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Film Fun was a comic published by Amalgamated Press (later Fleetway) featuring the exploits of various comic actors. It ran from 1920 to 1962.[1] It was launched by Fred Cordwell, and spawned two sister titles - Radio Fun, and the rather less successful TV Fun.

In 1961 it underwent a bit of a revamp, retitled Film Fun and Thrills to emphasise that it was now running adventure strips. Reprints of American Disney comics also found their way into the comic.[1]

Film Fun lasted for a total of 2225 issues before eventually merging into Buster in 1962.[2][3]

Strips included...

  • "Abbott and Costello" (G. W. Wakefield, Walter Bell)
  • "The Adventures of Winkle, The Pathe Mirth Wizard"
  • "Buck Jones"
  • "Bruce Forsyth"
  • "Bud & Lou"
  • "Buster Keaton"
  • "Donald Duck"
  • "Harold Lloyd"
  • "Joe E. Brown"
  • "Laurel and Hardy"
  • "Lucky Luke" (Maurice de Bevere and René Goscinny)
  • "Lupino Lane"
  • "Niblo Nibbs" (Eric Roberts)
  • "Old Mother Riley"
  • "Popeye" (Elsie Segar)
  • "Schnozzle"
  • "Scoop Donovan" (Geoff Campion)
  • "Sydney Howard"
  • "Tim McCoy"
  • "Tommy Cooper"
  • "Tony Hancock" (written by Nobby Clark)
  • "Wheeler & Woolsey"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lew Stringer, The 90th Anniversary of Film Fun, Blimey! It's Another Blog About Comics!, 14 January 2010
  2. Film Fun at 26Pigs
  3. Film Fun at BritishComics.com
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