Sunday, 5 October 2008

Warlord - 31st January 1976




Blimey, haven't read any of these since they first came out. Can't remember much and, judging by this example, i don't blame myself.

It's APPALLING.

Cliched plots, terrible scripts, worse art.

And what's with the limited colouring? Here's the only interior example (from the main strip. You'd think they'd made an effort art-wise wouldn't you?) - a red plane and a pink control centre. Why'd they bother?

The only strip i can remember liking was "Union Jack Jackson", which could've been in Battle, but its not much cop here. And the racisism is quite disturbing.

What a let down. Doubt i'll be getting more.

AIEEEE! COUNT: one singular GI "Aieee!"

2 comments:

Derek said...

The early years of warlord are a bit sketchy regarding quality. single colour wash colouring was a staple of DC thomson adventure comics in the 70's

I'd recommend getting copies from the 1980 - 1982 era when they had great artists like Ian Kennedy and Denis McLoughlin doing some nice work. The stories improve a little then too, especially Blitzkrieg Bomber and Kampfgruppe Falken

Mangamax said...

Ahhh, but that's outside of my '68-'78 bracket and my childhood. Thanks for the tip though - might get some anyway.