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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

World of Wonder: part 29

Luis Arcas / Gerry Wood (last page)

Wilf Hardy
John Smith
(* World of Wonder © Look and Learn Ltd.)


  1. Steve- what would be interesting one day would be to see a chart showing how all the various titles were absorbed/incorporated into other titles such as Look and Learn swallowing up Ranger and over the years it was like sharks gobbling up the smaller fry. I remember a chart in a Building Society about 20 years ago showing how smaller societies such as the Ramsbury and the Hornsea (?) were amalgamated/merged/swallowed up by/with other societies.

  2. I think it would certainly be interesting to compile it like a family tree, as some titles were linked in other ways. For instance, both Hurricane and Champion were said to be "Companion papers of Valiant", but they were merged with Tiger and Lion respectively. Lion, of course, merged with Valiant at a later date, Valiant merged with Battle and Battle merged with Eagle as did Tiger... and that's just the tiniest handful of titles. So it would be quite a complex chart!