Thursday, 8 April 2010

UPDATE..The Iron Hand!! The three different versions..



The Dandy 29th October 1960
Bill Holroyd




The Dandy 24th June 1971
Paddy Brennan




Cracker number 1
18th Jan 1975.
Paddy Brennan


'The Boy with Iron Hands' this was an idea and a title that Dandy editor Albert Barnes used on three seperate occasions in three different contexts. In 1939 a boy with these attributes was the star of a strip set in medieval times drawn by Fred Sturrock, then there was the 1959-1961 WWII Bill Holroyd effort and finally in 1971 a strip with a modern setting, drawn by Paddy Brennan, with the slighly truncated title 'Iron Hands'.
Come to think of it Paddy Brennan also drew the adventures of a secret agent called simply 'Iron Hand' in Cracker/Beezer between 1975 and 1979. In this final instance though the eponymous hero did actually have an 'iron hand' a la Valiant's Steel Claw. Thanks to Kashgar for info


http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1416&p=8786&hilit=Iron+Hand#p8786

I love Paddy's work But Bill gives a different feel to the story..
A really great concept for a character..it is full of energy and high drama..artists and writers can learn a lot from this strip..maybe Iron hands could come back for a fourth time!
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Hi Peter,
I am a big fan of your blog devoted to old British humour comics, and
I wondered if you could give my latest venture a little plug? It's an
online humour comic in the Viz vein called Better Than Nothing. You
can find it at http://www.btncomix.blogspot.com
Don't forget to let me know what you think!
Best regards
LJT

http://www.btncomix.blogspot.com

Well I'm not a Viz fan personally But I'm sure other people will enjoy it..it is well drawn and good style..Peter

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