)
    Look and Learn (13)
    Once Upon A Time (4)
    Pow! (1)
    Roy of the Rovers (3)
    Sun (1)
    Super Detective Library (3)
    Thunderbirds (4)
    Whoopee! (5)

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  21. Phil Osgood says:

    This is just simply DC Thompson throwing the toys out of the pram and they do this every 10 years or so which does nothing for their reputation, apart from commando as already mentioned I can’t see any reasoning for their action, they are responsible for the destruction of the UK comic industry back in the eighties, all those comics gone forever just so the beano, dandy and commando were the only option available to the next generation and look at them now. Grow up D C Thompson !!!!!

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  22. Lee says:

    I’m disappointed about the DC Thompson DCMA takedown, but not surprised. They’ve always been litigious. Back in the 90’s they kept trying to sue Viz comic, over the parody characters in Viz. It ended up with Viz creating a character named “DC Thompson”, whose defining characteristic was him being a tight arsed killjoy. Viz were never bothered by DC Thompson ever since.

    Glad I got the collection of Starblazer, although I thought it was a Fleetway publication (Maybe because the artists also did Fleetway stuff). I did manage to grab the bulk of the Buster stuff, before they were taken down.

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  23. Phil Osgood says:

    I don’t understand D C Thompsons action at all, they use American copyright law to get their way and have stuff removed in Europe but allow American sites to still keep it up somebody out there needs educating and in my opinion its the female solicitor who is representing Thompsons. Britain will be leaving Europe shortly I reckon we wait a month then put it all back up and let Thompson’s swivel, or better still somebody make a database of email addresses to which comics can be requested and made available, just a thought I’m sure we can all chip in tittles.

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  24. Owen Scanlan says:

    Hey there, many thanks for all these awesome comics, what’s happened to the Commando and Warlord comics?

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  25. Τυχαίο Όνομα says:

    This was a silly decision by DC Thomson. It was obviously taken by persons who have no care about comics. What were they thinking, were they afraid that they lose money? How?These collections have sentimental value. They are a little treasure for us who want to remember our childhood. This attempt to digitally collect all of these comics is an advertisement to their company. It also shows to young people their history in the area of comics. And they demand to stop it. And they think that they do good to their company…
    I am so sorry….

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  26. G. Nius says:

    Sorry to hear the nasty news from D.C. Thomson. Anyway who are any profits going to?! The seventies seems like yesterday to me so it’s weird and sad to think that most of the writers, artists, editors, printers and newsagents I bought from will be dead now. Their adventure anthologies were (along with I.P.C.’s) the highlight of British comics history for me, despite the prevalence of war stories (not a big fan). Their visibility will be about zero now but I hope the heroic scanning continues (though this was the only site I know of that hosted certain issues). I was enjoying POSSESSED in JUDY lol.

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  27. boutje777 says:

    I am almost done with the new blog Family Comics, the focus is on fun comics, but there will also be educational and holiday comics and a sports sections, all mainly from the years 40-90 with some 90’s. You can look for yourself, i only have to do the various comics from R to Z the next days, the rest of the links are working.

    Family Comics

    I am also working on updates for most of the blogs, i have to sort and prepare almost 2000 issues so that will consume alot of my time and i hope to have them ready at the end of next month or early december.

    I am also working on reorganizing some titles for this blog.

    Making compilations from all Tiger titles is also a work in progress but will take some more time because there are well over 80 titles to compile and make.

    And i am working on the blog for Comic Heroes of the Silver and Bronze age, but that will be ready somewhere early next year.

    So far my schedule for the next months, i like to plan ahead as you can see.

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  28. Phantom59 says:

    I found some picture libraries online that have yet to be posted here. Mostly Super Detective with some Thriller and a Gemini.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9xqrarf4h0icvj/picture_libraries.rar/file

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  29. Colin Bates says:

    I’m disappointed to read that you have had to remove the DC Thompson comics from your page, this is the loss of a valuable resource.

    It also annoys me that they have taken action against you when people are selling DVD’s of scans (probably taken from here) on Ebay and DCT do nothing about that, which is worse as someone is making money out of them when you provide for free.

    Now DCT have taken action, I wonder if Rebellion will as they own all the former IPC titles and charecters? I hope not as while they do provide reprints of stories in book or ditigal, many of the stories will never reappear.

    Many thanks for the hard work you have put into this site, lets hope the rest of it stays put!

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  30. Jacko says:

    I’ve just noticed that Wizard has now disappeared. This wasn’t on the original list of DC Thomson comics that you were ‘forced’ to remove. I am wondering whether Wizard has now suffered the same fate as the others. If it has, these are very sad times indeed.

