The latest edition (Vol.8 No.7) of Aces Weekly, the successful digital comic anthology created by David Lloyd (artist of V for Vendetta), features an all-new full colour three page Combat Colin adventure that I created exclusively for the comic.
The story begins where many British strips have ended, with a slap-up feed, (see preview above) but danger and daftness is just around the corner! Colin's co-stars Semi-Automatic Steve and The Giggly Sisters are also back... but so is Professor Madprof, the Mad Professor, one of the gang's oldest enemies!
This isn't the first time Combat Colin has returned since his exit from Marvel UK of course. As Marvel had returned the rights to me I reprinted some of his stories in self-published comics in the 1990s. Colin also guest starred in the Brickman series in Elephantmen comic a few years ago. He's also appeared in Aces Weekly before, in the very first issue back in 2012 (also a new story exclusive to the comic).
David Lloyd has been asking me ever since if I'd contribute again, but with one thing and another I either didn't have the time or frame of mind to get back into combat mode, - until now. I thoroughly enjoyed indulging in my old comedy-action daftness again and I hope the readers will get a kick out of it too of course. My thanks to David for asking me to be part of Aces Weekly again.
What is Aces Weekly? Well, for all of you who have been glum because of the lack of new UK comics on the shelves, the Internet offers hope. Aces Weekly has now been running for eight volumes, each containing seven issues. Yes, a brand new comic that's now been around for 56 issues! Each issue features six stories from various creators who all own the rights to their material. They're mostly serials, but some (like Combat Colin) are complete self contained strips. Like the British weeklies of old, there's a variety of themes amongst the adventure and humour stories.
Anyway, enough from me. Here's how David explained it himself on the website:
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