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Welcome on this blog full of information about Newspaper Comic Strips, and offcourse the comics.

The first newspaper comic strips appeared in North America in the late 19th century. The Yellow Kid is usually credited as the first. However, the art form combining words and pictures developed gradually and there are many examples of proto-comic strips.

The Swiss teacher, author and caricature artist Rodolphe Töpffer (Geneva, 1799–1846) is considered the father of the modern comic strips. His illustrated stories such as Histoire de M. Vieux Bois (1827), first published in the USA in 1842 as The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck or Histoire de Monsieur Jabot (1831), inspired subsequent generations of German and American comic artists. In 1865, the German painter, author and caricaturist Wilhelm Busch created the strip Max and Moritz, about two trouble-making boys, which had a direct influence on the American comic strip. Max and Moritz was a series of severely moralistic tales in the vein of German children’s stories such as Struwwelpeter (“Shockheaded Peter”); in one, the boys, after perpetrating some mischief, are tossed into a sack of grain, run through a mill and consumed by a flock of geese. Max and Moritz provided an inspiration for German immigrant Rudolph Dirks, who created the Katzenjammer Kids in 1897. Familiar comic-strip iconography such as stars for pain, sawing logs for snoring, speech balloons, and thought balloons originated in Dirks’ strip.

Hugely popular, Katzenjammer Kids occasioned one of the first comic-strip copyright ownership suits in the history of the medium. When Dirks left William Randolph Hearst for the promise of a better salary under Joseph Pulitzer, it was an unusual move, since cartoonists regularly deserted Pulitzer for Hearst. In a highly unusual court decision, Hearst retained the rights to the name “Katzenjammer Kids”, while creator Dirks retained the rights to the characters. Hearst promptly hired Harold Knerr to draw his own version of the strip. Dirks renamed his version Hans and Fritz (later, The Captain and the Kids). Thus, two versions distributed by rival syndicates graced the comics pages for decades. Dirks’ version, eventually distributed by United Feature Syndicate, ran until 1979.

In America, the great popularity of comics sprang from the newspaper war (1887 onwards) between Pulitzer and Hearst. The Little Bears (1893–96) was the first American comic with recurring characters, while the first color comic supplement was published by the Chicago Inter-Ocean sometime in the latter half of 1892, followed by the New York Journal’s first color Sunday comic pages in 1897. On January 31, 1912, Hearst introduced the nation’s first full daily comic page in his New York Evening Journal. The history of this newspaper rivalry and the rapid appearance of comic strips in most major American newspapers is discussed by Ian Gordon. Numerous events in newspaper comic strips have reverberated throughout society at large, though few of these events occurred in recent years, owing mainly to the declining role of the newspaper comic strip as an entertainment form.

I only place newspaperstrips from before 2000, with the occasional exception.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.
This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

 

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Thanks to the following sites for information :

Barnacle Press

Wikipedia

 

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  1. Andy says:

    I am trying to find a Newspaper comic strip, which is quite funny. It is called Madam and Eve,

    it is about a Maid called Eve that works for Madam. I think it is australian.

    They also did a lot of books. I have 10 of them in my collection.

    I will scan them. Get them ready. I let you know more about them later.

    Another one that I am looking for is called Marmaduke. It is about a very funny Dog.

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  2. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 29-04-2018

    Twin Earths the missing D18.

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  3. Moreau says:

    Any chance of Howard the Duck?

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  4. Frank says:

    Andy Capp staggers at 3am in the morning to an apartment building and starts ringing the intercom bells.

    At the first bell he pushes, a Lady answers : ”What do you want?”

    Andy Capp asks: ”Is your Husband home?”

    She replies: ”Yes! Go away. It is 3am in the morning.”

    Andy Capp then pushes another button. Another Lady answers: ”What do you want?”

    Andy Capp asks: ”Is your Husband home?”

    She says: ”Yes! Go away you stupid man, it is 3am in the morning!”

    Andy Capp then pushes another bell. woman replies: ”What do you want at 3am in the morning?”

    Andy Capp asks: ”Is your Husband home?”

