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Leigh S

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Re: The Judges Helmet
« Reply #15 on: 28 January, 2021, 03:52:47 PM »
Any true scholar of the helmet must examine the difference between McMahon's opening two episodes of The Cursed Earth (progs 61,62) with the cover and content of prog 63 - it's the first modern "straight sided" helmet to my eyes and Bolland follows suit

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Re: The Judges Helmet
« Reply #16 on: 28 January, 2021, 04:04:43 PM »
Though curiously, you'll see a straighter, more modern helmet in the 50s progs from McMahon too

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Re: The Judges Helmet
« Reply #17 on: 28 January, 2021, 05:10:33 PM »
I'm surprised this one never caught on.
Did I read somewhere that this was a Brendan McCarthy design but he didn't have time to draw the strip, so David Roach did it instead?



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Re: The Judges Helmet
« Reply #18 on: 28 January, 2021, 07:55:23 PM »
I'm surprised this one never caught on.
Did I read somewhere that this was a Brendan McCarthy design but he didn't have time to draw the strip, so David Roach did it instead?


Can't remember why exactly David Roach did the strip, but it was definitely a Brendan McCarthy design.  A great little one-off story too - was it an Al Ewing job?

I was just re-reading Helter Skelter today  (I liked it, anyway), and really liked the way Carlos used the McCarthy-style helmets for the judges from other dimensions.
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