Stripography

Set out below is the complete Darkies Mob stripography, showing the date of the initial run in 'Battle' in 1976/77 and the reprint run in 1981.

Note that 5 episodes were never reprinted - probably because of the violence.

Also the initial run included many colour pages - the reprints were all in black and white.
The first run also had typeset speech bubbles whereas the 1981 version had a nicer handwritten version. I've also included the issues of the '2000AD Megazine' reprints where currently known.

Be warned this Stripography is full of spoilers !

If you have any corrections or additions to this list, please do let me know.

Episode Original Reprint Meg # Description
01 14/08/76 21/03/81 202 Darkie Appears from the Jungle
02 21/08/76 28/03/81 202 "Captain Darkie is crazy. There's no doubt about it"
03 28/08/76 04/04/81 202 "No Captain Darkie was ever assigned to you"
04 04/09/76 11/04/81 203 Darkie on Trial for his life!
05 11/09/76 18/04/81 203 The Mob surrender - "You want Doctor Darkie ? Drink of water maybe ? Hat to keep sun off ?"
06 18/09/76 No Reprint 203 Samurai fight - Darkie a Buddhist
07 25/09/76 25/04/81 203 Dysentry
08 02/10/76 02/05/81 204 Battle of Hawang Bend
09 09/10/76 No Reprint 204 "Its Tyler. He's gone crazy! Dug his own grave"
10 16/10/76 No Reprint 204 "My God Darkie, those men had surrendered!". The Mob blow a bridge.
11 23/10/76 09/05/81 204 Agent Reynolds S.O.E.
12 30/10/76 No Reprint 204 Meeker Amputation
13 06/11/76 16/05/81 205 The Mob are captured. "My grief - poor Colston"
14 13/11/76 23/05/81 205 Attack on Nip airfield
15 20/11/76 30/05/81 205 "Jim Carling died today"
16 27/11/76 06/06/81 205 The Chindits are coming
17 04/12/76 13/06/81 206 The Chindits are good - But they Can't Smell Danger Like Darkie !
18 11/12/76 20/06/81 206 Miuta viaduct
19 18/12/76 27/06/81 206 "We didnít care who Darkie was, or where he came from"
20 25/12/76 04/07/81 206 In the jungle, one mistake is usually too many..
21 01/01/77 No Reprint 206 'Leave' in Rangoon Officers Club - "Knees Up Muvva Brown!"
22 08/01/77 11/07/81 207 1st Flyboy
23 15/01/77 18/07/81 207 "I'm a trained pilot, not a jungle savage!"
24 22/01/77 25/07/81 207 "Got to get away from Darkie's Mob! They're all raving mad!"
25 29/01/77 01/08/81 207 One year in the Jungle. Meeker dies.
26 05/02/77 08/08/81 207 "More Japs ! We're surrounded"
27 12/02/77 15/08/81 208 "Black as Satan. The Monsoon clouds are coming!"
28 19/02/77 22/08/81 208 Jonesy dies
29 26/02/77 29/08/81 208 The Mob ambush the Japs
30 05/03/77 05/09/81 208 Raid a supply store
31 12/03/77 12/09/81 208 "Did Darkie decide Oshashi knew too much to stay alive?"
32 19/03/77 19/09/81 208 Tokyo Rose
33 26/03/77 26/09/81 209 Mission to Mandalay
34 02/04/77 03/10/81 209 Assasination of General Hondo
35 09/04/77 10/10/81 209 "Darkie died this afternoon"
36 16/04/77 17/10/81 209 Darkie returns
37 23/04/77 24/10/81 209 "Just the seven of us to the end"
38 30/04/77 31/10/81 209 "Golds no good in the jungle, Roper"
39 07/05/77 07/11/81 210 2,000,000 Yen Reward - Mob captured
40 14/05/77 14/11/81 210 "At least one of us got away"
41 21/05/77 21/11/81 210 "This is Flyboy... over and out!"
42 04/06/77 28/11/81 210 (Note : no DM Strip in 28/05/77) Darkie gets a bullet in the stomach.
43 11/06/77 05/12/81 210 The truth about Captain Joe Darkie
44 18/06/77 12/12/81 210 "The story of Darkie's Mob is finished now"


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