Sergeant Strong is back in action with new Hibernia Comics collection

14th July 2023

“What they’re trying to say, Simon, is that you’ve become a freak!” – while on a mission to the dark side of the moon, a brush with a “roving nebula” changes Simon Strong forever!

The complete amazing adventures of Britain’s first man in space, Sergeant Strong, is available now from Hibernia Comics.

Written by Scott Goodall (The Indestructible Man, Marney the Fox) and drawn by British comic powerhouse Eric Bradbury (Doomlord, Invasion 1984!), Sergeant Strong made his debut in a new look for Valiant, published in March 1975.

Strong's close encounter leaves him unable to remain an astronaut, but with a new set of peculiar abilities: abilities that bring him to the attention of Inspector Zero and Ghost Squad!

The strip exemplifies the fast-paced, ultra-compressed style of British adventure comics of the 1970s, in a rip-roaring adventure that mixes sci-fi with shadowy secret agents, and straight action with an undercurrent of the bizarre.

The 88-page black-and-white, perfect-bound collection is available now. Sergeant Strong is the fourth release in The Fleetway Files, a series of reprints from Hibernia collecting hidden gems from the Fleetway and IPC archives.

A second print of Blazing Battle Action, is also now available. Originally serialised in the ‘Judge Dredd Megazine, Blazing Battle Action contains a comprehensive history of Battle by author and former editor of 2000 AD, David Bishop, alongside David McDonald’s history of the hugely popular, and divisive, 'Action Force’ stories that appeared in Battle, as well at its replacement ‘Storm Force’. Along with rare art, and collectors checklist, this is the ultimate Battle companion!