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9 August 2017

Zero Hour comic

The issue of Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles for 3-16 November 1990 (issue #21) was advertised as coming free with Zero Hour comic. I didn't get Turtles comic at the time (still reading new Eagle) but I've collected it in recent years and when I acquired this issue I was disappointed that the comic was missing.

There was an advert in the issue for what 'Zero Hour' was though...

As you can see from the picture on the left the concept is that "...the BAD Brigade (Bullies, Aggressors and Destroyers) are directed by an unknown evil mastermind who is intent on taking over the world". The soldiers and vehicles were (according to this link) marketed as 'Zero Hour' in the UK and as 'Code Zero' in the US.

Bluebird Toys would work on the Havok line of comic inserts in 2000ad but these were in late 1996, early 1997, this comic pre-dates that marketing push by quite a few years. Anyway, without further ado, here it is...

Interesting to see that there is a copyright symbol at the bottom of page 2 for Marvel Comics - I assume this is Marvel US rather than Marvel UK.

Stephen Baskerville has confirmed that the pencils are by Geoff Senior, the inks are his (Stephen Baskerville's) and the colouring is maybe by John Burns Jr.

1 comment:

  1. That's definitely Geoff Senior on pencils, not sure about inks though, maybe Stephen Baskerville