So, two copies plop on my mat this morning to add to the collection.
The first is the ever elusive second issue. Didn't come with the Black Max Bat, but at only 3 quid i can live with that.
Its actually a very good copy - nice and tight, no pulling at the staples and little in the way of browning.
Open it up, there's Black Max and, blast, the colour has bled through to the first page, as sometimes happens.
Doesn't prevent reading though, and how interesting it is too. Not got the first issue yet with its Eric Bradbury opening but here in issue two we've got past the introduction of Max and now meet Wilson. He arrives on the scene wet behind the ears with his only concern being his C.O, the brilliantly named "Groucher Gromett". But he's also in a region where airplanes have taken off, never to be seen again... Of course its Max and his - singular - pet Bat. Of note here are the classic lines ("First FEAR to freeze the blood... then DEATH!") and the VERY odd look to the Bat.
Other than that, its quite a weak issue for a second issue, even Adam Eterno dumped in 70's America's not much cop with some pretty duff art, and the only thing of note is the odd two-tone colouring on some of the strips, the most striking being Furys Family seen here.