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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

PULP NOW: LANCE SPEARMAN!

PULP NOW: LANCE SPEARMAN!

Published by Drum in Nigeria and later also Kenya and Ghana in the early 60s, African Film was just one of the many photo comics or look books that flooded English-speaking West Africa in the early post-colonial era. Catering to the new urban youth, the series featured the mythical persona of Lance Spearman, a.k.a. "The Spear," a black James Bond-like crime fighter as the central character.




 

1 comment:

  1. these are pretty neat! i'd never seen this title before. i'd be curious to look at a few issues. the cover design gives the series a straight-forward crime fighter vibe. i wonder if the stories ever have the larger-than-life elements we see in Bond?

    -Jason (Spy Vibe)

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