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Translated to English 2013-05-05, 2004 Björn Harnby , harnby@yahoo.com

"Rob the Rover" in England

"Rob the Rover" started in the English children magazine 'Puck' in no. 825 May 15, 1920 and ended in no. 1867 May 11, 1940.
The comic continued after that for 2 weeks in the children magazine 'Sunbeam', which was published on May 18 and 25, 1940.
After that the comic ended forever because of paper restrictions in England during World War II.

"Rob the Rover"
was never published as it's own comic book in England.

During the 1920s and 1930s the comic was also included in 'Puck Annual', a book which was published in the end of each year.
There were at some occations stories published that never had been published in 'Puck'. The comic in the annual were mostly printed in one color and white. The colors were either black, green or blue.
On some occasions the comic was printed in a red-black shading.
The size of the book was 18.5 x 24.5 cm.
In some of the stories in the annual the name of the young hero had been changed from Rob to something else, like Jim or Bob.


"Rob the Rover" from Puck no. 838, August 14, 1920

"Rob the Rover" from Puck no. 1831, September 2, 1939.

From the pictures above, you can see that no major radical changes have been done concerning the drawing technics between 1920 and 1939. What you can see is that Rob has grown up and become a young man and that the technology and contemporary life around him have changed. At the beginning of the comic, he traveled most by boat, but in the end he was more traveling by aircraft.
The comic had also started to be printed in red and black shading. In England the comic was never printed in full colors as it was in the Scandinavian countries. During the same period the balloons made their entrance. This happened for the first time in 'Puck' no 1732 of October 9, 1937. The ballons were however removed in the Scandinavian edition of the comic.

"Speeding Through Space"
In 1948 a 13-page comic called "Speeding Through Space" was published in England in the comic book 'The Atomic Age Comic'. The comic was about a space mission to the planet Mars and the main characters were called Rex and Professor Ingram, see panels below. Cartoonist was Walter Booth and editor of the newspaper was Hugh Stanley White.

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Picture and information from Ulf Renberg, Norge.   
The adventure was drawn in a US-inspired style and was probably an attempt to meet the import of cartoons from the United States while trying to modernize the "Rob the Rover" comic. The magazine came only out with one number, which was on 36 pages. It was produced by Algar Printing for L. Burne, a publisher in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
According to Dennis Gifford's "The British comic catalogue 1874-1974" it was "a curious attempt at an American style comic book by traditional British artists". Further on you can read: "Several pages printed in the wrong order. 7 1/2 x 10 inches. Full colour cover. Unnumbered an unpriced but sold at one shilling".
It does not sound completely professional. It makes you wonder how serious attempt to launch the new magazine was.


Walter Booth contributed with three comics. In addition to "Speeding Through Space", it was "The Death-Daring Duvals" and "Atomic Tommy". Stanley White himself contributed with "The Bat-Man", "Jungle Zarton" and "Y-18 Agent".
In addition to these comics, there was also the comic "Inky the Nib" by Basil Reynolds.

"Willy pa aventyr" albums published by Allers in Sweden

There was no albums published in Sweden with the original "Rob the Rover"-comic. The Willy-albums that were published in Sweden was taken from the weekly magazines 'Allers' and '25:an' and drawn by Harry Nielsen, John L. Jukes and Tage Andersen, i.e storys created in Denmark and a story by John L. Jukes that was published in Sweden and Denmark as a Willy-story.

Drawn by Harry Nielsen
1943 - Ronnie och Yzan - Story from '25an' no. 1/1941 - 23/1942.
1944 - Ronnie och flygpiraterna - Story from '25an' no. 23 - 41/1942.
26 x 17 cm
25,5 x 17 cm
Drawn by John L. Jukes
1945 - Ronnie pa skattjakt i Australien - Story from 'Allers' no. 17/1935 - 3/1936.
(Original titel: Quest of the Grey Hawk)
 
28 x 19,5 cm
28 x 19,5 cm 
The adventures in the first two albums, which were drawn by Harry Nielsen, had been published in the weekly magazine '25an' and there the hero was called Ronnie and the series as such for "Ronnie's adventure" - probably followed by the name of Ronnie from this magazine.
The third album about Ronnie has only been published in 'Allers' and not in '25an'.
Adventures in the two following albums by Harry Nielsen has also previously been published in 'Allers' and then the hero was called Willy again.

