Ron Turner: The Harrier Comics Collections

While many of us are enjoying John Lawrence’s Space Ace magazine (Volume Four is on sale now), this isn’t the first time that he has re-printed classic Ron Turner material. Below is a gallery of titles published by Harrier Comics in the 1980s, along with a few details, that you can hope to collect.

My collecting experience tells me that copies of JRF #4 and The Golden Amazon title are the hardest to acquire, but the latter title is particularly worth seeking out, as it is signed by Ron Turner.

Nick Hazard stories are currently appearing in the Dan Dare-inspired magazine Spaceship Away, coloured by Martin Baines.

 

JRF Presents Issue One

 

JRF presents #1, A5, 32 pages, Sep/Oct 1985
Published by John Lawrence & Philip Harbottle

Stories –

Nick Hazard-Interstellar Agent! Mission to Vorga (19 pages)
Space Ace and the Wreckers (7 pages)

 

JRF presents #2

 

JRF presents #2, A5, 32 pages, Nov/Dec 1985
Published by John Lawrence & Philip Harbottle

Stories –

Nick Hazard-Interstellar Agent! Mission to Vorga (19 pages)
Space Ace and the hunter of Hankora (7 pages)

 

JRF presents #3

 

JRF presents #3, A5, 36 pages, Feb 1986
Published by John Lawrence & Philip Harbottle

Stories –
Nick Hazard-Interstellar Agent! Mission to Vorga (20 pages)
Space Ace and the terror on Titan (10 pages)

 

JRF presents #4

 

JRF presents #4, A5, 32 pages, Aug 1986
Published by John Lawrence & Philip Harbottle

Stories –

Space Ace and Blasco’s revenge (8 pages)
Space Ace and the guided missile (7 pages)

 

Harrier Comics presents Nick Hazard Interstellar Agent

Harrier Comics presents Nick Hazard Interstellar Agent, US comic size, 36 pages, Jan 1988
Published by Harrier Publishing

Story –

Invaders from Time (33 pages)

 

Kalgan the Golden

 

Kalgan the Golden, US comic size, 28 pages, Mar 1988
Published by Harrier publishing

Stories –
Kalgan the golden (24 pages)

 

John Russell Fearn’s The Golden Amazon

 

John Russell Fearn’s The Golden Amazon, A5, 62 pages, July 1990
Published by A. and B. Whitworth
Copies signed by Ron Turner

Story –
Kalgan the golden (60 pages)

Finally, here’s an advertisement for some unpublished titles by Harrier, founded by Martin Lock, which was one of the first British “indies”, active in the mid-to-late 1980s and publishing over one hundred comics whose creators included Eddie Campbell, Glenn Dakin, Phil Elliot, Lew Stringer and many more and whose titles included Conqueror (co-created by Martin and Dave Harwood) and Redfox.

 

Harrier Comics: Unpublished Ron Turner Titles

Harrier Comics: Unpublished Ron Turner Titles

Richard Sheaf

Richard Sheaf is a longtime contributor to downthetubes and has written for numerous magazines about British comics.



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