(With thanks to Iskander Izzy Islam for the spot): Marvel has just announced the upcoming publication of a collection of Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vaults, due for release in February 2017.
“Night Raven” was written by Steve Parkhouse and drawn initially by David Lloyd, followed by John Bolton, in stories set between the World Wars, battling organised crime in New York and Chicago.
The stories first ran in Hulk Weekly (collected in Night Raven: The Collected Stories), and a story set in the same era, the stunning Nightraven: House of Cards, written by Jamie Delano and drawn by David Lloyd followed later – a project that almost didn’t see the light of day because of Marvel UK Editor in Chief Paul Neary’s reticence to publish it.
Numerous illustrated text stories, which will also feature in this new collection, were written by the likes of Alan Moore also ran in various MUK titles, that led to the character’s contemporary adventures battling the immortal villainess Yi Yang, Queen of the Dragon Tong. Many of the stories were illustrated by Ivan Allen.
As we previously reported, Night Raven re-surfaced in graphic novel Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty, published by Marvel US in February 1995. Marvel also published Nocturne, a four issue series published in June 1995, written by Dan Abnett and drawn by José Fonteriz, a project initiated by Paul Neary in 1994 intended to give Night Raven a modern spin but which takes place in an alternate Marvel universe.
Full details of the new collection below.
NIGHT RAVEN: FROM THE MARVEL UK VAULTS TPB
Written by STEVE PARKHOUSE, ALAN MOORE & MORE
Penciled by DAVID LLOYD, JOHN BOLTON & MORE
Cover by DAVID LLOYD
Who is Night Raven? Find out in this complete collection of classic tales from the Marvel UK archives! Join the mysterious masked vigilante in his pulp-era war on crime as this lone man of justice stealthily stalks his villainous prey on the streets of New York City — and brands criminals with the mark of the deadly Night Raven! Follow this dark avenger into battle with mob bosses, murderers and miscreants like the Taxman, the Assassin, Dragonfire and more — in rarely seen stories by some of Marvel UK’s finest talents, including David Lloyd (V for Vendetta)!
Where brooding darkness spreads its evil wings, the Night Raven stings!
COLLECTING: NIGHT RAVEN MATERIAL FROM HULK COMIC 1-20; SAVAGE ACTION 1-4, 6, 8, 12-15; MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (UK) 382-386, 389-395; DAREDEVILS 6-11; MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL 7-17; SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (UK) 85-92; CAPTAIN BRITAIN (1985) 10-12
280 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99