Thursday, February 27, 2014
Return of The Tower King
Compared to the massive amount of classic American comics material reprinted in recent years, fans of UK comics are poorly served. The 120 plus year history of British comics is gradually being forgotten (or worse, never discovered) by new generations due to some publishers having no interest in reprinting their old material.
However, thanks to independent outfits such as Hibernia Comics, some material is being brought to a new audience. (They did a Doomlord collection several years ago, and have published books on the history of selected comics.) With an arrangement with the Dan Dare Corporation who now own much of the Eagle material, Hibernia Comics have this week released a collection of The Tower King. This serial of a post-apocalyptic Britain plunged back into a mediaeval style scenario was written by Alan Hebden and drawn by José Ortiz and was one of the highlights of the new Eagle when it launched in 1982.
Top quality artwork, as you can see from the samples here. I'll be reviewing the 76 page collection in a week or two, but if you want to grab your own copy head over to the Hibernia Comics shop here: