*Humour Comics: It’s a one-two punch for the funnies this update, as we have loads of Knockout, the comic with two lives! Series one was launched in 1939, one of the earliest funny weeklies as we recognise them, pre-dated only by the D.C. Thomson superstars Dandy and Beano. Home of ‘Deed-A-Day Danny’, ‘Sporty’, ‘Mike’, and ‘Stoneage Kit the Ancient Brit’, among many more funny folk, the series also ran a respectable number of adventure strips, including ‘Buffalo Bill’ ‘Thunderbolt Jaxon’, ‘Battler Britton’, and ‘Davy Crockett’. Star of the show, though, was Billy Bunter, who had migrated from Magnet in 1940, and the heavyweight humour champ transferred over to Valiant when Knockout breathed its last in 1963, after a very respectable 1,251 issues. Our newest selection of series one ranges 110 issues from 1948 to 1951, in grades averaging GD/VG. We then follow up with the second series, launched in 1971 and having nothing to do with the first other than the name. Although Knockout Mk. II didn’t having the staying power of its predecessor, lasting a mere 106 issues before merging into Whizzer & Chips, ‘The Toffs and the Toughs’, ‘Fuss Pot’, ‘Pete’s Pockets’ and ‘Joker’ (no relation to Batman’s arch-nemesis) all lasted long enough to make the jump and enjoy rather longer careers in W & C than in their original home. We have 35 of Knockout series 2 new in, averaging VG, and including the final issue.