Drawn by Harry Nielsen
1946 - Willys Afrikanska Aventyr - Story from '25an' no. 24-51/1945.
1947 - Willys Aventyrliga Australienfard - Story from 'Allers' no. 17-46/1946.
26 x 17 cm
26 x 17 cm

Drawn by Tage Andersen
1966 - Rymdpiraten - Story from 'Allers' no. 27/1962 - 32/1964.

25 x 16.5 cm........
 

"Rob the Rover" and "Willy pa aventyr" albums published in Denmark

Drawn by Walter Booth
1942 - Willy paa Eventyr med S.M.3 - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 1 - 32/1941.

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Drawn by Harry Nielsen
1943 - Willy og Yzan - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 41/1941 - 20/1942.
1944 - Willy paa vingerne - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 20 - 38/1942.
1944 - Willy i ørkenen - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 38/1942 - 20/1943.
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The size of the albums were 26 x 17 cm
Drawn by John L. Jukes
1946 - Willy paa skattejagt - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 18/1935 - 4/1936.
26.5 x 19 cm
Drawn by Tage Andersen
In connection with the 'Familie-Journalen' 100-year anniversary in 1977 a 15 page booklet in A4 size was published
that contained the first 29 pages from Willy's first story from
'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 11-40/1956 - in black and white.


Albums:
1966 - Rumpiraten - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 28/1962 - 32/1964.
2011 - Onkel Hans forsvundet i Bermuda-Trekanten - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 35/1975 - 15/1976.
2012 - De mystiske kæmpeøgler - Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 16 - 49/1976.
2013 - Den Skibbrudne -
Story from 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 50/1976 - 28/1977.


The "Rumpiraten"-story was printed in i 'Ill. Familie-Journalen' during 109 weeks
but was in the album reduced to 65 pages. The size is 25 x 16,5 cm.

The stories in the albums "Onkel Hans forsvundet i Bermuda-Trekanten", "De mystiske kæmpeøgler" and "Den Skibbrudne" are printed exactly as they were printed in 'Ill. Familie-Journal'.
The size of these albums are 29,6 x 21 cm

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These 3 albums were initiated and published by the Willy-organisation "Willy-Centret" in close cooperation with Fabel Forlag in Denmark.



In connection to the Comic Exhibition "Art-Bubble" i Horsens, Denmark, in September 2014, "Willy-Centret" published a limited edition with the story "Med SM4 hos Mayaerne".
It is a reprint of the first Willy-story by Tage Andersen that 1956 was published in 'Ill Familie-Journal' and 'Allers'.
The size of the album is 29,5 x 20,8 cm.






Jan Wenneberg, one of the leading forces in "Willy-centret", had in 2013 a luxary edition printed, in very few samples, of the Tage Andersen story "De blå varulve", that is the story prior to the story "Onkel Hans forsvundet i Bermuda-Trekanten" that in 2011 was published in the first edition from "Willy-centret".
The story was published in Danish 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 41/1973 - no. 34/1975 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 37/1973 - no. 27/1975.
This was the last story that was published in Sweden.
The book has 76 pages, incl. special material.
Original size: 30,5 x 30,5 cm.


At the comic fair "Copenhagen Comics" June 6th last year, 2015, the
first issue from the complete edition of
Tage Andersen was released.
"Bind 1 - Uranskibet"
This issue contains the first 219 pages, from 1956-1960, of the
version by Tage Andersen and Aage Grauballe.
Their version will be published in all together 5 issues.
The size of the book is 21 x 29,5 cm. The book has hard covers.

Issue 2 "Bind 2 - Rumpiraten" is scheduled for release at "Copenhagen
Comics" this year, 2016.

These books are published by 'Willy-Centret' together with 'Forlaget Fabel'.

 


"Willy pa aventyr" in Norway

The first time "Rob the Rover" was published in Norway was in 'Allers' no. 17/1923 and it run there up to no. 6/1936, with a break during 1924 and 1925. It was original stories by Walther Booth that was presented.

The first comic book that contained "Willy pa aventyr" was 'Skippern' and the first time it appeared there was in no. 1/1947 and now it was Harry Nielsen's version that was presented. It only run for 2 years and last appearance was in no. 1/1949.

The next time that "Willy pa aventyr" appeared in 'Skippern' was in no. 31/1957 and this time it was in Tage Andersen's version. It run there for less than 2 years and finally ended in no. 19/1959. During this time the comic was presented in all numbers of the comic book except for nos. 13, 14 & 15/1959.

