Publisher: IPC
Publication Dates: 1954 – 1987
Number of Issues Published: 1555 (#1 – #1555)
Color: Colour
Dimensions: Magazine-size
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

Numbered for the first 245 issues, dated only after that.

As of 26 March 1955, The Champion (a story paper) merged into Tiger to become Tiger Incorporating the Champion.

As of 24 October 1959, The Comet merged into Tiger to become Tiger and Comet.

As of 15 May 1965, Hurricane merged into Tiger to become Tiger and Hurricane.

In 1969, Jag merged into Tiger to become Tiger and Jag for many years.

On 12 October 1974, Scorcher and Score merged into Tiger to become Tiger and Scorcher.

In 1980, Speed merged into Tiger to become Tiger and Speed.

In 1985, Tiger merged into Eagle, to become Eagle and Tiger. Last issue of Tiger was 30 March 1985.

Weeks where the comic wasn’t published: 4 July 1959 to 15 August 1959, 2 December 1978 to 16 December 1978, 24 May 1980 to 21 June 1980.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Tiger was a British comic magazine published from 1954 to 1987. The comic was launched under the editorship of Derek Birnage on 11 September 1954, under the name Tiger – The Sport and Adventure Picture Story Weekly, and featured predominantly sporting strips. Its most popular strip was Roy of the Rovers, a football-based strip recounting the life of Roy Race and the team he played for, Melchester Rovers. This strip proved so successful it was spun out of Tiger and into its own comic. The next Editor was Barrie Tomlinson. Barrie became Group Editor in 1976, with Paul Gettens as Editor. Following successive mergers with other Fleetway publications in the 1960s the comic was known as Tiger and Hurricane, then Tiger and Jag, then it was coupled with the football magazine Scorcher in 1974, resulting in Tiger and Scorcher appearing for more than 6 years. Later there was a further, less successful, merger with another comic called Speed, in 1980. The end finally came on 30 March 1985, with some strips moving to The Eagle. In all, 1,555 issues were published, as well as a number of hard-cover annuals. Editorial Assistants have included Tony Peagam, Paul Gettens, Terence Magee Art Editors included Mike Swanson, Trish Gordon-Pugh Art Assistant: Maurice Dolphin Letterers: Stanley Richardson, Paul Bensberg, Peter Knight, John Aldrich.

List of notable strips:

Billy’s Boots(writer Fred Baker artist John Gilliat) – moved to Eagle, then Roy of the Rovers
Death Wish(writer Barrie Tomlinson artist Vano) – moved to Eagle
Fairs Please!
File of Fame(writer Terence Magee artist Jim Bleach)
Fisty Flynn
Football Family Robinson(writer Fred Baker artist Joe Colquhoun) about a lower division side called Thatchem United. All players had to be Robinson family members under the tutelage of Grandma Robinson. Team members included Crash Robinson (goalie), Alf Robinson, Fred Robinson, Grizzly Bear Robinson, Ron Robinson and Tich Robinson. Their biggest moment was when they got to Wembley and won the League Cup, in a manner similar to Swindon Town’s 1969 victory over Arsenal in the same competition. The story resumed in Roy of the Rovers in the late 1970s.
Golden Boy – moved to Eagle
Hot Shot Hamish(writer Fred Baker artist Julio Schiaffino) – moved to Roy of the Rovers
Jet-Ace Logan
Johnny Cougar (writer Barrie Tomlinson artist Sandy James) – A native American wrestler who grappled with a number of colourful opponents.
King Of The Track (writer Paul Gettens artist?)
Martin’s Marvellous Mini (writer Fred Baker, artist David Sque)
Nipper(writer Tom Tully artist Roylance)
Olac the Gladiator
Paceman
Rod And Line(writer Paul Gettens artist ?)
Roy of the Rovers (writer Tom Tully, artists David Sque[8] and Yvonne Hutton) – spun off into its own comic in 1976 (but continued to have stories in Tiger for a couple of years after this)
Skid Solo(writer Fred Baker artist John Vernon) – a British Formula 1 Driver in the 70s/80s
Sintek
The Slogger from Down Under
The Strong Guy
Star Rider – moved to Eagle
The Suicide Six
Tallon of the Track – tomboy Jo Tallon runs the Flying Ospreys speedway team
Topps On Two Wheels (title later changed to Topps)
The Tough Game – a rugby league story involving the exploits of three friends, Duggie Batson, Big Ernie Barnes and Ape Man.
Typhoon Tracy, Trouble-shooter

In addition, sports stars such as Tony Greig, Geoff Boycott, Trevor Francis, Ian Botham and Charlie Nicholas wrote columns for Tiger. Also many TV stars such as Morecambe and Wise appeared in Christmas issues, usually dressed up as Santa Claus!

