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Solar Wind (comics)

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Format  Ongoing series
Publication date  2003 - 2007
Writer  Paul Scott
Genre  Science fiction
Number of issues  8

Solar Wind is a British small press comics anthology. Edited by Cosmic Ray (a pseudonym for small press comics publisher Paul Scott), the comic is devoted to gentle parodies of British boys' comics of the 1970s and 80s. Eight issues in all were produced between 2003 and 2007, with the final issue published in November 2007 as the Solar Wind Summer Special.

Contents

Emerging originally from the fanbase of best selling British comic 2000AD, Solar Wind has featured writers and artists including Gordon Rennie, Rufus Dayglo, Al Ewing and PJ Holden.

Collected editions

The comics have been collected in The Bumper Book of Solar Wind Volume 1 and 2, available at Lulu.com.

Reception

Don't let anyone tell you different: Solar Wind is the funniest comic of the decade. - Comics International #161

Awards

In 2004, the title won the Best Independent Comic Award at the British Diamond Comics Awards.

In 2006, Solar Wind was nominated for the Eagle Awards for best British Black and White comic.

The comic was three times SFX Fanzine of the Month.

Spin-offs

Solar Wind has two direct spin-off publications - Big War Comic (1 issue) and Sunny For Girls (2 issues). The same small-press publisher also produces Omnivistascope comics.

References

Solar Wind (comics) Wikipedia


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