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Frank Bellamy was self taught, starting out in a small Kettering studio, drawing advertising. His break into comic strips came as a result of work he was doing for national magazines (c/o Norfolk Studios) in 1952 when he drew a strip advertising feature "Commando Gibbs" in the Eagle.  He must have come to the growing comic market's attention very quickly, as he became a freelance artist in 1953. He was given the The Fleet Family strip in August 1954 in Swift, the sister publication to the million seller Eagle. After 6 strips and three years he was called on to illustrate a living hero on the back page of Eagle: Sir Winston Churchill. Previously only heroes of the past had taken this spot. Naturally creating the full colour strip worried Bellamy, but it has been acknowledged as one of his best over the years. Many full colour (and B&W strips) in comics followed.

Titles in lower case are reprints

the comic work

THE INDENTED TITLES ARE REPRINTS
Action 21- see reprint list of TV21 #52 - 58 and 59 - 65
ALLY SLOPER No 1 Sep 1976
  • "Swade" 
  • Wordless strip, 3 pages black and white A4 and a medium black and white illustration accompanying a 3 page article on Garth's father Steve Dowling 
BOY’S WORLD  Vol. 1:9. 23 March 1963, 

Desert Duel by Wilfred McNeilly. 

  • p. 14-15 Illustration: B&W double spread (fading under text on second page) German tank meets English desert rat "Two armies stood and watched as their champions fought a bitter duel"
BOY’S WORLD  Vol. 1:46 - 1:49, 2:1 - 2:17. (07/12/63 -28/12/1963, 04/01/1964 -  25/04/64) 

Brett Million/The Ghost World by Ken Bulmer 

  • Single colour page

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Century 21 - see reprint list of TV21 #99- 104

 

Countdown - see reprint list of TV21 #59 - 65

see also TV Action below

 

EAGLE  - Not Yet Found Drawing of Gary Player (by FB?) 

If you can help identify this piece from David Jackson's list, please email at feedback @ frankbellamy.co.uk

EAGLE Vol. 8:40 - 8:52, 9:1 - 9:36. (04/10/57 -28/12/57, 3/1/58 - 6/9/58) 

The Happy Warrior by Clifford Makins

  • A single page full colour strip on the life of then still living Winston Churchill 

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reprint

EAGLE Vol. 9:37 - 9:52, 10:1 - 10:15, (13/09/58 - 27/12/58, 03/01/59 - 11/04/59) 

The Shepherd King by Clifford Makins

  • A single page full colour strip on the life of King David
EAGLE Vol. 9:52, (27/12/58) 

He wants to be... (barrister)  

  • Half page colour strip
EAGLE Vol. 10:16 - 10:23 (18/04/59 - 06/06/59) 

Marco Polo by Chad Varah

  • A single page full colour strip 
EAGLE Vol. 10:28 - 10:40 (29/08/59 - 21/11/59) 

Dan Dare: Terra Nova by Eric Eden 

  • Two pages full colour

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reprint

EAGLE Vol. 10:41 - 10:45, 11:1 - 11:9 (28/11/59-26/12/59, 02/01/60 - 27/02/60) 

Dan Dare: Trip to Trouble by Eric Eden

  • Two pages full colour
 

reprint

EAGLE Vol. 11:12 - 11:28 (19/03/60 - 09/07/60) 

Dan Dare: Project Nimbus by Eric Eden

  • Two pages full colour

reprint

EAGLE Vol. 11:32 - 11:53, 12:1 - 12:4 (06/08/60 -  31/12/60, 07/01/61 - 28/01/61) 

Fraser of Africa : Lost Safari by George Beardmore

  • One full colour page

reprint

EAGLE Vol. 11:48 (26/11/60) 
EAGLE Vol. 12:5 - 12:20 (04/02/61 - 20/05/61) 

Fraser of Africa : The Ivory Poachers by George Beardmore

  • One full colour page

reprint

EAGLE Vol. 12:21 - 12:32 (27/05/61-12/08/61) 

Fraser of Africa : The Slavers by George Beardmore

  • One full colour page

reprint

EAGLE Vol. 12:34 (26/08/61) 

Rhino crushing his way through the undergrowth and Wellington creating blue murder behind him

  • Illustration B&W

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EAGLE Vol. 12:46 (18/11/61) 

Men of Action No.5 Sir Edmund Hillary 

  • Third of front cover - colour
EAGLE Vol. 13:10 - 13:27 (10/03/62 -07/07/62) 

