Striker Volume Three – orders now open

Striker Volume Three
Striker Volume Three
The third Volume of Striker, the long-running football strip created by Pete Nash published by best-selling British tabloid newspaper The Sun, is now available to order.

Announcing the news on Strikerworld, Pete says his team only plan to print to order, with only a few surplus copies, with delivery planned for later this month, so be sure to order your copy early as there were many disappointed fans who missed out on Volume Two.

“This book contains the last four years of hand-drawn Striker adventures before the switch to 3D computer-generated production at the start of 1999,” he notes, “And you can see a three-week experiment with the new style towards the end of the book.”

This era also marked a transition in the tone of the Striker stories from drama to comedy drama, inspired by the larger-than-life character traits of manager Eric and his trophy wife Vanessa, who made their Striker debuts at the end of Volume Two.

The price for Volume Three, which includes an introduction by Pete, remains at £25 including delivery for an unsigned book, or £30 including delivery for a signed copy. Overseas buyers should email Lucinda at admin@planetstriker.com for prices.

A limited reprint of Volume Two is also being considered, if there is sufficient demand; email admin@planetstriker.com if you would like to go on the waiting list).

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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