‘The Angry Planet’ first collection from new series, ‘The Fleetway Files’

1st December 2020

Rebellion and Hibernia Comics is pleased to announce The Fleetway Files - a new series in association with The Treasury of British comics which aims to present the very best of Fleetway comics and build into an unmissable collection!

The first release in this series is a lost classic, Alan Hebden and Massimo Belardinelli’s The Angry Planet - collected from the pages of Tornado and never before reprinted! This perfect bound 90-page collection retails at £10.49 and is available to order now.

Tornado (originally titled Heroes until a last-minute name change dictated by IPC management) was launched as a companion to 2000 AD and was designed to be a mixed-content adventure comic. It included strips that spanned genres and time periods like Blackhawk, Captain Klep, Victor Drago (the detective Sexton Blake in all but name, thanks to a copyright issue) and The Mind of Wolfie Smith. It was not to last however and Tornado merged into 2000 AD after just 22 issues.

The Angry Planet featured in all 22 issues, but unlike Wolfie Smith and Blackhawk it concluded in the pages of Tornado. A sequel titled Mars Force was planned, which was to be set 50 years after the end of The Angry Planet and Belardinelli drew several pages which featured a new set of characters designed by Brian Bolland. Sadly, it never materialised.

The Angry Planet touches on themes such as resource scarcity and corporate control that remain relevant today, but at heart it’s a rollercoaster sci-fi tale about rebellion. So, dive straight in and be blown away by Hebden’s usual hard-nosed characters and dynamic script and cover to cover with Belardinelli’s astonishing artwork as you join the first-generation Martians and their efforts to overthrow the dastardly Mars Inc.!

Collected from the pages of Tornado, this perfect bound 90-page collection retails at £10.49.