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world, The Dandy, The Beano, and Comic Cuts, are all British, although in modern times British comics have been largely superseded by American comic books and Japanese manga.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

There are no DC Thomson related comics on the site, because i had to remove these.

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. imredjimmy says:

    I’m looking for Spider-Man Annual for 1982/1983/1984/1986. I couldn’t find them on this blog. I was wondering if anybody has them.

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  2. Philippe DM says:

    Hello boutje777

    Maybe i didn’t look well enough but i was trying to get some “Challengers of the Unknow”, heros comics and i couldt find where they are, if there is some on the part “Comics for all”

    Could you be so kind to give me the “link” ?

    Many Thanks

    Philippe

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  3. petomantis says:

    Playhour Fairy Tales 1968.cbr
    9 fairy tales beautifully illustrated by Blasco (5), Coelho(2), Embleton (1),and Quinto(1).

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/vr720n21lo2d2pt

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i got this allready from 2 others with different dates 1960 and 1981 and now 1968, it’s allready in the next update dated 1960, oh well the date doesn’t matter it’s a geat book.

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  4. petomantis says:

    This is an improved version of my 1960 original, which was also mis-dated. so please ignore it. I’ll be fascinated to see the 1981 edition, as I didn’t think these books were ever reprinted. Unless it’s a foreign edition, of course.

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  5. mulo kibizer says:

    Another Buck Ryan from the year of war (thanks to Chimp Twist)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5y0jk7yfm8qp3pu/Buck%20Ryan%2014%20Unknown%20Title.cbr?dl=0

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  6. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 2020-09-15

    With special thanks to the following contributors:

    Barry Spencer
    Bill Jaycock
    ComicsFiend
    Leegt
    Lee McDaid
    Mr. Tweedy
    Shea Tennant
    Thomas Meade

    Let me know if i forgot someone

    Battle Picture Weekly (2)
    Buster (66)
    CHiPs (2)
    Cor!! (18)
    Creepy Worlds (8)
    Gutter (1)
    Igor (1)
    Jack and Jill (23)
    Jinty (15)
    Look and Learn (7)
    Look-In (13)
    Outer Space (1)
    Playhour (1)
    Project Sword (1)
    Pulp (1)
    Roy of the Rovers (2)
    Thunderbirds (26)
    Vulcan (1)
    Whizzer and Chips (48)
    Whoopee! (10)
    World Of Wonder (3)
    Young Marvelman (3)

    These 2 titles are new and you can find them on their own page

    Lindy (4) – Girl Comics
    Triffik (12) – More Comics

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  7. ranger1813 says:

    what an amazing update, well done all. you guys are keeping a 65 year old very happy, again well done to all who contributed.

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  8. Mart J says:

    Thanks for another great update. Nice to see Battle annuals fully completed. Good to see the funny titles being added to as well. Always nice to see Roy Of The Rovers added to as well. Thank to everyone who contributes & to you for all the hard work that you put into making your excellent blogs.

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  9. petomantis says:

    Here’re a couple of excellent serials rescued from the ‘Buster Holiday Fun Specials’:

    John Burns-Kelpie the Boy Wizard.cbr (from Wham! 1964).
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/f45qckn9lo5cysy

    Pat Nicolle-The Siege of Stowford.cbr (from Knockout 1958).
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/q2ek7cylcnfmoe4

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  10. boutje777 says:

    Off Topic, but i like to honor one of my petbirds a parakeet named Freaky that died today in my hands, she will be surely missed, not only when i am working on the blogs, she always was very curious about what i was doing.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Condolences

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  12. Riaz Ali says:

    I’m an animal lover and a cat owner, and my current cat, Joni, offers me comfort, support and companionship, the sort that I feel only other animal lovers understand. So I sense the depth of your loss, and hope you are okay. I feel we are a little community here (even though this is only my second post after several years of visiting this site!) and that through our mutual love of British comics from yesteryear, we are supportive of each other.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thank you, it feels good to feel the support from others. I am okay but very sad, i miss her so much. I am going to bury her today in a little wooden box with her favorite toy. She had a friend Zowie with who she was very close also, he feels the loss it seems to me, i try to be strong for him and see to get a new girlfriend for him to see how he responds on her.

