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Garth was a comic strip in the British newspaper Daily Mirror from July 24, 1943, to March 22, 1997. The strip belonged to the action-adventure genre and recounted the exploits of the title character, an immensely strong hero who battled various villains throughout the world and many different chronological eras. Garth was widely syndicated throughout English-speaking countries during its long run. The 1960s Australian fast bowler Garth McKenzie was nicknamed after the comic strip hero.

 

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Steve Dowling and Gordon Boshell were the originators of the Garth character. Dowling wanted to create a British adventure comic strip, and took inspiration from the American comic pages/strips Superman, Flash Gordon and Terry and the Pirates. Dowling and Boshell took on 15-year-old John Allard to work on Garth, who stayed with the strip for its entire lifetime. After 59 adventures Dowling retired and handed Garth over to Allard, which he carried on until 1971 when Eagle comics’ Dan Dare artist, Frank Bellamy, took over the art with Allard writing the scripts. Garth’s longevity had been established by Don Freeman, who created almost every basic Garth plot on which the saga was built. Peter O’Donnell, Jim Edgar and Angus Allan also wrote extensively for the strip during its decades-long existence. Philip Harbottle is a leading Garth expert and collector of the pages/strips, and he wrote several of the stories during the 1990s. Martin Asbury became Garth’s artist after Frank Bellamy’s death in 1976, drawing the strip and
writing many of the stories until its final episode in 1997.

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UPDATE 16-03-2018

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Garth & Romeo Brown – Daily Mirror 2-in-1 book

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UPDATE 05-10-2017

Garth Book Daily Mirror 1975

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Garth Book One

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Garth Book Two

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30 pages/strips Garth 039 – Warrior World – Daily Mirror 1961.cbz
47 pages/strips Garth 052 – Night of the Knives
42 pages/strips Garth 063 – Exiles
44 pages/strips Garth 064 – Hell-Ship
88 pages/strips Garth 068 – Sundance

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92 pages/strips Garth 069 – The Cloud of Balthus
99 pages/strips Garth 070 – The Orb of Trimandias
90 pages/strips Garth 071 – Wolf Man of Ausensee
94 pages/strips Garth 072 – People of the Abyss
91 pages/strips Garth 073 – The Women of Galba

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27 responses »

  1. ar says:

    Good Morning. I am sorry, for asking you for your help, in the subjecto of GARTH

    The problem is that I have dloaded all the photos (albuns) in the “Garth Comic Strips” facebook page, but I don’t Know if there are more albuns, than thouse in the page. In the moment, I have got 11 albuns, and I wonder if you want me to sent them (I have put them in pdf file)
    And if there are, where to get them (dowload them).
    Could you help me please
    Thank you in advance, and sorry for my poor English

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    • boutje777 says:

      I am afraid i can’t help you with other albums.
      But take a look at my British Comics Compilations Blog, you can find the link for it at the bottom of the sidebar. Someone made compilations from Garth and you can find those there.

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  2. ar says:

    PS – I don’t know if you want the compilations, I have from Garth, in color, I’ve got from Daily Mirror. facebook page

    I have:

    Garth 078 Freak Out to Fear.pdf
    Garth 087 Mr Rubio Calls.pdf
    Garth 088 Sapphire.pdf
    Garth 102 The Space Mods.pdf
    Garth 103 Seek and Destroy.pdf
    Garth 131 Scourge of God.pdf
    Garth 135 Dancing Queen.pdf
    Garth 141 Hellfire.pdf
    Garth 143 Man on the Edge.pdf
    Garth 152 Twilight Wordl.pdf
    Garth 156 Sub Mission.pdf
    Garth 162 Sals Island.pdf

    If you like them, tell me how to send them to you.

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  3. ar says:

    Here is an example of my compilations.

    http://www104.zippyshare.com/v/6hwJwwL8/file.html

    Thank you

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, great work, i will place them on the compilationsblog this week if i find time and give you the credits.

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      • ar says:

        Good evening.
        I don’t know, if it is possible to sent a message to Mulo Kibizer, if you can here is the problem:

        In the post:

        Garth 002 – Children of the Dawn (compilation)

        Missing Strips: C145 – C147 – C174 (joined is the link for thouse 3 strips)

        Strip C74 is badly numbered as C174 and is located after C173.

        And congratulations to him for a nice job with Garth, and to you for these extraordinary sites.

        http://www21.zippyshare.com/v/gbm8LyYc/file.html

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    • boutje777 says:

      It’s best that you leave a comment on the homepage from my British Comics blog, because there Mulo left his comments also, so he will read it there i hope.

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  4. mulo kibizer says:

    For Ar: great! Many thanks, I I will correct the story. If you have other suggestions, corrections, additions to the following stories, send everything, especially if you have strips better for quality than mine. My intention would be to put together the best complete collection of Garth possible, but for now, given the poor quality of what is on the web, especially for what concern the stories by Dowling,I am forced to pay more attention to completeness than to quality..

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    • boutje777 says:

      Great work Mulo, let me know when you are ready with Children of the Dawn and leave a link so i can replace the older one for the completed one.

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    • davidmiles38 says:

      Hello Mulo, thank you very much indeed for your great work compiling the early Garth strips. I’ve compiled 4 stories direct from the Daily Mirror, these are number 39, 40, 41 & 42, these took a great deal of time foe me to compile; so I really do appreciate your work. However, I note that you are concerned about the quality. So, I’ve since converted the first 8 stories of your compilations to enable me to further edit by framing each strip, I stress that this is only for my personal use, so I hope that you won’t find this offensive. The completed strips are now in cbz format. I’ve also slightly enhanced and enlarged each strip. I shall be happy to send these to you as an attachment for your kind appraisal. You may wish to make some use of them,. Warm regards. David Miles. Australia.

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      • mulo kibizer says:

        Hi, David. You can do what you prefer with my compilations. In the absence of a paper edition, the idea is to make the better, considering the poor sources, and as complete as possible collection of early Garth, in order to make it available to all fans. It’s necessarily a work in progress and every improvement is welcome. I’m working also on Buck Ryan (with Paw Broon) in another place and trying to prepare a decent edition of Romeo Brown. Can you help me with these caracters?

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      • mulo kibizer says:

        And I will welcome your work with great pleasure.

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  5. davidmiles38 says:

    Hello Mulo, thank you for your kind reply. I’ve now edited the first 10 Garth stories. Happy to send them to you. I’m also happy to assist you in any other way that you may think fit.
    Just advise how I can forward finished to to you.
    With warm regards
    David

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    • ar says:

      Sorry to enter this conversation, but could you arrange to have those edited (and others) stories put in some server (mediafire…), so that I could pick them..

      Thankyou very much

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  6. Kresna Wirdana says:

    Hi All, do you have a link for Garth In The Beginning and Body Swap. These strips were used to be published in my local newspaper back in the 90’s in Indonesia and I would like to read it again. Thanks for your help.

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  7. ar says:

    Kresna Wirdana and boutje777

    Those stories are number’s 126 and 127 of Garth Stories that are posted on “British Comics compilations”
    (in color) I sent some time ago…

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  8. Thank you ar and boutje, you made my day. I will surely enjoy these!

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