A strip from The Hornet
See The Hornet issues 419 - 426.
Writer:- The Hornet editorial team. Artist:- Garcia?
Main cast:- Dick Nelson; Colonel Garland; Bob Clayton.
Football team:- Barford Black Nelsons
Time period:- present day (1960's).
Dick Nelson is captain for the Barford Black Nelsons, football team. He has a habit of scoring a goal for his side in the ninety minute of a match. Hence the title of this series. However, Nelson is also a Captain in British Intelligence. He is assigned to a mission to distract an enemy President by "stealing" some atomic plans and selling them to the foreign power.
Needless to say this makes Nelson a traitor to his own country, his family and football club. Meanwhile, the Nelson football team are struggling, having lost their last four matches. Garland though sends the team a new striker, Bob Clayton, who is as good as Dick Nelson in scoring goals when required in the nineth minute. What's going on?
The following adventures of Dick Nelson are from issues 419; 420; 423 & 424.