Friday 19 July 2013
Combat Colin's first summer
Reflecting the current heatwave (and some wish it could be reflected, but let's make the most of it) I thought I'd dig into the archives for a couple of summer-themed Combat Colin strips I did for Action Force comic. Both are very early strips from the series, before it developed into the action-comedy serials of later. The above one is actually the second Combat Colin strip published, from Action Force No.6.
The one below is from Action Force No.20. Both are from 1987. Notice the fairground stall owner in the one above and the guy watching from the prom on the one below? It's Loose Brayne, otherwise known as Brickman! When Brickman stomped off into the sunset at the end of the 1986 Brickman one-shot comic I decided to have Loose Brayne show up unannounced and un-named in some of my other strips. I know one reader (Jenni Cole) spotted who it was as she sent me clippings at the time. I wonder if anyone else noticed?
By the way, thanks to Esteban Prieto for sending me a ton of Combat Colin scans the other day, which will certainly save me a lot of time. Especially when I eventually get around to putting together a Combat Colin Collection!