|About Striker (New Version) |
See below for the history of this magazine
Not to be confused with the magazine of the same name launched in 1970.
Striker was a comic strip and magazine which was featured in the tabloid newspaper The Sun from 1985 until 2009 and in the British magazine Nuts from January to October 2010.It was created by Pete Nash. Since its inception, the strip revolved around the life of Nick Jarvis (a former player and manager of the Premiership side Warbury Warriors
The strip first appeared in 1985 in a black-and-white format, changing to colour in 1990. It retained the drawn style until 1998, when it was relaunched as Striker VR in a 3D-rendered format. While praised for its new style (3D-rendered art was rare at the time), Nash was not satisfied with the results and for the rest of the year used the drawn format. The 3D format returned in early 1999, with the strip renamed Striker 3D. The strip's popularity was evident; by 2001, all but two of The Sun's other comic strips had been dropped to allow space for Striker.
In August 2003, Striker broke away from The Sun and became its own magazine. While it still maintained a loyal fan base, many larger retailers refused to stock it and it suffered from financial problems throughout its run. It nearly folded in mid-2004. Finally issue 87 was declared the final commemorative issue on May 12th 2005.
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