Here's another Combat Classic, - the Combat Colin strip from Marvel UK's The Transformers No.269 from 1990.
To explain the background to this one; for many years I had an annual holiday with a bunch of good friends to the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales. We'd all met via attending conventions there for the TV series The Prisoner, but we were so impressed with the village that several of us decided to have additional holidays there at a different time of the year with no connection to the conventions. We'd rent a couple of cottages in Portmeirion and chill out for a week. Many Combat Colin plots were devised during that time, sometimes based on things people said or did, which is why the strip took a more surreal turn in its later episodes.
As you may know, Portmeirion is a serene place, pretty much unspoilt by the world around it. So for this particular episode I thought I'd depict it as a twisted, commercialised version, even suffering a name change to 'Merryport-On-Sea'. Most of the characters in the strip by this time were based on friends of mine to some extent, although I always tried to keep the humour accessible to the general reader and not so in-jokey as to alienate anyone.
Anyway, that explanation is longer than the strip itself, so I'll let you get on with reading it!
If you want to find out more about The Prisoner TV series and/or Portmeirion, take a look at The Unmutual Website: