Boy Commandos. Andre Chavard, a French boy, Alfy Twidgett, a doughy British lad, Jan Haasan, a Dutch boy, and Brooklyn, an American boy, are all orphans and are all regulars around an American unit stationed in England during WW2. They are brought together by the American Captain Rip Carter, who trains them in fighting and school, and uses them as an elite commando unit. They have no superpowers but are surprisingly good in a fight. Most of their criminals are ordinary, either Germans and Japanese or merely human criminals, but there are also exotics like Crazy Quilt, Diamond Hand, and Mr. Bleak, he of the devilish shadow. The Boy Commandos appear in stories with titles like “Satan Wears a Swastika,” “The Invasion of America,” and “The Mysterious Mr. Mulani.”
First Appearance: Detective Comics #64 (DC), June 1942. 100+ appearances, 1942-1949. Created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.
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