Boy Commandos (1st Series)

 BOC1   (DC, 1942-1949)

™ and ©1948 National Comics Publications

After making their first appearance in Detective Comics #64, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Boy Commandos starred in their own title later in 1942. The Boy Commandos were four orphans of various nationalities living in Great Britain. In a flurry of patriotism (and apparent disregard for child endangerment!), they were organized into a fighting unit by Captain Rip Carter, commander of a nearby military base. The group consisted of American toughguy “Brooklyn”; Alfy, a Brit; Andrew Chavard, a French kid; and Jan Hasaan, from Holland. In typical Simon/Kirby fashion, the group enjoyed wild adventures, wreacking havoc on the Nazis, and, later on, all manner of criminals.

After the war, the lariat-throwing Tex (you can guess his point of origin) joined the team, replacing the college-bound Alfy, and the team continued to star in this title until fading from view in 1949. A 1973 revival of the title fizzled almost immediately.

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#1

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $6,200.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Agent Axis (Sigrid); Origin of Liberty Bell; Winter 1942; Crossover with Sandman and the Newsboy LegionJoe Simon, Jack Kirby, John Hilton, Don CameronJack Kirby, Chuck Winter

#2

  3/1/1943
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  $1,650.00
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Spring 1943Jack Kirby, Don CameronChuck Winter

#3

  6/1/1943
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  $900.00
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Summer 1943; Includes Jitter’s Jeep storyJoe Simon, Dan Mallory, Jack FarrJack Kirby, Jack Farr

#4

  9/1/1943
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Fall 1943Joe Simon, Jack Lehti, Jack FarrJack Kirby, Jack Lehti, Jack Farr

#5

  12/1/1943
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Winter 1943Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Jack Farr, Eric CarterJack Kirby, Jack Farr

#6

  3/1/1944
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Spring 1944Joe Simon, Jack Schiff, Jack FarrJack Kirby, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Louis Cazeneuve, Jack Farr

#7

  6/1/1944
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Summer 1944Joe Simon, Jack Farr, Clem Warren, Don CameronJack Kirby, Louis Cazeneuve, Jack Farr

#8

  9/1/1944
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  $275.00
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Fall 1944Joe Simon, Jack FarrJack Kirby, Louis Cazeneuve, Jack Farr

#9

  12/1/1944
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  $875.00
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Winter 1944Joe Samachson, Tom McNamara, Jack Farr, Joe GreeneLouis Cazeneuve, Tom McNamara, Jack Farr

#10

  3/1/1945
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Spring 1945Joe Samachson, Blair Bolton, Henry Boltinoff, Jack FarrLouis Cazeneuve, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Farr

#11

  6/1/1945
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  $470.00
1 copy available for $120.00
Summer 1945Henry Boltinoff, Tom NeillLouis Cazeneuve, Henry Boltinoff

#12

  9/1/1945
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Fall 1945; Joe Simon and Jack Kirby miscredited in interior credits; Tootsie Roll back cover ad“Captain Tootside and the Hand Grenade"Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Stan Carter, Henry BoltinoffLouis Cazeneuve, Jack Kirby, Henry Boltinoff

#13

  12/1/1945
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Winter 1945Joe Simon, Henry Boltinoff, Stan Carter, Don Cameron, Joe SamachsonJack Kirby, Henry Boltinoff, Louis Cazeneuve

#14

  3/1/1946
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 Fred Whithy, Jack FarrLouis Cazeneuve, Jack Farr

#15

  5/1/1946
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1 copy available for $265.00
1st Appearance of Crazy QuiltTom McNamara, Jack Callahan, Tom Neill, Jack KirbyJack Kirby, Tom McNamara, Jack Callahan, Steve Brodie

#16

  6/1/1946
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#17

  9/1/1946
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#18

  11/1/1946
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 Stan CarterTom McNamara

#19

  1/1/1947
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#20

  3/1/1947
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#21

  5/1/1947
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#22

  7/1/1947
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#23

  9/1/1947
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  $225.00
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 Joe SimonJack Kirby

#24

  11/1/1947
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#25

  1/1/1948
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#26

  3/1/1948
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#27

  5/1/1948
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 Thomas GrawHenry Boltinoff

#28

  7/1/1948
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#29

  9/1/1948
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#30

  11/1/1948
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#31

  1/1/1949
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#32

  3/1/1949
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  Henry Boltinoff

#33

  5/1/1949
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#34

  7/1/1949
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  Henry Boltinoff

#35

  9/1/1949
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  Carmine Infantino

#36

  11/1/1949
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