The comic was called Fighter, and is an incredibly scarce comic from the early sixties! It began on 18th March 1963, and, unlike most other comics launched around that time, the first issue didn't come with a free gift. My earliest issue is issue #3, and includes many brilliant stories including Jet Jackson (subtitled -The World's Bravest Pilot!), Samson's Tank and The Diamond Throne.
Unlike other adventure comics of the time, Fighter didn't have any humour strips, the only items not drawn in the style of adventure strips were the jokes! The below example is about smoking, something which would not be allowed in comics today!
The cover designs weren't bad either! They had a striking picture, a bright eye grabbing yellow logo on a red background and a loud promotional statement at the top!
Fighter cost 5d, which was around the same price as Buster, Lion, Wham! and other comics cost as well. So it had a nice selection of comic strips, looked fantastic and was good value for money - then how come nobody has heard of it?
The answer is simple, the contents was terrible. Unlike most other comics around the time, Fighter had 7 pages of advertisements, and only 9 pages of comic! And because most of the stories were continuous, very little was learnt and strips would take forever to get anywhere! Take a look at the below example of a comic strip named The Space Dominion, and you'll see what I mean. This comic strip was only two pages, and if that's three boxes per page, then the story is never going to get finished! Because of the lack of sales, many shops stopped ordering the comic, and at the end of its run it was only avaliable in a handful of different shops!
After a mere 11 issues, Fighter was last sold on 27th May 1963, and then it disappeared from memory forever - as though it had never existed!