Thursday, 22 July 2021

POST FROM THE PAST: THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JANUS STARK...


Copyright REBELLION

Let's now journey back to the Summer of 1970, when British comic fans would have first become aware of the SMASH! HOLIDAY SPECIAL on sale in newsagents.  In that year's bumper number, readers were spoiled by the Victorian escapologist JANUS STARK's strip, as it was drawn by J. G. QUIROS and not the regular artist SOLANO LOPEZ, who drew it for the weekly periodical.  As great as Lopez was, Quiros was undoubtedly better.  Just look at the terrific detail in the following pages - truly a master at work.  I believe he also drew for other British weekly comics such as TV21 and LOOK-IN, which is ironic, as the late ALAN FENNELL was editor on both comics in their early days.

However, that's enough waffle from me.  Time to let these truly astounding pages speak for themselves.






And for the completists amongst you, here's the cover to the magazine itself.  Time to get cracking on ebay, I'd suggest.  It's definitely one to have in your collection.

2 comments:

Fantastic Four follower said...

Never saw that issue my friend...but it features one of the greatest British comic characters of all time.Artwork is amazing!Whatever he was paid was obviously not enough!Stay well and keep up the great work.

Kid said...

Ta, Triple F. Glad you enjoyed the great art.



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