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The Comet.

The Comet (New Series) was first published by J. B. Allen on 20th September 1946. On 31st May 1949 the Comet was taken over by the Amalgamated press and ran for a total of 587 issues before being incorporated with the Tiger on 17th October 1959.

The Comet was published every two weeks until issue 96 and weekly thereafter.

Billy Bunter in the Comet

Billy Bunter appeared in the Comet in various formats between 1950-1958. Issues 85-96 were reprints from earlier Magnets but issues 97-135 contained genuine new stories by Frank Richards. Later issues were comic strip format. You can find more information in the publications section of The Greyfriars Index

Most of the information on this page is taken from the book "Greyfriars Since the Magnet" by Bill Lofts and Derek Adley. You can read the book here.

Issues 85-135 were scanned by lenny Bunter of the Bunter Yahoo group. The majority of the remainder by Jimpy of the Scanarama Yahoo group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue

Title
Issues 85-96 were reprints of original Greyfriars stories from the Magnet.

Issue 085

17th December 1949

Billy Bunterís Bust-Up

Issue 086

31st December 1949

Billy Bunterís Bust-Up
Issue 087

14th January 1950

Billy Bunterís Bust-Up
Issue 088

28th January 1950

Billy Bunterís Bust-Up
Issue 089

11th February 1950

Billy Bunter the Football Star
Issue 090

25th February 1950

Billy Bunter the Football Star
Issue 091

11th March 1950

Billy Bunter the Football Star
Issue 092

25th March 1950

Billy Bunter the Football Star
Issue 093

8th April 1950

Billy Bunter Limited
Issue 094

22nd April 1950

Billy Bunter Limited
Issue 095

6th May 1950

Billy Bunter Limited
Issue 096

20th May 1950

Billy Bunter Limited
Issues 97-135 feature new stories by Frank Richards. Now published weekly.
Issue 097

27th May 1950

Billy Bunterís Tea Party
Issue 098

3rd June 1950

Stumped
Issue 099

10th June 1950

Bunter Borrows a Bike
Issue 100

17th June 1950

Bunterís Fiver

Issue 101

24th June 1950

Bunterís Brainwave
Issue 102

1st July 1959

Billy Bunter Takes the Cake
Issue 103

8th July 1950

Billy Bunter Comes Unstuck
Issue 104

15th July 1950

Bunter No Likee
Issue 105

22nd July 1950

Hard Lines

Issue 106

29th July 1950

Was It Bunter?
Issue 107

5th August 1950

Bunter Becomes Quelchy
Issue 108

12th August 1950

Onto a Good Thing
Issue 109

19th August 1950

The Upper Hand
Issue 110

26th August 1950

What Bunter Heard
Issue 111

2nd September 1950

How Bunter Caught a Cold
Issue 112

9th September 1950

A Bumper Book For Bunter
Issue 113

16th September 1950

Chocs For Bunter
Issue 114

23rd September 1950

Six For Skinner
Issue 115

30th September 1950

Tempting Billy Bunter
Issue 116

7th October 1950

Fearless Billy Bunter
Issue 117

14th October 1950

Simple Billy Bunter
Issue 118

21st October 1950

Bunterís Revenge
Issue 119

28th October 1950

Bunter Laughs Last
Issue 120

4th November 1950

Fireworks For Bunter
Issue 121

11th November 1950

The Greyfriarsí Guy
Issue 122

18th November 1950

Billy Bunter and Duttonís Cake
Issue 123

25th November 1950

Billy Bunterís Lucky Day
Issue 124

2nd December 1950

Bunter Owns Up
Issue 125

9th December 1950

The Aim of Billy Bunter
Issue 126

16th December 1950

Billy Bunterís Invitation
Issue 127

23rd December 1950

Billy Bunterís Christmas Party
Issue 128

30th December 1950

Bunter Breaks Through
Issue 129

6th January 1950

Bunterís Artful Dodge
Issue 130

13th January 1951

Two Lovely Black Eyes
Issue 131

20th January 1951

Bunter Takes the Biscuit
Issue 132

27th January 1951

Billy Bunter and Cokerís Cake
Issue 133

3rd February 1951

Bunterís Bargain
Issue 134

10th February 1951

Billy Bunter Football Star
Issue 135

17th February 1951

Billy Bunter
Issue 135 was the last issue to feature a genuine Hamilton story. Later issues contained only picture stories.
Issue 186