After that the comic was moved to 'Allers' were it appeared for the first time in no. 20/1959. It ended in no. 38/1973 which was almost 4 years before it ended in Denmark.


Rob also had one album in Norway. It was "Rompiraten," drawn by Tage Andersen, and published in Norway in 1966. It was a story from 'Allers' from 1962-1964 and identical to the one that was released in Sweden and Denmark.



Thanks to Vidar Svensen, Norge,
for picture and information.

"Rob the Rover" in Hungary.

"Rob the Rover" was also published in Hungary. It was during the years 1924-1927 that Aller published a weekly magazine in Hungary called 'Áller Képes Családi Lapok'.
The magazine was a translation of 'Ill. Familiejournal' and was printed in Valby, Denmark, and transported by train to Hungary.

"Rob the Rover" was also published in the magazine - and it was there called "Józsi bácsi és Willy utazása repülögéppel a Föld körül" which translated to English is "Around the world in a flying machine with Uncle Anders and Willy" and this story was simultaneously published in 'Allers' in Sweden and in 'Ill. Familie-Journal' in Denmark.

The heroes were in Hungary called Willy, Józsi bácsi (= the old fisherman Dan) and Dick. 

The poster to the left was published in Swedish 'Allers' in no. 1/1926 - wich was simultaniuos with the Hungarian publication.
It was a mix of 'Puck' no. 1079 and no. 1080 (March 28 and April 4, 1925)

August 2nd 1924
Thanks to Jan Wenneberg, Denmark, for the picture


"Rob the Rover" in the Netherlands

"Rob the Rover" was during the 1930s and 1940s published in the Netherlands. The comic was there published in the newspapers:
'Het Nieuwsblad Van Het Zuiden' in Tilburg, 'Culemborgse Courant' in Colemborg' and 'Limburger Koerier' in Maastricht.

'Het Nieuwsblad Van Het Zuiden':
Rob was there renamed to 'Bonny Day' and the adventure that were published during
the years 1946-1947 was called "Bonny Day in Afrika". It was presented with two
panels per day for 16 weeks and ended on January 16, 1947.


from 'Het Nieuwsblad Van Het Zuiden' December 24, 1946.

(published in 'Puck' no. 1399, May 23, 1931 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 17/1932)


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'Culemborgse Courant':
There the comics started in 1941.
In 'Culemborgse Courant' the comic was called "Rob de Avonturier".

from 'Culemborgse Courant' 1941.
(published in 'Puck' no. 1771, July 9, 1938. Not published in Scandinavia)

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- 'De Vallei', Veenendaa.
"Rob the Rover" were published during the years 1941-1945.
Also here the comic
was called "Rob de Avonturier". From the beginning it was published with 4 panels each time but in the end this was changed to two panels.

from 'De Vallei' January 31, 1941.

(published in 'Puck' no. 1764, May 21, 1938 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 31/1939)


from 'De Vallei' November 21, 1945.

(published in 'Puck' no. 1646, February 15, 1936 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 41/1936)

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- 'Harderwijker Courant', Hardervijk.
In this paper "Rob the Rover" was published in the beginning of the 1930s.
The comic was called "Rob de Avonturier" also in this paper.


from 'Harderwijker Courant' April 13. 1932.

(published in 'Puck' no. 1364, September 20, 1930 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 35/1931)

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'Limburger Koerier':
There the comic began with an advertisement for the upcoming comic on August 4, 1936 and the comic was subsequently published by two or three panels per day.
The comic then run until the middle of September 1940 (with a short break during the years 1937
and 1938 when the comic was replaced by other comics.)

From the beginning the comic was called "Rob de Avonturier", but changed later names when Rob went away for new adventures.
The name of the comic was 1937 "Rob's nieuwe avonturen", 1938 "Rob's jongste avonturen",
1939 "Rob en de Mexicanen" and finally 1940 "Rob de zwerver" as it was called when it ended in mid September that year.
In the end stories from the end of the 1930s and beginning av 1940, when the comic had been equipped with balloons, were presented. The text of these balloons was deleted in the publication in 'Limburger Koerier' but remained as white areas in the panels. See example further below.


