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Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« on: 17 March, 2021, 06:54:28 AM »
I've come across these images of Dave Gibbons being photographed in and around King's Reach Tower for pre-launch photos for 'Tornado' - hope they're of interest

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/03/ipc-news-and-launch-of-tornado.html

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #1 on: 17 March, 2021, 08:02:08 AM »
Wow - just wow they are glorious! Fantastic find- as ever your blog is a joy of hidden gems.

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #2 on: 17 March, 2021, 12:04:22 PM »
Awesome sauce. Thanks for posting
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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #3 on: 17 March, 2021, 12:18:06 PM »
Great stuff - thanks for posting.  I never read Tornado but wasn't his name Big E, rather than Big Ed?  I seem to remember Big Ed being some kid editor character in one of the Buster / Whizzer and Chips type comics.
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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #4 on: 17 March, 2021, 12:40:19 PM »
I love that they say which picture is TMO and which is Ken Armstrong -- chortle!

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #5 on: 17 March, 2021, 04:59:06 PM »
Great stuff - thanks for posting.  I never read Tornado but wasn't his name Big E, rather than Big Ed?  I seem to remember Big Ed being some kid editor character in one of the Buster / Whizzer and Chips type comics.

Yeah, I remember him as Big E too.
If that comic had launched in the 90s I'm sure it would have gained a cult following.... ;)

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #6 on: 17 March, 2021, 05:02:49 PM »
Or a police investigation for wearing that outfit in public  :D
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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #7 on: 17 March, 2021, 05:08:52 PM »
Great stuff - thanks for posting.  I never read Tornado but wasn't his name Big E, rather than Big Ed?  I seem to remember Big Ed being some kid editor character in one of the Buster / Whizzer and Chips type comics.

Yeah, I remember him as Big E too.
If that comic had launched in the 90s I'm sure it would have gained a cult following.... ;)

Played by 90s Grant Morrison, presumably (not that I was an angel in the 90s either).
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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #8 on: 17 March, 2021, 05:52:39 PM »
Lovely fnd!

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #9 on: 17 March, 2021, 05:54:26 PM »
(Insert joke about Prince Phillip being taught airbrushing here...)

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #10 on: 17 March, 2021, 06:06:19 PM »
Nice to see the old monkey-Tharg face before it got repainted :o

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #11 on: 17 March, 2021, 06:08:56 PM »
There is actually a copy of this on eBay as we speak (just went to try and snag the Tornado one, having not realised the blog hadnt grabbed it, but no luck!

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #12 on: 17 March, 2021, 06:26:59 PM »
he was sexy when he was young

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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #13 on: 18 March, 2021, 07:25:36 AM »
I'd imagine Phil the Greek misses the days when the Irish joke was deemed the most suitable one for him to read out.  Great find though! 
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Re: Dave Gibbons photographs for Tornado
« Reply #14 on: 18 March, 2021, 02:33:05 PM »
Jokes galore as Prince Phillip visits the Juveniles. Wonder if Prince Andrew was inspired by this?