The Pocket Libraries

There were two comic libraries released during Buster's 40 year run. Between 1966 and 1967 there was the Adventure Library and from 1984 to 1985 there was the Comic Libary.

There were 36 issues of the Adventure Libary in total and although I've yet to see a copy, I would assume it's similar to the Book of Thrills, maybe some of the best adventure strips running from Buster. If you can provide more information about the Adventure Libary, please e-mail

The Comic Libraries were issued on the first Monday of each month between September 1984 & November 1985. There were thirty issues in total, however issue 29 was not released (I don't know why).

The Comic Libaries consisted of a handful of characters from Buster. In the first few editions Ivor Lott & Tony Broke, X Ray Specs, Faceache and Chalky all appear. By issue 13 Rent-A-Ghost had joined in the fun and for Issue 15 Buster's Dreamworld was being re-run. These were obviously proving to be successful for Fleetway, as midway through Buster's Library, Whizzer & Chips released their own separate libraries. These had a greater variety of characters (nine in Whizzer Issue 1) as opposed to Buster who stuck to five or six.

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