Jeff Hawke’s Cosmos

The latest issue of Jeff Hawke’s Cosmos, Vol 4 Number 2, is now available. Bill Rudling’s 72 page A4 fanzine continues to provide full length reprinted Jeff Hawke stories from the Daily Express newspaper.

The cover comes from The Helping Hand a story from 1964/65 concerning motor racing, a theme which runs through the issue with Hawke creator Sydney Jordan’s article on artist and driver Nick Faure. However the Hawke strip’s normal association with alien planets and spacecraft are not forgotten with On The Run from 1973, while then modern aircraft are the subject of Wildcat from 1966.

Hawke’s Notes, written by Duncan Lunan, continue to detail the minutiae of the stories in a DVD commentary style, and the issue is rounded off with Andrew Darlington’s article on Captain “Space” Kingley, a series of annuals from the early 1950s painted by RW Jobson.

Cosmos is only available by subscription from :
The Jeff Hawke Club, 6 The Close, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7RD
UK rates are £16.50 for three issues, overseas rates are £26.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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