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Danny Budd

Bootneck Boy
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Real name
Danny Budd
Alignment
Relatives
Fred Bircher (Uncle); Ron "Piggy" Bircher (cousin)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Status
Citizenship
Origin
Creators
Ian MacDonald, John Wagner, Giralt
First appearance

Battle Picture Weekly (8th March 1975)

History[]

Danny Budd was a young orphan from Tynecastle (!) who, in 1942, escaped from his humdrum life delivering coal with his brutal Uncle Fred and achieved his ambition to become a Royal Marine (a "Bootneck") but found himself perpetually on the wrong side of his superior, Sergeant Striker, among others, who wrongly believed Danny to be a coward. In fact, Budd was brave to the point of occasionally being foolhardy, and his impetuous nature would frequently get him into perilous situations, yet somehow circumstances always conspired to make his acts of bravery go unnoticed and Budd himself was too modest to draw attention to them. Nonetheless, he gradually won the respect of his peers.

Powers and abilities[]

Abilities

Able to squeeze through small spaces with surprising ease.

Paraphernalia[]

Weapons

Thompson Sub-machine gun (given to him by his American Ranger friend, Moose).

Notes[]

Ian MacDonald was succeeded as writer on the series by first John Wagner (who, along with Pat Mills, also heavily rewrote MacDonald's scripts) and then Gerry Finley-Day. The strip ran until 12th November 1977, ending when Battle incorporated Action. Giralt provided the art throughout.

Links[]

  • Appearances of Bootneck Boy
  • Character Gallery: Bootneck Boy
  • Images that feature Bootneck Boy
  • Fan-Art Gallery: Bootneck Boy
  • Bootneck Boy quotations

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