Thursday, July 10, 2014

Return to The Thirteenth Floor

Mainstream British publishers may seem cautious about bringing their classic material back into print but thankfully Egmont have allowed independent outfit Hibernia Comics permission to reprint some great material from the past. Previously we've seen collections of Doomlord, The Tower King, and The Thirteenth Floor Volume 1, and this week saw the publication of The Thirteenth Floor Volume 2

The Thirteenth Floor was a serial that ran in the very short-lived Scream! weekly in the 1980s. When Scream! was canceled due to a combination of industrial action and a publisher nervous of its horror content, The Thirteenth Floor continued in Eagle comic.

The Thirteenth Floor was written by Alan Grant and John Wagner and illustrated by José Ortiz. It told the story of Max, a sinister sentient computer installed in a tower block, who led criminals and bullies to their fate on the non-existent 13th floor - an apparent gateway into nightmare scenarios.

The superb The Thirteenth Floor Volume 2 is now available to order in print from Hibernia Comics at their online store. It reprints the strips from Scream! Nos.12 to 15 and Eagle Nos.128 to 139. Visit here to buy your copy:


Karlos said...

Hi Lew. Great to see another oldie back in print. Hibernia have done a fantastic job with these Eagle reprints and I hope they do more (maybe the other Ortiz Eagle strips THE HOUSE OF DAEMON and THE FIFTH HORSEMAN?)

Love the blog, by the way. Always a crackig read!

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks Karlos. As regards the Eagle strips I guess anything's possible! Let's hope they do.

Deke DaSilva said...

Someone should reprint DEATH WISH (Speed, Tiger, Eagle).

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