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Publication Dates: 1960 – 2000
Number of Issues Published: 1906 (#1 – #1906)
Color: Colour
Dimensions: Tabloid size
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Buster was a long-running British comic (28 May 1960 – 4 January 2000) which carried a mixture of humour and adventure strips, although the former increasingly replaced the latter. It was originally published by IPC Magazines Ltd; but in consequence of the sale of that company’s comics division, Fleetway, in the 1980s, Buster passed into the ownership of Egmont UK Ltd, who thereafter published it under the Fleetway imprint.

The title character, whose strip usually appeared on the front cover, was Buster himself. He was originally billed as Buster: Son of Andy Capp; Andy Capp is the lead character of the eponymous Daily Mirror newspaper strip, and Buster wore a similar flat cap to reinforce the connection. In early issues Buster often referred to his father, and Andy was seen in the comic (attempting to find a gas leak in three frames of the 18 June 1960 issue; shown in two drawn photographs in the 2 July issue that same year, the first of which was displayed by Buster’s mum with the pronouncement, “It’s a photo of Buster taken with Andy! You can see he’s got his dad’s fine straight nose”). Buster’s mum was often referred to by name, and was consistently drawn to resemble Andy’s wife Flo.

The connection with Andy Capp was gradually forgotten over time, and Andy no longer appeared in the strip by the mid-1960s. From 1965 the strip instead featured Buster in two long-running series: as lead character in the extremely durable “Buster’s Diary” (1960–68 and 1974–85) and in “Buster’s Dream World” (1968–74).

In its final years, the comic mostly consisted of reprints from either Buster itself or from the twelve comics which had merged with it over its 40-year run.[citation needed]

Throughout, it was never revealed what Buster had under his cap, until the very last issue, when he took it off to reveal the same hairstyle that Dennis the Menace has.

The last page of that final issue also revealed how every story in the comic ended, typically in a humorous reversal of the obvious, or expected, manner. Here is a list of how the strips came to an end:

Benny Bones of Lazy Bones tells the doctor that he is suffering from insomnia.

Joker reveals that his real name is Jeremy Beadle.

Chalky is arrested for vandalism.

Captain Crucial has a bad hair day.

Odd Ball bursts because he hides inside a thorn bush.

Sweet Tooth suffers from tooth decay because of all the sweets he’s eaten.

Tom Thug now possesses great intelligence because he has passed an exam with flying colours, much to his disappointment.

Bernie Banks of Memory Banks dies because he forgets to keep breathing.

Junior Rotter becomes the Prime Minister.

Tony Broke is happy because his parents have won 90 squillion pounds on the National Lottery, making Tony and his family mega-rich. Ivor Lott has broken down in tears because his father has lost all of his money investing in the Buster comic, making Ivor and his family very poor. Thus, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke have swapped places, with Tony being rich and Ivor being poor.

Melvyn of Melvyn’s Mirror breaks the mirror, resulting in seven years’ bad luck, but in Mirrorland, it’s the opposite (seven years’ good luck), but unfortunately, it also means that Melvyn will never see his family again and will be stuck in Mirrorland forever.

Bobby of Bobby’s Ghoul has grown old, so his ghoul-friend (who never ages because she is a ghost) breaks up with him.

Watford Gapp can’t think of a word rhyming with “oblige”, so he cannot finish his poem.

Fuss Pot is too fussy to appear in the comic.

Ray of X-Ray Specs has his specs taken back by I.Squint, the optician because he says that he only lent Ray the specs in 1975, and that he couldn’t keep them.

Jon and Suzy of Double Trouble have started to like each other. Also Sweeny Toddler says that he is going to like everyone from now on.

Buster takes off his cap to reveal a Dennis the Menace-style haircut.

The Millennium Bug affects Vid Kid’s remote, resulting in the entire universe being turned off.

This final strip was written by the last cartoonist for Buster, J. Edward Oliver.

A Swedish edition of Buster began in 1967. At first, most of the material was taken from the UK edition; but as time went on the magazine produced more and more original material. See Buster (sport comic) for more information.

On 19 March the Royal Mail launched a special stamp collection to celebrate Britain’s rich comic book history. The collection featured The Beano, The Dandy, Eagle, The Topper, Roy of the Rovers, Bunty, Buster, Valiant, Twinkle and 2000 AD.

