Garth – Strip Checklist – Part 04

A copy of DISC pop newspaper, DISC, published in 1974 - featuring a cover by Frank Bellamy. From the Peter Hansen Collection. For more about this title and Frank's work for it, visit the Frank Bellamy Check List
A copy of DISC pop newspaper, DISC, published in 1974 – featuring a cover by Frank Bellamy. From the Peter Hansen Collection

Strip dates given are those of their original appearance in the British newspaper the Daily Mirror, first compiled by Geoffrey Wren and Ann Holmes and updated by Ant Jones and Philip Harbottle

See Also: Garth: An Introduction

Garth: The Wreckers - G92

The Wreckers
Story Number: 76
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 26/10/73 – 18/2/74 (G255 – H41)
Number of Episodes: 96
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2011

Notes: The Daily Record ran an extra episode of this story, not published in the Mirror – news item here

Garth - The Beast of Ultor H84

The Beast of Ultor
Story Number: 77
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 19/2/74 – 5/6/74 (H42 – H131 )
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2013

Garth -n Freak Out to Fear H264

Freak Out to Fear
Story Number: 78
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 6/6/74 – 27/9/74 (H132 – H227)
Number of Episodes: 96
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2016

Bride of Jenghiz Khan
Story Number: 79
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 28/9/74 – 14/1/75 (H228 – J11)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2012

Garth - The Angels of Hells Gap - J30

The Angels of Hell Gap
Story Number: 80
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 15/1/75 – 2/5/75 (J12 – J101)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2011

The Doomsmen
Story Number: 81
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 3/5/75 – 15/8/75 (J102 – J191)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2012

Garth - The Bubble Man J214

The Bubble Man
Story Number: 82
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 16/8/75 – 28/11/75 (J192 – J281)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2011

Garth - The Beautiful People J288

The Beautiful People
Story Number: 83
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 29/11/75 – 16/3/76 (J282 – K64)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2011

Garth - The Spanish Lady K89

The Spanish Lady
Story Number: 84
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
First Published: 17/3/76 – 7/7/76 (K65 – K160)
Number of Episodes: 96
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2011

Ghost Town (re-run)
Story Number: 74
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy
Re-Published: 8/7/76 – 6/10/76 (K161 – K238)
Number of Episodes: 78
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2014

Garth - The Man-Hunt K179

The Man-Hunt
Story Number: 85
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Frank Bellamy/Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 7/10/76 – 15/1/77 (K239 – L12 )
Number of Episodes: 84
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2014

Ship of Secrets
Story Number: 86
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 17/1/77 – 29/4/77 (L13 – L100 )
Number of Episodes: 88
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2012

Mr Rubio Calls
Story Number: 87
Writer: Jim Edgar
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 30/4/77 – 15/8/77 (L101 – L192)
Number of Episodes: 92
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2017

Sapphire
Story Number: 88
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 16/8/77 – 28/11/77 (L193 – L282)
Number of Episodes: 90
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2017

Finality Factor
Story Number: 89
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 29/11/77 – 12/4/78 (L283 – M84)
Number of Episodes: 112
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2014

Power Game
Story Number: 90
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 13/4/78 – 10/8/78 (M85 – M187)
Number of Episodes: 103
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2019

The Long Sleep
Story Number: 91
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 11/8/78 – 18/11/78 (M188 – M273)
Number of Episodes: 86

Voyage into Time
Story Number: 92
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 20/11/78 – 15/3/79 (M274 – N63)
Number of Episodes: 97
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2013

The Fisherman
Story Number: 93
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 16/3/79 – 14/7/79 (N64 – N166)
Number of Episodes: 103
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2018

The Mind Stealers
Story Number: 94
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 16/7/79 – 10/11/79 (N167 – N268)
Number of Episodes: 102
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2018

Citizen Mundo 14500
Story Number: 95
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 12/11/79 – 23/2/80 (N269 – O46)
Number of Episodes: 87
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2015

The French Woman
Story Number: 96
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 25/2/80 – 13/6/80 (O47 – O137)
Number of Episodes: 91
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2018

The Forgotten
Story Number: 97
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 14/6/80 – 2/10/80 (O138 – O232)
Number of Episodes: 95
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2018

The Iron Maidens
Story Number: 98
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 3/10/80 – 14/2/81 (O233 – P38)
Number of Episodes: 113

Legion of the Damned
Story Number: 99
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 16/2/81 – 28/4/81 (P39 – P99)
Number of Episodes: 61
Reprinted in the Mirror: 2013

Make Your Play
Story Number: 100
Writer: Jim Edgar/John Allard
Artist: Martin Asbury
First Published: 29/4/81 – 2/6/81 (P100 – P129)
Number of Episodes: 30

Note on strip codes / serial numbers, etc: Each code letter (running A to Z, excluding the letter I) represents a year’s worth of Mondays to Saturdays, the days on which The (Daily) Mirror newspaper of London is published. Thus, in any given year, there will be a maximum of 314 numbers assigned to a serial code.

Before 1982, the Mirror was not published Sunday, Good Friday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. From 1982 it was published every day except Sunday and Christmas Day. The later stories, “The Picture” (1996), “Dam Drivers” (1997) and “Z File” (1997) only appeared in the Mirror‘s Northern Ireland edition.

Thick writing = leap years

1943 = B (310)
1944 = C (310)
1945 = D (308)
1946 = E (309)
1947 = F (310)
1948 = G (311)
1949 = H (310)
1950 = J (309)
1951 = K (310)
1952 = L (310)
1953 = M (310)
1954 = N (310)
1955 = O (308)
1956 = P (310)
1957 = Q (310)
1958 = R (310)
1959 = S (310)
1960 = T (311)
1961 = U (309)
1962 = V (310)

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See Also: Garth: An Introduction

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