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Colin YNWA

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Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« on: 12 April, 2022, 07:55:04 PM »
Just in case folks haven't seen it the latest Fleetway File book from Hibneria Press is out now - Captain Condor

https://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

As with all things Hibneria an insta purchase for me and you should make it so for yourself too.

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #2 on: 12 April, 2022, 08:14:35 PM »
I rarely post, but just popping up to say that I hope everyone who picks up a copy of this enjoys it. It's been a real labour of love, and it wouldn't have been possible to get it over the line without David's patience, Rebellion's support and some great scans of missing issues from Steve Holland. It's our largest release so far in terms of page count IIRC, and while Condor has a bit of an unfair rep as a Dan Dare-a-like, the three stories collected here show why he was so successful for so long, as Frank Pepper scripts a tight, fun set of adventures and Brian Lewis's art lifts it to the next level.




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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #3 on: 12 April, 2022, 10:42:12 PM »
Thanks Colin! (thanks for the order too)

As Richard says, this is a labour of love, and without it turning into a backslapping fest, the work that no one will see that Richard put into this was extraordinary, for design and clean up, to reconstructing pages, just great. Steve Holland too came to the rescue with a lot of hard to find scans.

I do think this collection will be an eyeopener, not only to Captain Condor as a character, but also to Brian Lewis' amazing artwork!

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #4 on: 13 April, 2022, 08:25:22 PM »
ordered!
i treasure this whole series.

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #5 on: 14 April, 2022, 12:22:07 AM »
Cheers!

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #6 on: 15 April, 2022, 06:22:23 AM »
For anyone (???) who's interested in Captain Condor merchandise then check out all the time I've namechecked the captain on the blog.

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Captain%20Condor

All Brian Lewis mentions...
https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Brian%20Lewis

All Frank S Pepper mentions...
https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Frank%20S%20Pepper


I've also ordered the book
For 2,000+ other posts about all aspects of British comics then why not check out my blog at
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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #7 on: 22 April, 2022, 10:42:27 AM »
My copy just arrived today as always very well put together nice introductions from Kevin Gosnell and David McDonald giving a personnel touch to the character and the team behind it and a afterward interview with Frank S Pepper from 1973. There are 3 stories included showing off the the story telling and artwork especially when they had only 2 pages per week to tell the story and needing a cliff hanger end. This definitely worth getting not just for the nostalgic value but for the story telling and artwork, Well done Hibernia

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #8 on: 26 April, 2022, 08:46:32 PM »
Another wonderful produce. The story is more Flash Gordon than Dan Dare in my mind... or maybe somewhere inbetween is a better view? The art is tight a lovely. You do have to wonder how fantastic artists like Brian Lewis would have been with more modern expressive page layout. I'd have loved to have seen that.

I'm also particularly impressed with the design's of Lewis worlds. While they are of their time they feel so much more modern than those of many of his contempories.

Long may these Fleetway Files continue... I can't remember what else was to come but I think there were hopes of another couple this year? Fingers crossed and all that.

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #9 on: 27 April, 2022, 10:58:43 AM »
 Delighted you are enjoying it and thanks for the support!
 It can still be bought here- https://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

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Re: Captain Condor from Hibernia Press available to order now..
« Reply #10 on: 30 April, 2022, 09:15:54 PM »
another fab volume. the best yet imho.

and, perhaps even more importantly, satisfying spines (with numbering!).