This week we return to another issue of Thunder, which was originally sold as an unnumbered #18 on 13th February 1971! As I recently discovered in Steve Holland's book on Lion comic, Thunder was created simply to merge into Lion and boost sales, which is disapointing as it is my favourite adventure comic. As always, this issue's cover had famous firsts, and this time it's about Dinosaurs!
Undoubtedly Adam Eterno was the most popular strip in the comic, and his adventure got four pages each week - incredibly long considering most comic strips of the time were no longer than two pages. This episode is drawn by Colin Page.
The next strip is Cliff Hanger, although nothing like the more popular version from Buster in the 1980's. I'm not too sure who illustrated this strip.
I love the artwork on Fury's Family, Denis McLoughlin did a fantastic job! I've said it before, but Denis is one of my all time favourite adventure strip artists - the amount of detail in each panel is incredible!
Steel Commando is a strip about a steel soldier in the army, a robot who could (as is proved in this strip) bend tank barrels with his own bare hands, and then pick them up and throw them! This strip continued from Thunder, survived Lion and ended in Valiant.
And finally, the only humour strip in the comic - Sam. This strip is a reprint of Leo Baxendale's Biff, that appeared in Wham, although this one doesn't look like it came from Baxendale.
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