Blazer! #1

Blazer! #1

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From the mind of The Mighty One - Steve MacManus (2000 AD)!

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Please note... this printing has an occurrence of a derogatory word that has since been redacted.

"Blazer! began as the working title for a new comic being developed by Goodenough Publications in my novel The SheerGlam Conspiracy.

The novel charts a circulation war between two rival comics publishing companies in 1970s London. To establish an outright dominance in the market, one of the companies hires two scriptwriters to create a new title, which is codenamed GNP 13.

Having introduced the notion of a new comic, I felt it my duty to the reader to describe what strips would be in this fictitious title, supposedly being readied for launch in the spring of 1974.

Before I knew it, I found myself scripting the first episodes of each strip. And I felt quite pleased with myself when it occurred to me to include the scripts as an epilogue in The SheerGlam Conspiracy."

 

Blazer! is a 32-page, indie anthology comic in the style of the British newsstand weeklies of the 1970s such as Battle Picture Weekly, Action, 2000 AD and Starlord. In one sense, it is more a reflection of Lion comic or Valiant comic in that its strips cover a variety of genres rather than being specifically about war, sport or science fiction.

Featuring - 

GODWIN’S LAW: DRAWN BY DAN CORNWELL

Fire-and-brimstone fan the flames of an unlikely resistance in the foetid jungles of Burma during WW2.

DERRINGER & S0’N: DRAWN BY COLIN MAXWELL

Ace pilot Jack Derringer served his country in ‘Nam – now he serves himself, guarding America’s super rich.

DOMENICA’S RING: DRAWN BY PETER WESTERN

Italian starlet Domenica Totti discovers the ring she was given as a child has developed lethal powers.

THE BOOT ROOM BOY: DRAWN BY FILIPPO RONCONE

Murderous goings on at Barchester United jeopardise wee Kenny Fortrose’s fervent dreams of soccer stardom.

THE SHERIFFS OF NOTTINGHAM: DRAWN BY ANDREW RICHMOND

Tetchy cop Tod Steiger finds himself patrolling Nottingham’s mean streets -- deprived of his beloved Smith & Wesson!