Wednesday, 30 April 2014
FAREWELL TO A HERO! THE FINAL FANTASTIC JOHNNY FUTURE - SUPER SPECIAL SEVEN PAGE SAGA...
There's no point in delaying the sad moment any longer. It's
time to break out the black armbands and shed a tear or two for the
demise of JOHNNY FUTURE. This was his final weekly appearance
in FANTASTIC, the fondly-recalled comic for boys back in the 1960s.
He had one final fling in the pages of the Fantastic Annual for 1969 and
then it was curtains for ol' JOHN FOSTER. (Given just how far in
advance Annuals were prepared, the story was probably drawn
before the last weekly episode.)
And so we look upon Senor LUIS BERMEJO's awesome
and astounding art for the final time - except for occasional revisits
to this blog, or in back issues of the periodical in which he originally
appeared. Hopefully, some enterprising publisher will see these posts,
and decide to reprint the complete collection of ODHAMS PRESS'
Power-Pack classics - sensitively coloured for modern readers,
with copious notes on the origins and history of the character.
Well, we can but dream, can't we?
Farewell, Johnny - see you in the future!
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, April 30, 2014