Tuesday, 1 December 2015
BLACK MAX FROM LION & THUNDER 1971 HOLIDAY SPECIAL...
One of the more bizarre strips ever to appear in British comics was
BLACK MAX, which first saw the light of day in THUNDER in 1970.
It featured BARON VON KLORR, a WWI German air ace who had a
giant killer bat, with which he waged war against the British forces. Not
having read any of the strips (illustrated by ALFONSO FONT) in years,
I have the impression that he at first had a battalion of bats, but I mainly
recall just a single giant 'pet'. (I really should do some research before
I write these posts, eh?) If anyone remembers, please let me know.
I wonder if this was one of the strips that was originally produced
for BLACKJACK, a proposed comic for which CURSITOR DOOM
and The PILLATER PERIL were intended, before ending up in the
revamped SMASH! of 1969 when Blackjack plans were abandoned?
If anyone knows, you can let me know about that as well.
In the meantime, let's read about a man who truly does have bats
in his belfry. (Hey, I'm writing this at half-three in the morning - it's
the best I can do. If you're not happy, write your own bad puns!)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, December 01, 2015