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Publication Dates: 14 December 1963 – 7 February 1975
Number of Issues Published: 648 (#1 – #648)
Color: Cover Colour; Occasional Interior Colour; Black and White Interior
Dimensions: Tabloid-size
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

The Hornet was a British boys’ comic published by D. C. Thomson & Co. for 648 issues from 14 September 1963 to 7 February 1976, after which it was merged with The Hotspur. The free gift with the first issue was a balsa wood “Kestral Glider”.

Features included…

“The Big Palooka” (Pete Sutherland)
“Bouncing Briggs” (Tony Harding)
“Captain Hornet” (José Ortiz)
“The Deathless Men” (Philpott)
“Gay Gordon of Dundee”
“The Hornet Gallery of Sport”
“It’s Goals That Count” (Llampayes)
“The Miracle Man from Mars” (text story)
“Slade of the Pony Express” (Small)
“V for Vengeance” (Originally a text feature in The Wizard)
“William Wilson” (Originally a text feature in The Wizard, Ripoll)
“The Younger VC”

1-8

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9,10,12,13,15-18

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19-26

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27-34

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35-42

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43-50

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51-58

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59-66

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67-74

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75-82

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83-90

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91-98

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99-106

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107-114

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115-122

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123-130

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131-138

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139-146

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147-154

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155-162

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163-170

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171-178

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179-186

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187-194

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195-202

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203-208

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