Strontium Dog : A Potted History.
Part 2 Johnny & Wulf : Hunt Sabs’ / Holy Moses! / Family Ties / Valhalla beckons.
Of course he doesn’t mean you, dear reader. But you have to agree, that’s a panel and a half isn’t it?
After looking back on our hero’s origins, on we march. The body count and bounties rise as the baddies drop away, but Johnny and Wulf’s past starts to catch up with them. Luke on the other hand is having a whale of time re-reading classic Stront’ stories. Continue Reading
Who doesn’t love a timehopping mind reading x ray visioned electronux wielding bounty hunting mutie and his Viking sidekick? Through revamps, revisions and resurrections Luke goes back through his progs’, various collected editions and reprints to find what makes this a classic strip (and yes, there will be lots of those very predictable puns).
Jim Watson has recently passed away. My first exposure to his work was the 2000ad story ‘Colony Earth‘ and then later his ‘Tales from the Grave’ strip in Scream!
It wasn’t till years later I ‘discovered‘ his other work in Battle and TV Century 21.
Jim had a very long career in UK comics was a mainstay of the industry. Downthetubes do a way better job of covering his career than I ever could. Click on the links below to read more about this fantastic artist.
In Memoriam: TV Century 21 and Battle Comic Artist Jim Watson
Comic Creator Spotlight: Comic Artist Jim Watson
‘Colony Earth’ 2000ad Prog 55 11th March 1978
‘Tales From The Grave’ Scream 24th March 1984
John Freeman and Richard Sheaf (downtheubes.net) unearth this forgotten gem.
To read more…Click the link below.
Who remembers “Jet Jason” by Dave Gibbons? A look back at British Airways Fleetwings magazine.
Timely (more by accident than design) with its “editor” making a reappearance in this year’s Christmas Prog’, Luke checks out “Starlord”, long lost sister title of 2000AD. Worthy stable mate or just an old nag?
Luke hasn’t had a rant for quite a while, he’s had a bit to drink and his ill informed opinions and hasty assumptions will enthrall and entertain.
Hey! Let’s debate!