Monday, February 02, 2015
Forgotten UK Superheroes: LIEUTENANT LIGHTNING
There have been many British superheroes over the years. Some of them forgotten, some of them deservedly forgettable. Case in point, Lieutenant Lightning from Smash! Annual 1969. A one-off strip exclusive to that annual, never to be revived. Spider-Man it's not, but it's an entertaining enough story and no worse than some B-list American superheroes of the time. The redeeming factor is the excellent artwork by the always-reliable Tom Kerr. An artist who always mastered whatever theme he was given, whether it was mystery, western, humour, action, - or in this case superheroes.