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On this day, 26 May 1979: Tornado

On this day, 26 May 1979: Tornado

 Cover artwork: Ian Kennedy

Cover artwork: Ian Kennedy

Wagner's Walk told the tale of the escape of German soldier Major Kurt Wagner (originally intended, some believe, to be Major Kurt Hellman from Action and Battle's Hellman of Hammer Force)  from a Russian army Siberian labour camp, and his long walk to India. As Monkey, Tripitaka, Sandy and Pigsy also trekked to India in 1979, I get that Gandhara theme song in my head every time I read an episode. Which probably wasn't the intention of Wagner's Walk's pseudonymous writer, R. E. Wright. But that's just the way my head works. It's a good story though, and here graced by an excellent Ian Kennedy front cover.

Elsewhere in this Tornado, Big E, aka Dave Gibbons, demonstrates his action chops - 'Keep the Peace', Dave - and Black Hawk replaces The Angry Planet in the centre pages, showcasing the work of Spanish artist Alfonso Azpiri.

 Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

 Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

 Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

Wagner's Walk: R. E. Wright (pseudonym - writer unknown), Mike White (artist)

 Storm: Scott Goodall (writer), Cam Kennedy (writer)

Storm: Scott Goodall (writer), Cam Kennedy (writer)

 Storm: Scott Goodall (writer), Cam Kennedy (writer)

Storm: Scott Goodall (writer), Cam Kennedy (writer)

 Angry Planet: Alan Hebden (writer), Massimo Belardinelli (artist)

Angry Planet: Alan Hebden (writer), Massimo Belardinelli (artist)

 Angry Planet: Alan Hebden (writer), Massimo Belardinelli (artist)

Angry Planet: Alan Hebden (writer), Massimo Belardinelli (artist)

 Black Hawk: Gerry Finley-Day (writer), Alfonso Azpiri (artist)

Black Hawk: Gerry Finley-Day (writer), Alfonso Azpiri (artist)

 Black Hawk: Gerry Finley-Day (writer), Alfonso Azpiri (artist)

Black Hawk: Gerry Finley-Day (writer), Alfonso Azpiri (artist)

 Triple T: Warrior: Brian Burrell (writer), John Richardson (artist)

Triple T: Warrior: Brian Burrell (writer), John Richardson (artist)

 The Mind of Wolfie Smith: Tom Tully (writer), Vicente Vanyo (artist)

The Mind of Wolfie Smith: Tom Tully (writer), Vicente Vanyo (artist)

 The Mind of Wolfie Smith: Tom Tully (writer), Vicente Vanyo (artist)

The Mind of Wolfie Smith: Tom Tully (writer), Vicente Vanyo (artist)

On this day, 27 May 1978: Starlord

On this day, 27 May 1978: Starlord

On this day, 25 May 1974: June and Pixie

On this day, 25 May 1974: June and Pixie