Strontium Dog: Search & Destroy is out now from all good bookstores, comic book stores, and online!
Collecting the earliest tales of the immensely influential and popular Strontium Dog series from the pages of Starlord, this sumptuous 144-page hardcover includes the original colour pages lovingly restored by Rebellion’s reprographics experts.
With a new introduction by co-creator John Wagner, it features gorgeous artwork by Carlos Ezquerra, along with Brendan McCarthy, and Ian Gibson, and is a gorgeous must-have for fans old and new.
Strontium Dog: Search and Destroy brings back into print one of the seminal series of British comics, a science fiction Western that merges everything from time travel to a trip to Hell itself. This new edition, with colour centre spreads restored, puts these stories back to their rightful place as one of the key series in the annals of British comics.
Originally published in Starlord, 2000 AD’s sister comic, these early stories had a profound effect upon readers, including future film director Edgar Wright. After the comic merged with 2000 AD, Johnny Alpha quickly became a fan favourite character and Strontium Dog remains one of the most iconic strips in the history of British comics.
The series is set in a world where nuclear war has left two classes of people – the mutants and the Norms. The mutant, their bodies warped by Strontium 90 fallout, are a persecuted minority barred from public life and herded into ghettos. Their only option for employment is as ‘Strontium Dogs’, bounty hunters tracking down the scum of the galaxy for cold, hard cash. It’s a difficult and dangerous life where only the toughest can survive. But Johnny Alpha and his Viking partner, Wulf Sternhammer, are the toughest there is.