No. 56 – Bill Savage

Bill Savage from prog 1’s (1977) Invasion! written by Pat Mills and drawn by Jesús Blasco (1919–1935) v Stanley Baker (1928–1976)

Baker, seen here as Tom Yately in a still from Hell Drivers (Rank Organisation, 1957), upon whom the hero of Invasion! is most likely modelled, has been stated by former 2000 AD art editor, Doug Church, to be the inspiration for Savage’s look.

In 1961 the Welsh actor turned down the role of James Bond in the film of Dr. No (United Artists) unwilling to commit to a three-picture contract.


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