Saturday, 8 July 2017

Wrap around Rourke

With issue 17 of 100% Biodegradable preparing to slither out of the cracks between worlds and emerge into the light, here's a quick peek at the lovely wrap around 'Rourke Of The Radlands' cover by Bill Storie and Brett Burbridge.


Originally created by John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Liam Sharp (Batman, Wonder Woman) for Marvel UK's 'Strip' comic in the 90's, Rourke proved so popular that there was even talk of doing a mini-series featuring popular characters from the Marvel universe.

Liam Sharp's faxes, featuring Rourke, Monark Starstalker and Wolverine.
Sadly Marvel UK ceased to be before that could happen, though the original Rourke strip was reprinted in Issue 16 of 100% Biodegradable, after a brand new lick of paint from Brett Burbridge.

You can read more about the history of Rourke and Marvel UK on John Freeman's Down The Tubes.

Issue 17 of 100% Biodegradable features Rourke's first brand new solo outing in over 20 years, ably illustrated by Bill Storie (Spaceship Away, Sci Fi Art Now), scripted by David Hailwood and John Freeman, coloured by Brett Burbridge and lettered by Ken Reynolds.


The new issue will be available later today, so keep your eyes peeled!

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