In March 2009, Egmont UK announced they were intending to publish four one-off specials, celebrating the comics Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Buster and Misty. To mark this event, the website BusterComic.co.uk held a poll in which users could vote for their favourite Buster strip.

The results were released in May 2009, with “X Ray Specs” topping the poll. This was passed onto Egmont, and the special was due for release on 16 September 2009. Misty and Buster then had their release dates swapped, and the Buster special was finally released on 9 December 2009.

Absorbed titles

As occurred with other British comics such as The Dandy, many other comics merged with Buster over the years, in consequence of which Buster inherited some of their characters:

Radio Fun (25/2/1961) – which itself had merged with The Wonder.
Film Fun (15/9/1962) – which itself had merged with Picture Fun, Kinema Comic, Film Picture Stories, Illustrated Chips and Top Spot.
The Big One (27/2/1965)
Giggle (20/1/1968)
Jet (2/10/1971)
Cor!! (22/6/1974)
Monster Fun (6/11/1976)
Jackpot (30/1/1982)
School Fun (2/6/1984)
Nipper (01/09/87)
Oink! (22/10/1988)
Whizzer and Chips (7/10/1990) – which itself had previously absorbed Whoopee! (which itself had merged with Wow!, Cheeky and Shiver and Shake), Krazy, Scouse Mouse and Knockout

Buster had a total of 50 Specials. First category is Buster Holiday Fun Special from 1969-1993, and 1996-1998. Second Category is Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Specials from 1977-1995. Third Category Buster Puzzle Specials 1975 and 1983. Finally Fourth Category Buster Winter Special 1988.
There was a Total of 39 Annuals from 1962-1994,, which gives 34 Annuals. There was 2 Buster Book of Gags of the years 1970 and 1971. There was also 2 Buster Book of Spooky Stories of the years 1975 and 1976 and there was 1 Buster Book of Thrills of the year 1963.
(Thanks to Frank McDiarmid, who provided this information)

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UPDATE 05-04-2018

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Best of Monthly 1988-02 1988-03

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Best of Monthly 1988-06 1988-08

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Book 1990

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and Monster Fun Holiday Special 1977,1987,1994

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Best of monthly 1994-06, 1994-07

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Book 1966,1989

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Holiday Fun Special 1974, Holiday Special 1978,1980

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Holiday Special 1982,1988

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Holiday Special 1991,1992

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Holiday Special 1993,1998, Puzzle Summer Special 1982

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UPDATE 26-01-2018

1963-12-21
1967-12-23
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UPDATE 08-01-2018

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UPDATE 17-11-2017

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Buster 1978-01-07
Buster 1978-01-14
Buster 1978-01-21
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Buster 1978-02-04
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Book 1972,1978


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Book 1992

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UPDATE 26-09-2016

6 different issues 1960-1970

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7 different issues 1970-1972

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8 different issues 1972-1975

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7 different issues 1975-1977

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7 different issues 1977

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7 different issues 1977

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8 different issues 1977,1978

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8 different issues 1978

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9 different isstes 1978

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9 different issues 1978

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9 different issues 1978

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10 different issues 1978,1979

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10 different issues 1979,1980,1982,1983

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11 different issues 1983,1984

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10 different issues 1984,1985,1986,1988,1989

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3 different issues 1991,1992

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4 different issues 1992,1993

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Best of monthly 1987-06, 1987-10, 1988-10

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Best of monthly 1989-02, 1991-02

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Best of monthly 1991-07, 1992-01

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Best of monthly 1992-02, 1993-01

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Best of monthly 1993-07, 1993-11

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Book 1974,1975

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Book 1977,1982

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Book 1986,1988

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Book of spooky stories 1975, Book of thrills 1963, Christmas special

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Comic library 10

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Fortnightly 6,7,10,30

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Fortnightly 35,37

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Fortnightly 44,45

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Fortnightly 46,54,118

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Holiday special 1983,1984,1989, Puzzle holiday special 1984, Countryside spotter book

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1960-07-02, fortnightly 32,41,53,57,85,86

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Fortnightly 94-96,98-101

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UPDATE 22-06-2015

2 issues 1982, 3 issues 1983

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Book 1963,1964

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Book 1965,1973

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Book 1976,1979

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Book 1980,1983

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Book 1984,1985

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Book 1987,1991

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7 different issues from 1960,1961

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6 different issues from 1961,1962

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5 different issues from 1965,1967

