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The Modern Boy.

The Modern Boy first appeared on 6th Feb 1928 and described itself as the most up to date boys paper in the world. Many famous boys writers of the time graced the pages - Alfred Edgar, Murray Roberts, George E. Rochester, Percy F Westerman, W. E. Johns and of course Charles Hamilton.

Eric Fayne wrote an article for the 1954 CD annual in which he examines the part that Charles Hamilton played in the development of the paper.  You can read it here.

Most of the Modern Boy scans contain only the Hamilton story only but a few issues are complete. Issues indicated by a hyperlink contain only the Hamilton stories, issues indicated with a pdf link are complete.

Many of the stories were later reprinted in the Boys Friend Library or the Schoolboys Own Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School for Slackers in the Modern Boy.

In 1934 Hamilton created yet another school - High Coombe - the school for Slackers. High Coombe was a slack school, the Head was slack, the Masters were slack and as a consequence the boys were slack. They had no interest in education or games, the most important thing for them was their appearance!

When the Headmaster retired the Governors Decide not to promote from within but to to bring in a new Head master, a young man by the name of McCann. It isn't an easy job, Masters and pupils are both against change but he does make some progress.

I enjoyed the series but have to agree with Eric Fayne that in keeping the series open for further yarns the Headmaster is seen as rather ineffective. It would have been better to close the series with the Headmaster finally succeeding in his task but of course this would have made it impossible to write any more stories!

An interesting article by Roger Jenkins appeared in the 1977 Collectors Digest. You can read the article here.

The stories were reprinted in the Schoolboys Own Library issues SOL 290 and SOL 299.

Original High Coombe stories were later published in Tom Merry's Own and Billy Bunter's Own.

Rio Kid in the Modern Boy.

In 1928 the Rio Kid made his first appearance in the Popular in an attempt to boost flagging sales and he stayed there for almost 3 years. When the Modern Boy began to struggle some seven years later Hamilton (Ralph Redway) once again came to the rescue and the Rio Kid made his first appearance in the Modern Boy on 25th September 1937. (note:- strictly speaking this was not the Rio Kid's first appearance in the Modern Boy, he had actually appeared four years earlier in comic strip format.)

The first story spans issues 503-514 from 1937 tells how the Kid becomes the foreman of the Lazy S ranch and the excitement prevailed before once again he was on the run from Mule Kick Hall of the Rangers. The second and final story spans issues 515-523 and tells of the Rio Kid's visit to Hollywood.

Original tales of the Rio Kid also featured in the Popular, Ranger, Billy Bunter's Own, and the Tom Merry's Own. Rio Kid stories from the Popular and Modern Boy were reprinted in the  Boys Friend Library.

Rio Kid Cartoon Strips in the Modern Boy.

The Rio Kid appeared in the Modern Boy in cartoon format in 1933 and in this story he is accused of stealing money from Old Man Dawney. The story spanned 17 issues 285 - 301. The stories are not by Hamilton but by a Sub writer.

Ken King in the Modern Boy.

Ken King made his debut in issue 1 in a story said to be written by the famous aviation pioneer Sir Alan Cobham and Charles Hamilton. Probably the only contribution by Cobham was the use of his name which was liberally used over the first twenty issues.

Ken King and his mate Kit Hudson sailed the unchartered waters of the south seas in his ketch the Dawn. Beachcombers, pearlers, cannibals and sea-lawyers featured heavily in the stories but there was always a twist that kept the stories interesting.

A total of 209 Ken King stories appeared in the Modern Boy. A number of stories were reprinted the Boys Friend Library. New stories also featured in  Billy Bunter's Own, and Tom Merry's Own

Bunny Hare in the Modern Boy.

In 1930 Hamilton wrote 12 short stories about the adventures of Bunny Hare. Eric Fayne says of them "These yarns make for interesting reading. Though the Bunny stories contained little of the character work for which the writer is famed, they were interesting and amusing"

The stories were reprinted in the Boys Friend Library issue BFL2/360.

Len Lex in the Modern Boy

Len Lex is a schoolboy detective who is sent to Oakshott School by his Uncle Detective Nixon of Scotland Yard. Eric Fayne described the stories as typical Hamilton Mystery yarns - pleasant enough reading but with plots familiar to any reader of the Magnet or Gem.

