Translated by Claude ETIENNE musician and comics collector and friend (link) translation completed on 15-03-2015 and Also by Cloé EDOUARD Mauritian girl.
My favorite character of comic strips, mostly the Stephen Philip Dowling period, the one who has created in 1943, in england, this atypical character (with Gordon Boshell), as strong as Hercule and very resourceful (in fact muscles and brain).
The adventures of Garth have had several comics strip writers, (John Allard, Frank Bellamy and Martin Asbury) and have been published as strips in the Daily Mirror until 1977.
They have been colorized and republished since 2011 in this newspaper, (this time as 2 strips a day).
Garth is a character who travels in time, or by the reincarnation, or by the way of a cape and a helmet, or time machines, further to a blow on his head or even when he’s asleep. His adventures are a mix of science-fiction, fantasy (*), romances, and intrigues with new development.
This character is awesome because he has not any super power, he just can count on his colossal strength and his imagination.
At his second adventure he meets the Professor Jules Lumière, a french man who is a genius, and who will be in nearly all adventures of the hero.
The creator Stephen Philip Dowling, (also known as Steve Dowling) with his « naive » drawing, takes us in adventures who last for months (one strip a day in the Daily Mirror). For example, « the seven ages of garth » : 16 months.
And surprising fact for that time, there are a lot of charming and nearly naked female characters, who have been retouched in several countries…