The Dream is Over: 34 years in the making, Striker finally bows out. Striker was a 3D football (soccer) comic, which I assume was made with Poser. It appeared for decades in the biggest of the British ‘tabloid’ newspapers. All mainstream newspapers are cutting back these days, and the expensive trimmings such as daily comic-strips are often the first to go.
But there’s good news too. The same writer’s comic strip Psycops appeared in the same newspaper and is now to be collected in full. Not 3D, despite the partly 3D front cover, but nice artwork after some early wobbles with other artists.
It’s a sci-fi detective-adventure serial which ran in The Sun from July 1994 to the start of 1999. A female private detective and her partner Gabriel, who is actually a telepathic alien in disguise, battle various ingenious enemies in thriller-style situations.
The adventures are being reprinted in their entirety for the very first time in a 304-page book available as a softcover version. … Psycops will be available to buy exclusively from our online shop from early July … with shipping mid August 2019.
The SFX magazine review of the collected Psycops gave the new book a healthy four stars. “The enthralling pace never slackens … stories actually now seem quite prophetic … elegant lineart” in a Modesty Blaise style.
An interesting British sci-fi curiosity, which collectors will probably want as it may not be available forever.