*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Continuing our massive Valiant update, we hit the full year of 1966, which featured two important series debuts. In the issue of the 25th June, highwayman adventurer ‘Jack O’Justice’ was replaced by his own great-great-great grandson, ‘Jack Justice’, with Diana Dauntless standing in for Jack’s ‘girl comrade’ Moll Moonlight, as the pair investigated modern-day mysteries in a series clearly intended to evoke the Avengers TV series. Even more significantly, the 8th October – not the 29th, as some references would have you believe – brought us the first episode of ‘House of Dolmann’, wherein an eccentric genius created an army of super-powered puppets with whom he ‘conversed’ via ventriloquism while using their abilities to fight crime. The defining line between ‘hero’ and ‘nutjob’ was always a wee bit more tenuous on this side of the Atlantic! Questions about his mental stability notwithstanding, ‘House of Dolmann’ was a huge hit with the readers and ran almost without a break until 1974. This year also featured Valiant’s relaunch as a 44-page weekly, as opposed to the previous 40, and for eight issues from the 30th April it also featured pull-out supplements which built into the ‘Valiant Book of Football’. These are often missing in second-hand copies, but present in all our new additions.