Keith Page has been telling the story of Charlotte Corday, his time-hopping, dimension jumping adventurer for several years now, but his newspaper-styled tale, “Wonderbirds at Your Service“, is surely one of his best yet.
Running over almost 70 newspaper-format episodes, published free to read on Facebook and Tapas, “Wonderbirds at Your Service” starts, somewhat curiously, with a conversation between Doctor John Dee and William Shakespeare, moving to a rather dark piece on the Thunderbirds theme – with a twist!
Also written on occasion by screenwriter Stephen Walsh and drawn by Keith Page, Charlotte Corday’s many lives include a steampunk space explorer and a French detective of some sort getting involved in all sorts of arcane exploits in 1950′s London which could best be described as “Brighton Rock meets Quatermass and the Pit“.
On occasion, she has been accompanied by a human-sized “Muffin the Mule” entity which had its origins in a strip Keith did for IPC’s Revolver many years ago.
• Read “Charlotte Corday: Wonderbirds at Your Service” for free here on the Charlotte Corday page on Facebook
The Adventures of Charlotte Corday © 2020 Keith Page. No puppets were harmed in the making of this comic strip