Buster issue 1, 1960

Buster was a weekly comic published by Fleetway, later IPC, later Fleetway again. It was launched on 28 May 1960. It absorbed Radio Fun (1961), Film Fun (1962), The Big One (1965), Giggle (1968), Jet (1971), Cor!! (1974), Monster Fun (1976), Jackpot (1982), School Fun (1984), Nipper (1987), Oink (1987) and Whizzer and Chips (1990), and was finally cancelled on 4 January 2000.


It started out as a misture of humour and adventure strips, although humour came to predominate over the years. The lead strip was "Buster" himself, originally billed as Andy Capp's son, although that connection was largely forgotten by the mid-1960s.

Other strips included

Imported from Radio FunEdit

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Imported from Monster FunEdit

Imported from JackpotEdit

Imported from School FunEdit

Imported from NipperEdit

Imported from OinkEdit

Imported from Whizzer and ChipsEdit

A Swedish edition of Buster was published from 1967 to 2005. At first, most of the material was taken from the UK edition, but as time went on the magazine produced more and more original material, mostly on a sporting theme.

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