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6 different issues from 1967,1968,1969

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7 different issues from 1973,1976

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11 different issues from 1977,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983

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11 different issues from 1983,1984,1985,1987,1988

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7 different issues from 1988,1989 monster fun holiday special 1985

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Buster Book 1962,1967,1968

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Comic Library 1-4

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Comic Library 5-9

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Comic Library 11-15

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Comic Library 16,17,19-21

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Comic Library 22-26

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Comic Library 27,28,30, Holiday Fun Special 1969

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  1. Archivos (70 MB total)
    Buster 0592 [1971-12-25] [TUBCBG].cbr
    Buster 0697 [1973-12-29] [TUBCBG].cbr
    Buster 0704 [1974-03-23] [TUBCBG].cbr
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  2. Jimmy says:

    Could you please fix the link for 9 different issues 1978
    It is the download for ukbust09.rar
    Wonderful website, thank you so much!

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  3. ant36 says:

    Everything on ADRIVE is dead

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    • boutje777 says:

      Just give it a few days, a few months ago there was the same problem and in a few days everything was back as usual. I only get a message “technical difficulties we are working on the problem” when i try to log in. When the problem still occurs at the end of the week i try to make new links for everything that is on Adrive the next weeks.

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  4. John Kerry says:

    The pages for Buster Book of Spooky Stories are out of order. Makes it a bit difficult to read since some two-parters have the parts reversed and occasionally a story from one story appears in the middle of another.

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  5. Frank McDiarmid says:

    Some information about Buster comic for you. Buster had a total of 50 Specials. First category is Buster Holiday Fun Special from 1969-1993, and 1996-1998. Second Category is Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Specials from 1977-1995. Third Category Buster Puzzle Specials 1975 and 1983. Finally Fourth Category Buster Wwinter Special 1988.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i will place the info with the rest of the information and i will look out for the missing specials.

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      • Frank McDiarmid says:

        Some more information for you as respects the Buster Annuals. There was a Total of 39 Annuals from 1962-1994,, which gives 34 Annuals. There was 2 Buster Book of Gags of the years 1970 and 1971. There was also 2 Buster Book of Spooky Stories of the years 1975 and 1976 and there was 1 Buster Book of Thrills of the year 1963.

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  6. boutje777 says:

    Thanks for the information, i save it on the page.

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  7. Frank McDiarmid says:

    Is it possible to put a separate link for the following issue Buster 0697 [1973-12-29]

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    • boutje777 says:

      Here it is.

      Buster

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      • Frank McDiarmid and Andy says:

        I have Buster Book 1981 for you, and all Cheeky Annuals for you to put in future dropbox as well as many other annuals. I am preparing them for you with many specials too that you want to complete your collections. When they all ready I will let you know. Frank McDiarmid and Andy

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        • boutje777 says:

          Thanks. I’ve send you an email so you have my address.

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          • Frank Mcdiarmid and Andy says:

            I now wrote the address on paper so I not lose email this time. I will now go to my dropbox to share a few things already there for you, as test that you can get. Let me know after I tell you when I shared it if it works and then I will then put more again after. I am glad that I can help your great cause. Many surprises will come your way to complete a lot of your collections.

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          • Frank Mcdiarmid and Andy says:

            I now made the link and share with you. It should work. I shared all Cheeky annuals and cheeky numbering guide. All daily garfield comic strips from 1978 till 2017, the complete collection from first strip and garfield numbering guide. Also Dc thomson numbering guide of 11 comics. Let me know if it works. I really do hope so, then I can send you more. I am now going to prepare more for you, including buster book 1981 in it. let you know when next batch is ready.

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          • Frank Mcdiarmid and Andy says:

            you will now can check dropbox for Buster Book 1981 and also The Action Special 1992.

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  8. Frank McDiarmid says:

    Thank you for your great Job that your doing! Very good! Just to let you know that your Buster Holiday Special for 1971 has some pages missing. Pages 47-50 are the missing pages.

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  9. L. B. James says:

    Fantastic! Thanks once again for uploading all these 🙂

    Just to point out that the “Buster Adventure Library” featuring Robin Hood (UPDATE 29-10-2017) has got absolutely nothing at all to do with the Buster comic (as far as I’m aware).

