Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Leopard from Lime Street

It's an interesting mix of Stan Lee and Charles Dickens: "Lorks oh lordy, bless 'ee young hero me lad. With great power, comes great responsibility. Cor blimey..." Or something along those lines...
I was never much of a fan of Buster, but I do like Mike Western's work. This is from Buster dated 27th March 1976.

Friday, 15 January 2010


Mike McMahon provides the cover for this issue. Interestingly, the strip doesn't actually appear inside the comic. Maybe a missed deadline? I quite liked Toxic: it's a shame that it crashed and burned so quickly after 31 issues...

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Sinister Island

Bill Lacey illustrates this adventure from Lion, December 18th 1965.
I quite like BL's style it's: solid, appealing and dependable. Urm, if that makes sense?

Marney the Fox

Greetings! I've been a little busy of late: what with work and moving house.

Having given the kids an audio book version of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mister Fox for Christmas and having to listen to it several times a day since. I thought it'd be appropriate to start the New Year with Marney the Fox from Buster dated 27th March 1976. Beautiful work by John Stokes. I'm assuming he enjoyed drawing it because he puts an insane amount of detail into this strip.