Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!

The cover has a painting of a jet fighter firing missiles. I'm going to guess it's a tornado - I didn't pay too much attention to that centrefold cutaway view towards the end of the weekly comic. As you can see from the title of this post, Wolfie Smith, Victora Drago and Superking are the … Continue reading Tornado Annual 1980: Break the Thrill Barrier with Wolfie Smith, Drago, and Superking Inside!

SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!

Cam Kennedy gets the final cover, showing Storm racing into action (as the tagline says). There is special news for all readers inside - and any veteran of IPC comics knows what that means. The Big Editorial confirms what we already know under the heading "Tornado joins 2000 A.D." (no pretence that it's 2000AD & … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS INSIDE FOR ALL READERS! Tornado No 22: On your marks… get set… GO! Race into action with Storm!

All action adventure, with… Tornado No 21: They’ve set dobermans on me… I’m finished! Johnny Lawless faces the Dogs of Death!

If I'm not mistaken, Mike Dorey draws the Lawless Touch cover this week. If I am mistaken then it's probably Mike White. If I'm really mistaken then it's somebody else entirely. At least the weekly prog in 2019 (where I'm writing this, if you're reading this in the future) credits the artists. Though you must … Continue reading All action adventure, with… Tornado No 21: They’ve set dobermans on me… I’m finished! Johnny Lawless faces the Dogs of Death!

Tornado No 20: Can Courageous Captain Klep… Beat the BANDIT BEAK!

No It's Your Turn cover - instead we have Captain Klep, and this cover promises to tie into the week's episode (presumably still a one-pager, despite the cover billing). The Big Editorial - it's between the front cover and the first story. That's all I'm going to say. I(an) Rogan and M(ike) White provide words … Continue reading Tornado No 20: Can Courageous Captain Klep… Beat the BANDIT BEAK!

Final Part of our Writing Competition! Tornado No 19: Battle on Asteroid X44

Belardinelli contributes the last of the It's Your Turn covers. I wonder what the story is there - this series of cover story covers hasn't lasted as long as the Supercover Sagas did, perhaps they realised that the characters appearing in a comic are more likely to lure you in than completely unrelated things? This … Continue reading Final Part of our Writing Competition! Tornado No 19: Battle on Asteroid X44

Tornado No 18: Drama on Devil’s Bend!

Ian Kennedy turns in a It's Your Turn cover featuring a racing car crashing - makes a change from aircraft... The Big Editorial is empty except for requests for readers to send content in. The Lawless Touch has Johny being given a mission to hijack a truck that's going to be travelling non-stop from Harwich … Continue reading Tornado No 18: Drama on Devil’s Bend!

Tornado No 17: The Money Shop

The It's Your Turn cover depicts a supermarket, though instead of food on the shelves, they're filled with coins and banknotes. I've a feeling I've seen the art style in some of the other comics I was reading when I first started reading 2000AD (Tiger, Eagle, etc) but wouldn't swear to it. As the Big … Continue reading Tornado No 17: The Money Shop