THE ADVENTURES OF BIGGLES

THIS WAS AN AUSTRALIAN COMIC FROM THE 1950’s

 

I KNOW THAT THERE WAS AN ISSUE NUMBER 74 AS I HAVE THAT ISSUE,

 AND I BELIEVE THAT ISSUES WERE RELEASED NUMBERED UP TO 78, BUT I HAVEN’T seen any number higher than 74.

 

THAT DOESN’T MEAN TO SAY THAT THERE WERE 78 ISSUES PUBLISHED.  ISSUES NUMBERED 1 TO 30 were printed AND THEN THERE WAS A GAP.

 

WHEN PUBLICATION RESUMED, for some reason they STARTED AT NUMBER 51 AND CONTINUED UP TO NUMBER 78.

 

IN OTHER WORDS, THERE ARE NO ISSUEs NUMBERED 31 TO 50.  Certainly, I haven’t EVER FOUND THEM OR EVEN seen them.

 

 THESE COMICS CONTAIN A MIXTURE OF “W.E. Johns” biggles stories and stories written by others especially for the comic.

 

THEY WERE PUBLISHED BY ACTION COMICS PTY. LTD (SYDNEY)

 

THIS SITE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND I WILL BE ADDING MORE INFORMATION SOON.  IN THE MEANTIME, ENJOY SEEING THE COVERS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUES 31 TO 50 WERE NEVER PUBLISHED.  WHEN PRODUCTION OF THESE COMICS RESTARTED, THEY RECOMMENCED AT ISSUE 51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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63

 

 

 

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65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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69

 

 

 

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70

 

 

 

 

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71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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75

 

 

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76

 

 

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77

 

 

 

 

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78

 

 

 

 

I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE WERE ANY FURTHER ISSUES OF THIS COMIC

 

 

 

 

 

Although Captain W. E. Johns is credited as the author of these comic book stories – he didn’t actually write them all.

Certainly, some of his Biggles stories featured in cartoon form, but other stories were not Johns work.

 

In issue 17 of the Australian version of the comic there is a typed written note that reads as follows:-

 

“Biggles” comics are produced in Australia under an arrangement with Captain W. E. Johns, originator of “Biggles”.

The Australian written scripts are sent to England for approval before publication.

I’ve written about two or three years’ supply of ‘Biggles’ comic scripts for the Australasian market”

 

(There is no credit as to who the “I” refers to ………. Presumably it was the illustrator, Albert De Vine?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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