Garth from the Daily Mirror
Art by Frank Bellamy

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 – Strip Checklist – Part One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight (Reprints)

No Story Writer Artist Date Code Number of strips Reprinted
151 Days of Doom JA MA 16/6/94 – 14/9/94 C143 – C220 78
152 Twilight World

Writer: Philip Harbottle

Artist: Martin Asbury

Published: 15th September 1994 – 23rd November 1994 (C221 – C280)

Number of Episodes: 60

In remote futurity, the sun is dying, the Earth freezing. To solve the problem scientists construct the Arbiter, a super computer incorporating human brains. It telepathically forces its creators to encase their brains in cybernetic units—machine men, impervious to the cold. Humanity is culled, and only a few hundred retained as servitors in the City of Machines.

One scientist, Gofal, remains free of the Arbiter’s control. He transports his ancestor, Garth, across time to help save humanity. Immune to the Arbiter’s telepathic control, Garth is able to remove one of its brains encased in a super metal, urillium. Duplicating this metal, Gofal encases a spaceship in it, enabling Garth to fly close enough to the sun to drop a super bomb that will restore the sun.

The sun melts the ice on Earth and the resultant floods destroy the City of Machines. Gofal then restores Garth to his own time.

Synopsis by Philip Harbottle

PH MA 15/9/94 – 23/11/94 C221 – C280 60
153 Stag Night MA MA 24/11/94 – 18/1/95 C281 – D15 48
154 Devil Woman

Writer: Philip Harbottle

Artist: Martin Asbury

Published: 19th January 1995 – 29th March 1995 (D16 – D75)

Number of Episodes: 60

Garth and Professor Lumiere witness an experiment to transmute metals, conducted by physicist Jeff Barclay. But alongside transmuted metal, there appears the almost nude body of a beautiful woman, who speaks an unknown language. Barclay is suspended pending a scientific inquiry. Lumiere assumes care of the mysterious girl, Iana, and with the besotted Barclay, teaches her English.

At the inquiry, Lumiere asserts that Iana is an alien who died in space, but whose body atoms miraculously reassembled in the laboratory. He is not believed, and Barclay is dismissed. Garth’s reservations about Iana are justified when she murders Lumiere’s housekeeper and paralyzes Barclay with the power of her mind. She seeks to destroy humanity as revenge for the destruction of her planet (now the Asteroid Belt) and begins murdering leading scientists, including Garth’s old girlfriend Dr. Carol Highton. A vengeful Garth succeeds in utterly destroying Iana by atomic bombardment with her transmutation machine.

Synopsis by Philip Harbottle

PH MA 19/1/95 – 29/3/95 D16 – D75 60
155 Home Run AA MA 30/3/95 – 7/6/95 D76 – D135 60
156 Sub mission MA MA 8/6/95 – 16/8/95 D136 – D195 60
157 Bigfoot JT MA 17/8/95 – 25/10/95 D196 – D255 60
158 Railhead AA MA 26/10/95 – 5/1/96 D256 – E4 60
159 Room 202 MA MA 6/1/96 – 14/3/96 E5 – E64 60
160 Mistress Orange MA MA 15/3/96 – 23/5/96 E65 – E124 60
161 Nasuanna MA MA 24/5/96 – 8/8/96 E125 – E190 66
162 Sal’s Island PT MA 9/8/96 – 17/10/96 E191 – E250 60
163 The Picture MA MA 18/10/96 – 28/12/96 E251 – E310 60
164 Dam Drivers MA MA 31/12/96 – 8/2/97 E311 – F34 36
165 Z File MA MA 10/2/97- 22/3/97 F35 – F70 36
(166) Garth in Space KR SD/JA Daily Mirror Book for Boys 1970 24
(167) Double Diamonds KR JA Daily Mirror Book for Boys 1971 24
Writer / Artist abbreviations:
AA = Angus Allan • DF = Don Freeman • DH = Dick Hailstone • FB = Frank Bellamy • HM = Hugh McClelland • JA = John Allard • JE = Jim Edgar • JT = James Tomlinson • KR = Ken Roscoe • MA = Martin Asbury | PH = Philip Harbottle • PO = Peter O’Donnell | PT = Peter Tranter • SD = Steve Dowling • TQ = Tim Quinn • MB = Martin Baines
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 Figures in brackets denote number of days the newspaper appeared that year Pre 1982 it was not published Sunday, Good Friday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day From 1982 it was published every day except Sunday and Christmas Day Stories 163, 164 and 165 appeared only 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)

1963 = W (310)

1964 = X (311)

1965 = Y (310)

1966 = Z (311)

1967 = A (309)

1968 = B (311)

1969 = C (309)

1970 = D (305)

1971 = E (304)

1972 = F (307)

1973 = G (309)

1974 = H (306)

1975 = J (307)

1976 = K (310)

1977 = L (310)

1978 = M (307)

1979 = N (309)

1980 = O (307)

1981 = P (309)

1982 = Q (309)

1983 = R (311)

1984 = S (313)

1985 = T (307)

1986 = U (310)

1987 = V (311)

1988 = W (314)

1989 = X (311)

1990 = Y (312)

1991 = Z (312)

1992 = A (313)

1993 = B (312)

1994 = C (313)

1995 = D (311)

1996 = E (312)

1997 = F (312)

See Also: Garth: An Introduction

• Garth – Strip Checklist – Part One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight (Reprints)

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