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The Spellbinder














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Below you will find a few token episodes from the early days of The Spellbinder,oone of my favourite characters from LION weekly.I hope to add more as time allows in the very near future.

       

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TURVILLE'S TOUCHSTONE was a brand new strip that appeared in the newly merged LION & EAGLE way back in 1969. It centered on young TOM TURVILLE who has just inherited TURVILLE HALL. However what he doesn't know is that an Ancestor of his , the Alchemist SYLVESTER TURVILLE has been there for over 2 centuries trapped by one of his own spells! Tom releases him from this spell and the two embark on some of the weirdest,whimsical adventures ever committed to paper! The series ran as a comic strip until 18th May 1974 , but apart from a few reprints featured all-new adventures in various Annuals right up to 1979! Created by GEORGE BEAL , scripting duties for the majority of the series were shared between FRANK S.PEPPER and KEN MENNELL with artwork by GEOFF CAMPION and REG BUNN. From 7th FEB 1970 the strip was renamed THE SPELLBINDER.

       

TIGER & EAGLE 3rd MAY 1969

TURVILLE'S TOUCHSTONE #1

Here we have a frame from the very first episode of  "THE SPELLBINDER" , where TOM sees his Ancestor for the first time!

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LION & EAGLE 10th MAY 1969

TURVILLE'S TOUCHSTONE #2

Here we have the full second strip of "THE SPELLBINDER" courtesy of ALAN WRIGHT.

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SPELLBINDER INDEX

Here we have the INDEX of strips then known by the Master himself - STEVE HOLLAND.

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VALIANT BOOK OF MAGIC & MYSTERY 1976

You can peruse the Contents page of the many SPELLBINDER tales that appeared in this book. But for the inclusion of a few non-related strips , this would have been the SPELLBINDER BOOK! I plan to feature these strips here in the near future,time permitting!

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COMPLETE INDICES

With much help from fellow group members we have been able to name some heretofore untouched strips ( some unseen! ) based purely on the descriptions given me! Click on each link to get a printable report on our progress to date.

THE SPELLBINDER - THE WEEKLIES

THE SPELLBINDER - THE SPECIALS & ANNUALS