|About Tiger and Scorcher |
See below for the history of this magazine
About Tiger and Scorcher
The Scorcher was almalgamated into Tiger comics from IPC in 1974.It kept many favourite strips-notably Billy's Boots and continued to publish full colour team photographs.
300 issues of TIGER and Scorcher were published from October 12th 1974 until August 30th 1980.
(Industrial action prevented publication of 3 issues in December 1978 and a further 5 in May and June 1980)
Tiger was a British comic magazine published from 1954 to 1985. The comic was launched under the editorship of Derek Birnage on 11 September 1954, under the name Tiger - The Sport and Adventure Picture Story Weekly and featured predominantly sporting strips. Its most popular strip was Roy of the Rovers, a football-based strip recounting the life of Roy Race and the team he played for, Melchester Rovers. This strip proved so successful it was spun out of Tiger and into its own comic.
The comic was merged with the football magazine Scorcher in the mid '70s, and became known as Tiger and Scorcher (unusual for such mergers it kept this title for several years). Later there was a further, less successful, merger with another comic called Speed. The end finally came on 30 March 1985, with some strips moving to The Eagle.
In all, 1,555 Tiger issues were published, as well as a number of hard-cover annuals.