from 'Limburger Koerier' August 21, 1936.
(published in 'Puck' no. 1646, February 15, 1936 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 41/1936)


from 'Limburger Koerier' January 7, 1937.
(published in 'Puck' no. 1357, August 2, 1930 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 28/1931)


from 'Limburger Koerier' June 22, 1938.
(probably not drawn by Walter Booth nor published in 'Puck')


from 'Limburger Koerier' January 9, 1940.
(published in 'Puck' no. 1812, April 22, 1939 and in Danish 'Ill Familiejournal' no. 26/1940. Not published in Sweden.)


from 'Limburger Koerier' August 5, 1940.
(published in 'Puck' no. 1850, January 13, 1940 and i Danish 'Ill. Familie-journal' no. 9/1941. Not published in Sweden)
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  - 'Noord-Bevelands Nieuws- en advertentieblad'
The 8:th of August 1936 you could read this ad about a comic strip that was about to start
in the paper the following week.
 
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In the Netherlands has also two serials of comic books about "Rob the Rover" been published.
First time was during 1937-1938
- Rob de Avonturier (1937)
- Rob de Avonturier Tweede Reeks (1938)
These were published by 'Dagblad van Noordbrabant en Zeeland'. The books had soft covers.

The second time was during 1946-1949. The books had also soft covers and were on 124 pages.
- Bonny Day in Afrika
- Bonny Day in Amerika
- Bonny Day in een reis om de wereld
- Bonny Day op het geheimzinnige Eiland
These were published by 'Het Nieuwsblad van het Zuiden'.


The story that was presented ín "Bonny Day in een reis om de wereld"
(Bonny Day on a journey around the world) was published in 'Puck' from no. 1753,
March 5, 1938, to no. 1791, November 26, 1938, in Sweden in 'Allers' no. 21/1939 - 49/1939 and in Denmark in ’Ill Familie-Journal no. 30/1939 - 6/1940.
The panels to the left were published in the Swedish 'Allers' no. 38/1939.




Rob de Avonturier - Walter Booth. (1937)
Special edition by Utrecht Courant, described as
"print for subscribers of Utrecht Courant - Utrecht".

Size - 32 x 24 cm


"Rob the Rover" in Portugal


"Rob the Rover" was during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s a popular comic in Portugal and was published in a number of comic books during these years.
The comic was called "Pelo Mundo Fora" which means "Around the world".
It didn't have a paper of its own but was presented in the comic books 'Carlitos' (1922-24), 'ABC-Zinho' (1922-26), 'TIC-TAC' (1932-36), 'Mosquito' (1936-48), 'Faisca' (1943), 'Papagaio' (1946-47) and 'Jornal do Cuto' (1972-73) .

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In 'Mosquito' the comic was presented in no. 11 (24/3 1936) through to no. 192 (14/9 1939) and with one story in 1940 and one in 1948 in the numbers 915, 920, 922 and 923. Above is the cover of no. 19 (19/5 1936) and the comics from 1948 (31/3, 17/4, 4/24 and 4/28).
The second from the right above is the cover of 'Mosquito' no. 253 from November 14, 1940. Far right is 3 no's from 1937; no. 94, 95 & 98.
The story from 1936-1939 is "Rob the Rover" from 1934 ("Willy pa aventyr" from 1935) and the story from 1940 was published in 'Puck' in 1938 and the story presented in 1948 is a mix of panels from "Rob the Rover," 1932-33 ("Willy pa aventyr" of 1932-33).
The series was also included in the 'Mosquito, series 2', in no. 24 from April 26, 1961.

The comic was also published in the magazine 'Cadernos Banda de Desenhada' no. 4 from 1987.
The story that was published was from 'Puck' no's 1374-1404, November 29, 1930 to june 27, 1931.
It was published in 'Allers' in Sweden between no. 45/1931 and no. 20/1936.

In the comic book 'TIC-TAC' Rob the Rover was published between the years 1932-1935.
This story that in Sweden was called
"Jorden runt med farbror Anders och Willy",
was published in 'Puck' between the years 1924-1927 and in 'Allers' in Sweden in the no's 23/1925 - 23/1927.
 

The "Rob the Rover"-comic was also publiched in 'Mosquito, series 3', volume II, no. 1 from October 14, 1961.
The Cover artist was Costa Ramos.
The story that was published was presented on 9 pages and was from 'Puck' no. 1627-1635, October 5, up to November 30, 1935.
This story was never published in the Scandinavian countries

In 'Jornal do Cuto' the comic was published during the years 1972-1973 and it was there presented as "Classico".
The comic started in no. 69 (28/10 1972) and run up to no. 97 (1/8 1973).
The story was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1638 - 1680 (December 21, 1935 - December 5, 1936).
In Sweden the story was published in 'Allers' no.
35/1936 to no. 15/1937.

