Swiftsure

    (Harrier, 1985-1988)
™ and ©1985 Harrier

From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide:

A companion to Conqueror, early issues had a space-opera and fantasy line-up, usually with a curiously 1950s feel to them, with the solo stories of Conqueror’s Lt Fl’ff, illustrated by Steve Yeowell, amongst the best of them. An anomaly, though a welcome one, was Lew Stringer’s guest Brickman strip in #6, humorous Batman parody. With #15, new editor Rob Sharp attempted to revitalise the title with three new series, all of which had some potential. Night Porter was a teleporting nocturnal super-heroine, written by Sharp and drawn in a delightful cheesecake style by Art Wetherell; Lone Shark, also written by Sharp and drawn by Geoff Harrold, was an aquatic vigilante with a nasty misogynist streak; and Nigel Kitching’s Morningstar was an imaginative and intelligent tale of a modern woman coming face to face with the old legends of Faerie, rather predating Neil Gaiman’s explorations of that realm. Despite a suddenly improved line-up, Swiftsure had lost too many readers, and folded a couple of issues later. ~HS

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  5/1/1985
  $1.75
  $1.75
6 copies available from $0.99
 Bill W. Ryan, Lew Stringer, Martin Lock, Stephen BaskervilleDave Harwood, R.F. O’Roake, Stephen Baskerville

#2

  11/1/1986
  $1.75
  $0.65
4 copies available from $0.50
 James Hill, Stephen Baskerville, Martin Lock, Lew StringerKev Hopgood, Stephen Baskerville, Dave Harwood, Mark Farmer, Lew Stringer, R.F. O’Roake

#3

  8/1/1985
  $1.75
  $1.50
1 copy available for $0.99
   

#4

  9/1/1985
  $1.75
  $0.90
1 copy available for $0.99
 Stephen Baskerville, Martin Lock, Lew Stringer, Bill W. RyanStephen Baskerville, Mike Collins, Lew Stringer, Dave Harwood

#5

  11/1/1985
  $1.75
  $4.00
1 copy available for $1.25
 James Hill, Steven Baskerville, Martin Lock, Lew StringerMike Collins, Kev Hopgood, Steven Baskerville, Lew Stringer, Jeff Anderson

#6

  1/1/1986
  $1.75
  $2.00
2 copies available from $1.99
 Bill W. Ryan, Martin Lock, Lew Stringer, Stephen BaskervilleDave Harwood, Tim C. Perkins, Lew Stringer, Stephen Baskerville

#7

  3/1/1986
  $1.75
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.99
   

#8

  5/1/1986
  $1.75
  $2.50
2 copies available from $2.50
   

#9

  7/1/1986
  $1.75
  $4.50
1 copy available for $4.00
Redfox  

#10

  9/1/1986
  $1.50
  $2.25
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#11

  11/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#12

  1/1/1987
  $1.50
  $4.50
1 copy available for $0.99
 Martin Lock, Dave ColemanDave Harwood, Steve Yeowell

#13

  3/1/1987
  $1.95
  $2.50
2 copies available from $0.99
   

#14

  5/1/1987
  $1.95
  $0.40
No copies available
   

#15

  7/1/1987
  $1.95
  $3.50
1 copy available for $2.99
   

#16

  9/1/1987
  $1.95
  $2.50
2 copies available from $2.50
 Nigel Kitching, Ed Hyde, Rob SharpNigel Kitching, Glenn Fleming, Geoff Harrold, Art Wetherell

#17

  11/1/1987
  $1.95
  $13.50
No copies available
   

#18

  1/1/1988
  $1.95
  $5.00
1 copy available for $4.99