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Some classic comics

The comic industry thrived from the late 1800s until the 1990s, until video games took over and reading comics became a thing of the past. I became interested in comics in the mid-1970s, starting with my friend’s copies of Tiger before getting my own. I particularly enjoyed Tiger and Roy of the Rovers, while the girls were into Bunty and Jackie (which I may have also read).

On Saturdays, I used to go to the newsagent to buy my comics, a tin of Top Deck shandy, and a quarter of pear drops. After that, I would return home and read my comics while watching TISWAS during ad breaks.

Some of my beloved characters included Roy Race, Billy Dane, Hamish Balfour, Kevin Mouse, Dougie Batson, Sintek, Johnny Cougar, and countless others. Rediscovering a few issues of Tiger in late 2020 reignited my desire to relive those cherished stories. However, acquiring the original paper copies via Ebay proved costly, prompting me to seek out digital versions instead. Although I began with Tiger and Roy of the Rovers (as expected), my collection has since expanded to include a diverse range of titles and genres.

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Annuals & Specials

Featuring the yearly annuals and holiday specials from 200AD, Battle, Eagle (both runs), Lion, Roy of the Rovers, Scorcher, Tiger, Tornado, TV Action, TV Comic, TV Tornado, TV21, Victor, Wildcat and several TV show annuals from the 1970’s. 333 files

Big Stories

Stories that ran in the comics for several years. Full stories featuring:- Billy’s Boots, Dan Dare (Eagle 2nd series), Football Family Robinson, Hot-Shot Hamish, Jimmy Grant, Johnny Cougar, Martin’s Marvelous Mini, Mighty Mouse, Nipper, Roy of the Rovers, Safest Hands in Soccer, Skid Solo, The Hard Man, The Thirteenth Floor and Tommy’s Troubles.
99 files


Story compilations from weekly comics and annuals. comics include:- Action, Battle, Bullet, Champ, Champion, Eagle, Hornet, Hot-Shot, Hurricane, Jet, Roy of the Rovers, Scorcher, Score n Roar, Scream, Speed and Tiger. 363 files

Less than 250 Issues

Comics that weren’t around for long or I don’t have a lot of. Comics included here are:- Action, Bullet, Champ, Champion, Cracker, Football Picture Story Monthly, Hot-Shot, Hoot, Hurricane, Jag, Jet, Plug, Rover, Scoop, Scorcher, Score n Roar, Scream, Speed, Spike, The Crunch, Tornado and Wildcat. 1,489 files

More than 250 Issues

The long stayers which include:- 200AD, Battle, Commando, Eagle (both runs), Hotspur, Lion, Roy of the Rovers, The Hornet, Tiger, Valiant, Victor, Warlord and Wizard. 13,014 files

Other Comics

A few one offs, rarities and some modern American graphic novels such as The Boys and The Walking Dead. 395 files

TV Comics

Comics featuring all your TV favourites. Titles are:- TV Action, TV Comic, TV Tornado, TV21 and T21 Century. 837 files