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The Beezer was a long running comic which ran from 1956-1990 and over the years it was home to 120 different comic strips. Mergers with two other comics, Cracker and Plug in 1976 and 1979, respectively, added characters from those comics to The Beezer's roster. The Beezer eventually merged with another comic The Topper in 1990 becoming the Beezer and Topper, this new comic featured a number of characters from The Beezer and ended in 1993 with a few of the characters going on to appear in two other comics The Beano and The Dandy.

Strip Title Artists [1] Start Date[1] End Date[1] Genre[1] Notes
Ginger Dudley Watkins, Bob McGrath 1956 1990 Comic strip
Bushwhacker Bill Holroyd, Terry Patrick 1956 1964 Adventure strip Four separate series.

Last of which named Spacewhacker.

Strip also appeared in Buddy

Mick on the Moon Ken Hunter 1956 1957 Comic adventure strip
Lone Wolfe Ron Smith 1956 1958 Adventure strip
Pop, Dick and Harry Tom Bannister, Peter Moonie, Brian Walker 1956 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and Topper
Calamity Jane Hugh Morren 1956 1960 Comic strip
Nosey Parker Allan Morley 1956 1956 Comic strip Character originally featured in The Rover in 1925.Also featured in The Sunday Post and Sparky
Nero and Zero Allan Morley 1956 1956 Comic strip Character originally featured in The Wizard in 1930. Also featured in The Sunday Post and Buzz
The Hillys and the Billies George Martin, Henry Davies 1956 1990 Comic strip Three separate series.

Reprinted as Ruffies and Tuffies in The Victor About two feuding hillbilly families. This strip was surprisingly violent, with the families eager to shoot each other with shotguns, even to the point of co-operating in order to steal guns from the sheriff.

Big Ed Hugh Morren 1956 1956 Comic strip
Charlie Chick Bill Ritchie 1956 1956 Comic strip
Shorty Brian White 1956 1956 Comic strip
Smart Alice George Martin 1956 1956 Comic strip
The Banana Bunch Leo Baxendale, Bill Hill,Robert Nixon, Barrie Appleby 1956 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and Topper. About a group of kids, Brainy, Dopey, Lanky, Titch, Fatty, Cookie (1977–1979), Thatch (1977–1986), Sis (1994-), Mitzy (2004-)Reprinted in Dandy Xtreme in 2004 and 2010
Mumbo and Jumbo Unknown/George Drysdale 1956 1956 Comic strip
The Kings of Castaway Island James Walker 1956 1969 Adventure strip Four separate series.

Final series was a reprint

Baby Crockett Bill Ritchie 1956 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and Topper.Also appeared in Bimbo and Little Star
Yellow Eye

The Jungle Kitten

Michael Darling 1957 1957 Adventure strip
Bucko's Flying Bedstead Ron Forbes 1957 1957 Comic adventure strip
Hornet Wilson

and his educated insects

Ken Hunter 1957 1958 Comic adventure strip
Cap'n Hand Leo Baxendale, David LawGeorge Drysdale, Michael Barratt 1958 1960 Comic strip About a pirate captain and his endlessly rebellious crew
The Bloodbrothers of the Spanish Main Ron Smith 1958 1958 Adventure strip
Buffalo Boy Victor Peon 1958 1959 Adventure strip
Caesar William Timym 1958 1959 Comic strip Appeared in the Sunday Graphic
Colonel Blink Tom Bannister, George Martin 1958 1990 Comic strip Spinoff strip Blinky appeared in the Beezer and Topper
Oliver's Travels George Martin 1958 1959 Comic strip
The Survivors Ken Hunter 1959 1959 Adventure strip
The Showboat Circus Paddy Brennan, David Sutherland 1959 1970 Adventure strip Three separate series.

Last series was a reprint

Merry Hood and his Robbin Men George Martin 1959 1960 Comic strip
Blind Jumbo James Walker 1959 1960 Adventure strip
Miguel the Matador Bob McGrath 1959 1960 Comic strip Also appeared in Valiant
Wooly West Bill Ritchie 1959 1960 Comic strip
The Black Sapper Jack Glass 1959 1961 Adventure strip Originally appeared in The Rover in 1929 as a prose Story about a thief who stole the Crown Jewels withhis tunnelling machine called the Earthworm
The Badd Lads Malcolm Judge, John Dallas, Mervyn Johnston, John Geering 1960 1990 Comic strip Appeared in the Beezer and Topper
The Jellymen Ken Hunter 1960 1984 Adventure strip Five separate series.

