JOE BONES : The Human Fly.

A work in progress page.

Writer:- The Victor editorial team. Artists:- Not known.

Main cast:- Private Joe Bones; Lord Plimpton; Count von Egelstein, Bones main German opponent.

See The Victor Summer Special 1977; annuals 1977; 1978; 1979; Summer Special 1980; annuals 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1985; 1986 (artist not Rawlings).


  • 765 - 778 (1940 - How Lord Plimpton and Bones met for the first time; individual stories; artist not known).
    
    
  • 841 - 852 (1943 searching for a shot down American General Grant in ten German held mountain castles in Slovenia; artist not known).
    
    
  • 1161 - 1171 (Title - Joe Bones - The Human Fly; Russian Luran Mountains trying to locate Shemelov, inventor of a revolutionary new machine gun; artist not known).
    
    
  • 1322 - 1335 RP of first series 765 - 778.
  • 1369 - ? (The Ten Sacred Symbols of Buddha); artist not known.

    Time period:- Second World War.

    Joe Bones as a soldier is hopeless, but he does have one redeeming quality that is, he can ascend any unclimbable mountain, brick, building or other vertical surfaces, using just his bare hands and feet. (Although in extreme cases he does occasinally use climbing equipment). Bones is also very courageous character.

    Lord Plimpton, working for the Foreign Office is his boss and always accompanied Bones on his top secret World War Two missions. This to me seemed very foolhardy as Plimpton has access to all sorts of top secret plans. Luckily for the Allied war effort, the Germans never found this out! Plimpton is though an unflappable Englishman and isn't the sort of chap to be beaten by overwhelming odds.

    Iím assuming that the Bones and Plimpton characters were popular as there were several series. But this is a series which I didnít particularly enjoy. The writer(s) and artist(s) for the series are unknown.

    
    

    The following adventures are from issues 776 and 1324.

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    © Adrian Banfield, 2009.