Strips included “Wulf the Briton“, created by Jenny Butterworth and Ruggero Giovannini but best remembered for the strips by Ron Embleton (reprinted as Ron Embleton’s Wulf the Briton: The Complete Adventures by The Book Palace), “Lone Ranger”, drawn by Mike Noble, “Jeff Hawke” (based on Sydney Jordan’s newspaper strip for the Daily Express) and the “Battle Brothers” drawn by Harry Winslade.
It also featured “Jet Morgan”, strip stories by Charles Chilton based on his radio show Journey Into Space, drawn by Ferdinando Tacconi, Bruce Cornwell and Terry Patrick. some of which have been reprinted in Spaceship Away. The strip began in Express Weekly Issue 84 in April 1956.
When the title changed to TV Express the TV-inspired strips included “Gun Law”, “Yogi Bear”, “No Hiding Place”, a series of Danger Man text stories inspired by the spy series starring Patrick McGoohan, and, later, “Alfie and Bill” (Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser from The Army Game). Not to forget “Biggles”, a 1960 tv series based on the books by W.E. Johns. (See www.biggles.info).
“From what I’ve seen, Express Weekly was one of the best British weeklies of the period,” noted Lew Stringer back in 2007 regarding it as a “forgotten treasure” of the 1950s, “and it was certainly as good, if not better, than some of its more popular contemporaries.”
Its final issue was No.375, dated 6th January 1962, merging with TV Comic.
• British Comics Wiki: http://ukcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Junior_Express