Sunday, 1 November 2015
D'ya ever think you'll never pick up another comic, and be absolutely blown away by something you've never seen before, just like what happened on a monthly basis when you were a kid? Y' know, that: THIS is why we love comics feeling? Well, I recently scored a couple of issues of Bronze Age British Indie book pssst! off of ebay, and when I turned the page and saw Legend, my jaw just hit the floor. The writer Alan Booth doesn't seem to have had much of a career, but the artist David Jackson worked for 2000AD, House Of Hammer, British Marvel, and inherited Father Shandor, Demon Stalker from John Bolton in the pages of Warrior. The story is the kind of thing beloved of Craig Russell just after he left Killraven, and does the job nicely, but it's Jackson's art that'll make you catch your breath. His black & white Shandor work is gorgeous, but this colour piece is... well, words fail me.