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Saturday, September 07, 2019


Rebellion continue to unearth treasures from comics of the past and re-publish them for both the new and nostalgic market. The next collection from the archives will be Dr.Mesmer's Revenge, a supernatural adventure series that ran in Lion and Thunder in 1971/72. (It was never in Thunder comic, as the cover unfortunately erroneously states.) 

Written by Dionne Avenell and drawn by Carlos Cruz (whose art graced many comics back then) Dr.Mesmer's Revenge was one of the serials that gave Lion a breath of fresh air and along with strips such as Black Max, Adam Eterno and The Spellbinder made the comic a must-buy in the early 1970s. 

This 128 page collection reprints the entire series from the weekly, plus a couple   of stories that presumably appeared in Lion annuals or holiday specials. It's good basic horror stuff in the Hammer film tradition (but tailored for kids obviously). Give it a try! It's available to pre-order now directly from Rebellion:

CREATIVE TEAM: Donne Avenell (w) Carlos Cruz (a)
RELEASE DATE: 3rd October 2019
PAPERBACK, 128 pages
PRICE: £14.99 (UK)
ISBN: 9781781086872

Hammer Horror meets Doomlord in this 1970s supernatural comics gem! After several artefacts are stolen from his home, the mysterious Egyptologist Dr. Mesmer resurrects a five-thousand-year-old mummy called Angor a Pharaoh possessed with great mystical power. Together they set out to retrieve the missing items, bringing terror and destruction in their wake!
Can anybody stop them? Both the army and constabulary will need to work together in order to stop Dr. Mesmer and his unearthly ally!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond

Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPadAndroid and Windows 10


Robert Carnegie said...

Reading the preview pages, Dr Mesmer seems to have a point about "the clumsy oafs in uniform" who were visiting local thievable houses and being followed by the thieves.

varszava_vavava said...

This looks good - albeit I am not familiar with it. I remember the very scary White Eyes. I would get that if it came out. The WE villain teamed up with another for Masters of Menace - which I recall was good too.

Lew Stringer said...

Hopefully they'll do White Eyes and Masters of Menace in years to come.

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