    It really made me laugh to see Robin Hood popping up in the middle of all this! LOL

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  10. Frank Mcdiarmid and Andy says:

    Buster 0396 [1967-12-23] and Buster 0187 [1963-12-21] are now ready in dropbox and also Cor!! 135 [1972-12-30]. Also Dan Dare Special 1991 and 2000AD number 1 with gift and tv advert advertising the comic, this comic is cleaned up. Also 2000AD number 0 pilot unreleased comic.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, great work. I will download them today.

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      • Frank Mcdiarmid and Andy says:

        Your welcome! you will now can check dropbox for Buster Book 1981 and also The Action Special 1992. [All the 2000AD Sci-fi Specials years 1979, 1981-1985, 1987-1989, 1991-1996, 2015 and 2000AD Winter Specials 1988, 1990 and Best of 2000AD Special Editions 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000 have also been put in dropbox and Funny Fortnightly Holiday Special 1990, and finally the Whole Collection of Classics from the comics of 175 issues.] what is brackets will not be shown straight away, but if you check in few days, they be there. I am glad to be of help. Let me know if the others apart from what is in brackets, if you got them. I ask you to let me know so I know if it is successful, so that I will not need to keep asking after, but just let you know when I put other things for you. Just let me know which ones you got, so I can remove them from dropbox to make space for other things later. This will make it easier to give you more with this kind of cooperation. As you get tell me which ones so I know which to delete and which not too. I still have plenty more surprises for you, more then you can imagine. This is just a sample of what I have for you. More is to come. Have a nice time enjoy the comics to come. Your doing a great job and I feel that as a Comic website, that yours is the best and you deserve some rewards from someone else for your hard work. I love comics just like you and spend a lot of time saving a lot for you for the last two years in preparation to surprise you, even though you may have not known it before, I kept that in mind all that time. I have more then 9 million comics in my collections, including many annuals and specials too. Very organized in how I prepared them so that everything will be easy for you when you receive them. I also have other comic collections that you do not have, that is complete collections ready to surprise you. Let you know more as I put them in dropbox.

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  11. FrankMcDiarmid says:

    Buster Date and Numbering Guide is being prepared for you. When it is ready, I let you know.

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  12. Andy, FrankMcDiarmid, Ian Knox, Jack Mikel, Terry Bave [including other staff members of cartoon team of comic artists] says:

    Buster, Cheeky Weekly, Cor!!, Eagle [1980’s], Giggle, Hurricane, Jet, Knockout [1939], Knockout [1971], Krazy, Misty, Monster Fun, School Fun, Score ‘n’ Roar, Scouse Mouse, Scream, Smash!, Speed, Starlord, Terrific, The Big One, The Wondeful World of Disney, Thunder, Tiger, Tornado, Wham!, Whizzer and Chips, Whoopee! and finally Wow! Date and Numbering Guide Lists are now all in Dropbox for you.

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  13. Andy says:

    Best of Buster Monthly Date and Numbering Guide Now Ready

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  14. Frank Mc Diarmid says:

    Some information about Buster comic for you. Buster had a total of 50 Specials. First category is Buster Holiday Fun Special from 1969-1993, and 1996-1998. Second Category is Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Specials from 1977-1995. Third Category Buster Puzzle Specials 1975 and 1983. Finally Fourth Category Buster Winter Special 1988. [ just a Little correction about this information, Buster Summer Holiday Fun Special had also 1994 and 1995. Also the Buster Puzzle Books were all the way from 1975 till 1985. with this additional information, now gives 11 more Specials bringing the total to 61 Specials instead of 50.]

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  15. Mr Tweedy says:

    Some more 60’s Buster’s – you may have some already, but its difficult to work out what is missing:
    http://www54.zippyshare.com/v/bK5nJ4MM/file.html
    http://www54.zippyshare.com/v/e58jq25b/file.html
    I will try to add some more from the 70’s-90’s, so let me know if you already have any planned for the next update.

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  16. Ian Knox, Terry Bave & FrankMcDiarmid says:

    You now only missing 4 Buster Annuals, Buster Book 1963 [not same as buster book of thrills which is also dated 1963, which you have of that one on this page. The other ones that you need is Buster Book of Spooky Stories 1976, and finally 2 of the Buster Book of Gags 1970 & 1971. Once you have these four your annuals will be complete, in te meanwhile it might BUSTER your guts to find.

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  17. Andy says:

    You have 3 Buster book of thrills which was released in 1963 on this page, just to let you know. Do you have the other Buster Book 1963, which is not the same as this one?