9th February 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
  Issue 187

16th February 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
  Issue 188

23rd February 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
  Issue 189

1st March 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
  Issue 190

8th March 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
  Issue 191

15th March 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter

Issue 192

22nd March 1952

The Exploits of Billy Bunter
Issue 193

29th March 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 194

5th April 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 195

12th April 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 196

19th April 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 197

26th April 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 198

3rd May 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 199

10th May 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 200

17th May 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 201

24th May 1952

Billy Bunter Goes West
Issue 202

31st May 1952

Billy Bunter
Issue 203

7th June 1952

Billy Bunter
Issue 204

14th June 1952

Billy Bunter's Birthday Party
Issue 205

21st June 1952

Billy Bunter's Birthday Party
Issue 206

28th June 1952

Billy Bunter's Birthday Party
Issue 207

5th July 1952

The Worst Boy at Greyfriars
Issue 208

12th July 1952

The Worst Boy at Greyfriars
Issue 209

19th July 1952

The Worst Boy at Greyfriars
Issue 210

26th July1952

The Worst Boy at Greyfriars
Issue 211

2nd August 1952

Horace Cokerís Motor Bike
  Issue 212

9th August 1952

Horace Cokerís Motor Bike
Issue 213

16th August 1952

Horace Cokerís Motor Bike
Issue 214

23rd August 1952

Horace Cokerís Motor Bike
Issue 215

30th August 1952

Horace Cokerís Motor Bike
Issue 216

6th September 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 217

13th September 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 218

20th September 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 219

27th September 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 220

4th October 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 221

11th October 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 222

18th October 1952

The New Boys Secret
Issue 223

25th October 1952

Alonzo the Clown
Issue 224

1st November 1952

Alonzo the Clown
Issue 225

8th November 1952

Alonzo the Clown
  Issue 226

15th November 1952

Alonzo the Clown
Issue 227

22nd November 1952

Alonzo the Clown
Issue 228

29th November 1952

Pennies From Heaven
Issue 229

6th December 1952

Pennies From Heaven
Issue 230

13th December 1952

Pennies From Heaven
Issue 231

20th December 1952

The Greyfriarsí Ghost
Issue 232

27th December 1952

The Greyfriarsí Ghost
Issue 233

3rd January 1953

The Greyfriarsí Ghost
Issue 234

10th January 1953

The Greyfriarsí Ghost
Issue 235

17th January 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
Issue 236

24th January 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
Issue 237

31st January 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
Issue 238

7th February 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
Issue 239

14th February 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
Issue 240

21st February 1953

The Greyfriarsí Rebellion
The following issues featured picture stories illustrated by C. H. Chapman and were based on original stories from the Magnet.
Issue 407

5th May 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

  Issue 408

12th May 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

  Issue 409

19th May 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

Issue 410

26th May 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

  Issue 411

2nd June 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

  Issue 412

9th June 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

Issue 413

16th June 1956

The Famous Five

Jim Lee (Magnet 781-784)

  Issue 414

23rd June 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

Issue 415

30th June 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

Issue 416

7th July 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

  Issue 417

14th July 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

  Issue 418

21st July 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

  Issue 419

28th July 1956

The Famous Five

Mr. Carneforth (Magnet 743-745)

Issue 420

4th August 1956

Clifford Levison ??
  Issue 421

11th August 1956

Clifford Levison ??
  Issue 422

18th August 1956

Clifford Levison ??
  Issue 423

25th August 1956

Clifford Levison ??
  Issue 424

1st September 1956

Clifford Levison ??
Issue 425

8th September 1956

Clifford Levison ??
  Issue 426

15th September 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 427

22nd September 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

Issue 428

29th September 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

Issue 429

6th October 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 430

13th October 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 431

20th October 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

Issue 432

27th October 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 433

3rd November 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

Issue 434

10th November 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 435

17th November 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 436

24th November 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

Issue 437

1st December 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mick the Gypsy (Magnet 819-823)

