Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

The cover is titled "Wembley's Wonderboy!", is about football and encourages readers to come up with some explanation of what's going on. I'm not expecting any of these stories to be published before the comic merges with 2000AD and as I have no interest in football I won't bemoan this. The Big Editorial is given … Continue reading Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

Tornado No 13: The Sound… It’s so Real the Train has Come Alive… Aaaarghh!

The covers have a change of theme from this week, with Supercover Saga style covers created by artists, but instead of getting a sub-editor to come up with a story to match, readers are invited to do so. This cover looks to be from Ian Kennedy and shows a train crashing through a wall of … Continue reading Tornado No 13: The Sound… It’s so Real the Train has Come Alive… Aaaarghh!

Tornado No 12: Anything can Happen when Wolfie uses the Power!

I think the art style on this Wolfie Smith cover matches the contents, so I'll say it's a Vano cover. The cover itself is pretty generic, could be from any Wolfie story I'd expect to see, both in Tornado and the forthcoming 2000AD and Tornado (in about eleven weeks time). The Big Editorial has news … Continue reading Tornado No 12: Anything can Happen when Wolfie uses the Power!

Tornado No 11: Meet Johnny Lawless Inside!

The cover shows Johnny Lawless in a new seires, The Lawless Touch, about which I know nothing (including who the artist is - drawing a montage of scenes which we may or may not see inside). The Big Editorial brings in a Spotlight theme to future letters pages - the first is a Spotlight on … Continue reading Tornado No 11: Meet Johnny Lawless Inside!

Tornado No 10: In a Siberian Minefield… The Next Step is Death!

Ian Kennedy provides a rare non-aircraft cover for Wagner's Walk, with the title character about to Walk onto a mine. The other thing on the cover is that Black Hawk is in full colour (so no return to the centre pages for The Angry Planet). The Big Editorial is cut to half a page, with … Continue reading Tornado No 10: In a Siberian Minefield… The Next Step is Death!

Tornado No 9: He fought a lonely war with the white invaders who had plundered his people’s homeland… Warrior

A Warrior cover this week, albeit cluttered with frames from some of the other strips appearing. Uninspiring. The Big Editorial has a couple of letters saying how great Tornado is plus a request for readers to send in jokes to make Sam smile. Sam's the Lois Lane stand-in, if you'd forgotten. Blackhawk is now taking … Continue reading Tornado No 9: He fought a lonely war with the white invaders who had plundered his people’s homeland… Warrior

Tornado No 8: The Comic with the Super-Powered Editor!

A black and white photo of Dave Gibbons in Big E get-up (along with head-shots of Tornado Team colleagues) does not inspire. There's a tiny frame that looks like it's from this week's episode of The Angry Planet. The Big Editorial "is very special issue" because Big E produces it all on his own - … Continue reading Tornado No 8: The Comic with the Super-Powered Editor!

Tornado No 7: I’m going to stamp you out, Drago – once and for all!

The cover shows a scene from today's Victor Drago episode - not looking like its in the middle of a storm, or at night. The Big Editorial reveals that a) this is the last episode of the current Drago story and b) there will be a BIG change in the way the next one is … Continue reading Tornado No 7: I’m going to stamp you out, Drago – once and for all!

Tornado No 6: “The boy’s a wild animal! Hunt him down like a mad dog!”

This cover has Storm fleeing from a helicopter, and you know what that means? If a cover has a flying machine on it then send for Ian Kennedy! As with all other covers, this isn't credited (and I can't spot a signature anywhere) but it looks like Kennedy's style to me. The Big Editorial has … Continue reading Tornado No 6: “The boy’s a wild animal! Hunt him down like a mad dog!”

Tornado No 5: Panic on the Pan-Martian Highway!

Looks like Ian Kennedy providing an Angry Planet cover, featuring the ship that Markham used to travel to Earth and back making a landing on a Martian highway. If I'm right on my guess, they really do get Kennedy to draw anything involving a flying vehicle! The Big Editorial carries on the office politics photostory … Continue reading Tornado No 5: Panic on the Pan-Martian Highway!