The Perishers was a British comic strip about a group of urban children and a dog. It began in the Daily Mirror on 19 October 1959 and was written for most of its life by Maurice Dodd (25 October 1922 – 31 December 2005). It was drawn by Dennis Collins until his retirement in 1983 after which it was drawn by Dodd and later by Bill Mevin. After Dodd died, the strip continued with several weeks' backlog of strips and some reprints until 10 June 2006. The strip returned, again as reprints, on 22 February 2010.
The first Perishers book was issued in 1963, often referred to as 'Meet the Perishers' but was in fact just titled 'The Perishers'.
The second issue, like Andy Capp was issued later in 1965. Further issues were mostly two per year commencing in 1968 (exceptions being three issued in 1972, one in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977). In 1974, in addition to the numbered book, an omnibus was issued, followed by two more in 1975 and 1976. The numbered series ended with No 27 in 1981. (Check out Tony's Trading pages..a great web-site!)
Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.