Our first set review about CineBook’s Lucky Luke series is now followed by another Comic character, named Clifton, which is another product from the famed Franco-Belgian Genre.
The main character of this series is "Colonel Sir Harold Wilberforce Clifton", who is a former MI5 Agent, the UK Secret Service, and the plot revolves around his humorous exploits. The character was originally created by Raymond Macherot in 1959, through the famous Tintin Comics Magazine. The initial stories were penned and drawn by Macherot himself, until he was replaced by Turk and Bob De Groot who took the series to stardom. It had a regular run until 1995, when it was canceled.
|Clifton #1: My Dear Wilkinson |
ISBN: 1-905460-06-6 | Published: 2005
|Clifton #2: The Laughing Thief |
ISBN: 1-905460-07-4 | | Published: 2005
Turk & De Groot
Turk & De Groot
Eventhough Clifton is a new character to much of Indian Comics Fans, those who follow Lion/Muthu Comics from South India (publishes Euro-Franco Genre for Tamil Speaking States), would remember that they once published stories featuring Clifton, where he was christened "Comedy Colonel (காமெடி கர்னல்)". He was featured in one single issue, which was published under the Mini-Lion brand, in its issue #30, titled as Comedy Colonel. The translation and Art was considered A-Class when it was released, but surprisingly since the cancellation of Mini Lion, it was never mentioned or featured again in their Lion brand, which brought back some famous stories which were earlier published in Mini Lion, like Chick Bill, and Lucky Luke. That will remain a mystery.
But nevertheless, we have Cinebook to thank for bringing these titles to India, which makes us to eagerly look forward for the future titles featuring Clifton.