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Various (1)
The Dandy
The Beano
The Eagle
Various (2)
The Tiger
Various (3)

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UK Comics

Comics are listed in the order that they were first published in.

The only ones that are still being published are the Dandy, the Beano, and Viz.

Various (1)

1908–40: featured stories of Greyfriars School, often featuring Billy Bunter (not really a comic, as the stories were written in prose and not as comic strips) Click to show or hide the answer
1919–29 and 1950–65: Bessie Bunter, The Storyteller. Merged with June 1965 Click to show or hide the answer
1922–63: The Amazing Wilson (Wonder Athlete), Wolf of Kabul, Limpalong Leslie Click to show or hide the answer

The Dandy

First published in 1937: Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat, Black Bob, Hungry Horace Click to show or hide the answer
Cow pie was the favourite meal of (Dandy favourite) Click to show or hide the answer
Desperate Dan lives in Click to show or hide the answer

The Beano

First published in 1938: the Bash Street Kids, Biffo the Bear, Billy Whizz, Dennis the Menace, Little Plum (your Redskin chum), Lord Snooty and his pals, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger: all appear(ed) in Click to show or hide the answer
Lord Marmaduke of Bunkerton (resident of Bunkerton Castle): better known as Click to show or hide the answer
Last survivor from the original Beano (1938) – discontinued in 1990
Introduced in 1951; overtook Lord Snooty in 2003 as the longest–running strip in The Beano Click to show or hide the answer
First appeared in The Beano, 1948; replaced on the front page by Dennis the Menace, 1974 Click to show or hide the answer
Denis the Menace's dog Click to show or hide the answer
Dennis the Menace's pet pig Click to show or hide the answer
Dennis the Menace: Dasher is a Click to show or hide the answer
Little Plum's tribe Click to show or hide the answer
Leon Baxendale's most famous creation; Danny, Plug and Smiffy are three of Click to show or hide the answer
Percival and Proudfoot were the real first names of Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Bash St. Kids: Teacher's pet Click to show or hide the answer
"The Cutest Bandit in the West": first appeared in 1972 as a minor character in Little Plum Click to show or hide the answer

The Eagle

1950–69: Dan Dare, Harris Tweed, PC 49 Click to show or hide the answer
The Eagle's 'Pilot of the Future' (from 1950) Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Hubert Guest, Controller of the Space Fleet (a veteran of the first mission to the Moon and leader of the first mission to Mars – based on the father of the creator) was the boss of
Creator of Dan Dare Click to show or hide the answer
Dan Dare's arch–enemy Click to show or hide the answer
"Extra Special Agent" in the Eagle, named after a type of cloth – created by John Ryan, after Captain Pugwash was dropped after 3 months being considered too young for Eagle's readership (Pugwash was later featured in Radio Times) Click to show or hide the answer

Various (2)

1952–63: Alf Tupper, Matt Braddock (merged with Victor 1963) Click to show or hide the answer
1952–74: Robot Archie, The Spider, The Sludge Click to show or hide the answer
1953–90: Beryl the Peril started in (later moved to The Dandy); Tricky Dicky, Mickey the Monkey Click to show or hide the answer

The Tiger – and Roy of the Rovers

Roy of the Rovers probably comes up in quizzes more than any other comic character – but you'll very rarely* hear any questions about him other than these three:

1954–85: Roy of the Rovers, Bulldog Bryant Click to show or hide the answer
Roy of the Rovers played for Click to show or hide the answer
Roy of the Rovers' surname Click to show or hide the answer

* apart, that is, from classics such as "Who scored a hat–trick in an FA Cup final, then went in goal when the goalkeeper was injured and saved a penalty?" – to which the answer is, of course, "Roy of the Rovers". There may be other similar questions with the same answer.

Various (3)

1956–90: Baby Crockett, Little Mo, The Banana Bunch, The Badd Ladds, Colonel Blink Click to show or hide the answer
1958–2001: The Four Marys, "Luv, Lisa", The Comp Click to show or hide the answer
1961–92: Alf Tupper (Tough of the Track), Matt Braddock, Gorgeous Gus Click to show or hide the answer
1962–76: Captain Hurricane, Billy Bunter, Sexton Blake, Kelly's Eye, Legge's Eleven, Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1979 by Chris and Simon Donald in Jesmond, Newcastle. Includes Sid the Sexist, Fat Slags, Roger Mellie (the Man on the Telly), Billy the Fish, Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres Click to show or hide the answer
Fictional setting (town or city) for many Viz stories – including Billy the Fish; bizarrely, the same name was used in the Granada TV drama series Crown Court (1972-84) Click to show or hide the answer
Billy the Fish plays in goal for Click to show or hide the answer

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