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The 1987 BattleTech comic “BattleForce”, published by Blackthorne, was planned to have three issues, but never made it past the first two. Sadly, we have nothing but the cover art of this lost gem, which depicts the Northwind Highlanders coming to save the day.

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Surprisingly gender neutral for the eighties hmm, one of the three Highlanders seeeems to be a girl but as for the other two... fascinating how this cover could very much be a lost gem but could also be a very authentic-looking parody/homage, and I can really nae discern which it is. Google give no alternative sources except a retweet on your own post of ditto. Either way though: this is bad-ass. Would've loved to read it if it was real... and ditto if it isn't. Nice.


Raziberry responds:

Aye laddie tis a fine cover indeed! (I made it myself cause the comic never got its third issue.)

Sounds very vaguely familiar; could use more traffic. Thanks for its attention.

Never seen this before. Fascinating. I love seeing shit like this, tbh. I just recently got my grubby little mitts on an early print of DC Comics' 'Frederik Pohl's Merchants of Venus'. Can't wait to give it a proper gander.

There's so much great stuff out there that sits in obscurity. Hell, even within the more popular IPs I'm impressed by how few of my friends that are comic book nerds are familiar with letalone read works from the Warhammer 40k universe- and a lot of that shit is just brilliant.

Keep at it,


Atlas? Is that you?!

Raziberry responds:

Yeah buddy!

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