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issue 252, 1956

Lion was a weekly comic published by the Amalgamated Press, later Fleetway and IPC, beginning on 23 February 1952. It incorporated Sun in 1959, Champion in 1966, the Eagle in 1969, and Thunder in 1971, and finally merged into Valiant on 18 May 1974.

Its original cover star was Captain Condor, star of Outlaw in Space, scripted by Frank S. Pepper and drawn by Geoff Campion, Ronald Forbes, Brian Lewis, Keith Watson and John Gillat. In 1957 this spot was taken by Paddy Payne, by Ted Cowan, Mark Ross, Gino D'Antonio and Joe Colquhoun.

Strips included:


  • Kibble-White, Graham (2005). Ultimate Book of British Comics. London: Alison & Busby. p.157-161 ISBN 0-74908-211-9

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