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Tiger 1954-09-11
Tiger 1954-10-30
Tiger 1954-11-06

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Tiger 1954-11-13
Tiger 1954-11-20
Tiger 1954-12-04

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1955 1955 1955 1955 1955

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Tiger 1955-01-01
Tiger 1955-01-08
Tiger 1955-01-15
Tiger 1955-01-22
Tiger 1955-01-29
Tiger 1955-02-05

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Tiger 1955-02-26
Tiger 1955-03-05
Tiger 1955-03-12
Tiger 1955-03-19

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Tiger 1955-03-26
Tiger 1955-04-02
Tiger 1955-04-09
Tiger 1955-04-16

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Tiger 1955-04-23
Tiger 1955-04-30
Tiger 1955-05-07
Tiger 1955-05-14

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Tiger 1955-05-21
Tiger 1955-05-28
Tiger 1955-06-04
Tiger 1955-06-11

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Tiger 1955-06-18
Tiger 1955-06-25
Tiger 1955-07-02
Tiger 1955-07-09
Tiger 1955-07-16
Tiger 1955-07-23
Tiger 1955-07-30
Tiger 1955-08-06

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Tiger 1955-08-13
Tiger 1955-08-20
Tiger 1955-08-27
Tiger 1955-09-03
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Tiger 1955-09-17
Tiger 1955-09-24
Tiger 1955-10-01
Tiger 1955-10-08

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Tiger 1955-10-15
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Tiger 1955-10-29
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Tiger 1955-12-03
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1956 1956 1956 1956 1956

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Tiger 1956-01-07
Tiger 1956-01-14
Tiger 1956-01-21
Tiger 1956-01-28 Every Boys Cup Tie Album
Tiger 1956-01-28
Tiger 1956-01-28
Tiger 1956-02-04

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Tiger 1956-02-11
Tiger 1956-02-18
Tiger 1956-02-25
Tiger 1956-03-03 until 04-14
Tiger 1956-04-21
Tiger 1956-04-28
Tiger 1956-05-05

There was only 1 issue between 1956-02-25 and 1956-04-21
I don’t know the reason, if anyone knows i will be glad to make a note with the reason

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Tiger 1956-05-12
Tiger 1956-05-19
Tiger 1956-05-26
Tiger 1956-06-02

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Tiger 1956-06-09
Tiger 1956-06-16
Tiger 1956-06-23

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Tiger 1956-07-07
Tiger 1956-07-14
Tiger 1956-07-21

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Tiger 1956-07-28
Tiger 1956-08-04
Tiger 1956-08-11
Tiger 1956-08-18
Tiger 1956-08-25
Tiger 1956-09-08
Tiger 1956-09-15
Tiger 1956-09-22

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Tiger 1956-09-29
Tiger 1956-10-06
Tiger 1956-10-13
Tiger 1956-10-20
Tiger 1956-10-27

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Tiger 1956-11-03
Tiger 1956-11-17
Tiger 1956-11-24

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Tiger 1956-12-08
Tiger 1956-12-15
Tiger 1956-12-22
Tiger 1956-12-29

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1957 1957 1957 1957 1957

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Tiger 1957-01-05
Tiger 1957-01-12
Tiger 1957-01-19
Tiger 1957-02-09

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Tiger 1957-02-23
Tiger 1957-03-02
Tiger 1957-03-09
Tiger 1957-03-16

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Tiger 1957-03-23
Tiger 1957-03-30
Tiger 1957-04-13
Tiger 1957-04-20

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Tiger 1957-04-27
Tiger 1957-05-04
Tiger 1957-05-11
Tiger 1957-05-18

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Tiger 1957-05-25
Tiger 1957-06-01
Tiger 1957-06-08
Tiger 1957-06-15