"The Schoolboy Detective" was published in issues 452-461 and was reprinted as "The Schoolboy 'Tec!" in Schoolboys Own Library issue SOL 353.

The "Moat House" series was published in issues 462-465 and was reprinted in the 1941 issue of the Greyfriars Holiday Annual as "The Moat House Mystery"

The "Eric Tunstall" series was published in issues 479-484 and the "Egerton Young" series was published in issues 485-488. Both were reprinted in "Asking for the sack" in the Schoolboys Own Library issue SOL 371.

An article by Derek Smith on "Len Lex - The Schoolboy Detective" appeared on page 140 of Collectors Digest issue 77. A more detailed article was published in the 1968 issue of the Collectors Digest in which Ron Hodgson had a light hearted look at Hamilton's Schoolboy detective. You can read the article here. (warning - contains spoilers).

  Issue Character Hamilton Content Notes
Issue 1/1

11th February 1928

Ken King King of the Islands Issues 1/1-20 were reprinted as "King of the Islands" in Boys Friend Library 2/331 and again in Boys Friend Library 2/577

Issue 1/2

18th February 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/3

5th February 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/4

3rd March 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/5

10th March 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/6

17th March 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/7

24th March 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/8

31st March 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/9

7th April 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/10

14th April 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/11

21st April 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/12

28th April 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/13

5th May 1928

     

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/14

12th May 1928

   

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/15

19th May 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/16

26th May 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/17

2nd June 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/18

9th June 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/19

16th June 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/20

23rd June 1928

Ken King King of the Islands
Issue 1/21

30th June 1928

Ken King No Salvage Issues 1/21-49 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/489 as "Boss of the Pacific"

Issues 1/47-49 and others from 1928 and 1929 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/365 as "Chums of the Island" and again in Boys Friend Library 2/602

Issue 1/22

7th July 1928

Ken King The Man who Fled
Issue 1/23

14th July 1928

Ken King Brought to Book
Issue 1/24

21st July 1928

Ken King Shanghaied
Issue 1/25

28th July 1928

Ken King The Upper Hand
Issue 1/26

4th August 1928

Ken King The Castaway of Lu'u
Issue 1/27

11th August 1928

Ken King Tricked by Cannibals
Issue 1/28

18th August 1928

Ken King Sought for - and Saved
Issue 1/29

25th August 1028

Ken King Sea Lawyer
Issue 1/30

1st Sepember 1928

Ken King The Treasure of Lalaio
Issue 1/31

8th Sepember 1928

Ken King The Floating Island
Issue 1/32

15th Sepember 1928

Ken King The Haunted Isle
Issue 1/33

22nd Sepember 1928

Ken King Abandoned
Issue 1/34

29th September 1928

Ken King Saved from the Sea
Issue 1/35

6th October 1928

Ken King The Sea Cook
Issue 1/36

13th October 1928

Ken King Prisoners of the Dawn
Issue 1/37

20th October 1928

Ken King Turning the Tables
Issue 1/38

27th October 1928

Ken King The Stowaway of the Dawn
Issue 1/39

3rd November 1928

Ken King The Guns of Guvunuka Taboo
Issue 1/40

10th November 1928

Ken King Rough Justice!
(Complete issue)
Issue 1/41

17th November 1928

Ken King Salving the Sunabaya!
(Complete issue)
Issue 1/42

24th November 1928

Ken King The Great Pearl of Gola
Issue 1/43

1st December 1928

Ken King A Fatal Fortune
Issue 1/44

8th December 1928

Ken King £500 Reward!
Issue 1/45

15th December 1928

Ken King The Phantom Fiddler
Issue 1/46

22nd December 1928

Ken King Ken King's Island Christmas!
Issue 1/47

29th December 1928

Ken King White Man's Luck!
Issue 1/48

5th January 1929

Ken King Bully o' the South Seas
Issue 1/49

12th January 1929

Ken King The Last Chance!
Issue 1/50

19th January 1929

Ken King The Sailorman's Secret Issues 1/50-55 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/341 as "Galleon's Gold" and again as Boys' Friend Library 2/594.


