Indie Cover Spotlight: Dragonforce #1

This week I’m revisiting one of the better known indie publishers from the 80s, Canadian based Aircel.


Dragonforce (1988) grew out of an earlier series called Dragonring, which I’ll feature here sometime soon. Like most of Aircel’s books, it was heavily influenced by Hong Kong action movies, mashed up with other genres, in this case superheroes and sci-fi. As you might have noticed by the art, this book featured some of the early work of one Dale Keown, who went on to fame as a Hulk artist, followed by his own series Pitt, and then….well, he disappeared for the most part from the comics biz. He does pop up here and there these days with an occasional variant cover for some Marvel or DC books, though.