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Friday, 26 February 2010

Ron Embleton's Wulf the Briton

Wulf the BrtionBlimey! It's Another Blog About Comics: The blog site cloud-109.blogspot.com is showcasing an impressive array of quality artwork including a serializing of Ron Embleton's Wulf the Briton from Express Weekly in 1959.

"This was simply one of the best adventure strips to have appeared in British comics and the hi-res scans have been cleaned up and presented large size for study," notes Lew Stringer. "Artist Peter Richardson provides a commentary alongside the strips."

According to Peter, Wulf the Briton is regarded as Ron Embleton's comic masterpiece. He took over the strip which was a single page cover feature on Express Weekly in 1957, making it his own and certainly putting it on a par with Dan Dare, which was running in Eagle.

Embleton, who went on to draw strips for TV Century 21 and many other titles, was paid £200 a week for drawing, painting, and lettering the strip, at a time when the average weekly wage in the UK was £12.

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