Montgomery of Alamein by Clifford Makins

  • Double page spread full colour

reprint

EAGLE  Vol. 13:10 (10/03/62) 

Montgomery of Alamein 

  • Quarter of the colour cover. Also: 
    Vol. 13:12 (24/03/62)
    Vol. 13:13 (31/03/62)
    Vol. 13:14 (07/04/62)
    Vol. 13:16 (21/04/62)
    Vol. 13:18 (05/05/62) half cover
    Vol. 13:19 (12/05/62)
    Vol. 13:22 (02/06/62)
EAGLE Vol. 13:33 - 13:38 (18/08/1962 - 22/09/62) 

Only the Brave 

  • 1 page B&W
    No. 24 Flt Sgt John Goldsmith
    No. 25 John Edwards
    No. 26 Lilan Daka
    No. 27 Malcolm Bignall
    No. 28 PC Verth of Manchester
    No. 29 PC Tom Young

13:33 & 13:34 have quarter cover by FB in colour
Click on Note for example 

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reprint

EAGLE Vol. 13:43 - 13:52, 14:1 - 14:9 (27/10/62 - 29/12/62, 05/01/63 - 02/03/63) 

Heros the Spartan: The Island of Darkness by Tom Tully 

  • Double page spread full colour

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reprint

EAGLE  Vol. 14:10 - 14:43 (09/03/63 - 26/10/63) 

Heros the Spartan: The Eagle of the Fifth by Tom Tully

  • Double page spread full colour

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reprint

EAGLE  Vol. 15:23 - 15:42 (06/06/64 - 17/10/64) 

Heros the Spartan: Axe of Arguth by Tom Tully

  • Double page spread full colour

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EAGLE  Vol. 16:9 - 16:30 (27/02/65 - 24/07/65) 

Heros the Spartan: The Slave Army by Tom Tully

  • Double page spread full colour
EAGLE  Vol.16:35 - 16:36 (28/08/65 - 04/09/65) 
  • Arms Through the Ages: No. 5: The crossbow
  • Arms Through the Ages: No. 6: The floating mine 
    Full colour cover feature
Heros the Spartan in The Island of Darkness - published by Desmond Shaw (2006) - see reprint list of  Eagle Vol. 13:43 - 14:9

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reprint

Heros the Spartan in The Eagle of the Fifth Legion (Volume 1)- published by Desmond Shaw (2007)  - see reprint list of  Eagle Vol. 14:10 - 14:43  

reprint

Heros the Spartan in The Eagle of the Fifth Legion (Volume 2)- published by Desmond Shaw (2008)  - see reprint list of  Eagle Vol. 14:10 - 14:43  

reprint

JOE 90 1 (18/01/69) Full colour cover
Lion Holiday Special [1977]

The Slavers

  • pp.36-48 12 black and white pages - reprint with rearranged panels of the Eagle story

reprint

LOOK AND LEARN 422 (14/02/70) 

The man and the moment: James Cook 

  • 2 colour pages with text through one half

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LOOK AND LEARN 437 - 462 (30/05/70 - 21/11/70) 

The Story of World War One 

  • 2 page illustrations around text 

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Reprint

LOOK AND LEARN 452 (15/09/70) 

Verdun

  • Full colour cover
LOOK AND LEARN 463 (28/11/70) 
  • Article on Bellamy in response to letter from reader- shown illustrating issue 460 (07/11/1960)
LOOK AND LEARN 545 (24/06/72) - 549 (22/07/1972)  Reprint
LOOK-IN (12/06/71) Southerner Colour centrespread 
MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY 25 July 1953 – 12 Sep 1953 

Monty Carstairs: The Secret of the Sands  

  • Single page B&W picture strip
 Reprint
MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY19 Sep 1953 - 5 Dec 1953 

Monty Carstairs: The Mystery of the Musical Box 

  • Single page B&W picture strip
 Reprint
MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY 12 Dec 1953 – 20 Mar 1954

Monty Carstairs: The Mystery of the Black Pearls

  • Single page B&W picture strip

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MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY 27 Mar 1954 – 26 June 1954 

Monty Carstairs: The Men from the East 

  • Single page B&W picture strip
 
MICKEY MOUSE WEEKLY 26 June 1954 (volume 19, No. 737) – 31 July 1954 (volume 19, No. 742)

Walt Disney’s true life adventures: Living Desert   

  • [This appears in centrespread, top centre panels, colour -the rest of centrespread is filled with Goofy, the Mad Hatter etc.)