'Jornal do Cuto' was from the start published once per week but from no. 94 (May 1, 1973) this was changed to once a month and the number of pages was then increased from 28 to 68.

"Rob the Rover" in Portuguese comic-fanzines

Professor Dr. Antonio Joaquim Ferreira, in Lisbon, Portugal, who is a great authority on comics has quite clearly a special delight for the "Rob the Rover" comic.
This is evidenced by all the comic fanzines that he has written about it. It is in the Fanzines 'era uma vez' and 'No.13'.

The Fanzine 'era uma vez' has in no. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 28 described "Rob the Rover" as it was published in 'TIC-TAC'.
No's 37, 38, 41, 45, 47, 48 and 49 describe the comic as it was published in 'Puck'.

The Fanzine 'No.13' describes in no's 33, 34, 35 and 56 how ”Rob the Rover” was published in Portugal.

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A Máquina do Tempo
In Portugal 5 fanzines were published about "Rob the Rover" in 2004. The Fanzines were called "A Máquina do Tempo" (The Time Machine). It was the portuguese comic artist José Pires who published these albums. The content is the "The Flying Fish" story.
Below you can see the covers for albums no. 1 and no. 5 that were published in July resp. October that year.

 
Nr 1: Das Neves do Grande Norte
Nr 5: As Aventuras Africanas
 
 

Fandaventuras Especial
In 2014 there appeared another fanzine in Portgual about 'Rob The Rover" created by José Pires.
He had few years earlier started a re-release of Walter Booth's collected works and the comics "Captain Midnight" and "Orphans of the Sea" were already completed.
After these comics he started a re-release of "Rob The Rover" in Portuguese.
Demand from Rob fans from Scandinavia proved however to be so great that he also started an English edition.

He uses the original drawings from 'Puck' which he scans and renovates. For the cover he uses a panel from the story that the albums contains, which he colours.
He has started with the story 'The Flying Fish' (A Saga do Submarplano) that is about Professor Seymour and his submarine plane SM3. The story was published in 'Puck' from no. 1681 (17.10.1936) to no. 1739 (27.11.1937) and in 'Allers' nos. 16/1937-13/1938. This story has been printed in 6 albums. He has after that started with the next series "The Origins" (As Origens) in 3 albums. After that he will publish "Voyages and Adventures" (Viagens E Aventuras) in 6 albums and after that "All around the world" (Pelo Mundo Fora) in 11 albums. José will also publish the stories drawn by Vincent Daniels. This will be done in another 4 albums. This gives a total of 30 albums.
There has never been such a comprehensive effort done to pay tribute to Walter Booth's works.





"Poster" created and coloured by José Pires.



The size of the albums is 30 x 21 cm and each album has 66 pages. They are printed in black and white with covers in full colours.


"Rob the Rover" in Italy

"Rob the Rover" has also been published in Italy.
It was the leading comic in the childrens magazine 'Jumbo' that started in December 1932.
The comic was there called "Lucio L'avanguardista", which means "The young avantgarde Lucio"
. He had in Italy been turned over to be a fascist by putting a "fascist-fez" on the head and a leash over one shoulder. There is however no doubt that it's Rob this is about. His girlfriend's name was ni Italy changed to Romana. Adapting to this special Italian arrangement was made by Enwer Bongrani.
The 'Jumbo' magazine ended in 1938.
The story on the panels below was published in 'Puck' in 1932 and in Swedish Allers in 1933.
The information about "Rob the Rover" in Italy and Spain is from the book "Supplement til Hvidbog om en kulort serie - Willy pa eventyr" by Jorgen Mehlskov, with his permission.


"Willy pa aventyr" in Spain

The Spanish children magazine 'PBT Semanario Infantile Ilustrado' published in 1936 an in Spain revised edition of Walter Booth's comic "Victor's Adventures" under the name "A Traves Del Mundo". This story was in Sweden preented as a "Willy pa aventyr" story and was here called "På äventyr med Uppfinnarnas konung" which means "Adventures with the Inventors king" and it was published in 'Allers Familjejournal' during 1927 and 1928.
The story in the Spanish edition follows the original arrangement except that Victor's sister Peggy has had a sex change and become a young man called Fritz. Victor's and Peggy's Uncle Ted has been changed to the inventor mr. Erich.
In Sweden, Victor was called Willy, Peggy was changed to Sylvia and she was the daughter of Professor Madison (as Uncle Ted was called).