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  18. Ian says:

    Information Behind The Mask of The Leopard From Lime Street :

    The wildly entertaining adventures of 13-year-old Billy Farmer first appeared in the British weekly comic Buster in March 1976 and continued for almost a decade before Billy finally hung up his leopard costume in May 1985.

    Nicknamed ”the Beast of Selbridge” by the local paper, the Leopard’s tales were told in 2- or 3-page episodes a week, tucked away in a 32-page paper that made stars of over 350 characters in its 40-year run.

    So what made The Leopard From Lime Street stand out as one of the paper’s most popular characters ?

    Billy Farmer is, after all, an unlikely hero. The 13-year-old may have been a year or two older than Buster’s readers (the paper was aimed at 7- to 12-year-olds), but he was being bullied at school and was a bit of a swot, unlikely to inspire aspirations in Buster’s readership.

    However, this was precisely the same kind of unheroic hero that Stan Lee and Steve Ditko had created a decade earlier for Marvel Comics.

    Shy, smart and the butt of the bullies jokes, Billy Farmer was the secondary modern Spider-Man, a vulnerable schoolboy whose problems made him both familiar and appealing.

    To create the fifty stories that were to keep Billy busy for 470 episodes, Buster’s editor Lenn Wenn turned to prolific scriptwriter Tom Tully, whose invention and imagination meant he was usually juggling upwards of six scripts a week.

    It fell to Tully to keep the Leopardman on the front page of the Selbridge Sun, where editor Thaddeus Clegg (Billy’s J. Jonah Jameson) took every opportunity to sow panic and alarm about our hero.

    In an unusual move, the strip was drawn by two British comics’ veterans, Mike Western and Eric Bradbury, old friends— they had first met in 1947— working together for the first time.

    The combination of Western’s dynamic panel Layouts and Bradbury’s confident cross-hatching worked surprisingly well.

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  19. Ian says:

    THE LEOPARD FROM LIME STREET

    The whole strange, spine-chilling business began in the Bike-sheds at Selbridge Secondary School for Boys and Girls . . . where, as usual, 13-year old Billy Farmer was providing some fun for the local bullies!

    The bullies had made off, and Billy was checking his precious camera when his form master, Mr. Gleeson, came up. he reminded him to take Photos for the school magazine at Professor Jarman’s Experimental Zoo.

    Billy ran the School Magazine Single-handed, and his ambition was to become a successful Reporter and Photographer!

    On his way, he hears a Newstand Man mention about the ‘Cat-man’.

    The ‘Cat-man’, was the Nickname given to a dangerous burglar who had been terrorising the Neighbourhood . . .

    While taking photos for the School Magazine at Professor Jarman’s Experimental Zoo, Billy is Scratched by Sheba, a Leopard being treated with a RADIO-ACTIVE SERUM.

    The Professor insisted on driving Billy back to his home in Lime Street . . .

    When Billy arrives Home in Lime Street where he lives, his bullying, lazy Uncle Charlie starts shouting at him about his torn jacket and Billy reacts to his hurt arm and pushes his Uncle Charlie into some Garbage bins.

    His Auntie Joan urges Billy to run up to his room and lock himself in, while she will try to calm Uncle Charlie that it was an accident.

    As Billy went up the stairs, a weird, tingling vibration was coursing through Billy’s veins!

    Billy thinks: ”But what’s H-happening to me? Why am I . . . bounding up the stairs with the speed and agility of next door’s Cat? I even feel like a Cat!”

    Billy also says: ”My whole Body seems to be. . . throbbing with Energy! I – I can pick out the smallest objects in the room, even though it’s nearly dark!”

    Soon, the bewillded Boy was Cavorting around with all the skill of a Tight-rope Walker!

    Billy concludes: ”There’s only one answer! When the Leopard Scratched me, I – I must have been infected by that . . . RADIO-ACTIVE stuff!”

    Somehow, in some crazy way . . . it made Billy develop the strength and super-senses of A FULLY-GROWN JUNGLE CAT!

    By now, a driving idea had formed in Billy’s Mind! To get a chance of Photographs of a lifetime. He then goes into his Cupboard to look for a new Catridge of Film for his Camera . . . and then he see’s the old Dick Whitton’s Cat costume that he wore in the School Panto last year.

