Action & Super Hero
Beano Dandy Topper et al
Blackie & Picture Plate
Bunty, Diana Judy et al
Eagle, Victor, Warlord et al
Film, Radio & Television
Football, Sport & Leisure
Jackie & Teen
Western & Cowboy
Annuals were first published in the late 19th Century. Bound editions of the Chatterbox and Boys Own Paper for instance became popular.
Collecting began quite early on. Today most enthusiastss collect annuals that they read as a child. Perhaps the most popular being Beano, Dandy and Rupert annuals.
You can chart a childhood through annuals for instance: Robin, Eagle, Victor to Shoot Twinkle, Bunty, Jackie to Blue Jeans. The 1950s
to 1970s was probably the golden age of annuals. With the increasing number of television related annuals such as Star Trek, Doctor
Who, Blue Peter, Play Hour and Joe 90 adding to the comic and magazine generated output.