Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4049 - As long time readers of this blog already know... I'm a big fan of Quantum Leap, the TV Show, that ran from 1989 to 1993 for five seasons. (Here's a link to my previous blogs on Quantum Leap.)
The creator of that show was Donald Bellisario, who was also involved in other mighty fine TV series, including: Magnum P.I., Airwolf, JAG, and NCIS.
In between Magnum & Airwolf was a TV show that lasted just one season titled: Tales of the Gold Monkey.
I watched that season on TV and was sad to see it not be picked up for another year. I did not know that there was a comic book feature of the show that ran in a United Kingdom comic book titled: TV Comic.
Tales of the Gold Monkey started in Issue #1,656 (16 September 1983) as "Tales of the Gold Monkey" and was drawn by Geoff Campion. The feature finishes in the last issue of TV Comic #1,697, which was published on 29 June 1984. Here is the link to the uploaded pages of the feature.
Geoff Campion was the well known British illustrator who set the 'House Style' in the 1950s & 1960s for AP / Fleetway adventure strips. His work on 'Tales of the Gold Monkey' can be seen at the following link which is provided by Patricia Annino.
I am pleased to have found this out while checking out several Wikipedia entries while watching a Quantum Leap rerun. Thus I am sharing this new found knowledge with you today.
Fans of Donald Bellisario, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Geoff Campion and / or comic book history should be pleased with this news if they were not already aware of it...
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