    Ignoring the Bellows and Hammering of his Uncle, Billy set to work, hauls out the old Cat Costume he had worn in a Dick Whittington Pantomime, Modifies it as a Leopard Costume.

    And some time later . . .

    With his Modified Leopard Costume, Pausing only to string his Camera around his Neck, Billy opened the Window of his Bedroom, climbed on to the Window Sill!

    But, with a Mighty, Catlike Spring . . .

    Billy Leaps into the Night. Now armed with his precious Camera and wearing an outfit that he had made from a Panto Costume, Billy begins his Crime-fighting Career as the Leopardman a.k.a. ”the Beast of Selbridge” a.k.a. the ”Leopard from Lime Street.”

    Billy was on the trail of a Cat-burglar who had been terrorising his local town!

    Billy’s Movements became more and more daring as he grew accustomed to his Strange New Powers! His Powers include Super-strength and Speed, Leopard-sense which Tingles at the sign of danger, Super-vision, Smell and Hearing, Super-body Heat, Super-cat agility.

    Twenty minutes later . . .

    Billy had that Tingling Sensation again! His Leopard’s Sixth Sense was telling him that something was about to happen!

    Sure enough . . .

    Billy see’s a hooded figure . . . dropping down on to a Balcony of HANOVER COURT, a Block of Apartments used by the Richest People in Selbridge!

    It took the agile Billy only a few moments to work his way around to the Roof of the Apartments!

    Moments later . . . as the ‘CAT-MAN’ Climbs up to the Roof, Billy says: ”Hey, Mister! Smile for the Camera, please!”

    The ‘CAT-MAN’ is startled for a moment, but as Billy Sprang . . . he Collided into a Chimney. Thanks to his amazing New Strength, Billy was already recovering from his Collision with the Chimney!

    Billy notices a Television Aerial and Swings around it to change direction so fast, kicking the ‘CAT-MAN’ down and the amazing Roof-top Battle was over!

    After Capturing the ‘CAT-MAN’, Billy wonders how to get him down off the Roof before he recovers?

    Billy soon found his way around that problem! It’s like carrying an infant. He has got the Strength of a Fully-grown Jungle Leopard!

    Soon, in the Shadows of an Alley . . .

    Billy uses some of the ‘CAT-MAN’ Nylon Climbing Cord to tie him up . . . Billy finds also a bit of Paper and a Pencil on the ‘CAT-MAN’ and writes a Note.

    Moments later . . . Billy cries out: ”Help . . . Police! It’s the ‘CAT-MAN’ !”

    The Police then notice someone falling out of the Alley. One of them says: ”Glory be! It looks like THE CAT-MAN all right, Sarge!”

    The Sarge says: ”If he’s not, He’ll have some explaining to do! Look at this stuff!

    The other Policeman noticed the Note said: A PRESENT FROM THE LEOPARD’. The Policeman asks: ”But who . . . or what . . . is the flaming LEOPARD’?

    The Leopard from Lime Street was already on his way home! Billy returned to his Guardians ‘Drab little house in Lime Street’. Using his Cat-like balance, Billy peeped into his Bedroom! The Door was still Locked! His Uncle Charlie was to Lazy to Break it down! A few hours before, Billy had accidently flattened his Hulking, loud-mouthed Guardian . . . with just a gentle push!

    Moments later, inside the Shed that Billy had Converted into a Makeshift Dark-room . . . He enlarged his Photograph of the CAT-MAN.

    Billy then sneaked back into his Room.

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  20. Andy says:

    Buster Capp is a British comic strip series which debuted on May 28, 1960, in the magazine Buster and ran until January 2000.

    It is a spin-off of Andy Capp, despite not being drawn by the original artist of that comic, Reg Smythe.

    The first artist was Bill Titcombe, but Hugh McNeill took over as artist after less than a year.

    After a few years Àngel Nadal took over and drew the strip until 1974, when he was followed by Reg Parlett.

    Tom Paterson in turn took over from Parlett in 1985 and drew the strip until 1990.

    Jimmy Hansen then became the strip’s artist until the comic folded in 2000; the comic started using reprints of Hansen’s earlier strips in 1998, but he still drew a complete new strip once a month, along with covers for every comic until the end of its life.

    There also existed a Swedish version of Buster Capp, done directly for the Swedish edition by local Swedish artists, this version was a heavily sports-oriented humour strip.

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