a World War Two series from The Victor
The above uniform shoulder badge, is an imaginary one that I have created for Section Six. The badge did not appear in the series.
See The Victor issues 721, 722, 724, 730, 742, 746, 749, 751, 754 - 756.
Writer:- The Victor editorial team. Artist:- Tony Coleman.
Main cast:- Colonel Drake; Lieutenant Joe Turpin, Royal Navy (RN); Sergeant Platt, Army; Flight Lieutenant 'Bats' Willow, RAF; Petty Officer Alf Lump, RN.
Time period:- Second World War.
In times of conflict, countries always try to gain the upper hand over their opponents by any means possible. For example, obtaining plans of enemy movements through intelligence or equipping their armed forces with better, more lethal weapons. And this is the aim and purpose of Section Six, to test and approve new weapons for the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Colonel Drake, the unit's commander though is very keen that the new weapons are not only tested out on home soil, but also on the field of battle. Which is why the members of Section Six, find themselves more often than not on the front line, whether it is on land, at sea or in the air.
The artist Tony Coleman worked for a short period in America, working at the Wood Studio with Wally Wood, the well known comic artist. Coleman's biography in the collected T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents volumes mentions that the tall artist was born in 1932 and travelled to Canada, [sometime in the mid 1960's], 'but lost his portfolio and money while en-route to DC Comics in New York. On the basis of his work for British digest war comics, DC's Joe Orlando sent him uptown to the Wood Studio.' (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, volume one, DC Comics, 2002). He worked with Wood on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents from issues 2 to 5. He inked Gold Key's, Fantastic Voyage, drew illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction and on Warfront for Harvey Comics. After six months though Coleman returned to England. Unfortunately, it is not possible from the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents artwork to easily identify his work. Possibly Coleman only inked Wood's artwork. Is this the one and same person?
The following adventures of Section Six are from issues 721, 724, 742 and 754.