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Friday, 11 March 2011
Hurricane and Champion: the Companion Papers to Valiant
Top British comics archivist Steve Holland has re-launched his Bear Alley Books imprint with Mean Streetmaps, a collection of essays on crime noir, and an all-new index to two classic British comics.
Heavily illustrated throughout, Hurricane and Champion also includes title and creator indexes covering both papers, a gallery of annual covers and has a full-colour cover scanned from original artwork.
In his introduction, Steve Holland describes how Hurricane (1964-65) went through four phases during its lifetime and reveals the many problems faced by Champion (1966) during its brief 15-issue run.