Thursday, 24 September 2015

TV EXPRESS WEEKLY COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...



This comic had several title variations over its almost 7 and
a half year run.  The first was JUNIOR EXPRESS, then JUNIOR
EXPRESS WEEKLY, followed by EXPRESS WEEKLY, then TV
EXPRESS WEEKLY, and finally simply TV EXPRESS.  It started
life as a newspaper for children in 1954, changing to a comic not too
long after.  'TV' was later added to the title when it started to pub-
lish strips based on popular television shows of the time.

Back in the mid-'80s, an IPC editor gave me a stack of file copies
of the comic, which I kept for around 25 years or so.  I'd never seen
the comic as a child so I eventually parted with them so that others
could appreciate them the way they deserve to be.  First 'though, I
scanned the HANNA-BARBERA strips and the covers of the
smaller issues, photographing the larger ones.

Anyway, hopefully you'll enjoy the first part of this gallery
and decide to come back for the other posts in the series.











And below is an issue from the title's earlier incarnation.

4 comments:

Phil said...

Biggles!

Kid said...

Biggles flies undone - one of the classics. (Think about it.)

John Pitt said...

Lovely gallery, Kid.
This one comic used to be absent from my weekly bundle from my Uncle Bill.
Presumedly, as it was a mainly text Comic, he may have deemed it a bit too grown-up for me? And be would have been right!

Kid said...

It was similar to Eagle in many ways, but it's the HB strips that interest me most. I never knew about this comic at the time.

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