Combat Colin No.1 features 40 pages and collects the entire run of Combat Colin strips that were published in Action Force in 1987/88. (From issue 2 onwards, the comic will begin reprinting the Combat Colin strips from The Transformers.) At the moment it's only available directly from me, and you can order your copy here:
Originally published by Marvel UK, the Combat Colin strip ran from 1987 to 1991 and featured the comedy adventures of gormless-but-heroic Colin and his assistant Semi-Automatic Steve battling robots, monsters, alien warlords, and anyone threatening the peace of Wallytown and neighbouring Skegpool. When The Transformers comic ended in 1991, Marvel UK returned all rights to the character to me, and I've since featured Combat Colin in various comics over the years.
Now, at last, he's in his very own title for a six issue series that will collect the original Marvel run and subsequent appearances. My intention is to publish two issues a year. (Issue 2 is currently scheduled for December 2017.)
The stories in issue one show the development of the strip from its early half-page gag strip beginnings to its evolution to full page serialised stories. You'll see Combat Colin encounter his first foe, Doctor Nasty, and other villains such as Aunt Arctic of the Antarctic! Colin's adventures take him from his back garden to the pyramids of Egypt and beyond, and this is just the beginning!
The strips are scanned from the original artwork, where available, or from the actual comics. Although originally published in colour (with colours added by the Marvel UK staff) the collected strips will appear in black and white (or greyscale for the pages scanned from the colour comics).
To buy Combat Colin and/or any of my other comics by mail order, check out my online shop:
You can also buy it from my table at the following comics conventions I'll be attending around the country:
LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON
28th - 30th July 2017
5th/6th August 2017
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre,
INTERNATIONAL COMIC EXPO (ICE) - BIRMINGHAM
9th September 2017
Birmingham Conference and Events Centre,
(Part of the Holiday Inn),
23rd September 2017
More info soon.
COVENTRY COMIC CON
1st October 2017
Ryton On Dunsmore,
LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL
13th to 15th October 2017
22nd October 2017
Venue to be announced soon.
10th to 12th November 2017
More info soon.
READING COMIC CON
25th/26th November 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex