Out now is the lastest issue of much-praised UK indie title Sgt. Mike Battle: The Greatest American Hero. #10 is the final part of the epic adventure Last Admin Hero, wrapped in a fantastic colour cover.
When the terrorist group A.C.R.O.N.Y.M hijack a top-secret weapons lab and hold the world to ransom, Sgt Mike Battle goes in to stop them but gets captured. To make matters worse A.C.R.O.N.Y.M have also hijacked the TORCH OF LIBERTY, a hi-tech Orbiting Defence Satellite, and have set it on a course to vaporise Washington. The world’s only hope is John Trojan, a humble bespectacled office worker who was on the toilet when A.C.R.O.N.Y.M struck.
“John Trojan was very much an accidental hero in the first 2 acts of the story” explains writer/artist Graham Pearce. “He manages to stumble his way through a couple of action sequences like Mr Bean… but now he has to find the courage to rescue Sgt Mike Battle and stop the terrorists.
“if you’re not reading Sgt. Mike Battle, you’re letting the terrorists win!” advised Kelvin Green over on what is now Comic Bulletin, while Grant Springford, the creator of another indie title, Pest Control, describes Mike Battle as “definitely one of the most fun titles on the small press market at the moment!”
Having completed his 80 plus page story, Pearce says isn’t in any hurry to tell another epic just yet. “After all the work and attention that went into making Last Admin Hero, I need to unwind with a simpler story. Issue #11 will be a straight forward action comic which recounts how the Sarge nearly captured Osama Bin Laden in December 2001. After that, I’ve got several more multipart stories to tell, including a crossover with a British secret agent!”
• Mike Battle #10 is available for just £1.50 for 40 b+w pages from Graham Pearce c/o 42 Talbot Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 9QX. For more information, visit www.sgtmikebattle.co.uk
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