Gerry Anderson’s Space 1999, by a young Brian Bolland, from 1975’s Comic Media News #22. The arrival of a British science-fiction show that had both a massive budget and a somewhat-more adult tone than usual was briefly a source of fascination in the mid-Seventies. The Christmas exhibition in Oxford Street’s Selfridges, for example, featured the likes of an Eagle spacecraft cockpit. (The queues lasted for hours and hours, I recall.) The Arnaldo Putzu cover to Look-In #38 below references several scenes from the first episode in the series, Breakaway;
The final issue of the UK’s Comic Media News International in 1980 featured a host of professionals responding to the news of the fanzine’s cancellation. Here Brian Bolland’s Green Lantern wishes the magazine a happy retirement.
A Brian Bolland cover featuring Storm and the Black Canary, from 1977’s Comic Media News #29. I admire the way that Bolland’s version of each character is recognizably his own, and yet it’s clear that he’s being respectful of Cockrum’s version of Storm and Adams’s take on the Canary.