Fourth was a reprint.

My Pal Wonderwing Terry Patrick 1960 1960 Adventure strip
Hank the Yank Reprint from USA 1960 1960 Comic strip
The Log of the S.S. Mary Anne Albert Holroyd/Michael Darling 1961 1962 Adventure strip
The Mob Next Door Bill Hill 1961 1967 Comic strip
The Numskulls Malcolm Judge, Tom Lavery, Jimmy Glen, Steve Bright 1962 1990 Comic strip Appeared in the Beezer and TopperAppeared in The Beano after the Beezer and Topper closed
Cicero's Cat Al Smith 1962 1963 Comic strip
Mutt and Jeff Al Smith 1962 1963 Comic strip Originally featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1907
The Gobbles Leo Baxendale 1962 1964 Comic strip A group of vultures always on the lookout for food.

Similar to The Three Bears

The Iron Eaters Ken Hunter, Sandy Calder 1963 1974 Adventure strip Two separate series

About sponges from space that ate iron, causing all kinds of problems

Tommy Taylor's Toybox Leo Baxendale, Bill Hill, John Geering 1964 1984 Comic adventure strip Two separate series.

First in 1964-1967. Second 1981-1984 Tommy finds a toolbox from space and builds all kinds of interesting things

Dreamy Dick Unknown 1964 1964 Comic strip
Taffy the Tearaway Terrier James Walker 1964 1964 Adventure strip
Coppy Cat Bob McGrath 1964 1964 Comic strip
The Fighting Finlays Ron Smith 1964 1964 Adventure strip
The Phantom Flyer Terry Patrick 1964 1964 Adventure strip
The Space Kids Ron Smith 1964 1977 Adventure strip Two separate series.

First 1964-1966. Second was reprint 1976-1977.

Little Mo Bob McGrath 1964 1990 Comic strip Appeared in the Beezer and TopperAbout a generic resourceful/mischievous tomboywho frequently warred with an older boy called Mugsy.
Young Sid, the Copper's Kid George Martin 1964 1989 Comic strip
My Pal Ropey Albert Holroyd 1964 1987 Comic adventure strip Two separate series.

First 1964-1969. Second 1986-1987

The Scarlet Spider Ken Hunter 1965 1966 Adventure strip
Uncle Dan the Medicine Man Bill Holroyd/Albert Holroyd 1966 1987 Comic adventure strip Two separate series.

First 1966-1967. Second reprint 1986-1987. Also Reprinted in Buzz

Space Patrol Terry Patrick 1966 1967 Adventure strip
Mr Flippy Ken Hunter 1967 1969 Comic adventure strip First series 1967-1969.

Reprinted 1977-1978

Smiffy Bill Ritchie 1967 1988 Comic strip About a boy who liked getting dirty
Roly Poly Bill Hill 1967 1969 Comic strip
Wrinkle and Twinkle Bill Hill 1967 1986 Comic strip Two series.

First 1967-1969 and then Reprinted in 1986

Dee for Danger Ron Smith 1967 1967 Adventure strip
General Jim Ken Hunter 1969 1982 Adventure strip Two series. First 1969-1970.

Then reprinted 1981-1982.

Black Bun Bill Hill 1969 1975 Comic strip About a rabbit stealing cabbages from a farmer
Hocus Pocus Albert Holroyd 1969 1970 Comic adventure strip
Dicky Burd Bill Ritchie 1969 1978 Comic strip
Tommy's Tick-Tock Twin Albert Holroyd 1970 1971 Comic adventure strip
Mighty Mik Ken Hunter 1970 1985 Comic adventure strip Original series 1970-1971. Reprinted in 1985.
Barney's Barmy Army Ken Hunter 1971 1985 Comic adventure strip Original series 1971-1974

