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Created by writer John Wagner and artist Mike Western, Darkie's Mob first saw print in Battle Picture Weekly in 1976. The story of a group of British soldiers stranded in the Jungles of Burma in 1943 who are apparently 'saved' by the Mysterious Captain Joe Darkie for reasons of his own, it was a brutal, at times shocking story which nonetheless captured the imaginations of thousands of readers. The story ended with all but two of the Mob, including Darkie himself, dead but it returned for a one-off text story in the 1990 Battle Holiday Special.

Darkie's Mob was later reprinted in the Judge Dredd Megazine, albeit with some of the more racially sensitive language edited out, and was released in its entirety in 2011 in the Titan Books collected edition 'Darkie's Mob: the Secret War of Joe Darkie'.

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