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  13. Phil Osgood says:

    sorry for your loss boutje, budgies make wonderful friends and do some amazing tricks and in my opinion are brighter than boris johnson.

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  14. mulo kibizer says:

    Here is another war Buck Ryan (always thanks to Chimp Twist). Boutje,would you be so kind as to put this correct version of story number 14 in place of the one I sent you?
    Thanks,

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kqtexiymoy1x4vr/10%20buck%20ryan%20in%20germany%20.cbr?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0ecvd4kyxf9uut/Buck%20Ryan%2014%20Unknown%20Title.cbr?dl=0

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  15. Thomas Meade says:

    boutje777, I recently acquired a copy of the poster that was included with Battle Picture Weekly issue number 2 (15/03/1975). I’ll scan it next week when I have a day off work and will add it to the cbr file and will upload it in case you want to include it in the archive.

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  16. Riaz Ali says:

    So, I would be interested in hearing some stories about your love of British comics to all who use this site! I’m 49, and so was still in single figures in terms of age when we hit 1980. At that age, I absolutely loved The Beezer and The Topper. I clearly remember when they were both ‘broadsheet newspaper’ sized, before they were reduced, and I loved that feel of opening them up just like a newspaper! I also loved Buster, Whizzer & Chips and Whoopee. I remember a friend of mine in junior school absolutely loving 2000ad and talking about that comic a lot. We once had an arts class where we had to make papier mache models of our choosing, and he made the spaceship that featured in Ace Trucking & Co – and he was only bloody 9 or 10 ! I never got into 2000ad until my mid 20s to be honest, and was then lucky enough to find a market stall selling old comics where I bought stacks of back issues from the late 70s onwards.

    I remember once, when I was maybe 10 years old in 1981, my sister coming back from the dentists holding a copy of Secrets Of The Unknown, one of the many Alan Class comics. I stole it off her and, to me, it was a revelation. I had never encountered a comic like this before. So on my regular Saturday morning trips to one of the nearby towns with my dear grandfather, I finally found a shop that regularly stocked all the Alan Class comics and ended up loving Uncanny Tales, Suspense, Creepy Worlds and all the others!

    I also have suchs trong memories of buying comics for their free gifts – the pop pistol/spud gun from issue 1 of Buddy is a strong memory! As are transfers and stickers from various comics, along with coupons to get free packets of skips, and of course, Panini sticker albums such as Pete’s Dragon, The Aristocats and Buck Rogers, given away with various comics back in the day!

    So, let’s hear some of your stories now! 🙂 🙂

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    • ianjk78 says:

      I loved comics from my Dad getting comics like Beano, Beezer, and Roy Of The Rovers and passing it on to me. I’m 42 and was getting Beano, Dandy, Beezer, Topper, Roy Of The Rovers, Whizzer and Chips, and Big Comic book from being about 4 in 1982 then in 1986 I got Beano weekly and collected them from 2006. I even used to go markets and book stores to collect annuals and comics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Finding this to download comics was a dream. I was gutted when dc Thompson stuff was stopped as Beano, Beezer, and Topper was my favourites but I still love to come here to collect other comics I love and enjoyed since childhood like Roy Of The Rovers, and Whizzer and Chips. But also like to collect here Whoopee, Look In, and TV Comic.

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    • Thomas Meade says:

      Comics were a huge part of my childhood. I didn’t have a great childhood so comics and books were an escape for me. My mother always tells the story of me reading a comic to another child while she was signing me up for school. The other kid’s parent said to my mother that she must have read it a lot to me that I was able to recite it from memory and their jaw dropping when my mother said that I had only gotten it five minutes earlier in the shop. Battle and 2000AD were my main ones (I had a weekly order in the newsagents for them) but I also read The Beano, The Dandy, Victor, Warlord, Eagle, Scream, Tiger, Roy of the Rovers, Speed, Spike.

