The Story Works logo
Deejaying and Mixing Music How to Draw Comics - the web supplement My life in publishing Web consultancy services
After leaving Top Sellers, I spent an uneventful ten months compiling puzzle magazines and reprint comics for an obscure publisher in the Croydon area, quietly climbing the walls. It was my old boss Dez Skinn who came to the rescue. He called me up and asked me to join him at the newly revamped Marvel UK operation, where I would once again work as his assistant, riding shotgun on the company's monthly magazines. These included Starburst, a science fiction movie magazine which started life as an independent published by Dez himself, Conan the Barbarian and Rampage magazine which featured a more mature version of The Hulk.
Dez's assistant on Marvel's weekly comics was Richard Burton, who had enjoyed a long and successful run as editor/publisher of Comic Media News, a sort of forerunner to Dez's current Comics International newszine.