    Flo replies: ”No!”

    Andy Capp then says; ”Can you come downstairs, to see if it is me?”

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  5. Michael Hill says:

    Does anyone know anywhere I can download runs of Cathy strips?

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  6. paw broon says:

    Compilation of 2 newspaper strip stories of Caroline Baker, Barrister at Law. These appeared in the Daily Express. Written by Willie Patterson and drawn by Jose Ortiz. Pages gleaned from Bear Alley and ADCCC.
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/1tba6ezl6tv7114/Caroline_Baker%252C_Barrister_at_Law.cbz/file

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  7. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 24-09-2018

    Ace Comics (13) – New Title
    Andy Capp (1)
    Blondie (1)
    Hagar (5)
    Howard the Duck (11) – New Title
    Jeff Hawke (9)
    Katzenjammer Kids (1)
    Luann (13) – New Title
    Mandrake (1)
    Rip Kirby (17)
    Saint (21)
    Star Weekly (1)
    Wizard of ID (2)

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  8. Martin Williams says:

    Do you know about Billy the Bee in the Evening Standard, from the 1950’s into the 60’s?

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  9. flintlockjaw says:

    Any chance of getting some ‘Jane’ newspaper strips drawn by John M. Burns.

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  10. Philippe Bernaerts says:

    I seem to remember as a kid in the 1970’s reading an American newspaper strip in a Flemish newspaper about a westerner cop who was transferred to a big city PD. Kinda like the movie Coogan’s Bluff or the TV show McCloud. The hero, if I remember correctly wore a cowboy hat, a cowboy gun belt with a .45 single action army and a bomber jacket. Is my memory playing tricks on me? Been searching for that comic strip for years, but I don’t recall the name of it. Did it exist?

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  11. Rui says:

    Amazing! I never expected to find such a dedicated person to 7th art classics. The blog is very well thought and prepared. It made me smile like I did not remember. Thank you and tell me if I can help in any way, with my library, although still on paper since my Dad was young.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i will place them with the next update which i am planning for this month because i have new additions also from some titles.

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  12. wesley says:

    I am searching for the second year (April 2000-April 2001) of ZORRO by Don McGregor and can not find them anywhere!

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    • boutje777 says:

      I am afraid you won’t find them here also.

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    • mulo kibizer says:

      I have the complete run in Italian. Would this interest you?

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      • wesley says:

        In Italian? I had no idea such a thing existed.

        That is extremely tempting and I thank you for bringing it to my attention, If I were only interested in the art, I would leap at the chance – but unfortunately, I am a Don McGregor fan & I’m trying to collect up everything that he’s ever written..

        In short, thank you, but no thank you.

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  13. planettom says:

    I wondered if you’d have any leads on this. A guy I know (well, Internet-know) is trying to find a Doctor Who parody strip that ran in the Scotland Sunday Mail in the 1960s.
    https://twitter.com/mrbeamjockey/status/1093542816607887360?s=21

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    • boutje777 says:

      I can’t help you, perhaps a good idea to ask this question on the frontpage from the British Comics Blog, i know some people that follow that blog have quite some knowledge conceirning British comics and strips.

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    • mulo kibizer says:

      IIn the strip J2771 of “Four d Jones” published in the Daily Express of 13/02/1965 the eponymous hero (a comic character) meets the first doctor and after also the daleks. May be this? I enclose the strips.


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  14. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 14-02-2019

    Alley Oop
    Flook – New Title
    Gun Law – New Title
    Jamess Bond
    Paul Temple
    Saint

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  15. Ken Pierce says:

    Rex Morgan, MD?

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  16. Any chance of getting Matt Marriott (Tony Weare) , Ace O’Hara (Basil Blackaller), Davy Crockett (Jim McArdle plus Chrisianson, Kirby & writer Heron)?

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  17. Ranganath says:

    Dear Boutje,
    Some time back I queried for Beau Peep Comics.
    I found some in “More Comics”.
    Thanks!
    Ranganath

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    • boutje777 says:

      You are welcome, i am glad you found them, there are so many strips and comics on all my blogs, i sometimes forget myself where to find what.

