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Swift was a weekly comic published by in the UK as a junior companion to the Eagle. It was founded by the Rev. Marcus Morris and launched by Hulton Press in 1954. After Hultons were sold to Odhams Press in 1959, Swift was merged into the Eagle in 1961.

Strips included:

“Arty and Crafty” by Geoffrey Bond and Martin Aitchison
“Calling U for Useless” by Reg Parlett
“The Fleet Family”, drawn by Frank Bellamy, 1954
“The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”, classic novel adaptation drawn by Richard Jennings
“Ginger and Co”, drawn by Neville Colvin, 1960-62
“King Arthur and His Knights”, by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, 1955-56
“Lochinvar’s Ride”, illustrated by D. C. Eyles
“Paul English”, drawn by Frank Bellamy, Giorgio Bellavitis 1955[4]
“The Prisoner of Zenda”, classic novel adaptation drawn by Patrick Nicolle, 1961
“Nigel Tawney, Explorer”, drawn by Harry Winslade (as Redvers Blake)
“The Phantom Patrol”, drawn by Gerry Embleton
“The Red Rider”, drawn by Jim Holdaway
“Robin Hood and His Merry Men”, by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, 1956-57
“Robin Hood and Maid Marian”, by Clifford Makins and Frank Bellamy, 1957
“Sir Boldasbrass” by John Ryan
“Smiley”, about a young Australian boy, written by Moore Raymond
“Swiss Family Robinson”, classic novel adaptation drawn by Frank Bellamy, 1954-55
“Tammy the Sheepdog”, drawn by G. William Backhouse
“Tarna the Jungle Boy”, drawn by Harry Bishop, 1954-63
“Tom Tex and Pinto”, western drawn by Harry Bishop, 1954-55

Annual 1,2,6, v6 35,36, v8 46






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