Issue 1/51

26 January 1929

Ken King Bars of Gold
Issue 1/52

2nd February 1929

Ken King The Luck of Dandy Peter!
Issue 1/53

9th February 1929

Ken King Sailing for Treasure 
Issue 1/54

16th February 1929

Ken King The Lost Galleon!
Issue 1/55

23rd  February 1929

Ken King Fortune's Favourite
Issue 1/56

2nd March 1929

Ken King The Little Red One  
Issue 1/57

9th March 1929

Ken King The Extra Hand  
Issue 1/58

16th March 1929

Ken King Stand and Deliver   
Issue 1/59

23rd March 1929

Ken King Monarch of the Atoll  
Issue 1/60

30th March 1929

Ken King The Pearl of Lukatu  
Issue 1/61

6th April 1929

Ken King The Luck of the Lugger  
Issue 1/62

13th April 1929

Ken King Pirates of the Pacific! Issues 1/62-68 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/355 as "Pirates of the Pacific" and again in Boys' Friend Library  2/597
Issue 1/63

20th April 1929

Ken King Ken King's Ordeal
Issue 1/64

27th April 1929

Ken King The Secret of the Island 
Issue 1/65

4th May 1929

Ken King Keeper of the Pirate's Hoard!
Issue 1/66

11th May 1929

Ken King The Return of the Raiders
Issue 1/67

18th May 1929

Ken King The Whip Hand!
Issue 1/68

25th May 1929

Ken King To the Rescue of Ken King
Issue 1/69

1st June 1929

Ken King The Way of the Whaler  
Issue 1/70

8th June 1929

Ken King The White Man of Aao Issues 1/70-73 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/406 as "Chums of the South Seas" and again in Boys' Friend Library 2/605
Issue 1/71

15th June 1929

Ken King The Mystery of the Pearl Island
Issue 1/72

22nd June 1929

Ken King The Prisoners of the Coral Cave
Issue 1/73

29th June 1929

Ken King Guardians of the Cave
Issue 1/74

6th July 1929

Ken King The Mystery of the Derelict  
Issue 1/75

13th July 1929

Ken King The Secret of the Schooner  
Issue 1/76

20th July 1929

Ken King The Trader of Vana-Vana  
Issue 1/77

27th July 1929

Ken King From the Jaws of Death  
Issue 1/78

3rd August 1929

Ken King Cabin Boy of the Dawn!  
Issue 1/79

10th August 1929

Ken King Foes of the Dawn!  
Issue 1/80

17th August 1929

Ken King The Secret of the Banyan  
 
Issue 1/103

25th January 1930

Ken King Pearls & Peril Issues 1/103-108 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/623 as "Pals of the Pacific"
Issue 1/104

1st February 1930

Ken King A Bid for a Fortune!
Issue 1/105

8th February 1930

Ken King The Secret of the Dawn
Issue 1/106

15th February 1930

Ken King The Cooky Boy's Find
Issue 1/107

22nd February 1930

Ken King Troublesome Treasure 
Issue 1/108

1st March 1930

Ken King Ken King Hits Back
 
Issue 1/131

9th August 1930

Bunny The Man with Ear Rings Issues 1/131-142 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/360 as "Adventure Bound"

Issue 1/132

16th August 1930

Bunny Bunny on the Track
Issue 1/133

23rd August 1930

Bunny Slave of the Wind
Issue 1/134

30th August 1930

Bunny Bunny's Luck
Issue 1/135

6th September 1930

Bunny The Vanishing Trick
Issue 1/136

13th September 1930

Bunny Bunny's Secret
Issue 1/137

20th September 1930

Bunny More Kicks than Ha'pence
Issue 1/138

27th September 1930

Bunny Bunny to the Rescue
Issue 1/139

4th October 1930

Bunny The Secret of the Sand Dunes
Issue 1/140

11th October 1930

Bunny The Man in the Veil
Issue 1/141

18th October 1930

Bunny The Pudding Head
Issue 1/142

25th October 1930

Bunny Treasure of Carthage
 
Issue 1/155

24th January 1931

Ken King The Return of King of the Islands Issues 1/155-162 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/434 as "The Haunted Island" and again in Boys' Friend Library 2/613
Issue 1/156

