Black Axe the Saxon Avenger was a strip that ran in Buster. The title character was a big blonde guy who looked, of course, very 20th century alongside his contemporaries who looked more and more Dark Ages as they got further from England.

He had a big battle-axe and a belt of small throwing axes. I remember asking my dad if I could get the same but he declined. Funny that.

Black Axe defended England against the Vikings, in particular two recurring characters, King Guthrum and Sven Redbeard. The Vikings had a range of interesting variations on horns and wings on their helmets, from fully feathered-looking wings on senior Vikings, to little stumps and triangular horns on lesser Vikings.

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