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November 10th, 2009
08:35 pm
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Warlord #451, May 14 1983
Not, mind you, the American "Warlord", in which an US Air Force pilot lands in the Hollow Earth of Skartaris, but the British comic weekly series. War comics were big in the early 1980s in England, at least partially because the Falklands War had gone so well, improving the image of the UK armed forces in the eyes of the public. Of course, "war" is a loose subject, so you still got a variety of stories in any given comic.

This is the May 14th 1983 issue; the one-third rule has been adhered to as much as possible.

Next time, a look at Victor, and a demonstration of "Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale".

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November 3rd, 2009
11:38 pm
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Load Runner #3 July 21-August 3 1983

Back in the early 1980s, I was in England for a while--more on that in another post. The main thing is that I managed to pick up a bunch of British comics, some of which I still have. One of these is Load Runner #3, from July 1983. Among other things, this was the time of the microcomputer boom, affordable home computers that sold like hotcakes. Naturally, the folks at ECC Publications saw a market for a comic of stories all tangentially related to computers in some way.

I don't know enough about the British publishing industry to know if this is an orphaned publication, though reprints seem unlikely. So the following scans comply as much as possible with the one-third rule.

Your thoughts? Amusing stories about your first microcomputer?

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