The Wizard

The Wizard was a boys storypaper and was first published on (22nd Sept 1922) and ran for 1970 issues until 16th Nov 1963. It was later relaunched as a comic magazine on (14th Feb 1970 and ran until 10th June 1978)


Free Gifts/comics listed to date:

  • The Wizard #851 - (25th March 1939) - Battles for the Flags - The Last Stand of L. Battery at Mons - picture card
  • The Wizard #855 - (22nd April 1939) - Battles for the Flags- Bayonet Attack at Givenchy - picture card
  • The Wizard #1444 - (17th Oct 1953) - front cover advert for free gift in next issue
  • The Wizard - flyer - (17th Oct 1953) - free gift adverts for issues #1445 & #1446
  • The Wizard #1445 - (24th Oct 1953) - The Quick-Flick Spinner
  • The Wizard - flyer - (28th Oct 1954) - free gift adverts for issues #1490
  • The Wizard - flyer - (12th Oct 1957) - free gift adverts for Wizard #1652 & Wizard #1653
  • The Wizard - flyer - (30th Aug 1958) - free gift advert for Wizard #1698 & Wizard #1699
  • THe Wizard #1698 - (30th Aug 1958) - The Lightening Skimmer
  • The Wizard #1699 - (6th Sept 1958) - Bust the Dam shuffle board game
  • The Wizard - flyer - (14th Feb 1959) - free gift Advert for Wizard #1730
  • The Wizard - flyer - (26th Sept 1959) - free gift advert for Wizard #1756
  • The Wizard #1836 - (22nd April 1961) - full front page advert for 3No. upcoming free gifts in next issue
  • The Wizard #1837 - (29th April 1961)- I am a Loco Spotter log book + 6x train photo cards & Loco Spotter tin badge

 

  • The Wizard (2nd series) #4 - (7th March 1970) - Super Squirt ring


The Wizard #851

- (25th March 1939)

 

Free Gift:

Battles for the Flag - picture card

from a set of 26 cards given out between The Wizard and The Rover comics

Description:

The Royal Artillerty:

The Last Stand of L. Battery at Mons


The Wizard #851

- (25th March 1939)

 

Free Gift:

Battles for the Flag - picture card

from a set of 26 cards given out between The Wizard and The Rover comics

 

Description:

The King's (Liverpool Regiment):

The Bayonet Attack at Givency


The Wizard #1444

Date - (17th Oct 1953)

 

Description:

Full page cover advert for the upcoming Quick Flick Spinner free gift in the next issue


The Wizard - flyer

Date - (17th Oct 1953)

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #587

 

Free gift advert for Wizard #1445 & Wizard #1446

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gifts...

- The Quick Flick Spinner (Wizard #1445)

- 2x A.H. Midget Twin books (Wizard #1446)

1. A for Aircraft

2. H for Hoaxes

 


The Wizard #1445

Date - (24th Oct 1953)

 

Free Gift - The Quick-Flick Spinner

 

Description :

A spiked metal spinner with numbers at each point & a raised bump to middle to help it spin. The issue came with a game board printed to the cover. spinner prone to rust.



The Wizard - flyer

Date - (28th Aug 1954)

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #587

Two free gifts where issued with Wizard #1490, both made of metal

 

Free Gifts advert for Wizard #1490

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gifts...

1. Ink Blot (Wizard #1490)

2. Black Beetle (Wizard #1490)


The Wizard- flyer

Date - (12th Oct 1957)

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #795

 

Free Gift adverts for Wizard #1652 & Wizard #1653

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gifts...

-The Memory Man's Book of Football Facts (Wizard #1652)

-The Memory Man's Book of Sport Specials (Wizard #1653)


The Wizard- flyer

Date - (6th Sept 1958)

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #842

 

Free Gift advert for Wizard #1698 & Wizard #1699

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gifts...

-Lighting Skimmer (Wizard #1698)

- Bust the Dam (Wizard #1699)


The Wizard #1698

dated - (30th Aug 1958)

 

Free Gift:

The Lightening Skimmer

 

Description:

Skimmer projected with rubber band


The Wizard #1699

dated - (6th Sept 1958)

 

Free Gift:

Bust the Dam

 

Description:

desk top game with shuffle board style to use jet to knock the missle into one of the three openings at top of board.


The Wizard- flyer

Date - (14th Feb 1959)

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #865

 

Free Gift Advert for Wizard #1730

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gift...

- (2x cards) Football Tricks & Tips by Mystery Trainer (Wizard #1730)

These trading cards formed part of a 64 card set that was presented over 8 weeks (2 cards for each issue) through the Wizard, The Rover, Adventure & The Hotspur.


The Wizard- flyer

Date - (26th Sept 1959)

 

Free gift advert for Wizard #1756

 

Description:

This flyer was issued with Beano Comic #898

 

Flyer promotes upcoming free gifts...

-(sheet of 12 photo-cards)

Football Stars of 1959 (Wizard #1756)

This was the start to make a full set of 44 photo-cards.


The Wizard #1836

Date - (22nd April 1961)

 

Description:

Full front page advert for 3No. upcoming free gifts in next issue.


The Wizard #1837

Date - (29th April 1961)

 

Free Gifts:

1. 'I am a Loco Spotter' log book

2. Six photo cards of trains for log book

3. I am a Loco Spotter tin badge

 

Description:

This issue came jam packed with free gifts, not only the first 6No. photo cards from a total 36 photo card set of train photos, but the log book to stick them into but also a tin badge.


The Wizard #4 (2nd series)

dated - (7th March 1970)

 

Free Gift:

The Super Squirt Ring

 

Description:

This squirt ring with with a red water storage & blue ring all housed witihn  an 'editor's compliments' envelope.