GARTH Reprint List

FRANK BELLAMY - NEWSPAPER REPRINT LIST

This a listing of the reprints - for the data on the original run in the Daily Mirror during Frank Bellamy's time on the strip click here

The stories in published order were:
  1. Garth: Sundance
  2. Garth: The Cloud of Balthus
  3. Garth: The Orb of Trimandias
  4. Garth: Wolfman of Ausensee
  5. Garth: People of the Abyss
  6. Garth: The Women of Galba
  7. Garth: Ghost Town
  8. Garth: The Mask of Atacama
  9. Garth: The Wreckers
  10. Garth: The Beast of Ultor
  11. Garth: Freak out to Fear
  12. Garth: Bride of Jenghiz Khan
  13. Garth: The Angels of Hell's Gap
  14. Garth: The Doomsmen
  15. Garth: The Bubble Man
  16. Garth: The Beautiful People
  17. Garth: The Spanish Lady
  18. Garth: Ghost Town - reprint
  19. Garth: Manhunt
I have listed the stories in alphabetic order below after the book reprints and then also listed the contents of Menomonee Falls Gazette below

COLLECTED STRIPS IN REPRINT



THE DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF GARTH 1975
London: IPC Limited, ©1974. - Portrait format with new cover in paperback, 128 pages, Price: 60p


Contents:
    1. The Orb of Trimandias
    2. Ghost Town
    3. Cloud of Balthus
    4. Women of Galba
    5. Sundance
    6. Wolfman of Ausensee
NOTE:
  • This book reprints stories from the Daily Mirror but covers up the nudity or omit some strips. For better reproductions see the Titan Books listed below
  • The contents page reads "Cloud of Baltus" - dropping the 'h'
  • The last 2 strips of the "Women of Galba" are not included



THE DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF GARTH 1976

London: IPC Limited, ©1975. - Landscape format with new cover in paperback, 128 pages, Price: [60p]

Contents:
  1. The Mask of Atacama
  2. The Beast of Ultor
  3. The People of the Abyss
NOTE:
  • This book, unlike the 1976 book above,  contains strips which originally appeared with nudity and they are presented uncensored here.
  • Also the title of the third strip is actually "People of the Abyss" - without the 'the
  • I listed and showed those episodes missing from this book on the Blog. 
  • Mask of Atacama missing: G170, G173, G230, G231, G237, G246
  • People of the abyss: F243, F259, F264, F272, F273, F299
Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus
Jim Edgar and Frank Bellamy, London: Titan Books, ©1984, 96 pages, introduction and checklist of Garth strips.

Reprints:
  1. Sundance,
  2. Cloud of Balthus
  3. The Orb of Trimandias
  4. Wolfman of Ausensee
NOTE:
  • Titan used the original "Garth" strips from the Daily Mirror - therefore nudity appears in these reprints
  • Cover by Martin Asbury



Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba 

Jim Edgar and Frank Bellamy, London: Titan Books, ©1985, 96 pages including 4 pages on scripting Garth plus listing of Garth stories

Reprints:

  1. People of the Abyss
  2. The Women of Galba
  3. Ghost Town
  4. The Mask of Atacama
NOTE:
  • Titan used the original "Garth" strips from the Daily Mirror - therefore nudity appears in these reprints
  • Cover by  Ian Gibson
  • Interesting 4 pages on how Jim Edgar scripts compare to the finished Bellamy drawings.
  • 1 page on the complete listing of all Garth stories from 1943 - 1984
 
Mirror Classic Cartoon Collection
Mike Higgs, London: Hawk 1998

Reprints
      1. The Manhunt - partially illustrated by Bellamy and then Martin Asbury
NOTE:
The other Garth strip reprinted is "The Captive" by Steve Dowling






INDIVIDUAL STORIES REPRINTED
(in alphabetical order)



GARTH: THE ANGELS FROM HELL'S GAP
  • Garth: The Angels of Hell's Gap All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.13 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Daily Mirror Monday 21 February 2011 to Tuesday 12 April 2011 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

GARTH: THE BEAST OF ULTOR
Coloured by Martin Baines

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1976 London: IPC Limited, ©1975.
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #202 - #218  (27 October 1975 -16 February 1976) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Thursday 11 April 2013 to  - Saturday 1 June 2013 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines
Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 