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  18. Ranganath says:

    I faintly remember a very funny newspaper cartoon parody of Sherlock Holmes. Do you know if this is available here or elsewhere?

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  19. Ranganath says:

    I found the title of the Funny Sherlock Holmes comic Strip- It is called ” BAKER STREET” by Tom Bullimore and Ian Anderson and published by Knightfeatures.com
    Here is
    1) the link – https://www.knightfeatures.com/strip-cartoons/baker-street-strip
    2) link to sample cartoon I dug out of the Web.- blob:https://web.whatsapp.com/bc4fd639-c509-487b-b023-8fc489fe9636

    Can someone tell if these are available on the Web?
    Regards
    Ranganath

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  20. Ranganath says:

    Dear Boutje,
    I found an actual cutting which I had preserved from a long time ago of the Sherlock Holmes Comic Strips- this the actual series which I am looking for- it is called ” THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF HOLMES AND WATSON”. The link to this image is-

    blob:https://web.whatsapp.com/fc737f54-01ba-4bd0-87a3-2ddd0803a919

    Friends do see if you can locate some strips from this wonderful series-

    ” THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF HOLMES AND WATSON” by Tom Bullimore and Ian Anderson. The earlier one I had referred- Baker Street- is by the same authors but only featuring puzzles, whereas Comic Adventures is actual humour.

    Regards
    Ranganath

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  21. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 04-05-2019

    Fred Bassett
    Gun Law
    Secret Agent X-9

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  22. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 09-05-2019

    Garth (9 parts)

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  23. Ken Pierce says:

    Thank you for all you do! A great and ongoing achievememt. –Ken Pierce

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  24. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 30-05-2019

    Buz Sawyer (15 parts)

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  25. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 03-06-2019

    Buz Sawyer (4 parts)
    Flash Gordon (21 parts)
    Lone Ranger (9 parts)

    Liked by 1 person

  26. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 15-06-2019

    Brick Bradford (74 parts)
    Perishers (13 parts)

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  27. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 29-06-2019

    Brick Bradford D040 (upgraded with missing pages)

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  28. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 30-06-2019

    Brick Bradford D042 (upgraded with missing pages)
    Brick Bradford D044 (upgraded with missing pages)

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  29. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 02-07-2019

    Brick Bradford D051 (upgraded with missing pages)
    Brick Bradford D054 (upgraded with missing pages)
    Brick Bradford D055 (upgraded with missing pages)

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  30. M.R.P.Perera says:

    Dear Boutje,P
    Problem arised,files cannot down load with stack.please check .
    M.R.P.P.

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  31. M.R.P.Perera says:

    Dear Boutje, tried to download Gunlaw,& SecretAgent still cannot down loading thanks..M.R.P.P.

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    • boutje777 says:

      I’ve tried them, Mediafire- and Stacklinks and they all worked for me. Perhaps a browserissue. Not all browsers download everything from every site.

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  32. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 03-09-2019