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Storyland- see reprint list of Swift #Vol 3.19 -4.33

reprint

SWIFT Vol. 1:22 - 1:29 (14 Aug 1954 - 2 Oct 1954)

The Fleet Family: The Island of Secrets 

  • Single page B&W picture strip with text boxes 

reprint

SWIFT Vol. 1:28 (25 Sep 1954)

Caught

  • Single B&W illustration of 2 men clearing broken glass from in front of car while boy sticks arm in open car window

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SWIFT Vol. 1:29 (2 Oct 1954)

David's Good Deed

  • Single B&W illustration of boy rescuing a cat in a tree

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SWIFT Vol. 1:30 -1:41, 2:1- 2:29 (9 Oct 1954 - 24 Dec 1954, 1 Jan 1955 - 16 Jul 1955) 

The Swiss Family Robinson 

  • Single page B&W picture strip 

reprint

SWIFT Vol. 1:33 (30 Oct 1954)

Jumping Wildcat

  • Single B&W illustration of a lynx leaping due to fireworks

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SWIFT Vol. 2:15 - 2:30 (9 April 1955 - 23 Jul 1955) 

Paul English 

  • Single page B&W picture strip 

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reprint

SWIFT Vol. 2:31 - 2:53, 3:1 - 3:18 (30 Jul 1955 - 31 Dec 1955, 7 Jan 1956 - 5 May 1956) 

King Arthur and his Knights by Clifford Makins

  • 2 page B&W picture strip

 

reprint

SWIFT Vol. 3:19 - 3:52, 4:1 - 4:8 (12 May 1956 - 29 Dec 1956, 5 Jan 1957 - 23 Feb 1957) 

Robin Hood and his Merry Men by Clifford Makins

  • 2 page B&W picture strip 

 

 

reprint

SWIFT Vol. 4:9 - 4:33 (2 Mar 1957 - 17 Aug 1957) 

Robin Hood and Maid Marian by Clifford Makins

  • 2 page B&W picture strip

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reprint

SWIFT Vol. 8:50 (16 December 1961) 

Amundsen-the first man to reach the South Pole

  • Colour cover - see Note for discussion on this piece

 

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reprint

Thunderbirds are go! see reprint list of TV21 #52 - 58, #83 - 89,#192, #193

 

Thunderbirds Extra [1966]- see reprint list of TV21 #52 - 58, #59 - 65

 

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Thunderbirds Holiday Special [1971] [10p price] - see reprint list of TV21 #99 - 104

 

Thunderbirds Holiday Special [1984] [65p price]- see reprint list of TV21 #66 - 72, #73-82, #99 - 104

 

Thunderbirds Holiday Special [1992] [£1.25 price]- see reprint list of TV21 #83 - 89, #90 - 92

 

Thunderbirds Holiday Special [1993] [£1.35 price] see reprint list of TV21 #179 - 183

 

Thunderbirds the collection - reprinted numbers 1-6 of Thunderbirds the comic 

 

Thunderbirds the comic- see reprint list of TV21 #52 - 58, #59 - 65, #66 - 72, #73-82, #99 - 104, #105 - 109, #110 - 117, #118 - 124, #125 - 129, #130 - 136, #137 - 140, #141 - 146, #147 - 154, #155 - 161, #162 - 169, #170 - 172, #173 - 178, #184 - 187, #188 - 191, #192 - 196

 

Treasure- see reprint list of Swift #Vol 3.19 -4.33  

reprint

TV ACTION & COUNTDOWN - see reprint list of TV21 #52 - 58
TV CENTURY 21 52 - 58 (15/01/66 - 26/02/66) 

Thunderbirds: Forest Inferno by Alan Fennell 

  • Colour centrespread plus one page B&W 

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reprint

TV CENTURY 21 59 - 65 (05/03/66 - 16/04/66) 

Thunderbirds: White Rhino Rescue by Alan Fennell 

  • Colour centrespread plus one page B&W 

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reprint

TV CENTURY 21 66 - 72 (23/04/66 - 04/06/66) 

Thunderbirds: Shoot Down the TC193 by Alan Fennell

  • Colour centrespread till #141
 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 73 - 82 (11/06/66 - 13/08/66) 

Thunderbirds: The Atlantic Tunnel by Alan Fennell 

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 83 - 89 (20/08/66 - 01/10/66)

  Thunderbirds: Flight to the Sun by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 90 - 92 (8/10/66 - 29/10/66)

Thunderbirds: TB3 Ditched on Venus by Alan Fennell

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reprint

TV CENTURY 21 99 - 104 (10/12/66 - 14/01/67)

  Thunderbirds: Camp 21st Century SOS by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 105 - 109 (21/01/67 - 18/02/67)

  Thunderbirds: Operation Depthprobe by Alan Fennell(?)

