Comic Scene‘s History of Comics series is moving on, with the next set of magazines currently up on Kickstarter and the person behind it all, Tony Foster, has just announced that Lew (Tom Thug, Pete & his Pimple) Stringer is joining the growing list of writers. Lew’s article will be all about Countdown which first saw publication in 1971.
As readers of the blog will know, Comic Scene magazine has been replaced with a brand new series of collectible specials, each marking one year of comics history. The idea is to create one hundred such volumes, documenting right up to the year 2030 in the end. The first four covered 1950, 1977, 1984 and 1986, the latter of which included a comic you should all be familiar with.
I really enjoyed writing about OiNK and now Uncle Pigg’s underling Lew is joining the fray.
The next four issues will cover 1971, 1976, 1991 and 2020 and the Kickstarter is currently marching towards its completion. A total of £6,659 has been raised at the time of writing this, but it’s not too late to jump on board and secure your copies, due for release later this year. (UPDATE: The Kickstarter met its goal in the end.)
You can also check out information on the OiNK article from History of Comics: 1984 in my previous post.