*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Tiger weekly, birthplace of the iconic character Roy of the Rovers and scores more, ran from 1954 to 1985, a staggering total of 1,555 issues. We are delighted to have the first 185 of said issues now in stock, the longest unbroken run of early Tigers ever in our possession, from 1954’s premier issue to 1958’s #185 (plus a later issue from 1959 #235). Apart from Roy himself, most of Tiger’s iconic figures debuted in later years than those covered by this run, but one conspicuous exception is Olac the Gladiator, who premiered in 1957’s #166 and ran for more than a decade until 1969. This – I was going to say ‘pride’ of Tigers, but apparently the correct collective noun is an ‘ambush’, and it certainly took us by surprise! – is all from one careful original owner and all issues are in nice shape, with no tanning or browning and creamy off-white to white pages, very minor foxing at edges in a handful of later issues only. At some point in their history, the original owner has removed the staples to prevent rust incursion, which is minimal in most cases; indeed, the degree of light staple rust and size of holes (all small) following removal is the determining factor for the award of grades in most issues. There are just a few minor tears on a handful of issues, although these are all small and inconsequential. Although all copies have been folded with a single horizontal fold, this has not weakened the comics at all where the fold occurs. Tigers from the 1950s, when its slightly larger size exposed it to potentially more wear and damage, turn up very seldom, so a significant unbroken run like this is a rare sighting.
#1 GD £175 SOLD
#2 VG £80 SOLD
#3 GD/VG £60 SOLD
TIGER #1-40 & MANY OTHER ISSUES NOW SOLD; SOME STILL AVAILABLE — PLEASE ENQUIRE