Marvel UK Mystery: An unpublished Motormouth story

Ace artist Jesús Redondo Romain recently posted some great looking pages of a Marvel UK-commissioned Motormouth story, guest starring Death’s Head II.

The only problem – he couldn’t remember what the story was called, so we did a bit of digging around, contacting former Marvel UK writers and editors to see if they recognised it…

Jesus tells us he drew the pages in the summer or autumn of 1993. The only problem – he couldn’t remember what the story was called, so we did a bit of digging…

As regular readers of downthetubes know, I’ve been trying to document unpublished Marvel UK projects for a while, but this story was a new one on me.

While Jesus considers it a Death’s Head II story, both Motormouth and Plasmer feature in the pages. But Glenn Dakin (who wrote some later Motormouth stories, along with Andrew Cartmel, and created Plasmer with Pasqual Ferry) doesn’t recall this tale.

We also wondered if it might be a story featuring Marvel UK’s stab at a Defenders-style team, Dark Guard – but drew a blank with the editors who might have worked on such a title, who include Stuart Bartlett, Alan Cowsill and Bambos Georgiou.

So perhaps the Internet hive mind has some ideas? Could this be one of several attempts to revive Motormouth as an ongoing or limited series, or was it simply another Death’s Head-focused tale from the company?

Let us know, below…

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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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