Saturday, July 30, 2011

Buster Comic Library #29

The Buster comic library ran for 30 issues back in the 1980's but issue #29 was never sold in the shops. The reason for this is because the front cover has a picture of Buster holding a firework. I was fortunate enough to buy a copy of this incredibly scarce comic off a New Zealand auction website for around £1.50! I was amazed that I had actually bought this item and at so low a price!

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think that this issue may have been sold in New Zealand, as I have seen it auctioned on the same website twice.
The comic was advertised on the back of the Whizzer and Chips Comic Libraries that were on sale at the same time, but the image was only in Black 'n' white. So there is a vice versa advertisement in this issue of Buster advertising the Whizzer and Chips Comic Libraries. On the inside of the back cover there is an advertisement for #30 of Buster Comic Libraries and on the back cover an advertisement for the Buster Book 1986!
Like most of Busters comic libraries, this issue is packed full of favorites from brilliant artists such as Ken Reid, Robert Nixon and Reg Parlett.


2 comments:

Kid said...
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George Shiers said...

It's unfortunate it was never sold, I really liked the cover and I don't think any kid that in the country is going to be stupid with fireworks, with maybe one or two exceptions who think they're funny. If you look here on Peter Gray's site it shows a man tying a firework too a dogs tail.

http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogspot.com/2011/11/better-late-than-neverbonfire-night.html

If you could trust kids to be safe back then why not now?