Reprinted 1982-1985

Willie Wink the Missing Link Albert Holroyd 1971 1972 Comic strip
The Gobblers Watson Kennedy 1971 1972 Adventure strip
The Barkers Watson Kennedy 1972 1974 Comic strip
Hairy Dan - Football Fan Bill Ritchie 1972 1981 Comic strip
March of the Giants Sandy Calder 1974 1975 Adventure strip
Fiddlesticks Ken Hunter 1974 1975 Comic strip
Dan McGlue Malcolm Judge 1974 1974 Comic strip
Blubba Watson Kennedy 1974 1976 Comic adventure strip
Krunch, the Monster from the Deep Frank McDiarmid 1975 1976 Adventure strip
Joey's Ark Paddy Brennan 1975 1976 Adventure strip
Pedro the Pesky Parrot Bill Hill 1975 1976 Comic strip
Jest a Minute Bill Hill/Ken H. Harrison 1976 1979 Comic strip Originally in Cracker
Billy the Kid and Pongo Gordon Bell 1976 1979 Comic strip Originally in Cracker
Joe Soap John Dallas 1976 1979 Comic strip Originally in Cracker. About a boy and his grandpa and a strange lot of bubbles.
Little Orror David Easington 1976 1979 Comic strip Originally in Cracker
Young Foo the Kung Fu Kid David Platt 1976 1979 Comic strip Originally in Cracker
Scrapper Tom Lavery/Bill Hill, Steve Bright/Gordon Bell 1976 1988 Comic strip Originally in CrackerAbout a young lad who always gets into fights.
Iron Hand Paddy Brennan 1976 1979 Adventure strip Originally in Cracker
Mr Licko and his Lollipops Ken Hunter 1978 1981 Comic adventure strip
Plug Vic Neill/David Gudgeon 1979 1986 Comic strip Originally in Plug
Hugh's Zoo Gordon Bell 1979 1986 Comic strip Originally in Plug
First Ada Gordon Bell 1979 1981 Comic strip Originally in PlugAbout a tomboy girl, who looks after hurt animals.
EeBagoom Albert Holroyd 1979 1981 Comic strip Originally in Plug
Antchester United John Geering 1979 1981 Comic strip Originally in Plug
Saucy Sue John Dallas 1981 1987 Comic strip
Hungry Hoss Bill Ritchie 1981 1987 Comic strip About a horse owned by Joe the cowboy robber who couldn't stop eating
The Munchers Gordon Bell 1981 1986 Comic strip
Grotty Gables

the funniest hotel in town

Albert Holroyd 1983 1984 Comic strip
The Wallies of Winkle Street David Gudgeon 1984 1987 Comic strip
Beefy Dan

the Fast Food man

John Geering 1984 1986 Comic strip
Tuff and Tiny Gordon Bell 1986 1989 Comic strip About a young caveboy and his cowardly pet dragon.
Paw, Maw and Porky John Geering 1986 1989 Comic strip Title changed to Porky in 1988
Joe Soap John Dallas 1987 1987 Comic strip
True Brit Robert Nixon 1987 1988 Comic strip About a boy named Tommy Britain who appeared on the cover between 1987 and 1988.
Twitt Hall John Geering 1987 1988 Comic strip
Photo Funnies Gordon Bell 1987 1988 Comic strip
Clockwise Cartoons Gordon Bell/George Martin 1987 1990 Comic strip
Count Spatula Gordon Bell 1988 1988 Comic strip
Club 5 Barrie Appleby 1988 1990 Comic strip Beezer's own version of the Dandy's Cuddles and Dimples
The Beezers Bob Dewar 1988 1989 Comic strip
Pam Bill Ritchie 1988 1989 Comic strip
HeadHamster Glynn Clark 1988 1989 Comic strip
Night 'n' Gale Henry Davies 1988 1989 Comic strip
The Beezer Babies Bob Dewar 1988 1990 Comic strip
Adrian the Barbarian Sid Burgon 1989 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and TopperReprinted as Olaff the Madlander in The Beano
Geezer Robert Nixon 1989 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and TopperSimilar to The Beano's Roger the Dodger
Phoot and Mouse Tom Paterson 1989 1990 Comic strip
Man Saturday Gordon Bell 1989 1989 Comic strip
Scratcher Bill Ritchie 1989 1990 Comic strip Spin-off featuring cat from the Pam strip

Appeared in the Beezer and Topper

Sting Bob Dewar 1989 1990 Comic strip Continuation of the Beezers

Strip continued in the Beezer and Topper

Adrian's Fables Robert Nixon 1989 1990 Comic strip Featured Adrian out of Adrian the Barbarian
Wabits Gordon Bell 1989 1990 Comic strip Continued in the Beezer and TopperA strip featuring a load of cute looking wabits who do nasty things whilst Adrian the Barbarian isn't looking.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Book of the Beezer by Ray Moore

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