      My dad wasn’t a very pleasant person to be around. He threw out a lot of my comics and books and also burned quite a lot of them in the fireplace while I was growing up. I have only a small percentage left (I recently found a box in the attic that I had rescued some of them – it’s pretty much a box full of thorn pages and books ripped apart).

      This site is amazing. I have rediscovered a lot of stories and comics from my childhood. I’ve been trawling eBay over the last few years trying to rebuild my collection of comics and books.

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      • Riaz Ali says:

        I’m sorry to hear that your dad behaved that way Thomas. I think many of us escaped into the world of comics to escape things that may have been going on in our home lives.

        Yes, I did love The Beano and The Dandy too, just not quite as much as the IPC stuff! I do remember having the 1979 Dandy annual, the one with Korky fighting an octopus on the front, and absolutely loving that particular one.

        I also clearly remember having the 1978 annuals of The Beezer and The Topper for Christmas 1977, and read them over.
        And over.
        And over.
        Again!
        The end sections of The Topper that year particularly fascinated me, with different cartoons accompanied by paragraphs describing Christmas customs from all over the world. I don’t know how accurate those were, but I remember trying to impress friends for years by telling them that a palace made of ice was once made in the United States, or that to celebrate the New Year in Skipsea in Yorkshire, young men blackened their faces and wrote the new year in chalk on peoples gates! (which, er, regarding the blackened faces thing, probably wouldn’t go down too well in this day and age… 😀 )

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        • Arthur says:

          Hi riaz I’m a 61-year-old and would just like to say what a fab site this is and especially sorry to hear what Thomas had to say about his childhood when mine was exactly the opposite One of my early memories was going up the shops with my mum to get the Beano dandy and Sparky and she told me one of the comics had to go they put them up an extra penny a week I reluctantly said the Sparkys got to go Then I discovered fantastic and terrific that put me onto Marvel and DC comics which was an even bigger headache for my mother Which I still have them to this day I did start getting some Beano and dandys from this site When DC Thomson pulled the plug on it I wish Id got here earlier I specially like to thank all the people that contribute to this wonderful site so many memories so many of my comics I used to collect here I just wish DC Thompson had the same passion as all you have thanks again I salute you all

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  17. Shea Tennant says:

    Hi Boutje,
    Here’s the Jinty annual 1983.
    All the best,
    Shea

    http://www.mediafire.com/folder/atusbvspwlukb

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  18. David Walker says:

    I remember going to my cousin’s house in Hatfield mid-60’s and reading text stories from the Hotspur called ‘ Last Rocket To Venus’ and one from Victor called (I think) ‘March Of The Ants’. LRTV was reproduced in another comic much later as a comic strip but it didn’t hold the same fascination for me as the original. My all-time favourite strip was however ‘Toys of Doom’ from Buster in the 60s..

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    • Riaz Ali says:

      I’m afraid you’re a little older than me so i don’t recall the strips you mention! However, I do remember Victor. It was a comic that I bought as a last resort on a week when I had already bought all my favourite comics… 😀 😀 😀 I’m afraid I was never into war comics. My dear grandfather fought in the 2nd World War, and would try and get me interested in comics that depicted those kind of stories and strips, but I am afraid I was just never that intrigued by them.

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  19. ianjk78 says:

    Hello I’m looking for Buster Fortnightly 130 Final Ever Issue?

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  20. Shea Tennant says:

    Hi Boutje,
    Here’s the Jinty annual 1984.
    All the best,
    Shea

    http://www.mediafire.com/folder/atusbvspwlukb

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  21. Paul Kaczmarek says:

    My Dad banned me from collecting comics after he heard me age 9 repeating the word ‘phut’ coming from the funnel of a steamer on the front cover of an issue of Beano. I was still allowed to get Look and Learn’ so grew up with the astounding ‘Trigan Empire’, and we hid Commando comics and early DCs and Marvels up the chimney and under the floorboards in our bedroom. As far as we know there’s still a collection of early war comics and the classic Adam Strange Mystery In Space #90 in the attic, as that was covered by a fitted cupboad years back.

