UPDATE: COMBAT COLIN now co-features with Brickman in most issues of ELEPHANTMEN!
BRICKMAN BEGINS also includes a story featuring COMBAT COLIN, the bobble-hatted one-man army and his comrade in arms SEMI-AUTOMATIC
STEVE (another er, one-man army). Some of you will remember the characters from the regular humour strip that ran in Marvel
UK's TRANSFORMERS and ACTION FORCE comics in the late Eighties/early Nineties. So what's he doing here of all places?
Well, one of Combat Colin's adventures featured Brickman (and a host of my other comic characters) as guest stars in a
serial entitled "The Place of No Return". Colin and Steve are abduced to find themselves in a strange village that
holds a dark secret; a place from which there is apparently no escape.
Fans of the 1967/68 UK tv series THE PRISONER (starring Patrick McGoohan as "Number Six") will recognise this
premise as being a spoof of that quirky, surreal, and intelligent series. Most of the outdoor scenes in The Prisoner were
filmed in Portmeirion, a fascinating Italianate village in North Wales created by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.
Retitled "Village of the Doomed", there's enough in-jokes in the six-page comic strip to keep Prisoner fans
happy, but the quickfire comedy will also appeal to readers who are unfamiliar with the tv series.
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