Another Spanish children's magazine 'La Risa Infantil' also contained, in the 30's, stories from the comic "Victor's Adventures". The title was "A busca de Aventuras" with the subtitle "Nuevas Aventuras de Victor". The episodes in this magazine seems to be from the period after that Walter Booth no longer was drawing the comic and the actual artist is Booth's former assistant Vincent Daniel. These stories are not published in Sweden.



"Rob the Rover" in Canada

"Rob the Rover" was also published in French.
Not in France but in Quebec, Canada.
There the comic was published in the newspaper 'Le Samedi' during the period from December 24, 1949 to December 23, 1950. A total of 53 posters.
The comic was called "La Fantastique Odyssée de Serge" meaning "Serge's amazing journey."
Our hero was thus renamed to Serge in the French version of the comic.
As of the poster no. 34 the name of the comic was changed to just "La Fantastique Odyssée".

The story that was published was "Rob the Rover" from 1934 where Rob was on a journey with Captain Evans.


The left poster was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1575 from October 6, 1934, and the right one was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1583 from December 1, 1934.


The poster to the right is from 'Le Samedi' February 11, 1950.

The comic "The Adventure Seekers" (that in September 1937 changed the name to "Victor's Adventures") and which was also drawn by Walter Booth and which in England was published in the magazine 'Lot O'Fun' and that in Scandinavia represented "Willy pa aventyr" was also published in 'Le Samedi'.
It was there published from December 18, 1926, to December 6, 1930.
In the beginning the comic was called "Le Grand Inventeur" but changed March 24, 1928, the name to "Les Adventures de Marcel".
In total there were 196 (65 + 131) posters published.

The posters to the right are from January 15, 1927 and April 14, 1928 and were published in 'Lot O'Fun' on July, 24, 1926, and October 29, 1927.

In Sweden these posters were published in 'Allers' no. 28/1927, and no. 32/1928 - sharply shortened.


"Rob the Rover" in Sumatra, Indonesia

In the Indonesian magazine 'Jong indië' that was originally released between the years 1908-1910 and then between 1916-1920 and finally between 1936-1940 "Rob the Rover" was published in Dutch during the last publication period.
The comic was called "Rob the Zwerver" which is a direct translation of the English title.
'Jong indie' also published other English comics, such as "The Golden Arrow" by Reg Perrot.

The section on the right is from 'Puck' no. 1759 from April 16, 1938 and it was also published in Sweden in 'Allers' no. 26/1939.

 
strip from January 12, 1940

"Rob the Rover" in Argentina

During the 1920s and '30s "Rob the Rover" was published in the comic book 'Billiken' in Argentina.
The comic was
there called "El Hijo Adoptivo" which translated to English means 'Adopted son'.

Closest to the right is a section of the Argentine version of "Rob the Rover" that was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1644 from February 1, 1936 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 39/1936 (part of).
As you can see, it's the same vignette as in the French story. The vignette started in 'Puck' December 6, 1930 and was featured to October 10, 1936.

Far right is the section from 'Billiken' no. 1040 from 1939.
The vignette has here been simplified considerably.
The story was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1833 from September 16, 1939 and in Denmark in 'Ill. Familie-Journal' no. 44/1940.
The story was not published in Sweden when the comic was ended in 'Allers' no. 20/1940.

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...Source: The German comic-magazine 'Die Sprechblase' no. 170. Thanks to Ulf Renberg, Norway, for the information.



Billiken no. 1040/1939

"Rob the Rover" in Chile

For more than a decade, from the mid 20s to late 30s, "Rob the Rover" was published in the magazine 'El Peneca' in Chile. 'El Peneca' was published during the years 1908 - 1960 and was directed to a younger audience.
The comic was in Chile called "Quintin el Aventurero".

Below is a section of the Chilean version of
"Rob the Rover" which was originally published in 'Puck' no. 1457 from July 2, 1932 and in Swedish 'Allers' no. 14/1933.


"Quintin el Aventurero" from 'El Peneca' no. 1324, April 30, 1934.

Here you can see a number of the magazine from 1941.


Originally published in 'Puck' no. 1858, March 9, 1940.
Published in Danish 'Ill Familie-Journal' no. 16/1941.
(Not published in Sweden)

 

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