Heros the Spartan

Heros, although Spartan, had been brought up as the adopted son of a Roman general, and himself became a Roman soldier. The Heros stories were always hovering on the supernatural, with strange, mysterious goings on. Bellamy could make the artwork suitably brooding [below we see Heros with the twisted trees that are part of "The Island of Doom". And that title says it all.] Such stories can be difficult to carry off : the final denouement was in danger of being seriously anticlimatic. But, generally, it worked. Later, Bellamy began alternating with a Spanish artist, and it became obvious that his heart was no longer in it ... as with so many Eagle artists in the later days. After Eagle, Bellamy illustrated Garth in the Daily Mirror for some time, before dying in his late fifties of a heart attack.

Heros the Spartan

Heros - 3 November 1962

Heros the Spartan

26 January 1963

Heros the Spartan

a druid from Gaul ... 30 March 1963

Heros the Spartan

Bellamy was good at grotesques ... as this one shows! 5 October 1963.

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