Buck Ryan

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Buck Ryan was a UK newspaper adventure comic strip created by Jack Monk and the writer Don Freeman.

Monk and Freeman were doing an adaptation of Edgar Wallace's Terror Keep for the Daily Mirror. When it was dropped shortly due to a rights problem, Monk and Freeman decided to fashion their own strip, and Buck Ryan was born. It ran in the Daily Mirror from 22 March 1937 to July 1962.[1]

Buck Ryan started again in the Daily Mirror 3 August 2015.

Characters and story[edit]

The two-fisted, brown-haired Buck, the strip's protagonist, is a young British private investigator who fights crime. His antagonists include the lady crime boss Twilight along with various kidnappers and German spies.

Twilight later reformed. She and Ryan were shown to be an item in at least one of the later stories and are shown to be about to kiss in some of the strip's panels.

Story Chronology[edit]

The Buck Ryan comic strip stories
Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Dates № of strips Strip № Reprinted in
1
A Lady Disappears 1937-03-22 / 1937-07-21
105
Confirmed via Comic Book + [2]
2
The Hooded Terror 1937-07-28 / 1937-10-16
70
Confirmed via Comic Book +
3
The Dope Gang 1937-10-18 / 1938-02-12
102
Confirmed via Comic Book +
4
Meet Dr Malabar 1938-02-14 / 1938-05-31
92
Confirmed via Comic Book +
5
Terror in New Guinea 1938-06-01 / 1938-11-22
150
001-150
Confirmed via Comic Book +
6
Murder at Meadowside 1938-11-23 / 1939-04-04
114
Confirmed via Comic Book +
7
1939-04-05 / 1939-07-19
91
8
1939-07-20 / 1939-12-02
117
001-120
9
The Mystery of the Silent Bomber 1939-12-04 / 1940-05-25
150
Confirmed via Comic Book +
10
Buck Ryan in Germany 1940-05-27 / 1940-11-18
151
11
1940-11-19 / 1941-07-30
218
032-146
12
Smashing the War Racketeers 1941-07-31 / 1941-10-24
74
147-220
Confirmed via Comic Book +
13
Guardians of our Sky 1941-10-25 / 1942-03-2
110
0221-A052
14
1942-03-03 / 1942-06-18
93
A053-A144
15
Green Flames 1942-06-19 / 1942-10-20
106
A145-A250
16
1942-10-21/ 1943-01-02
64
A251-B002
17
1943-01-04 / 1943-03-09
56
B003-B058
18
1943-05-17 / 1943-11-27
168
001-168
19
Hunts Axis Spies 1943-11-29 / 1944-03-24
101
Confirmed via Comic Book +
20
Spies in Burma 1944-03-25 / 1944-06-28
82
Confirmed via Comic Book +
21
Battles Imperial Forces 1944-06-29 / 1944-10-06
86
0001-C239
22
Buck Ryan - War Correspondent 1944-10-07 / 1945-01-19
90
C240-D017
23
Buck Ryan and the Terrorists 1945-01-20 / 1945-03-31
61
D018-D077
24
Brides of the Swastika 1945-04-02 / 1945-06-26
74
D078-D149
25
The Case of the Crimson Grass 1945-06-27 / 1945-09-25
78
D150-D227
26
The Case of the Broken Thistle 1945-09-26 / 1946-01-04
87
D228-E041
27
The Atomic Chase 1946-02-18 / 1946-06-29
114
E042-E153
28
The Case of the Blue Star 1946-07-01 / 1946-10-26
102
E154-E255
29
The Sonata Murder Plot 1946-10-28 / 1947-01-25
78
E256-F022
30
Crime With a Collar 1947-01-27 / 1947-05-20
98
F023-F119
31
The Laughing Killer 1947-05-21 / 1947-08-02
64
F120-F183
32
Twilight Escapes 1947-08-04 / 1947-12-11
112
F184-F295
33
Fine Feathers 1947-12-12 / 1948-04-01
96
F296-G078
34
The Riddle of the Stolen Jewels 1948-04-02 / 1948-07-31
104
G079-G182
35
Moon Murder 1948-08-02 / 1948-11-08
85
G183-G267
36
Rule of the Road 1948-11-09 / 1949-02-25
94
G268-H048
37
Avarice 1949-02-26 / 1949-06-13
92
H049-H139
38
1949-06-14 / 1949-09-20
85
H140-H224
39
Twilight's Out 1949-09-21 / 1950-03-21
156
H225-J068
40
The Affairs of Mr Wylie Domeless 1950-03-22 / 1950-07-11
96
J069-J163
41
A Fishy Story 1950-07-12 / 1950-11-07
102
J164-J265
42
The Scrubber 1950-11-08 / 1951-03-01
