Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Lew Stringer's Combat Colin 1 reviewed!

Title: Combat Colin
Issue: 1
Price: £3.50
Format: 40 pages American comic-sized Colour covers/black and white interiors
Credits: Written illustrated and lettered by Lew Stringer

The eighties! You couldn't avoid gun-totting heroes at the cinema back then and comics soon followed suit. Although Punisher had been created in the seventies it wasn't until the eighties that he got his own comic and he took off to major success in the age of Rambo, Commando and Die Hard. And in Britain we had… Combat Colin! Appearing in Marvel UK's Action Force and Transformers comics from 1987 through until 1991.

Lew Stringer's Colin is an endearing mix of those gritty action films and the suburban world of UK humour comics. Colin is a gun-crazed man who still lives with his parents in their semi-detached in Skegpool. In many ways it reminds me of the wonderful mix that classic Desperate Dan has between the wild west and Dundee.

Wearing a camouflage jacket, armed with tanks, rocket-launchers and grenades while rocking a bobble-hat and eating chips, Colin is a strangely loveable buffoon. Despite all the deadly weaponry he has a body-count somewhere between the A-Team and Rupert Bear. When Skegpool is under threat from supervillains like Doctor Nasty, Aunt Arctic or Cap'n Barnacle you better hope Colin and his side-kick Semi-Automatic Steve are home!

What I found most surprising about CC was how often I thought while reading it 'They'd never get away with that in kids comics nowadays!' (putting land-mines on a beach anyone?) Indeed the whole concept of a gun-obsessed nutter played for laughs would likely fly too close to the thought-police's red-lines these days. That having been said I wouldn't think twice about giving this to my own ten year-old (if I had one.)

More issues of Combat Colin are to follow reprinting the whole bullet-riddled saga.

With so many comic properties being adapted for the big screen at the moment, can it be long until a big budget Combat Colin movie hits the multiplex? I'm thinking James Corden for Colin.

Buy your own copy and do your own fantasy casting at: http://lewstringer.com/page7.htm

Reviewed by John A. Short

Friday, 8 September 2017

Kult Creations also digital!

Don't forget, Captain Wylde and most of our other publications are not just available in print versions... But also as digital, downloadable, kindle versions. You can buy them from our own digital blog (button to your right) http://kultdigital.blogspot.com as well as Amazon's own kindle store! Many way to join the Kult!

Friday, 25 August 2017


This weekend August 26th & 27th 2017 KULT CREATIONS will have a table at the Bournemouth Comic Convention! You can come along and browse all our titles including: The Sixpenny Murder, The Clock Strikes! All three issues of Reverend Cross, Savage! Jungle Princess Book 1, The New Amazons Preview Special, Octobriana: The Underground History and our latest publication... Captain Wylde! Come up and say hello! More info at: http://www.showmastersevents.com/bournemouth/

Saturday, 12 August 2017


Here are some Gabby Noble pieces from issue 001 of Captain Wylde and some bits of promo art that that were created to go along with the issue...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

X marks the spot! Captain Wylde 001

Get ready for some CLOCK PUNK PIRATE fun! Captain Wylde 001 is here for the summer! Written by John A. Short and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble and featuring 21 full colour story pages. Available as a print edition from this very page. If you want the digital version (cheaper - especially abroad) you can find the link on this page to our digital store where you can download it in kindle format. SET SAIL!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Captain Wylde!

Artist Gabby Noble and I are working on a new pirate strip at the moment. For release later this summer. Here's an early sample:

Friday, 17 March 2017

Sorry to miss Birmingham!

Hi everyone... John here! Sorry about this, but I (and Kult Creations) will have to miss the Birmingham MCM Comics Expo due to a family medical emergency. But please do go along and support it. I'm sure it will be great fun! Sorry again, everyone. John