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2nd February 1933 DC Thomson 24th January 1981
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The Hotspur first appeared on 2nd February 1933 as a story paper. The stories in the first issue were Silias Snatcher,  The Truant Catcher, Buffalo Bill's Schooldays, Japers Of The Red Circle, Absent-Minded Alfie, The Son Of Scarface, The Swooping Vengeance, Colarado Kid, The Big Stiff and the The Traitor Of The Tea

Initially starting out as a story paper, It wasn't until 24th October 1959 that The Hotspur became a British comic. Below left 'The Hotspur' dated 22nd December 1951 with 'The Iron Men of the Sea' and below right 'The Hotspur' dated 11th November 1967 with 'The Charge of the Buffalo Brigade'. Also 'The Hotspur book for Boys' 1936 and 'The Hotspur' Corgi lorry.

The Hotspur Book for Boys