Thrilling supernatural war comics from the pages of classic British comics Lion and Thunder!
Allied Airmen Beware! The Bat Is Out To Get You!
Ace fighter pilot Baron Maximilien Von Klorr is the scourge of the skies, menacing the Allied forces during the bloodiest battles in WWI. Skilled, ruthless and in possession of two giant, mutated kingbats who fight by his side, Von Klorr AKA Black Max is almost unstoppable. Only the brave pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, including Lieutenant Tom Wilson, oppose the Black Max's complete dominance of the air...
Frank Pepper had a lengthy career writing for British comics. From the 1930s onwards he wrote for a wide variety of story papers including The Champion, Knockout, and The Comet. He is best known as the creator of Roy of the Rovers for Tiger and Captain Condor for Lion. Other well-known strips he worked on include The Spellbinder and Dan Dare. He died in 1988.
Eric Bradbury began his comic career at Knockout, working on such humour strips as Blossom and Our Ernie. He moved onto the adventure western, Lucky Logan, sharing art chores with Mike Western (Bradbury would go on to ink Western’s pencils on The Leopard from Lime Street). High profile work on Mytek the Mighty (Valiant & Vulcan), the House of Dolmann (Valiant), Von Hoffman’s Invasion (Jet!), Death Squad (Battle), Hook Jaw (Action) and Doomlord (The Eagle) followed. Bradbury has been described as an ‘unsung hero’ of 2000 AD, having contributed to many popular strips in the long-running sci-fi comic. His credits in the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest comic’ include Rogue Trooper, Tharg the Mighty, Invasion and The Mean Arena.
Born in Barcelona and working as a comic artist since the early 60s, Alfonso Font is an artist of international acclaim. During the 70s he drew strips for a variety of publications across Europe, producing Black Max for Thunder, Sandberg, Pere et Fils for Pif magazine and Tequila Bang for La Calle. In the 80s he began to write his own scripts, creating award-winning series such as Taxi, Dark Stories, Clark & Kubrick: Spiritualists Inc. and Jon Rohner. Most recently in 2010, he provided the art for Héloise de Montfort, a historical series by Richard Marazano.
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