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    • Phil says:

      I consider myself very lucky to have lived through what I believe was the ‘Golden Age’ of British comics, the mid-to-late 60s and early 70s. The comics I bought would change through the years, but TV Comic, TV21, Countdown, Valiant, Jet, Terrific, Score’n’Roar and Scorcher were my favourites. Not only that, but I would always receive Annuals for Christmas and whenever we went on holiday, I would always be looking for a newsagent to buy a Summer Special!

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  22. petomantis says:

    Here’re a couple of Eagle compilations from 1961:

    Eagle 1215 -The Golden Man.cbr (Sir Walter Raleigh)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wzffzhvtxab72hl

    Eagle 1238 -Last of the Saxon Kings.cbr (Battle of Hastings)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wzffzhvtxab72hl

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  23. Thomas Meade says:

    boutje777, as promised Battle Picture Weekly 002 with the poster included. I did the best I could scanning it and pasting it together, it’s a huge poster (approximately 800mm by 510mm; that’s 31.5 inches by 20 inches for the followers of imperial measurements). There are a few spots where my pasting skills weren’t up to standard and there’s a bit of misalignment or blurring in the picture.

    I tried to reduce the size of the image file to a level that would still leave it in a decent quality without being too large of a file. The uncompressed image is almost 100mb on my hard drive.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/j0bg76z5ozhn67y/file

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks i will place the updated BPW with the poster in the next update so no one will miss it.
      That must be a very high resolution image if it’s 100mb i guess.

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    • M says:

      Hi Thomas. I had this poster on my wall for so long until like a lot of my comics they were turfed but not by me. Your scan is very nice and brought back memories. If you are concerned about misalignment or the size of the raw data, you might want to consider photographing the poster. I enjoy all the stuff you post. All the best M

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  24. jrtxs2001 says:

    Would you have the issues of Radio Times with the Star Trek story?

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  25. petomantis says:

    This is a compilation Ron Embleton’s series on ‘The Prizefighters’ from the Eagle:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mzpgbim2m9lxdg1/1964-Eagle-The+Prizefighters.cbr/file

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  26. petomantis says:

    Seeing Luis Miguel’s recent comments on artists, I just thought I’d mention that my index to ‘Once Upon a Time’ identifies most in that magazine:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/k91jjk4w3zgrpan/Once_Upon_a_Time_0-167_-_Index.rtf/file

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  27. Mr Tweedy says:

    Valiant Index;
    Topper Index – I know this is a title by a Scottish company that shall not be named – but its not a comic so may be useful:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/57imqoe8doy2u6g/Index.zip/file
    Harrier Comics x6:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/b18rhf92ex7xxb3/Harrier.zip/file
    Buster x7:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/8w5031ub3sa4wcx/file

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  28. Shea Tennant says:

    Hi Boutje,
    Here are the Jinty annual 1985 and Marvel Comics UK annual 2001 (published 2000).
    My copy of the marvel annual was mutilated beyond repair leaving only the covers and remnants of a few pages,but I scanned the covers and replaced the interiors with scans of the original wizard 1/2 comics which were reprinted in it.It’s not the original but will serve as a stop-gap until the proper version is shared.I realise it’s just out of your remit but if you can’t use it I’ll keep it in the folder.
    All the best
    Shea

    http://www.mediafire.com/folder/atusbvspwlukb

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  29. mulo kibizer says:

    Thanks to Chimp Twist, Buck Ryan again, more belligerent than ever!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yab2kppg729ljgk/13%20Guardians%20of%20Our%20Sky.cbr?dl=0

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  30. boutje777 says:

    In the mean time i am still working on Buster compilations, i got alot of new issues the last weeks so i got some catching up to do, as far as i can see there are almost 150 different storytitles.
    Before the end of the year i hope to have all organized pages up to date with all the latest updates.
    I am also working on a Thunderbirds project and try to bring all stories and information together from titles as the Comic, the Magazine, New Thunderbirds, TV21 and TV Century and Specials and Annuals in probably a few volumes with compilations, i hope to have this finished by the end of the week or coming weekend.
    A man gotta do what a man gotta do.

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