Striker – one of Britain’s longest running newspaper strips, mainly published in The Sun – is on its way back at last, “and probably very soon”, according to creator Pete Nash.
Subject to any last minute hiccups, the strip will return to The Sun very soon, and a new web site – planetstriker.com, not yet live – is in the works.
A PlanetStriker YouTube channel has already been launched, ahead of offering daily Striker motion comics, with its first offering a fun look back at the strip since its beginning in 1985, through to its weekly comic and the various changes in format in The Sun.
There are also some tantalising teases for things to come, including an snippet of an animated Striker-inspired football match.
“It’s my hope that the Strikerworld forum will be hosted on planetstriker eventually, so everything will be under one roof,” says Pete, who’s been working hard behind the scenes to bring the comic back after it was dropped from The Sun‘s print edition earlier in the year, to the dismay of thousands of the strip’s fans.
Last month, Pete also announced plans for collections of Striker from the very beginning, along with, hopefully, his SF strip PsyCops.
• Planet Striker is on YouTube here. If you’re a fan of the strip, don’t forget to subscribe!
• Strikerworld is here: strikerworld.co.uk
Striker © 2016 Pete Nash