31st January 1931

Ken King Spectre of the South Seas
Issue 1/157

7th February 1931

Ken King The Mystery Island
Issue 1/158

14th February 1931

Ken King The Lagoon of Loya
Issue 1/159

21st February 1931

Ken King Kit Hudson - Mutineer!
Issue 1/160

28th February 1931

Ken King Hunters of the South Seas
Issue 1/161

7th March 1931

Ken King The Master of Fufa
Issue 1/162

14th March 1931

Ken King Shipmates of the Dawn
 
Issue 1/180

18th July 1931

  No Hamilton Content
(Complete Issue)
 
 
Issue 1/186

29th August 1931

Ken King The Solomon Islander  
Issue 1/187

5th September 1931

Ken King Cooky Boy's Treasure  
Issue 1/188

12th September 1931

Ken King Bo'sun of the Dawn  
Issue 1/189

19th September 1931

Ken King The Tick of Doom  
Issue 1/190

26th September 1931

Ken King Billy Bottle - Beachcomber!  
Issue 1/191

3rd October 1931

Ken King The Dawn's Queer Passenger  
Issue 1/192

10th October 1931

Ken King Cannibal Island!  
Issue 1/193

17th October 1931

Ken King Luck o' the South Seas  
 
Issue 1/218

9th April 1932

Ken King South Sea Shipmates Issues 1/218-224 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/582 as "South Sea Shipmates"
Issue 1/219

16th April 1932

Ken King Roaring Demons
Issue 1/220

23th April 1932

Ken King Treasure of Toto
Issue 1/221

30th April 1932

Ken King The Bully of the Octopus
Issue 1/222

7th May 1932

Ken King Chief of the Wai-Wai
Issue 1/223

14th May 1932

Ken King The Shark's Tooth
Issue 1/224

21st May 1932

Ken King Danny the Cooky Boy
 
Issue 1/236

13th August 1932

Ken King The Quest of Wu Fang Issues 1/236-245 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/461 as "The Lost Lagoon" and again in Boys' Friend Library  2/681

Issue 1/237

20th August 1932

Ken King The Sea-Cat's prize
Issue 1/238

27th August 1932

Ken King The chase of the Sea-Cat
Issue 1/239

3rd September 1932

Ken King Long Palm Island
Issue 1/240

10th September 1932

Ken King Ben Keefe's secret
Issue 1/241

17th September 1932

Ken King Ken King's clue
Issue 1/242

24th September 1932

Ken King Warriors of the South Seas
 
Issue 1/244

8th October 1932

Ken King Island of Pearls  
 
Issue 1/245

15th October 1932

Ken King The Beach of Terror  
Issue 1/246

22th October 1932

Ken King Ken King steps in  
Issue 1/247

29th October 1932

Ken King In the Head-Hunter's Lair  
Issue 1/248

5th November 1932

Ken King Feast Night on Aya-ua  
 
Issue 1/255

24th December 1932

   

  No Hamilton Content
(Complete issue)
 
 
Issue 1/277

27th May 1933

Ken King King of the Islands Issues 1/277-286 were adapted for the Boys' Friend Library 2/442  as "The Wild Man of the Island"

Issue 1/278

3rd June 1933

Ken King The Haunted Ship
Issue 1/279

10th June 1933

Ken King The Grinning Pirate
Issue 1/280

17th June 1933

Ken King Maroon Island
Issue 1/281

24th June 1933

Ken King Lost to the World
Issue 1/282

1st July 1933

Ken King The Wild Man of the Pacific
Issue 1/283

8th July 1933

Ken King The Isle of Surprises
Issue 1/284

15th July 1933

Ken King The Bully of Tonga
Issue 1/285

22nd July 1933

Ken King
Chasing the Dawn
-------------
Rio Kid Cartoon 
Issue 1/286

29th July 1933

Ken King
The King's Luck
-------------
Rio Kid Cartoon 
Issue 1/287

5th August 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/288

12th August 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/289

19th August 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon   
Issue 1/290

