Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Derek "Splash" Page, ace reporter for the Daily World, was a friend and sometime aide to Sexton Blake, the great British detective.  He moved to world of comic strips in Comet, a British comic book that ran for 587 issues from 1946 to 1959.  Splash Page was drawn by Alex Oxley.  this sequence, taken from issues in 1950, starts with Splash and his assistant Jill Brent watching a motorcycle speed trial by his friend Tony Marsh.  The motorcycle is called "The Grey Rocket" and it can reach 132 mph, making tony a sure bet to win the famous T.T. Race on the Isle of Man.  This does not sit well with unscrupulous motorcycle manufacturer Lou Millan, who sends thugs out to ensure that Tony and the Grey Rocket do not race.  Tony is injured and cannot race but, coincidentally, Splash Page has done some motorcycle riding before...

An interesting and well-drawn strip, full of action and derring-do.


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