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    • boutje777 says:

      I forgot that one at first, it had to be removed indeed.

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      • Phil says:

        I’ve been trying to think of a way to prevent any other companies stopping you from listing their comics. There are some other comic websites that require registration and a log-in to download anything and their homepage is quite plain, so to anyone casually surfing the web, there is nothing to see. Do you think that might help?

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        • boutje777 says:

          Thanks. I don’t like to hide the blogs behind passwords and logins, if that is all possible with a public site like WordPress anyway. I just always keep in mind that things like that can happen and continue with what’s left, even if it means i will have empty blogs at the end, old soldiers never die, they just fade away.

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          • Phil says:

            That’s a fair point. I just feel so disappointed that after all of your hard work, collecting these comics to share with us, someone can come along and make you remove them.

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  31. Jacko says:

    I thought that I would revisit a couple of old favourites – Valiant and Lion.

    A list of incomplete/damaged issues of Valiant was posted to the main page nearly one year ago (07/12/18). So far, only a complete Valiant 021 (1963-02-23) has been provided, thanks to Leegt. Although it would be nice to replace all of those listed, I am particularly keen to replace those issues of Valiant where entire pages are missing from ongoing weekly strips/serials rather than those with just missing ads or slightly damaged/torn edges. These are:

    Valiant 012 (1962-12-22) – the 2nd page of a 2-page ‘Jack O’Justice’ strip is missing.
    Valiant 332 (1969-02-08) – the last page of a 3-page ‘Raven on the Wing’ strip is missing
    Valiant 367 (1969-10-11) – the 2nd page of a 3-page ‘House of Dolmann’ strip is missing.
    Valiant 590 (1974-05-04) – the 2 pages of the ‘Yellowknife of the Yard’ strip are both missing.

    Also, from Lion:

    Lion 0914 [1969-10-11] – the last page of a 3-page ‘Carson’s Cubs’ strip is missing.
    Lion 1023 [1972-02-12] – page 22 (Steel Commando) is incomplete due to something being cut out from page 21.

    Can anyone help with complete scans of the above.

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  32. phantom59 says:

    Here are some more picture libraries for the next update.

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/66z5iwu1y597el5/Picture_Libraries_2.rar/file

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  33. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 12-11-2019

    Thanks to the following contributors:

    Barry Spencer
    Bill Jaycock
    Leegt
    Leemcdaid
    Mr. Tweedy
    Phantom59

    Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (3) – New Title
    Blast! (3) – New Title
    Conqueror (6) – New Title
    Grun (4) – New Title
    Second City (4) – New Title
    Sentinet (3) – New Title

    You can find these new titles on their own pages

    Buster (4)
    Comet (1)
    Creepy Worlds (3)
    Dracula (2)
    Film Fun (1)
    Finding Out (1)
    Jack and Jill (7)
    Judge Dredd (10)
    Knockout (1)
    Lion (12)
    Look and Learn (13)
    Once upon a time (3)
    Pecos Bill (1)
    Playhour (14)
    Rampage (2)
    Roy of the Rovers (3)
    Scorcher (1)
    Star Wars (13)
    Teddy Bear (7)
    Tell me why (3)
    Thunderbirds (7)
    Titans (2)
    Whoopee! (3)
    Battleground (1)
    Combat Picture Library (56)
    Conflict Library (5)
    Fleetway Super Library (1)
    Front Line Combat (1)
    Lion Picture Library (1)
    Photo Romance (1)
    Pocket Chiller Library (3)
    Super Detective Library (1)
    Thriller Picture Library (3)
    Undercover (1)

    You can find these at the bottom of More Comics
    in Update 2019-11-12

    Further more 14 different issues in Various 2

    This will be the last update …….. for this year

    Next month will be filled with festivities and holiday-events
    so way less time to work on the blogs.
    Offcourse i will be still working on other, less visible, things concerning the blogs.
    And later this month, possibly next week, i will be updating
    most of my other blogs, i will let you know when and which in a comment
    on this blog.

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    • Mr Tweedy says:

      Cracking update as usual.
      All your other Harrier comics are on your underground blog and it would make sense to move them over to here.
      Also, with publishers like Harrier and Alan Class who have lots of titles, it might be good to put them all together in their own widget.

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  34. Jacko says:

    Great update to end 2019.

    Here is Action 34 [1976-10-02] which I was hoping to get to you for the latest update. Still, better late than never.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/dyxao15vtpincjw/Action_34_%255B1976-10-02%255D.cbr/file

    I believe this completes the regular series.

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  35. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 13-11-2019

    I’ve moved the Harrier titles from the Undergroundblog to this blog.