26th August 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/291

2nd September 1933

   Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/292

9th September 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/293

16th September 1933

   Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/294

23rd September 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/295

30th September 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon   
Issue 1/296

7th October 1933

   Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/297

14th October 1933

   Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/298

21st October 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/299

28th October 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/300

4th November 1933

  Rio Kid Cartoon   
Issue 1/301

11th November 1933

   Rio Kid Cartoon  
Issue 1/302

18th November 1933

Ken King King of the Islands Issues 1/302 - 323 were adapted for the Boys' Friend Library 2/481  as "The Million Dollar Island"
Issue 1/303

25th November 1933

Ken King The Pearls of Jam
Issue 1/304

2nd December 1933

Ken King The King's Joy-ride
Issue 1/305

9th December 1933

Ken King Treasure of Tunaviva
Issue 1/306

16th December 1933

Ken King Trouble on Tahiti
Issue 1/307

23rd December 1933

Ken King Outcast of the South Seas
Issue 1/308

30th December 1933

Ken King On the Pink Coral Trail
Issue 1/309

6th January 1934

Ken King The Atoll of Mystery
Issue 1/310

13th January 1934

Ken King The Secret Men of Tunaviva
Issue 1/311

20th January 1934

Ken King The King's Defeat
Issue 1/312

27th January 1934

Ken King Koko's Great Fight
Issue 1/313

3rd February 1934

Ken King No Surrender
Issue 1/314

10th February 1934

Ken King Ken King's Mate Bobs Up
Issue 1/315

17th February 1934

Ken King King of the Islands' Peril
Issue 1/316

24th February 1934

Ken King Death-trap of the South Seas
Issue 1/317

3rd March 1934

Ken King King of the Islands' Last Chance
Issue 1/318

10th March 1934

Ken King Comrades of the Ketch
Issue 1/319

17th March 1934

Ken King South Seas Treasure
Issue 1/320

24th March 1934

Ken King The Fire Ship
Issue 1/321

31st March 1934

Ken King White Flag - and Black Death
Issue 1/322

7th April 1934

Ken King The Lagoon of Tunaviva
Issue 1/323

14th April 1934

Ken King Billy the Beachcomber
 
Issue 1/347

29th September 1934

Ken King South Sea Salvage Issues 1/347-358 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/545  as "South Sea Salvage"
Issue 1/348

6th October 1934

Ken King Kit Hudson's Hustle
Issue 1/349

13th October 1934

Ken King The Crackerjack's Treasure
Issue 1/350

20th October 1934

Ken King South Seas Partners
Issue 1/351

27th October 1934

Ken King Head-Hunters of Treasure Island
Issue 1/352

3rd November 1934

Ken King War Canoes of Suna-Suna
Issue 1/353

10th November 1934

Ken King Guardians of South Seas Treasure!
Issue 1/354

17th November 1934

Ken King Ken King's Cannibal Hunt
Issue 1/355

24th November 1934

Ken King Prisoners of the Canoe House
Issue 1/356

1st December 1934

Ken King Phantom Gold
Issue 1/357

8th December 1934

Ken King Danny the Diver
Issue 1/358

15th December 1934

   

Ken King The Cooky-Boy's Haul
 
Issue 1/371

16th March 1935

Jimmy McCann The School for Slackers Issues 1/371-380 were reprinted in Schoolboys' Own Library issue 290 as "The School for Slackers"

Issue 1/372

23rd March 1935

Jimmy McCann The Fighting Head
Issue 1/373

30th March 1935

Jimmy McCann Rebels of the Fifth
Issue 1/374

6th April 1935

Jimmy McCann The War of the Fags
Issue 1/375

13th April 1935

Jimmy McCann Freeing the Fags
Issue 1/376

20th April 1935

Jimmy McCann The Dandy's Booby Trap
Issue 1/377

27th April 1935

Jimmy McCann Dorm Three’s Night Out
Issue 1/378

4th May 1935

Jimmy McCann Captive of the Fags
Issue 1/379

11th May 1935

Jimmy McCann Fourth Form Avenger
Issue 1/380

18th May 1935

Jimmy McCann The Prefects’ Revolt
 
Issue 1/384

15th June 1935

Jimmy McCann The Dandy Painter Issues 1/384-394 were reprinted in Schoolboys' Own Library issue 299 as "The Live-Wire Head"