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 110 - 117 (25/02/67 - 15/04/67)

  Thunderbirds: The Bereznik Zoo Rescues by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 118 - 124 (22/04/67 - 03/06/67)

  Thunderbirds: Newfoundland Quake Makers by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 125 - 129 (10/06/67 - 08/07/67)

  Thunderbirds: Operation Cover-Up by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 130 - 136 (15/07/67 - 26/08/67)

  Thunderbirds: Voyage of the President by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 137 - 140 (02/09/67 - 23/09/67)

  Thunderbirds: Iceberg Melts - The Sea Boils by Alan Fennell 

 

reprint

TV CENTURY 21 141 - 146 (30/09/67 - 04/11/67)

  Thunderbirds: Mr Big - The Earthquake Maker by Alan Fennell

  • Two separate colour pages - till TV21 & Joe 90 1-4 (27/09/69 - 18/10/69)

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reprint

TV CENTURY 21 147 - 154 (11/11/67 - 30/12/67)

Thunderbirds: The Jovian Eye by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 155 - 161 (06/01/68 - 17/02/68) 

Thunderbirds: Heart of the Iceberg by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 162 - 169 (24/02/68 - 13/04/68) 

Thunderbirds: Brains is Dead by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 170 - 172 (20/04/68 - 04/05/68) 

Thunderbirds: The Neutron Cannon by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 173 - 178 (11/05/68 - 15/06/68) 

Thunderbirds: The 2068 Olympics by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 179 - 183 (22/06/68 - 20/07/68) 

Thunderbirds: The Jupiter Revolt by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 184 - 187 (27/07/68 - 17/08/68) 

Thunderbirds: The Devil's Crag by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 185 (03/08/68) 

Captain Scarlet by Angus Allan

  • Colour cover
 

 

reprint

TV21 186 (10/08/68) 

Captain Scarlet by Angus Allan 

  • Colour cover
 

 

reprint

TV21 188 - 191 (24/08/68 - 14/09/68) 

Thunderbirds: Death at the Eiffel Tower by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 192 - 196 (21/09/68 - 19/10/68) 

Thunderbirds: Atom Bomb Ship by Alan Fennell

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reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 192 (21/09/68) 

Captain Scarlet by Angus Allan 

  • Colour cover
 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 193 (28/09/68) 

Captain Scarlet by Angus Allan 

  • Colour cover
 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 197 - 202 (26/10/68 - 30/11/68) 

Thunderbirds: The Beast Men of Lingor by Alan Fennell 

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 203 - 208 (07/12/68 - 11/01/69) 

Thunderbirds: The Time Machine by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 209 - 217 (18/01/69 - 15/03/69) 

Thunderbirds: Zoo Ship by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 210 (25/01/69) 

Captain Scarlet by Angus Allan 

  • Colour cover
TV 21 & TV TORNADO 218 - 226 (22/03/69 - 17/05/69) 

Thunderbirds: Project City by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 227 - 234 (24/05/69 - 12/07/69) 

Thunderbirds: Volcanic Chain Reaction by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 235 - 238 (19/07/69 - 16/08/69) 

Thunderbirds: The Amazon Fire Pit by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV 21 & TV TORNADO 239 - 242 (23/08/69 - 06/09/69) 

Thunderbirds: Subsmash Rescue by Alan Fennell

 

reprint

TV21 & JOE 90 1-4 (27/09/69 - 18/10/69) 

Thunderbirds: Volcano Oil Search by Alan Fennell 

  • #1: One page colour
  • #2: 2 pages colour
  • #3: 2 pages B&W
  • #4: 2 pages B&W

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reprint

Valiant - see Advertising: Walls Wonderman
Warrior- see reprint list of Eagle - Heros
WESTERN GUN FIGHTERS: A MARVEL SPECIAL 1980
  • Colour cover of cowboy with raised gun pointing to the left, firing, with hat on head. Yellow ellipse in background

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Wham - reprints Eagle "Only the brave"
NON-ENGLISH REPRINTS - see separate page 

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