    Avalon
    Barbarienne
    Conqueror (some issues)
    Deadface
    Redfox
    Shock Therapy
    Swiftsure

    Some issues in Various 2

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  36. George says:

    Your links for Adrive do not work on anything.

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  37. There are star trek comics still on Adrive… Many thanks

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  38. boutje777 says:

    I’ve updated Army and War Comics and Crime and Police Comics.

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  39. boutje777 says:

    The next blogs are updated:

    Comic Heroes of the Golden Age
    Family Comics
    Horror and Mystery Comics
    Jungle Comics
    Love and Romance Comics

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  40. Ben says:

    I was looking for a way to get post updates on most of your sites without having to make a comment, but I couldn’t find one, so I’ll have to annoy you with multiple “thanks” for doing an amazing job. So, here ya go: THANKS!!!

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  41. petomantis says:

    I think you’ll like the following:

    1957-MMW-Don o’ the Drums.cbr
    https://www.mediafire.com/file/iybni2dlletvx59/1957-MMW-Don_o%27_the_Drums.cbr/file

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  42. boutje777 says:

    2 large updates for this blogs:

    Movie and Television
    Space SF and Fantasy

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  43. Shea Tennant says:

    Hi Boutje
    Many thanks for the recent updates.Some great stuff as always, but were you aware that your family comics blog has been shut down. I hope it’s only a temporary glitch and nothing more serious.
    All the best,
    Shea

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, you are welcome. That was temporary, sometimes the Akismet spamprogram does that when i make to many posts with many links in a short time. Everything is working again. If not, perhaps you have to empty your cache.

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  44. boutje777 says:

    The following blogs are updated:

    Newspaper Comic Strips
    Underground Comix
    Western Comics

    That was it for the updates, the next updates will be early next year (if i have some to update with offcourse)

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  45. Paw broon says:

    I forgot to forward this to you, Boutje. Young Marvelman Annual, 1960:-
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/167vbtxjubsnbqd/Young_Marvelman_Annual_1960.cbz/file
    My scan of the annual loaned to me by Starscape, to whom thanks are due.

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  46. boutje777 says:

    Somewhere next year i want to add radioshows that has comics based on them. I think i saw at least 60 or 70 titles. On blogs where these comics are situated i will make a widget for the radioshows. You can listen to 1 or 2 examples or download all episodes available.

    Here is 1 example for such a page.

    Radioshowtest

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  47. Anonymous says:

    Any chance of somebody putting up Marvel UKs Punisher from 1989-90?

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  48. I’ve found more Adrive problems…. This time with Batman. Thanks as always… All the best.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i’m going to reorganize this page today or tomorrow, there will all be new links this way, because some of the numbering isn’t correct also.

      P.S.

      I’ve just replaced the Adrive links for now, reorganizing will be done in the future when i figure out all the dates.

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  49. Gary Farris says:

    Hi boutjeary777

    Could you point me in the right direction for Dark Horse Predator comics – thank you.

    Would just like to say finding this site a few months ago has transformed my life – thank you so much for what you do.

    Regards

    Gary

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  50. boutje777 says:

    Nothing new, but i updated the following organized titles with the last 4 or 5 updates,
    so these titles must be all up to date now.

    Action
    Buster
    Comet
    Jackpot
    Knockout
    Lion
    Look and Learn
    Roy of the Rovers
    Scorcher
    Smash!
    Star wars
    Sun
    TV Tornado
    Valiant
    Whoopee!

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  51. androo63 says:

    The download link for 1964-11-07 doesn’t appear to be working. It keeps wanting to generate a new key

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  52. Phil Osgood says:

    Looking for any information on the Vanguard comic published between 1923 and 1926 by dc Thompson in Scotland

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    • Spacecadet says:

      Unfortunately, DC Thompson has gone on their usual rampage when they find a site listing out of copyright issues and have threatened this site with lots of legal mumbo jumbo lawsuit stuff that probably has no actual legal basis but would cost a lot of money to defend in court. They don’t intend to reprint the stuff except for a limited number of issues that THEY think people might buy. Otherwise, the stuff can sit idle for all time as far as they are concerned.

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  53. boutje777 says:

    I’ve reorganized the next titles:

    Acne
    Blakes7
    Transformers
    Viz

    Also i placed 20 Audiobooks from Astounding stories in the
    Pulp and Old Magazines Blog, for everyone who is interested.

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  54. Spacecadet says:

    Battle Picture Library – Issue Title Listing
    http://www.britishcomics.20m.com/battitles1.htm

    Combat Picture Library – Issue Titles Listing
    http://www.britishcomics.20m.com/combattitles.htm

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  55. Tom says:

    Good Evening. Have noticed that on the page for Lion 1950s the issue 1959-10-31 has no download link

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