I have been absolutely itchin' to cover another aviator here on I'm the Gun - and a recent Eclipse Comics reading binge has given me just the excuse I needed to talk about Golden Age/80s revial fighter ace, Valkyrie!
In this episode I'll be recapping the 3-issue Valkyrie(!) mini-series from 1987 written by Chuck Dixon and gorgeously illustrated by Paul Gulacy & Willie Blyberg.
One of the great things about this mini-series was a pin-up section in the back of each issue - below I'll reproduce a handful of those illustrations (by the likes of Brian Bolland, Bruce Jones, Steve Leialoha & more), as well as a couple choice Gulacy pages from the story.
Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran,
|The quiet power of Paul Gulacy - Steelfox arrives on the scene|
|Introducing the new Black Angel|
|Steelfox derails Valkyrie's escape attempt|
|Chilling epilogue: Misery claims another pilot|
And final bonus - Valkyrie paper doll by Trina Robbins!