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Tiger 1957-06-22
Tiger 1957-06-29
Tiger 1957-07-06
Tiger 1957-07-13
Tiger 1957-07-20
Tiger 1957-07-27

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Tiger 1957-08-03
Tiger 1957-08-10
Tiger 1957-08-17
Tiger 1957-08-24

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Tiger 1957-08-31
Tiger 1957-09-14
Tiger 1957-09-21
Tiger 1957-09-28

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Tiger 1957-10-05
Tiger 1957-10-19
Tiger 1957-10-26
Tiger 1957-11-02

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Tiger 1957-11-09
Tiger 1957-11-16
Tiger 1957-11-23
Tiger 1957-11-30

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Tiger 1957-12-07
Tiger 1957-12-14
Tiger 1957-12-21
Tiger 1957-12-28

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1958 1958 1958 1958 1958

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Tiger 1958-01-11
Tiger 1958-01-18
Tiger 1958-01-25

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Tiger 1958-02-01
Tiger 1958-02-08

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Tiger 1958-02-15
Tiger 1958-02-22
Tiger 1958-03-01
Tiger 1958-03-08

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Tiger 1958-03-15
Tiger 1958-03-22
Tiger 1958-03-29
Tiger 1958-04-12

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Tiger 1958-04-19
Tiger 1958-05-03
Tiger 1958-05-10
Tiger 1958-05-17

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Tiger 1958-05-31
Tiger 1958-06-14
Tiger 1958-06-21
Tiger 1958-07-12

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Tiger 1958-07-19
Tiger 1958-08-09
Tiger 1958-08-16
Tiger 1958-08-23

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Tiger 1958-08-30
Tiger 1958-09-06
Tiger 1958-09-13
Tiger 1958-09-20
Tiger 1958-09-27

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Tiger 1958-10-04
Tiger 1958-10-11
Tiger 1958-10-18
Tiger 1958-10-25

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Tiger 1958-11-01
Tiger 1958-11-08
Tiger 1958-11-15
Tiger 1958-11-22

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Tiger 1958-11-29
Tiger 1958-12-06
Tiger 1958-12-13
Tiger 1958-12-20

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1959 1959 1959 1959 1959

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Tiger 1959-01-03
Tiger 1959-01-10
Tiger 1959-01-17
Tiger 1959-01-24

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Tiger 1959-01-31
Tiger 1959-02-07
Tiger 1959-02-14
Tiger 1959-02-21
Tiger 1959-02-28

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Tiger 1959-03-07
Tiger 1959-03-14
Tiger 1959-03-21
Tiger 1959-03-28

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Tiger 1959-04-04
Tiger 1959-04-11
Tiger 1959-04-18
Tiger 1959-04-25

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Tiger 1959-05-02
Tiger 1959-05-09
Tiger 1959-05-16
Tiger 1959-05-23

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Tiger 1959-05-30
Tiger 1959-06-06
Tiger 1959-06-13
Tiger 1959-07

There were 2 issues undated between 1959-06-13 and 1959-08-22
Th 1959-07 is one of them

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Tiger 1959-08-29
Tiger 1959-09-05
Tiger 1959-09-12
Tiger 1959-09-19

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Tiger 1959-09-26
Tiger 1959-10-03
Tiger 1959-10-10
Tiger 1959-10-17

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Tiger 1959-10-24
Tiger 1959-10-31
Tiger 1959-11-07
Tiger 1959-11-14

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Tiger 1959-11-21
Tiger 1959-11-28
Tiger 1959-12-05

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Tiger 1959-12-12
Tiger 1959-12-19
Tiger 1959-12-26

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6 responses »

  1. Ian says:

    Good way to organize. Well Done.

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  2. Moreau says:

    1956-07-01 is mislabelled. It’s the January 7th issue, #70, and should be 1956-01-07.

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  3. phantom70 says:

    not sure if you have an exact figure of issues, but i did an excel sheet and took into account the combined issue in 56, and the strikes of 78 and 1980, and i got a total of 1586 issues, from the totals i have so far on my computer (i havent gone through it all yet though) i think we are missing 149 issues approx, the majority of that figure being in 1964 and 1965. ill have a look at my original issues that i have and see if i can fill in gaps.

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