DWM issue 137, John’s first issue as editor.
John and Lee Sullivan during the DWM panel at Panopticon 1988
Happy Birthday, John. Thanks for all those commissions you gave me, back in the day. You were a great editor to write for.
Telos partners, David J Howe and Stephen James Walker
Steve Holland: Comics historian and Bear Alley webmaster
Anniversaries are always worth celebrating, especially when it’s a biggie like the big five-oh. 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of The Three Bears, Scoop Donovan, John Steel and Rory MacDuff, amongst many others, including the ever-youthful John Freeman, who doesn’t seem to have changed much since we first met nearly twenty years ago when he was editor of Overkill at Marvel UK. Wiser, perhaps. As busy as ever, of course. But older? Maybe between scriptwriting, editorial chores and putting together downthetubes (10 years old itself) he just doesn’t have time to age. Happy birthday, John, and congratulations on your thirtieth 21st birthday in a row.
Chief Bear in the Alley, Steve Holland.
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