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Thursday, January 31, 2013

BRITISH COMICS CORNER: THE STEEL CLAW!

BRITISH COMICS CORNER: THE STEEL CLAW!

THE STEEL CLAW WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR COMIC BOOK HEROES OF BRITISH WEEKLY ADVENTURE COMICS OF THE 1960S AND 1970S.

THE CHARACTER WAS REVIVED IN 2005 FOR ALBION, A SIX ISSUE MINI-SERIES PUBLISHED BY THE WILDSTORM IMPRINT OF DC COMICS.

IN 1967, FLEETWAY FEATURED THE CHARACTER IN A NUMBER OF DIGEST-SIZE ORIGINAL STORIES IN THEIR STUPENDOUS SERIES OF SUPER LIBRARY COMICS. THE STEEL CLAW WOULD ALTERNATE WITH THE SPIDER (FROM LION COMICS) IN THESE BOOKS, WITH THE CLAW FEATURING IN THE ODD-NUMBERED EDITIONS.

BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURES OF DEADLINES, THESE MONTHLY TITLES SAW A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT WRITERS AND ARTISTS EMPLOYED, USUALLY VARIOUS ITALIAN ARTISTS, MOST NOTABLY FUTURE 2000 AD ARTIST MASSIMO BELARDINELLI. THESE RAN UNTIL JANUARY 1968.



1 comment:

  1. There was also a version of the character in Paul Grist's excellent Jack Staff series.

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