Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: C&VG  (Read 6403 times)

-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
C&VG
« on: 12 May, 2004, 04:02:49 am »

Remember COMPUTER & VIDEO GAMES magazine (C&VG)? Still going strong today after nearly 23 years - the world's oldest games monthly.

In the mid-eighties they started a comic strip featuring various... crazy robots.

I'm sure one of the creators had something to do with 2000AD - does anyone know who it was, and what the strip/characters were called?

Probably on Google, but I couldn't find it.

-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2004, 04:05:07 am »

...there was a dark-haired chick in it - she might have been the boss of said robots, and they were up against... something or other...

WoD

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 4600
    • View Profile
    • http://www.futurequake.co.uk/
Re: C&VG
« Reply #2 on: 12 May, 2004, 04:25:51 am »
 more details please....should know this...

ming

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3550
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #3 on: 12 May, 2004, 04:35:09 am »
This rings a bell...
was one of the robots HUGE and kind of a cross between mongrol and meq-quake?
Was the artist Jerry Parish / Parrish / Paris?

Who drew the Freefall Warriors in Captain Britain?  I have a feeling it was the same guy.
Sorry that's not much help, but hey.  

yadster

  • Member
  • Never Nude
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #4 on: 12 May, 2004, 04:47:44 am »
Damn this is bugging me. I remember really enjoying the strip and the artwork been really good. Would be nice to see some reprints.

Link: Rogue Trooper cover


-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #5 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:26:27 am »

From patchy memory, one of the biggest robots was called "Big-"...

-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #6 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:29:45 am »

At the risk of posting like a madman... THE BUG HUNTER! Was that the name of the strip?

ming

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3550
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #7 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:40:43 am »
Correctamundo. Bug Hunters, Jerry Paris on art duties, and the big red robot was called Big Red.  Got there eventually..

-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #8 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:42:46 am »

"was one of the robots HUGE and kind of a cross between mongrol and meq-quake?
Was the artist Jerry Parish / Parrish / Paris?"


That's the one - and the huge (orange?) robot was BIG D.

Still no sign on Google!

Max Kon

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6536
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #9 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:45:18 am »

LARF

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 4503
  • I am the Flaw!
    • View Profile
    • eatsleepthink
Re: C&VG
« Reply #10 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:52:09 am »
Nope, sorry Cybermax.

I rem the artwork it was a bit Jamie Hewlet early tank girl meets a young Trevor Hairsine and they conceive...

This is really bugging me now... I've done a search and found a comedian called jerry paris but not a sausage on his alter ego...

-=>DEMONIZER<=-

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 393
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #11 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:57:40 am »

Close but no cigar, Max.

Ming is spot on - Big RED (wtf, Big D?).

I'd like to see the short strips collected online!

ming

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3550
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #12 on: 12 May, 2004, 05:58:43 am »
They have some of the art in Michigan State University Library, apparently (blame Google, not me).
Jerry Paris, Pedro Henry and Gary Leach.
Trident Comics are mentioned (1990), so maybe it got a reprint?

The Amstor Computer

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6474
    • View Profile
Re: C&VG
« Reply #13 on: 12 May, 2004, 06:04:38 am »
Wasn't "Pedro Henry" a pseudonym for Steve Moore?

pauljholden

  • 2000AD Creator
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3031
  • PJ Holden
    • View Profile
    • Twitter/pauljholden
Re: C&VG
« Reply #14 on: 12 May, 2004, 06:07:13 am »
Jerry Paris was a fantastic artist - the only comic work (apart from Bug Hunters and Lieutenant Laww - a four armed british bobby type robot in C&VG) that I know off, was a one off strip in Action Force (The UK flavour of GI Joe) he did a Snake Eyes strip which was fantastic, I lent it to John McCrea (currently drawing Dredd) in uhm.. about 89/90 when he just got a commision from Action Force to do a snake eyes strip and he needed reference. I never saw it again. The git.

- p
La Placa Rifa