Recently launched, a new episode of the latest Charlotte Corday story from Dan Dare and Thunderbirds artist Keith Page is now online, his time-travelling, multiverse-hopping adventuress embroiled in a mystery in Victorian London.
In “The Wild, Wild… East End!“, available to read for free on the online comics hub Tapas, Charlotte leads an investigation into vicious murders in Victorian Whitechapel – aided by Wild Bill Hickok and Sitting Bull!
“The Wild, Wild… East End!” is the latest Charlotte Corday adventure both written and drawn by Keith, told in newspaper strip format, and several other stories, including his Thunderbirds homage, “Wonderbirds at Your Service” and an alien invasion story, “Shockwave Riders“, are also available to read on Tapas, all lettered by John Freeman.
Charlotte Corday’s many lives include a steampunk space explorer and a French detective of some sort getting involved in all sorts of arcane exploits in 1950′s London which could best be described as “Brighton Rock meets Quatermass and the Pit“.
On occasion, she has been accompanied by a human-sized “Muffin the Mule” entity which had its origins in a strip Keith did for IPC’s Revolver many years ago.
Inspired by the great British comics artists of the past such as Frank Hampson, Don Lawrence and Joe Colquhoun, Keith Page has worked full-time in comics and illustration for almost 30 years. Subjects have ranged from television-related material such as Thunderbirds, science fiction, and war stories of all periods for Commando.
Along with many Charlotte Corday-related projects, recent works include The Casebook of Bryant May: The Soho Devil written by Christopher Fowler.
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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.