Sunday, 30 August 2009

Prey for the Wolf

More Brian Lewis horror from the October 1979 edition of Vampirella magazine.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Battle for Britain

John Stokes draws this tale for Lion dated 14th May 1966. I find it weird that, in nearly every episode there's a caption remarking on Vic Gunn's 'West Indian assistant, Barrel'. I'd think it'd be kinda obvious to even a casual reader at the time that he's not a honky.... Dunno, why it bugs me. Guess it's my PC sensitivity coming to the fore. By the way, when I say PC I mean Pie and Chips of course.

The Sarge

Gritty war action by Mike Western for the 17th June 1978 edition of Battle . I really like MW's art but he wasn't really a stickler for detail was he? Hardly one for accuracy, his renditions of arms and equipment tended to be approximations of the real thing. It doesn't really matter does it? You get the gist of it. It's sorta/kinda WW2(ish)... I do like his work-honest Guv! Cor blimey, yes I do...

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Phantom Patrol

Another something 'new'. A reprint of this early sixties Swift strip from Bear Alley Books. Cover art by Chris Weston. Interior art by Gerry Embleton. Go on: buy yourself a copy. I did.

Hammer Film adaptations

There's a whole bunch of Brian Lewis' work here. Nice to see his stuff out there.


More Geoff Campion malarky from Lion dated 17th April 1971.

Dear Billy

Something a little different: Gary Leach paints the cover for this WW2 yarn recently published in America. Written by Garth Ennis, who seems to be single-handidly fighting WW2 in the Warlord/Battle tradition... Wonder what the Yanks think of it all? Must come as a surprise that (in reality) they didn't win World War Two all by themselves.... Ahem. Me, bitter and twisted? Never! I work with a lot of Americans and, on the whole, they're a bunch of jolly fine fellows. And what nice teeth they have too...

Sunderland Rescue

Pat Nicolle illustrates this short from the Battler Britton book 1962(?). I've done something unusual here. Each image is comprised of two pages scanned together. I've drawn a little diagram below to elaborate.

Looks like Geoff Campion might have done some touch-ups (oo-er misses!) on some of the faces. Check out page three.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Reptile.

An adaptation of the Hammer movie, The Reptile by Brian Lewis here.

Quality Communications released a compilation of some of BLs Hammer stories in the 80s. Look out for it in the bargain bins:

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Hellman on the Russian Front

Art by Patrick Wright. Battle dated, 6th May, 1978. I always found PD's art a little disturbing. His photorealistic style turned a comic strip into something, that at times, seemed a little too close to the real thing... It becomes more than just lines on paper. Maybe that's a good thing?

Fury's Family

Denis McLoughlin, Lion 15th May, 1971.