The Comet (UK comics)

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Cover of issue 428, 1956

The Comet was a British comic magazine, launched by Cheshire-based publisher J. B. Allen on 20 September 1946. When the publisher was taken over by the Amalgamated Press in May 1949, Leonard Matthews was appointed editor[1] and exchanged the paper's customary humour strips for adventure ones like "Battler Britton", "Billy the Kid", "Robin Hood", "Kit Carson", "Dick Turpin"[2] and "Jet-Ace Logan".[3] It continued publishing until 17 October 1959, when it was merged into Tiger.[4]

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  1. ^ Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, pp. 2-3
  2. ^ AP/Fleetway: a potted history
  3. ^ The Incomplete Science Fiction Comic Guide to British Comics
  4. ^ Complete AP/Fleetway comic index