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Curly's Commandos

Curly's Commandos consisted of Curly - the leader, Hamish, Titch, Podge and Herbert, who you can see on the left.

Big-Head Branny - The Strong-Arm Janny.

"Grr ! I'll spiflicate that Sammy one day!"

That Sammy being the 'Dennis the Menace' of Cracker. Popping up in most of the comic strips in Cracker, Sammy also had his own editorial page 'Sammy's Wacky Weekly' and a two page strip of 'Sammy's Special Report'.

 

Little 'Orror

Up to his usual horror high jinx. Little 'Orror recieved his ghoulish upbringing from his Granny who is a witch.

Other characters included:

Billy the Kid - Strikingly similar to Dennis the Menace, Billy had a dog called Pongo.
Young Foo - The Kung Fu Kid
Simple Spyman - Fun with a guy who's a mini-spy!
Spookie Cookie - He cooks for the spooks.
Scrapper - Obnoxious young man who likes fighting and treating his friends badly.
Hector the Collector - Lots of laughs with autographs.
The Headhunters of Skookum Skool.
Joe Soap - There was chaos in Little Sudsbury and it was all Joe Soap's fault ! His special soapy bubbles had bought a wax model of Merlin the Magician to life.
The Nutters - A weekly strip of fun with nuts (As in Brazils).
Dunder Ed - The wonder blunder boy.

Castaways on Planet Doom - The Wheeler family from Earth looked back at the sea of flames which had almost engulfed them. They had just had another narrow escape. They were journeying across Planet Doom, searching for an 'energy crystal' for the planet people.

Iron Hand - Secret Agent Iron Hand had a new assignment each week.

 

Mad Ads

The back cover of Cracker would have a Mad Ad sent in each week by a reader who would win £1, a couple of Mad Ads were:

Youth Paste - Has your Dad got a face like Branny the Janny ? Put a smile on his dial with Youth Paste. The wrinkle remover and fizzog improver.

Why waste energy chewing gum? - The Mark Newberry clockwork Gumchewer. Actually chews your chewing gum for you !


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