Tornado

a.k.a.: N.A.

Publisher: I.P.C.

Format: Weekly comic strip anthology

First Issue: 24th March, 1979

Last Issue: 18th August 1979 (22 issues)

Absorbed: N.A.

Absorbed into: 2000A.D.

Strips: The Angry Planet, Big E in Action, Blackhawk, Captain Klep, Lawless Touch, Mind of Wolfie Smith, Storm, Tornado's True Tales, Victor Drago, Wagner's Walk

Comments: Tornado carried a mix of non-science fiction adventure strips alongside humour and a single sci-fi story. From the very first issue it was tied to 2000 A.D., as fictional editor Big E informed readers he had been a normal Earth man until 2000 A.D.'s Tharg trained him. After 22 issues it merged with 2000 A.D., with three strips making the jump: The humour strip Captain Klep, the psi-power drama of The Mind of Wolfie Smith, and Blackhawk, which was majorly overhauled to change an historic adventure series into a science fiction one. None of the series survived in the long run.

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