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2 January 2020

UPDATED: Count Duckula comics

Now with 2 new comic covers added...all addition in red

Usually I cover comics that I own but I'm breaking that rule here as I try and look at the various Count Duckula comics that were produced...so in no particular order then...

First up is this 10 issue series from London Editions

after these first 11 editions the London Editions comic the price (and maybe the format) changed - the price from 50p to 85p, here's Count Duckula comic, London Editions, issue 10...

Count Duckula comic, London Editions, issue 11...

Count Duckula comic, London Editions, issue 12


Then there's also a quarterly series - priced at almost twice what the above series sold for I hope it was twice as good! - this seems the most obscure series and I can't tell you anything more about it other than that the "no. 7" 'block' in the top right hand corner looks very much like a London Editions font so I think this is something to do with a comment that Nigel Parkinson made over on the Comics UK site (here)
I was part of a very small team who had a seven-issue run of our own comic, 1989/90 with Celebrity Group. The editor was ex-Marvel Etta Saunders and it was run out of a farmhouse in, I think, Kent. The only other thing I remember about them was their chairman had a Bentley. I think they lasted about 10 months

Not sure how being quarterly helps if this is issue 7 and Nigel only worked there for 10 months, but there you go, it's a messy chronology.


The most 'common' series is this one by Celebrity...It ran from at least12th July 1989 (issue #1) to at least February 1990. Initially weekly (up until issue 29) it had gone monthly by the February 1990 issue. Sadly, I can't telly you how long it lasted.
Most of the images here are taken from searching on Instagram.

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 1

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 2

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 3

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 4

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 5

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 8

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 9

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 10

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 11

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 14

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 15, 16, 17


Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 17-20

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue (18, 20 &) 21


Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 25

Count Duckula comic, published by Celebrity, issue 30


...and somewhere along the way Marvel (UK) got involved as well(!) - here's their Winter Special 


So there you have - a 'primer' (for which read 'incomplete') guide to Count Duckula's British comics. As I find more I'll update the above, as ever if you can help out with that task then just let me know.

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