98
J266-K052
43
The Steel Tree Stump 1951-03-02 / 1951-06-16
92
K053-K143
44
Beating the Book! 1951-06-18 / 1951-09-21
83
K144-K226
45
The Enemy Within 1951-09-22 / 1952-01-05
91
K227-L005
End Info Confirmed via Mirror
46
The Fight Game 1952-01-07 / 1952-04-23
93
L006-L096
All Confirmed via Mirror
47
1952-04-24 / 1952-06-25
54
L097-L150
All Confirmed via Mirror
48
Twilight Goes to Town 1952-06-26 / 1952-11-12
120
L151-L270
All Confirmed via Mirror
49
Fun Fair Fence 1952-11-13 / 1953-03-14
105
L271-M063
Start Info Confirmed via Mirror
50
Witchcraft Consultant 1953-03-16 / 1953-05-30
66
M064-M128
51
The Surprise Bag 1953-06-01 / 1953-09-15
92
M129-M220
52
The Nocturnal Fox 1953-09-16 / 1953-12-31
92
M221-M310
53
The Strato Midjet 1954-01-01 / 1954-04-13
88
N001-N088
54
Arty Crafty 1954-04-14 / 1954-08-18
109
N089-N196
55
The Island of Refuge 1954-08-19 / 1954-12-31
103
N197-N310
All Confirmed via Mirror
56
The Bank Bandits 1955-01-01 / 1955-05-11
90
O001-O090
All Confirmed via Mirror
57
Twilight's Dilemma 1955-05-12 / 1955-08-24
90
O091-O180
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology [3]
58
Chocolates, Cigarettes 1955-08-25 / 1955-12-09
92
O181-O272
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
59
The Viking Invasion 1955-12-10 / 1956-03-13
99
O273-P062
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
60
Cyclops, Spirit Guide 1956-03-14 / 1956-06-16
81
P063-P143
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
61
The Four Faced Bandit 1956-06-18 / 1956-11-17
132
P144-P275
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
62
The Show Must Not Go On! 1956-11-19 / 1957-02-12
74
P276-Q37
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
63
The Intruder Seed 1957-02-13 / 1957-06-19
109
Q38-Q145
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
64
The Sport of Kinks 1957-06-20 / 1957-09-14
75
Q146-Q220
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
65
Man-Hunt 1957-09-16 / 1958-01-21
110
Q221-R18
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
66
The Strange Antique Shop 1958-01-22 / 1958-05-10
94
R19-R111
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
67
The Case of the Nervous Hero 1958-05-12 / 1958-09-13
108
R112-R219
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
68
The Mad Mistress of Montezorro 1958-09-15 / 1959-02-28
144
R220-S51
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
69
In The Black 1959-03-02 / 1959-07-18
120
S52-S170
All Confirmed via Swedish chronology
70
Road Raiders 1959-07-20 / 1959-10-21
81
S171-S251
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
71
Pay Off 1959-10-22 / 1960-01-05
65
S252-T4
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
72
Number One 1960-01-06 / 1960-04-23
94
T5-T97
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
73
The Rat Pit 1960-04-25 / 1960-08-13
96
T98-T193
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
74
Death Watch 1960-08-15 / 1960-12-03
96
T194-T289
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
75
Twisted Trail 1960-12-05 / 1961-04-05
105
T290-U80
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
76
Jackpot 1961-04-06 / 1961-08-13
111
U81-U191
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
77
This Man is Ours 1961-08-14 / 1961-12-09
102
U192-U293
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
78
Find the Lady 1961-12-11 / 1962-04-07
102
U294-V84
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology
79
The Bomber 1962-04-09 / 1962-07-31
98
V85-V181
All Confirmed via Mirror and Swedish chronology

References[edit]

  • "Lambiek.net". Lambiek.net. Retrieved 30 August 2007.