  • Garth: The Beautiful People All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.19  [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 3 August 2011 to Friday 23 September 2011 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

  

Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: BRIDE OF JENGHIZ KHAN 

  • Garth: Bride of Jenghiz Khan (Daily Strips No. 1). London: J. Dakin, P. Hudson & G. Lawley, May 1979  - A5 size reprint 20 pages - Print run 400
  • Garth: Bride of Jenghiz Khan All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.1 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Daily Mirror Tuesday 19 February 2013 to Wednesday 10 April 2013 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines


Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE BUBBLE MAN 

  • Garth: The Bubble Man All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.28 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • "Garth: The Bubble Man" Spaceship Away Issue 19, October 2009, to Issue 23 March 2011 Coloured by John Ridgway
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 9 November 2011 to Friday 30 December 2011 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines


Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE CLOUD OF BALTHUS 

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1984
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #52 - #67 (11 December 1972 - 26 March 1973) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 22 February 2012 to 14 April 2012- Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines




Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE DOOMSMEN
  • Garth: The Doomsmen (Daily Strips No. 7) London: John Dakin, February 1981  - A4 size reprint 20 pages - Print run 1000. 
  • Another edition found published by the Daily Mirror with Copyright John Dakin taken off and where it says No.7, instead it says Daily Mirror
  • Garth: The Doomsmen All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.7 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Daily Mirror Friday 28 December 2012 to Monday 18 February 2013 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: FREAK OUT TO FEAR 

  • Garth: Freak out to Fear All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.17 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #218 - #232  (16 February 1976 - 3 March 1978) H225 [H227 would have been the complete story but MFG folded with strips carried on in the Comic Reader - but no longer Garth] - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W. Unfortunately, in addition to not printing the last two strips in the story, they inexplicably skipped H160-H165. [Thanks to Steve Rubin for the information]
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 1 June 2016 to Wednesday 26 July 2016 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines
Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: GHOST TOWN
  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1985
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #131 (17 June  1974) - #157 (16 December 1974) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Saturday 24 September 2011 to  - 8 November 2011. Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines (1st episode has John [sic] Edgar, Bellamy and Baines credits)
  • Daily Mirror Friday 25 September 2015 to  - Monday 9 November 2015. Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines (1st episode has John [sic] Edgar, Bellamy and Baines credits)

GARTH: THE MANHUNT
Coloured by Martin Baines
  • Mirror Classic Cartoon Collection, Mike Higgs, London: Hawk 1998
  • Daily Mirror Tuesday 4 November 2014 to  Wednesday 12 November 2014 Bellamy's last episode is K254. Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines (with printed credits for Baines and Bellamy but not Edgar the author). The story continued drawn by Martin Asbury until 22 December 2014



Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE MASK OF ATACAMA
  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1976 London: IPC Limited, ©1975.
  • Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1985
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #157 (16 December 1974) - #184 (23 June 1975)- 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W (none in #158 (23 December 1974) - no explanation given)
  • Daily Mirror Friday 14 September 2012 to - Monday 5 November 2012 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

GARTH: THE ORB OF TRIMANDIAS
Coloured by Martin Baines

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1984
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #67  (26 March 1973) - #83 (16 July 1973) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Monday 3 June  2013 to - Monday 29 July 2013 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS 

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1976 London: IPC Limited, ©1975
  • Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1985
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #98 (29 October 1973) - #114 (18 February 1974) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Monday 16 April 2012 to Friday 8 June 2012. Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines [Followed by reprint of Asbury art in "Ship of secrets"]

Coloured by Martin Baines
GARTH: THE SPANISH LADY 

  • Garth: The Spanish Lady (Daily Strips, Garth No. 3). London: John Dakin, Nov 1979  - A4 size reprint 20 pages
  • Garth: The Spanish Lady All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.3 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 8 June 2011 - Tuesday 2 August 2011 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines
Art by John Allard, Coloured by Martin Baines

GARTH: SUNDANCE
  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1984
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #40 (18 Sep 1972) - #52 (11 Dec 1972) 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W - Note: #51 (4 December 1972) misprinted as #52 on cover / Sundance started with Allard's art in #38
  • Daily Mirror Tuesday 6 November 2012 - Thursday 27 December 2012 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines [The last episode of two strips has an advert for the following story "The Doomsmen"]

