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As regular readers of downthetubes know, I’ve been trying to document unpublished Marvel UK projects for a while, but this story was a new one on me.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…
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.