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Cyclone! #5, January 1986

Edited by Blaire Wentworth
Cover by Gary Chaloner
Cyclone! Comics

Lasted for 8 issues before breaking into various off-shoots, notably Dark Nebula (which had already appeared), The Jackaroo and The Southern Squadron. Also included a Classics Collection issue. The Southern Cross stories were coloured and re-released in 2007.

A year later a group of us was looking towards raising backing for OzComics mark II. A lot of mistakes had been made with mark I, but on the up side, a lot of the better creative elements had come together. Steve Carter and Des Waterman, who later went on to do Phantastique, were part of this team. At this point, Gary Chaloner, who was the father of Cyclone!, heard about us. He wanted to create an anthology magazine that was superheroic in style. And so, for a brief period, the two groups that ultimately spun off into the Phantastique crowd and the Cyclone! crowd, were all one and the same. In the first Cyclone! there was a short horror story by Steve which was a hint at that legacy.

--Dave de Vries, from his discussion on creating Cyclone!

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