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Commando 5335-5338

Posted: May 28, 2020 in Comics

Commando 5335-5338 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

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Commando 5331-5334

Posted: May 14, 2020 in Comics

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Commando 5331-5334 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

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Here is another Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Compilation from the old collection, “The New Gladiators” (CBS/Epic 1985). This has a very strong (and quite international) line-up: Pretty Maids, Vengeance, Trust, Black´n´Blue, Hanoi Rocks, 220 Volt, Madam X, Kick Axe, Quiet Riot, Fastway, Horizon and Stevie. Inner notes in English, French and German. I remember hearing at the time that it was released in South America as well.

It sported a huge poster, and it is just cool enough to frame is it not? The art was made by artist Gérard Duboscq. I also like the comic book style of the whole thing. Very much part of the Metal aesthetics of the time. Conan comes to mind (had been a huge success at the movies in 1982 as well). I also think of the magazine Heavy Metal.

1985 was a wonderful year.

(My shots of said release)

Commando 5327-5330

Posted: April 30, 2020 in Comics

Commando 5327-5330 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

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April 2020. Some good stuff on display here: Norwegian Tex Willer (#666), UK Classic Rock publication Rock Candy (#19), Norwegian Pionér (#3), Norwegian Davy & Miki (#25), two Donald E. Westlake books from Hard Case Crime, Swedish Knasen (#6/7, Easter Special), Sweden Rock Magazine (#4 2020), Norwegian Tempo (#29), Rainbow “Tokyo 1980” CD, Black Sabbath “Heaven In Hartford” CD.

Some of these titles (or the record companies/publishers behind this stuff), may be gone six months from now. Support your culture.

(My shot of these titles)

Commando 5323-5326

Posted: April 16, 2020 in Comics

Commando 5323-5326 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

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Good Old Asterix

Posted: April 3, 2020 in Comics, Cool stuff

It is good to see that Asterix is still going strong and that the spirit that was set by creators Goscinny & Uderzo is still carried on by the current team Ferri & Conrad. I bought the Swedish version of “Asterix And The Chieftain´s Daughter” a few months ago and finally got around to reading it this morning. I have to say that I enjoyed it very much and although the Asterix universe is slowly expanding, the key components are all still there. I have had Asterix in my life ever since I was a kid and it is a magical thing that we really ought pass on to the next generation.

How could you not love Asterix?

(My image of the Swedish edition, Egmont Publishing 2019)