  Issue 438

8th December 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Prince Bombobo

  Issue 439

15th December 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Prince Bombobo

  Issue 440

22nd December 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Prince Bombobo

  Issue 441

29th December 1956

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Prince Bombobo

  Issue 442

5th January 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter the hypnotist

  Issue 443

12th January 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter the hypnotist

  Issue 444

19th January 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter the hypnotist

  Issue 445

26th January 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike

  Issue 446

2nd February 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike

  Issue 447

9th February 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike

  Issue 448

16th February 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike

  Issue 449

23rd February 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike

  Issue 450

2nd March 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Lame Bunter (Magnet 806)

  Issue 451

9th March 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Lame Bunter (Magnet 806)

  Issue 452

16th March 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Lame Bunter (Magnet 806)

  Issue 453

23rd March 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Lame Bunter (Magnet 806)

  Issue 454

30th March 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 455

6th April 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 456

13th April 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 457

20th April 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 458

27th April 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 459

4th May 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 460

11th May 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 461

18th May 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Cokerís Motorbike - A Further Adventure

  Issue 463

1st June 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mr. Chesham (Magnet 23-25)

  Issue 464

8th June 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mr. Chesham (Magnet 23-25)

  Issue 465

15th June 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Mr. Chesham (Magnet 23-25)

  Issue 466

22nd June 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 467

29th June 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 468

6th July 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 469

13th July 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 470

20th July 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 471

27th July 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 472

3rd August 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 473

10th August 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 474

17th August 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 475

24th August 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 476

31st August 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 477

7th September 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Jimmy Vivian & Pengarth (Magnet 809-812)

  Issue 478

14th September 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Dumb Bunter (Magnet 787)

  Issue 479

21st September 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Dumb Bunter (Magnet 787)

  Issue 480

28th September 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Dumb Bunter (Magnet 787)

  Issue 481

5th October 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Thin Bunter (Magnet 682)

  Issue 482

12th October 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Thin Bunter (Magnet 682)

  Issue 483

19th October 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Thin Bunter (Magnet 682)

  Issue 484

26th October 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Billy in disguise as Bessie (Magnet 651)

  Issue 485

2nd November 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Billy in disguise as Bessie (Magnet 651)

  Issue 486

9th November 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter finds some treasure

  Issue 487

16th November 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter finds some treasure

  Issue 488

23rd November 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter finds some treasure

  Issue 489

30th November 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Billy Bunter detective

  Issue 490

7th December 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Billy Bunter detective

  Issue 491

14th December 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter's attempt to visit Wharton Lodge for Christmas

  Issue 492

21st December 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter's attempt to visit Wharton Lodge for Christmas

  Issue 493

28th December 1957

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter's attempt to visit Wharton Lodge for Christmas

  Issue 494

4th January 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter inks Quelch by mistake

  Issue 495

11th January 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter inks Quelch by mistake

  Issue 496

18th January 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter inks Quelch by mistake

Issue 496 was the last issue illustrated by Chapman. A new artist (unknown) illustrated the final issues featuring Greyfriars stories
  Issue 506

29th March 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

  Issue 507

5th April 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

  Issue 508

12th April 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

  Issue 509

19th April 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

  Issue 510

26th April 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

Issue 511

3rd May 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Skinner steals History of Greyfriars, Wharton is Blamed

  Issue 512

10th May 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter buys a four-poster bed at auction (Magnet 729)

  Issue 513

17th May 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter buys a four-poster bed at auction (Magnet 729)

  Issue 514

24th May 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter wins a bike in a competition

  Issue 515

31st May 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter wins a bike in a competition

  Issue 516

7th June 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter wins a bike in a competition

  Issue 517

14th June 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter receives a tuck hamper

  Issue 518

21st June 1958

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars

Bunter receives a tuck hamper