Film Fun comic
Film Fun started in 17th Jan 1920 and ran for 2225 issues until 8th Sept 1962.
over the years a number of issues have merged with this title...
Picture Fun - (31st July 1920)
Kinema Comic - (22nd Oct 1922)
Film Picture Stories - (23rd Feb 1935)
illustrated chips or 'Chips' - (19th Sept 1953) - no content trasfer, in name only on the cover (why bother?)
Top Spot - (23rd Jan 1960)
As a Competition measure the publishers bought out Kinema comic and merged them in 1932.
The comic title changed to Film Fun & Thrills on 13th Jan 1959
They merged with Buster comic in 26th Feb 1961
Between the years 1959 to 1961 Superman reprint newspaper strips appeared.
Free Gifts/Comics lited to date:
- Film Fun #1 - (17th Jan 1920) - Fatty Arbuckle photo plate
- Film Fun #982 - (12th Nov 1938) - The George Formby Big-Hit Song Book
- Film Fun #992 - (21st Jan 1939) - The 2nd George Formby Big-Hit Song Book
- Film Fun #1708 - (11th Oct 1952) - Big Book of Film Stars
Film Fun #1
- (17th Jan 1920)
Fatty Arbuckle photo plate
photo plate with blank reverse
The cover was led by Harold Lloyd in his early career he went by the stage name 'Winkle'.
recent online sale of the free gift alone went for £52.67
Film Fun #982 - (12th Nov 1938)
The George Formby Big-Hit Song Book
Film Fun #992 - (21st Jan 1938)
The 2nd George Formby Big-Hit Song Book
Film Fun #1708 - (11th Oct 1952)
The Big Book of Film Stars