    Adventures of Patsy
    Ambler (New Title)
    Andy Capp
    Animal Crackers (New Title)
    Annibelle (New Title)
    Apartment 3G (New Title)
    Archie
    Bo (New Title)
    Bobby Sox (New Title)
    Boots And Her Buddies
    Brick Bradford
    Brother Juniper (New Title)
    Bruce Gentry
    Bunky (New Title)
    Buz Sawyer
    Cap Stubbs (New Title)
    Captain and the Kids
    Claire Voyant (New Title)
    Clancys (New Title)
    Cranberry Boggs (New Title)
    Dark Shadows (New Title)
    Dateline Danger (New Title)
    David Crane (New Title)
    Down On The Farm (New Title)
    Drift Marlo
    Duke Task (New Title)
    Feinheimer Twins
    Flapper Fanny
    Flash Gordon
    Flutters (New Title)
    For Better or For Worse (New Title)
    Fred Basset
    Fu Manchu (New Title)
    Funny Business (New Title)
    Gas Buggies (New Title)
    George and Lynne (New Title)
    Glamor Girls (New Title)
    Hawkshaw the Detective (New Title)
    Herky (New Title)
    Hold Everything (New Title)
    Homer Hoopee (New Title)
    Hopalong Cassidy (New Title)
    I Love Lucy (New Title)
    In the Land of Wonderful Dreams (New Title)
    Inspector Wade (New Title)
    Invisible Scarlet O’Neil
    It’s Papa Who Pays (New Title)
    Jack Armstrong (New Title)
    Joe Palooka
    Katzenjammer Kids
    Kids (New Title)
    Krazy Kat
    LaLa Palooza
    Laredo Crockett (New Title)
    Larks (New Title)
    Li’l Abner
    Little Annie Rooney
    Little Brother (New Title)
    Little Joe
    Little Lulu (New Title)
    Lone Ranger
    Mandrake
    Mary Worth
    Matt Marriott (New Title)
    Mickey Finn
    Mister Breger (New Title)
    Mister Jack (New Title)
    Modest Maidens (New Title)
    Moon Mullins
    Morty Meekle (New Title)
    Mr. Men and Little Miss (New Title)
    Mr. Punch (New Title)
    Mutt and Jeff
    Nancy
    Napoleon
    Nebbs
    Neighborly Neighbors (New Title)
    Nut Brothers
    Oaky Doaks
    Off the Record (New Title)
    O’Henry’s Short Stories (New Title)
    Old Home Town
    Our Boarding House
    Out Our Way
    Ozark Ike (New Title)
    Pa’s Son-In-Law (New Title)
    Pete the Tramp (New Title)
    Phantom
    Phantom Island (New Title)
    Pogo Possum
    Polly and Her Pals
    Prince Valiant
    Radio Patrol
    Red Ryder
    Redeye (New Title)
    Rex Morgan MD (New Title)
    Rip Kirby
    Rivets (New Title)
    Robin Malone
    Roger Lincoln S-Man (New Title)
    Roy Powers
    Roy Rogers
    Saint
    Sallys Sallies (New Title)
    San Antonio Light Sunday Funnies (New Title)
    Scorchy Smith
    Secret Agent X-9
    Short Ribs (New Title)
    Side Glances (New Title)
    Sir Bagby (New Title)
    Skyroads
    Spence Easley (New Title)
    Spirit
    Star Hawks (New Title)
    Steamer Kelly (New Title)
    Steve Canyon
    Steve Roper (New Title)
    Tales from the Great Book (New Title)
    Terry and the Pirates
    These Women (New Title)
    Tiny Tim
    Toodles (New Title)
    Toonerville Folks
    Tumbleweeds (New Title)
    Vic Flint
    Wes Slade (New Title)
    Winnie Winkle
    Wonder Woman
    Zane Grey (New Title)

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  33. ar says:

    Great job, which I think we all appreciate.
    In the meantime, in order to give you more work, I inform you that I have:

    Rex Morgan MD
    From 1999 to 2018 ((DCP Webrips)
    20 cbr files with 1.33 Gb

    Mary Worth
    From 1999 to 2018 ((DCP Webrips)
    20 cbr files with 1.37 Gb

    Each file has the 365 (366) annual color strips, daily and sunday’s

    The problem is that I no longer have room anywhere to put files, so that you can dload.
    Any ideas?

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    • boutje777 says:

      You are welcome. Can’t you make a free account on another site ? Most sites offers free accounts with 5-10 gb free. Like Dropbox, Megaupload, Sendspace ?

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    • S.D. Joe says:

      Well you can do what I did….spend a little $ on an external hard drive.

      Both Seagate and Western Digital (and Toshiba, too, come to think of it) manufacture extremely reliable storage drives of anywhere from 1 to 4 TB (I bought a 2TB drive from Seagate for around $60 thru Amazon, and I liked it so much I bought another!) Trust me -with 2 TB of space you can pretty much store books, albums and – yes – comics ’til the cows come home without running out of storage capacity.

