Tuesday 29 January 2013


Colin will need no introduction to long-time Marvel UK readers.  Lew Stringer's "urban survivalist" first made his debut as the resident gag strip in ACTION FORCE.  When the weekly succumbed to low sales after only a year, Colin (along with the G.I. Joe reprints) transferred into the pages of THE TRANSFORMERS.  He remained a mainstay until shrinking editorial budgets sealed his fate.  He also found time to appear in THE MARVEL BUMPER COMIC.

Marvel, in an unusual moment of generosity, transferred ownership back to Lew allowing him to publish this one-shot A5 fanzine for the summer of 1997.  The line-up, behind the colour cover, was a new Colin strip supplemented by some reprints, Pete's Pimple (Lew's OINK strip) and Suburban Satanists, a gag strip for a European audience.

A second CC special followed.

Until the beginning of this year, Lew was blogging regularly at BLIMEY! It's Another Blog About Comics.  Although he's not updating the blog at present (making the internet seem a more empty place), his previous posts are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in British comics.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I knew this existed but never laid my eyes on it before. I loved CC in the transformer comics. If you ever feel the need to sell this on you let me know!


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