The Marvel Bumper Comic was fortnightly Marvel UK title reprinting a variety of strips from various licensed Marvel titles, most of which had already seen print in another of Marvel UK's titles. Early issues included Slimer from the Real Ghostbusters, Doctor Who strips from Incredible Hulk Presents and Doctor Who Magazine, Lew Stringer's Combat Colin, Scooby-Doo and Popeye, but strips rotated from issue to issue so that during the series run characters such as Count Duckula, Tom and Jerry, C-3PO and R2-D2 (from the Droids comic, rather than Star Wars), the Defenders of the Earth, William Tell, the Hulk and Spider-Man all appeared. With issue 28 it absorbed Marvel UK's Alf comic. The first issue was cover dated 1st October 1988, and the final, thirty-first issue 22nd July 1989. There was also a single holiday special released.