Striker:Complete Collection Volume 1
IT’S A MONSTER of a book that’s been 31 years in the making and at last it’s available to buy: Volume One of Striker: The Complete Collection – The Black and White Years, 1985-1990.
The book is a limited edition, A4 hardback with a gloss laminated cover, and has a whopping 320 pages. You will find the Buy Now buttons (a choice of signed or unsigned) at the end of this message or next to it. You can pay by credit card or debit card. Please note - this is a hardback Limited Edition and no more will be printed after they are sold out.
The first ten pages of the book are a full and frank account (with photographs) of Striker creator Pete Nash's meandering journey to the creation of Striker, including his expulsion from school, his time in prison during an unhappy and misspent youth, the lucky break that took him into journalism, and the many months of teaching himself to draw.
The rest of the book is crammed with all 21 Striker stories from November, 1985, to just before the start of the colour strips in 1990.
And there’s something else – the first Striker story is the original unabridged one that has never been seen since its first publication 31 years ago!
The version of the first Striker story that some may have seen in the comic and one of the only two Striker annuals that were published – back in 1989 and 1990 – was a shortened one that Pete Nash created because he hated his early artwork. He thought there were maybe a dozen or so strips that he’d left out but when he compiled the strips for this book, he discovered there were almost two months’ worth of strips that he’d removed from history.
He's also added his thoughts and memories on the stories at the end of each one and before the start of the next. And he explains why he doesn't think the first story could ever have been published today – at least not in The Sun.
There are two purchase options: £24 (including post & packing) for an unsigned copy or £29 for a signed copy.
Striker: The Black and White Years is intended to be the first volume of the entire Striker collection. We will aim to publish a new volume every three or four months.
Please allow 14 days for shipping.