Danny Budd

    Character » Danny Budd appears in 139 issues.

    Danny Budd becomes a Marine in World War 2 and fights in various theatres of war.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Danny Budd last edited by lawiedc on 09/17/23 09:32AM View full history

    Arc 1: Becoming a Marine (1942) Battle Picture Weekly #1 - Battle 1 to Battle Picture Weekly #18 - Battle 18

    Danny Budd starts out as the plucky, unlucky kid - his father was a marine in the first world war but he lives with his uncle, who favours his own son. Budd is injured in an air raid and fails his first attempt to get into the marines. He has various adventures on the Home Front, including fighting with American Rangers and Black Marketeers. He eventually gets help with his training and makes it into the Marines.

    Arc 2: North Africa (1942) Battle Picture Weekly #19 - Battle 19 to Battle Picture Weekly #29 - Battle 29

    Budd's early exploits in the Western Mediterranean, including raids on German occupied Tunisia and making friends with an American Ranger named Moose Molloy and an enemy of his own Sgt Striker.

    Arc 3: The Aegean (1942) Battle Picture Weekly #30 - Battle 30 to Battle Picture Weekly #42 - Battle 42

    Budd is assigned to the Special Boat Section, undercover, in the Aegean. Based in Cyprus, they tangle with Germans whilst hiding out on a Greek island. During a mission with partisans in Crete to recover gold, he captures a Paratrooper colonel.

    Arc 4: Yugoslavia (1942) Battle Picture Weekly #43 - Battle 43 to Battle Picture Weekly #61 - Battle 61

    Back in Cyprus, Danny gets into a fight with sailors - and soon finds himself aboard a submarine with them, headed for Yugoslavia. Here, he fights the Brandenburgers (undercover commandos) and works with the partisans. He tries to keep the partisans from learning that their contact and translator in the British forces is not a fighter. Bland eventually proves his worth.

    Arc 5: The Black Sea (1943/44) Battle Picture Weekly #62 - Battle 62 toBattle Picture Weekly #83 - Battle 83

    Budd recovers from his injuries in Cairo, where he makes friends with a wounded Polish soldier. Budd joins the Royal Marine force headed to the Black Sea to advise Russians on marine commando tactics. He soon becomes mates with Russian sargeant Berov and embedded in their force, fighting a winter war in the Crimea. Bitten by Wolves, he is affected by a fever and the full moon.

    Arc 6: The Italian Campaign (1944) Battle Picture Weekly #83 - Battle 83 to Battle Picture Weekly #99 - Battle 99

    Budd meets the Polish soldier again and decides to joining a Polish unit at Cassino, where he earns a commendation in the name of his dead friend. He is then part of the attack at Anzio, where he is captured, transported to Rome and escapes again. On his return to Anzio, he discovers German secret weapons and British traitors, all of whom he defeats.

    Arc 7: PoWs in England (April/May 1944) Battle Picture Weekly #101 - Battle 101 to Battle Picture Weekly #104 - Battle 104

    Home on leave, Danny visits his family, and discovers his cousin is now a Sergeant at a Prisoner of War Camp. When the prisoners escape, he has to save his cousin and stop a German officer returning home.

    Arc 8: D-Day! (May/June 1944) Battle Picture Weekly #105 - Battle 105 to Battle Picture Weekly #114 - Battle 114

    Danny joins final training exercises in Scotland, alongside Canadians who hold a grudge against the Marines for the Dieppe disaster. They carry that grudge with them into the D-Day landings, with one of their number betraying the Marines to the Germans.

    Arc 9: Battle Picture Weekly #115 - Battle 115 to Battle Picture Weekly #120 - Battle 120

    Danny joins up with the French Resistance to stop the SS setting off bombs laid across Paris

    Arc 10: Battle Picture Weekly #121 - Battle 121 to Battle Picture Weekly #129 - Battle 129

    The Marines take part in the liberation of Antwerp, with Danny fighting against Dutch SS troops.

    Arc 11: Battle Picture Weekly #130 - Battle 130


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