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
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