Issue 1/385

22nd June 1935

Jimmy McCann Too Tired for Cricket
Issue 1/386

29th June 1935

Jimmy McCann What Price Duck’s Eggs?
Issue 1/387

6th July 1935

Jimmy McCann Captain and Fag
Issue 1/388

13th July 1935

Jimmy McCann Asking for the Sack
Issue 1/389

20th July 1935

Jimmy McCann Laying for the Head
Issue 1/390

27th July 1935

Jimmy McCann The High Coombe Joker
Issue 1/392

10th August 1935

Jimmy McCann The Cricket Dictator
Issue 1/393

17th August 1935

Jimmy McCann Tar and Feathers for Jimmy McCann
Issue 1/394

24th August 1935

Jimmy McCann Jimmy McCann’s Miracle
 
Issue 1/413

4th January 1936

Ken King The South Seas Scallywag Issues 1/413-427 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/589  as "South Sea Scallywag"
Issue 1/414

11th January 1936

Ken King Ken King’s Runaway
Issue 1/415

18th January 1936

Ken King Cannibal of Kua
Issue 1/416

25th January 1936

Ken King Head-Hunter’s Lair
Issue 1/417

1st February 1936

Ken King Rogue of the South Seas
Issue 1/418

8th February 1936

Ken King Deserter’s Trail
Issue 1/419

15th February 1936

Ken King Koko the Kanaka
Issue 1/420

22nd February 1936

Ken King Mutiny on the Dawn
Issue 1/421

29th February 1936

Ken King Wrecker of the Pacific
Issue 1/422

7th March 1936

Ken King Scallywag’s Luck
Issue 1/423

14th March 1936

Ken King Dandy Peter’s Cutter
Issue 1/424

21st March 1936

Ken King Beachcomber of Uvuka
Issue 1/425

28th March 1936

Ken King Ken King’s Man-Hunt
Issue 1/426

4th April 1936

Ken King Stealer of Men
Issue 1/427

11th April 1936

Ken King Dandy Peter’s Vengeance
 
Issue 1/452

3rd October 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective "The Schoolboy Detective" was published in issues 452-461 and was reprinted as "The Schoolboy 'Tec!" in Schoolboys Own Library issue 353.

Issue 1/453

10th October 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/454

17th October 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/455

24th October 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/456

31st October 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/457

7th November 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/458

14th November 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/459

21st November 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/460

28th November 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/461

5th December 1936

Len Lex The Schoolboy Detective
Issue 1/462

12th December 1936

Len Lex The Mystery of the Moathouse The "Moat House" series was published in issues 462-465 and was reprinted in the 1941 issue of the Greyfriars Holiday Annual as "The Moat House Mystery"
Issue 1/463

19th December 1936

Len Lex The Ghost Hunters
Issue 1/464

26th December 1936

Len Lex The Vanished Host
Issue 1/465

2nd January 1937

Len Lex Lost Sir Lucian
 
Issue 1/479

10th April 1937

Len Lex Kicked Out! The "Eric Tunstall" series was published in issues 479-484 and the "Egerton Young" series was published in issues 485-488. Both were reprinted in "Asking for the sack" in the Schoolboys Own Library issue 371.

