Ron Embleton’s Wulf the Briton

Wulf the BrtionBlimey! It’s Another Blog About Comics: The blog site cloud-109.blogspot.com is showcasing an impressive array of quality artwork including a serializing of Ron Embleton’s Wulf the Briton from Express Weekly in 1959.

“This was simply one of the best adventure strips to have appeared in British comics and the hi-res scans have been cleaned up and presented large size for study,” notes Lew Stringer. “Artist Peter Richardson provides a commentary alongside the strips.”

According to Peter, Wulf the Briton is regarded as Ron Embleton’s comic masterpiece. He took over the strip which was a single page cover feature on Express Weekly in 1957, making it his own and certainly putting it on a par with Dan Dare, which was running in Eagle.

Embleton, who went on to draw strips for TV Century 21 and many other titles, was paid £200 a week for drawing, painting, and lettering the strip, at a time when the average weekly wage in the UK was £12.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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