GARTH: WOLFMAN OF AUSENSEE
Coloured by Martin Baines

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book One: The Cloud of Balthus Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1984
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #84  (23 July 1973) - #98 (29 October 1973) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Garth: Meets the Werewolf All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.74 (Information taken from DownTheTubes  April 2011)
  • Daily Mirror Saturday 31 December 2011 to Tuesday 21 February 2012 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines (with the last episode having in addition a collage advert for the next story)

Coloured by Martin Baines

GARTH: THE WOMEN OF GALBA 

  • The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1975, London: IPC Limited, ©1974
  • Garth Book Two: The Women of Galba Jim Edgar, London: Titan Books, 1985
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #114 (18 February 1974) - #131 (17 June 1974) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W
  • Daily Mirror Tuesday 31 July 2012 to Thursday 13 September 2012 - Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines


GARTH: THE WRECKERS
Coloured by Martin Baines

  • Garth: The Wreckers All Devon Comic Collectors Club Daily Strips: Collectors Club Editions No.23 [No date] - Information from Garth: the index (Pub: ADCCC)
  • Menomonee Falls Gazette #184 (23 June 1975) - #202 (27 October 1975) - 6 daily strips reprinted in B&W but missing episodes G301-G306 inclusive
  • Daily Mirror Wednesday 13 April 2011 - Tuesday 7 June 2011 Two tier reprint coloured by Martin Baines

MENOMONEE FALLS GAZETTE
Menomonee Falls Gazette was a tabloid black and white publication (some editions had spots of colour) in the 1970s by Street Enterprises. It included reprinted newspaper comic strips from the United States, the U.K and other English-speaking countries.

In the MFG #37 (p.13) the announcement was made that the replacement for "Drift Marlo",
"starting next issue, will be Garth, England's answer to Superman. After the final two weeks that Steve Dowling did before he retired (he created the strip in July of 1943), which will appear in #38 and #39 of the Gazette, Frank Bellamy takes over on the art chores. Bellamy is one of the finest craftsman in the whole of comic art and is admired by professionals and fans alike. Garth is the reincarnation of a Greek god, who has the habit of journeying into the past or present to fight tyranny - wherever and whoever it may be  
"Garth" was reprinted from the beginning of "Sundance" - 2 issues having John Allard's work until Bellamy started in issue #40 where 6 daily strips were presented on one page - and thus some episodes ended and new ones started in the same issue

"Freak out to fear" was the last story run and it ended incomplete as the MFG ended. MFG joined the editors' other publication "The Comic Reader" for a time from #164 but Garth did not carry over, although some other UK strips did.
 
However a listing in The Comic Reader is very useful and shows that Garth ran in odd issues only from #127-181  then every time in #182-226. However this isn't quite accurate as Garth also appeared in the sporadic final issues upto #232.

For a fuller account see my article

STORY TITLE MFG ISSUE NUMBERS NOTES
Sundance MFG #40 - # 52 Allard, #38-#39
The Cloud of Balthus MFG #52 - #67
The Orb of Trimandias MFG #67 - #83
Wolfman of Ausuensee MFG #84 - #98
People of the Abyss MFG #98 - #114
The Women of Galba MFG #114 - #131
Ghost Town MFG #131 - #157
Mask of Atacama MFG #157 - #183 MFG #173 = G211-G216
MFG #175 = G223-G228
MFG #177 = G217-G222
MFG #178 = G229-G234
MFG #181 = G235-G240
MFG #183 = G247-G252
Last 2 episodes missing
The Wreckers MFG #185 - #202 First 4 episodes missing
MFG #185 = G259-G264
MFG #191 = G295- G300
G301-306 missing
MFG #192 = G307-H3
The Beast of Ultor MFG #202 - #218 MFG #205 = H58-H63
MFG #206 = H160-H165 from "Freak out to Fear"
MFG #207 =H64-H69
Freak out to Fear MFG #218 - [#232] MFG #222 = H154-H159
MFG #223 = H166-H171
MFG #232 = H220-H225 was the last

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