      True, they cost money as opposed to something like a free Mega account, but you’re getting 20 to 100 times the storage capacity. And of course, you have complete control and privacy of your files, without worrying about some company’s TOS rules….or their prying eyes. (Don’t kid yourself – they ALL want your info, no matter how minor it may be….so they can sell it.)

      Good luck, however you choose yo go.

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  34. paw broon says:

    50 gb are the limits I have free on both those sites. I have to assume it’s changed since I opened them.

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  35. juha karsikko says:

    Hi!
    A)Where is following to be found
    Matt Marriott (New Title)
    B) Do you have access to Prince valiant sunday pages from year 1991 and more pages from year 1992

    BIG thanks for your superior content full website
    karsijuh63@gmail.com

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    • boutje777 says:

      You are welcome. I forgot to make a link for the Matt Marriott page, it’s there now, in the More Comics widget. All Prince Valiant i have is on the page.

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  36. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 10-09-2019

    Small update Secret Agent X-9 (30 stories)

    It’s brough to my attention that some numbering in the Secret Agent X-9 page are out of order, it’s been sorting out by someone and i will get back when i update with the correct numbering.

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  37. ar says:

    S.D.Joe and Boutje777

    I appreciate your idea, but everything I have of newspaper strips, is properly recorded on external disks, so it doesn’t seem to me to be at all reasonable, to be spending money, to send to the site. Besides that it is not a situation in which I can economically enter.

    I will combine it with boutje777, and send via mediafire, progressively deleting the files as soon as I have from the administration of the site, the conformation that they were collected.

    Anyway, thanks anyway

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  38. paw broon says:

    ar,
    Meganz still offers 50gb free if you create an a/c.
    This is the link:-
    https://mega.nz/start

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, great work, just finished downloading these.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Hello ar. I was working on preparing Mary Worth and Rex Morgan and noticed that these are newer ones from this century and i only place strips and comics from before 2000 on all of my blogs, with the occasional exception. Sorry for your work and sorry if i did not mention it before, i was too much under the impression that you knew this.

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  39. paw broon says:

    Hi Boutje,
    Re. Buck Ryan. I’ve updated the Mediafire page with all the compilations currently available. These are the ones from CB+ prepared by Wiseman; Crash Ryan; paw broon and some other contributors. There are 53 files.
    I wonder if a new section for them might be a good idea, not necessarily under my name as others are just as important and credits are on each front page.
    Obviously up to you. Please let me know if you have any concerns.
    http://www.mediafire.com/folder/gt28xfm8yl3pe/Buck_Ryan_compilations

    Paw

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  40. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE about Secret Agent X-9.

    You have to renumber 60 as 59 and so in until the last one and
    the numbering will be correct.

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  41. ar says:

    About Secret Agent X-9.

    I think that the problem of renumbering is more profound, because if you look at it, we have at least the following duplicated stories numbers.

    Secret Agent X-9 116 [BL01] – Last Report.cbr Update 03-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 116 [MG81] – Secret of the Black Pearl.cbr Update 10-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 117 [BL02] – The Endless Sky.cbr Update 03-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 117 [MG82] – Arnie Wilts.cbr Update 10-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 118 [BL03] – Cruise to Nowhere.cbr Update 03-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 118 [MG83] – Target’s Escape.cbr Update 10-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 119 [BL04] – Hot Night in Glacier City.cbr Update 14-02-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 119 [MG84] – Lujon.cbr Update 10-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 119 [MG83] – Contraband Arms for Belvania Update 03-09-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 120 [BL05] – Tears on Asphalt.cbr Update 14-02-2019
    Secret Agent X-9 120 [MG85] – Angel.cbr Update 10-09-2019

    I can’t find a list of the stories and their release dates on the net, if you happen to have that kind of information, I would appreciate, this because I thing the problem is on the MG ( Mel Graff ) work

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i am afraid that i don’t have any information about stories and releasedates. It can indeed be a bit awkward with the numbering i believe. I think you are right about the Mel Graff work, it has to be renumber MG60 as MG59 and so on until the last one that must be the correct order so i’m told.

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