Monday, 18 March 2013
Combat Colin vs... Doctor Doom!?!
Back when Combat Colin was a regular strip in Marvel UK's Transformers weekly there were a few occasions when he met characters from the Marvel Universe. And why not? He was, at that time, a Marvel character and therefore part of that universe... at least as far as I was concerned. (A million Marvelites may disagree.) The story guest-stars another character of mine, - Macho Man, - who had previously appeared in his own strip in Marvel UK's Secret Wars comic.
Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to have Colin meet one of Marvel's super-villains, - no less than Doctor Doom! Here's the two parter that featured that brief encounter, from Transformers No.270 (19th May 1990) and No.271 (26th May 1990).
And in panel three of that first part (above), you may notice that I drew a Desperate-looking character with massive arms and tiny legs nearly 20 years before a certain comic cowboy's revamp. Spooky coincidence!
After Colin's adventures concluded a year or so later, Marvel UK gave me the rights to the character, so these days he's not part of the Marvel Universe. He's now part of the Lewniverse.
Um... okay. Maybe I'll call it something less egotistical.