Fleetway launched Tiger in September 1954 with the subtitle “The Sport and Adventure Picture Story Weekly”.
The boys’ weekly featured sporting strips and stars such as Geoff Boycott, Trevor Francis, Ian Botham and Charlie Nicholas wrote columns.
The lead comic was ‘Roy of the Rovers’, which eventually spun off into its own title in 1976, and also continued in Tiger until 1978.
Tiger absorbed several comics – The Comet (1959), Hurricane (1965), Jag (1969), Scorcher (1974) and Speed (1980) – and was merged with Eagle in 1985.
Regular strips included:
- The Barbed Wire XI
- Billy’s Boots
- Carr Street United
- Custer – absorbed from Jag
- Death Wish – imported from Speed, moved to Eagle
- Fairs Please!
- File of Fame
- Fisty Flynn
- Football Family Robinson – the tales of unique Second Division club Thatchem United that was owned and managed by the Robinson family and which had no-one but Robinsons playing in the team
- Golden Boy
- Hot Shot Hamish – imported from Scorcher
- The Inquisitors
- Jet-Ace Logan – imported from The Comet
- Johnny Cougar
- King Of The Track
- Martin’s Marvellous Mini – Martin Baker and his pal Tiny Hill and a £55 mini called “George”
- Nipper – imported from Scorcher
- Olac the Gladiator
- Road Race Roughriders
- Rod And Line
- Roy of the Rovers
- Roy Race’s School Days
- Saber, King of the Jungle
- Skid Solo
- Spike and Dusty
- Splash Gorton – a Beatnik swim star
- Steadfast McStaunch – also appeared in The Knock-Out and Whizzer and Chips
- The Strong Guy
- Star Rider
- The Suicide Six
- Tallon of the Track
- Topps On Two Wheels – imported from Speed
- Tornado Jones
- The Tough Game
- The Toughest Race in the World
- Typhoon Tracy