Issue 1/480

17th April 1937

Len Lex Asking for the Sack!
Issue 1/481

24th April 1937

Len Lex Bully of the Fifth
Issue 1/482

1st May 1937

Len Lex Pie on the Warpath
Issue 1/483

8th May 1937

Len Lex House of Mystery
Issue 1/484

15th May 1937

Len Lex Kidnapped Fifth Former
Issue 1/485

22nd May 1937

Len Lex The Hold-up Man
Issue 1/486

29th May 1937

Len Lex Mystery Master
Issue 1/487

5th June 1937

Len Lex Man from Scotland Yard
Issue 1/488

12th June 1937

Len Lex Pie's Master Stroke
 
Issue 1/503

25th September 1937

Rio Kid   The Rio Kid Rides Again  
Issue 1/504

2nd October 1937

Rio Kid   The Lonely Hut  
Issue 1/505

9th October 1937

Rio Kid   Moonlight Stampede  
Issue 1/506

16th October 1937

Rio Kid   Traitor’s Trail  
Issue 1/507

23th October 1937

Rio Kid   Watchers of the Range  
Issue 1/508

30th October 1937

Rio Kid   Rustler’s Secret  
Issue 1/509

6th November 1937

Rio Kid   Rangers on His Track  
Issue 1/510

13th November 1937

Rio Kid   Night Alarm  
Issue 1/511

20th November 1937

Rio Kid   Hunted Down  
Issue 1/512

27th November 1937

Rio Kid   False Trail  
Issue 1/513

4th December 1937

Rio Kid   Lynch Law  
Issue 1/514

11th December 1937

Rio Kid   Mule-Kick Gets His Man  
Issue 1/515

18th December 1937

Rio Kid   The Rio Kid in Hollywood  
Issue 1/516

25th December 1937

Rio Kid   Fifty Thousand Dollar Prisoner  
Issue 1/517

1st January 1938

Rio Kid   Rio Kid, Talkie Star  
Issue 1/518

8th January 1938

Rio Kid   Just Like a Movie  
Issue 1/519

15th January 1938

Rio Kid   One throw of the Lariat  
Issue 1/520

22nd January 1938

Rio Kid   The Death Ride  
Issue 1/521

29th January 1938

Rio Kid   They Called him a Quitter  
Issue 1/522

5th February 1938

Rio Kid   Funk of the Films  
Issue 1/523

12th February 1938

Rio Kid   Hollywood Show-Down  
Second Series
Issue 2/6

26th March 1938

Ken King King of the Islands Issues 2/6-16 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/673  as "Rivals of Treasure Island"
Issue 2/7

2nd April 1938

Ken King The Boy Without a Name
Issue 2/8

9th April 1938

Ken King Bully of the Sunda
Issue 2/9

16th April 1938

Ken King Ken King Hits Back
Issue 2/10

23rd April 1938

Ken King Rivals of Treasure Island
Issue 2/11

30th April 1938

Ken King Van Duck's Vengeance
Issue 2/12

7th May 1938

Ken King Rivals of the Pearl Island
Issue 2/13

14th May 1938

Ken King Surprise Attack
Issue 2/14

21st May 1938

Ken King Dutchman's Prize
Issue 2/15

28th May 1938

Ken King Rescue Under Fire
Issue 2/16

4th June 1938

Ken King Flaming Arrows
Issue 2/17

11th June 1938

Ken King Island of Silence Issues 2/17-26 were reprinted in Boys' Friend Library 2/666  as "South Sea Treasure"

Issue 2/18

18th June 1938

Ken King Warned off Lalua
Issue 2/19

25th June 1938

Ken King It's Up to Koko
Issue 2/20

2nd July 1938

Ken King Hurricane Salvage
Issue 2/21

9th July 1938

Ken King Mystery of the Grampus
Issue 2/22

16th July 1938

Ken King Head Hunters' Gold
Issue 2/23

23rd July 1938

Ken King Phantom Fortune
Issue 2/24

30th July 1938

Ken King The Cooking Pots of Gulu
Issue 2/25

6th August 1938

Ken King Heave To, Dandy Peter
Issue 2/26

13th August 1938

Ken King Dandy Peter and the Ghost of the Sandbank
 
Issue 2/44

17th December 1938

  No Hamilton Content
(Complete Issue)
 
 
Issue 2/48

14th January 1939

Ken King King of the Islands  
Issue 2/49

21st January 1939

Ken King The Chest of Terror  
Issue 2/50

28th January 1939

Ken King Island of the Wolf  
Issue 2/51

4th February 1939

Ken King Man From the Sea  
Issue 2/52

11th February 1939

Ken King The Word was "Danger"!  
Issue 2/53

18th February 1939

Ken King Master of Mystery Island  
Issue 2/54

25th February 1939

Ken King Shark Bait!