Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!

Finally! Tornado gets a proper cover, with Blackhawk taking centre stage and not sharing the space with a free gift. The Big Editorial continues the Daily Planet-inspired photo strips about the editorial team behind Tornado. Dave Gibbons' involvement in this blatant rip-off didn't do his career any harm though - DC would hire him to … Continue reading Tornado No 4: Loathed by his Men! Feared by his Masters! Blackhawk is the Savage Centurion!

Tornado No 3: Who is Storm? Where is he from?

Another 'new comic cover' with a tiny picture of newcomer Storm taking about a fifth of the cover space, a photo of Dave Gibbons' face and the rest promoting the 'sensation free gift' which, when, laying out the comics I'd be reading in the coming week or so, gave no clues to what the gift … Continue reading Tornado No 3: Who is Storm? Where is he from?

Tornado No 2: Your Multi-role Maydaypack’s got Codes; Tests; ID pass and all you need to form your own T.T. units!

Like the cover to the first issue, No 2 has a few panels from the stories inside, plugs the free gift, then shows a photo of Dave Gibbons as Big E. Boring! (sorry, Dave). The Big Editorial has another photo of Big E, this time flying over a cityscape (presumably the view from Kings Reach … Continue reading Tornado No 2: Your Multi-role Maydaypack’s got Codes; Tests; ID pass and all you need to form your own T.T. units!

Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!

So far everything in this blog has been a re-read. All those times I've guessed how a Future-Shock ends, I've read that story before. It may have been thirty years ago, but there's a possibility that I'm remembering rather than working out the ending. This is different. I bought a full run of the 22 … Continue reading Tornado No 1: Free Turbo-Flyer! Plus The U.K.’s First Real Live Super Hero!