|A very exciting, informative and incredibly drawn front cover, |
restored to look like new on a computer!
Possibly the most popular strip in Thunder was Adam Eterno. Adam Eterno was about a man who, in the 16th Centruy had a curse put on him by an alchemist to enternal life, and the only way he could die was from a fatal blow from a solid gold object. This series was wonderfully illustrated by Colin Page, until the much more well known artist of the strip Francisco Solano Lopez took over for good in issue #18.
The centre pages were taken up by the full colour Phil the Fluter. Phil had come across a magic flute that, whenever he played a tune anybody within hearing distance (except for himslef) turned into statues for a short period of time, and afterwards remembered nothing about it.
|If you were wondering, yes - Phil does get his |
flute back before the dustbin is emptied!
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in full size!
Amongst the adventure strips there were two humour stories. The first, The Spooks of Saint Lukes, is about a group of spooks who share their building with a school. But, unlike other strips with the same storyline, their intention is to help the kids out and defeat the nasty teachers!
The back page featured Leo Baxendale's Sam, who is obviously Biff (from Wham! comic), only with a much less creative name.
If you'd like to read more about Adam Eterno, there is an entire website dedicated to the character, which also holds all of his comic strips and other appearences. You can find the site by clicking on the link below.