Saturday, September 26, 2009

Octobriana: Alchemy Texts

Lately, in my quest for Octobriana's comics  - I had the chance to get very valuable documents from Alchemy Texts, and I'm starting to get a clearer view of my favorite Russian Super Heroin (which is really cool!)

Among  all the issues, we discover Octobriana's many enemies, like  the mad scientist Hans Ingersol, the Russian witch Baba Yaga, Mani the Norse God, giant robots, Maiden America etc.. and discover a new meaning for "Sex Bomb" because Octobriana is riding a thermonuclear missile on a few occasions.

And also thanks to the "30th anniversary special" issue - I could get a better view of Octobriana across time - below is a brief "Time Frame" (which I hope is accurate - otherwise please comment)
  • 1971 - Origins - Octobriana and the Russian underground - The living sphinx of the Kamchatka Radiactive Volcano 1934 & Octobriana and the atomic suns of comrade Mao
  • 1979-87 - Bryan Talbot- The adventure of Luther Arkwright
  • 1992 - Larry Welz - Cherry meets Octobriana
  • 1992 - Reima Makinen - Octobriana and the 10th circle of hell
  • 1996-97 - Alchemy Texts, Revolution Comics, Artful Salamander, Evolutionary Comics
  • 1998 - Nikolai Dante : Octobriana Seduction
  • 2001 - Alchemy Texts "30th Anniversary Special" - a must see issue! [1]
  • 2002 - Finnish Movie "Octobriana and the Finger of Lenin"
  • 2003 - Aaargh! Magazine with Karel Jerie
  • 2004 - Alchemy Texts "the 2 certainties of life" and "Made in America"
  • 2007 - Octobriana by Chris Jones ?
  • 2009 - Orlando' comics announced for October  

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