Tuesday, April 08, 2014
SMASHER rises again!
No, not Smasher the classic Dandy naughty kid (although he will be back later this year too) but the adventure strip of the same name. The huge Smasher robot, seen in the pages of Victor, and later Bullet, rises again in the current issue of digital comic magazine Comic Review.
As mentioned here a few weeks ago, the Glasgow League of Writers have permission from DC Thomson to resurrect some of the bygone adventure strip characters in new stories for a new generation. Each week a different strip appears in Comic Review (published by Future) and this week it's the turn of Smasher, written by Gordon Robertson and illustrated by 'Cuttlefish'.
I think it's the strongest of the revived strips so far, and I'd certainly like to see it continue as a regular series.
The five page preview is in Comic Review No.10, available for 99p when you download the free Comic Heroes app for the iPad and iPhone. Lots of other features in the magazine too, so it's well worth the price.