The Victor (comics)
The Victor was a British comic paper published weekly by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. The Victor ran for 1657 issues from 25 January 1961 until it ceased publication on 21 November 1992. Associated with it was the annually published The Victor Book for Boys. This annual was first published in 1964, with the last edition published in 1994. A hardback book, The Best of The Victor, was published in 2010 ready to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this popular adventure comic. The book featured a selection of reprints from the weekly comic.
The Victor told adventure tales in comic book format. It featured many stories that could be described as "Boy's Own" adventures. In particular, each week the front cover carried a story of how a medal had been won by British or Commonwealth forces during the Great War or the Second World War. One of these, from issue 15, appeared in Classics from the Comics in May 2009.
- Alf Tupper – The Tough of the Track
- I Flew With Braddock – Into Battle With Matt Braddock
- Sergeant Bob Millar of the Coldstream Guards – stories of a front line soldier in the Great War
- Morgyn the Mighty – Master of Black Island, who was previously in The Rover and The Beano
- Gorgeous Gus
- Joe Bones the Human Fly
- Figaro – an overweight, bumbling Mexican bandit, who also appeared in The Topper
- The Hammer Man – Chell Puddock, an English medieval knight who wielded a hammer instead of a sword
- Gerald Cadman – A cowardly British officer who, through the efforts of his batman, always came out smelling of roses
- Ball Boy – The Beano's football daft boy appeared in both comics at one point.
- Jimmy Grant – The Goals of Jimmy Grant
- Send for Saxon
- Victor Comics from Border Bookshop
- "A just cause is a hero's right", The Independent, 12 November 2006
- Magazines, comics and papers of the near past – TV Cream
- An amateur website about The Victor and The Hornet, featuring characters, reviews, strips.
- Site dedicated to collecting the Victor Book for Boys
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