July 9th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Creepy Videos, Italian Spiderman |

Italian Spiderman episode 8

by M.I.K.

 

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July 9th, 2008 | → 6 Comments | ∇ Blah, Comic Scans |

Survival (comic strip from 1980s Eagle comic)

by M.I.K.

Survival from Eagle comic

Earlier this year, Max himself posted a couple of blog entries on his myspace profile about this disturbing story, along with the first three episodes. Survival‘s run in the 1980s Eagle comic began the week after the Thirteenth Floor finally came to an end. The story is about a killer virus which wipes out most of humanity, leaving only a few surviving children.

Click here for the first blog entry and here for the second one.

 

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July 7th, 2008 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Blah, Comic Scans |

Curtis Bronson Meets The Snake Mummy (part two) / Cursitor Doom

by M.I.K.

Okay, without further ado, here’s the second half of “Curtis Bronson, (Ghost Hunter), Meets The Snake Mummy“.

If you missed the first part, you can read it here.

           

           

As mentioned when I posted the first part of this strip, it’s actually an altered Cursitor Doom story. Cursitor Doom originally appeared in Smash! comic in 1969 and was usually written by Scott Goodall and illustrated by Eric Bradbury.

Doom & McCraggan   Drood & Bronson

 The Buster Book of Spooky Stories wouldn’t be the only place he’d appear under a pseudonym. His stories have also been reprinted, (in colour), in Quality ComicsSpellbinders, alongside the likes of Nemesis The Warlock and Slaine,  where he was known as Amadeus Wolf.

In 1992, the 2000ad Action Special was published. It attempted to update classic British comic characters for a modern audience. The results were mostly dire, Mark Millar’s version of The Spider being the worst offender. However, the Cursitor Doom story, The Man Who Died Every Day, (written by John Tomlinson and drawn by Jim Baikie), was a notable exception, probably because the character wasn’t really altered at all. The story itself would not have looked out of place in an issue of Scream!

Cursitor Doom in 2000ad Action Special

Although one of the stories in the special, Kelly’s Eye, would spin off into a series in 2000ad, further modern tales of Cursitor Doom from the 2000ad stable were not to be, which is probably just as well for 2000ad, as it turned out they didn’t own the rights to the characters featured in the special in the first place.

Cursitor Doom resurfaced in 2005 in what would be a pivotal role in the Leah Moore and John Reppion scripted mini-series, Albion. Plotted by Alan Moore, the story reveals that, unbeknown to the public at large, the characters from the British comics of the past actually existed.

Albion cover

Another early Cursitor Doom tale, Cursitor Doom and the Dark Legion of Mardarax appears in Albion Origins, a collection of classic comic strips which also reprints early adventures of Kelly’s Eye, House of Dolmann and Janus Stark.

Albion Origins

 

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July 7th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Monster |

Monster continued… (part 10)

by Ghastly McNasty

Uncle Terry’s first rollercoaster ride ends in disaster but at least he manages to give the police the slip again>

MonsterMonster

MonsterMonster

 

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July 4th, 2008 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Original Comic Strips |

A Grim Tale : Arthur

by M.I.K.

A Grim Tale by me. Click it.

A Grim Tale : Arthur by Malcolm Kirk

 

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July 3rd, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah |

Solomon Knight

by M.I.K.

Here’s something which might interest fans of old British horror comics. 32 pages of Solomon Knight from the 1970s DC Thomson comic, Bullet. The quality’s not brilliant and the copyright watermark is a bit distracting and makes some of the text difficult to make out, but they’re just about readable.

Click here to read them.

 

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July 2nd, 2008 | → 5 Comments | ∇ Creepy Videos, Italian Spiderman |

Italian Spiderman episode 7

by M.I.K.

 

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July 2nd, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Monster |

Monster continued… (part 9)

by Ghastly McNasty

Uncle Terry’s first rollercoaster ride ends in disaster but at least he manages to give the police the slip again>

MonsterMonster

MonsterMonster

 

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