Commando & Victor
These two titles are possibly Britain's most popular boys' adventure comics, both published by DC Thomson from Dundee.
The Victor ran from 1961 until 1992, and every week ran a story of valour on its cover. Inside, Alf Tupper was the flagship character and other favourites were Braddock Of The Bombers; jungle strongman Morgan The Mighty; Gorgeous Gus, the aristo soccer player; and Joe Bones, The Human Fly who would use his climbing skills on daring military missions (the higher up the mountain he climbed, so his spirits soared).
Commando was born in July 1961, and is still being published so is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2021. It is famous for its small 7 × 5½ inch, 68 page format. Each edition tells a character-based military tale, with only the covers in colour. The inside pages are beautifully drawn but are in black and white. At its peak, in the 1970s, the title sold some 750,000 copies a month.