Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Commander Pompey

It wasn’t just through grit, determination, and a steady flow of munitions and inventive weaponry that the people of Portsmouth fought back the alien invasion by The Squirmy Munge in the years following World War I; literature would also play a huge part. However, unlike the writers during the great war who had favoured poetry and depressing the hell out of anyone unlucky enough to come across a passage, in Portsmouth it was to comic books that authors turned and the tales they featured were far more uplifting.

Many comic strips and characters blossomed in this period in history and one of the most popular of them all was Commander Pompey.


Always accompanied by his scientist sidekick Southsea Belle the commander engaged in both defending the city from The Squirmy Munge and taking the fight directly to the enemy in any of its hideouts on the moon, under the sea, or in the hills. Of course, he wouldn’t be a true Portsmouth hero if there wasn’t a little dig at the city’s neighbours down the coast every now and then too.


Author: Mark

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