Big K Magazine, November 1984. Contents. GAMES PROGRAMS: TURNPIKE TOAD for ORIC, SIMON for SPECTRUM, CAVERN BOMBER for BBC, MAZE OF GOLD for VIC-20. UTILITY PROGRAMS: DESIGNER for ELECTRON, SID for COMMODORE 64, GRAF-PAC for BBC, SCREEN POKE GRID for CBM 64. SOFTWARE REVIEWS: Pick Of The Month and Review Pages. TOOLKITS/HARDWARE: PROTECTOR for SPECTRUM, THE TRAIL OF THE BOUNTY-HUNTER: includes- It's A Dog's Life, Strontium Dog: The Making Of A Game, 2000 AD: Crucible For Superheroes. FEATURES: Great Video Diseases/Collapseware, Robots On The Move, The Fall Guy, Hacking. REGULARS: On-Line News, Zip Code, Classic Games, They Wrote One, Dorkslayer, Arcade Alley, Charts, Taylor-made Graphics, Letterbase. COMPETITION: Win An Enterprise Computer. PICTURE CAPTIONS: THE FALL GUY. STAFF: Tony Tyler - Editor, Richard Burton - Assistant Editor, Ian Stead - Art Editor, Nicky Xikluna - Features, Andy Green, Kim Aldis - Technical, Steve Keaton, Richard Cook, Richard Taylor, Bernard Turner, Dave Rimmer, John Conquest, Nigel Farrier, Duncan Gamble, Tony Benyon, Fin Fahey, Barry Leverett - Publisher, John Purdie - Publishing Director, Luis Bartlett - Group Advertising Controller, Robin Johnson - Advertisement Manager (01-261 5119). EDITORIAL ADDRESS: BIG K (2035) IPC Magazines Ltd., King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, LONDON SE1 9LS. PHONE: 01-261 5818/6249, 01-261 5660 (Advertising). BAM AND POW - MEET ZAP: LOVE THEM or loathe them, comics have been part of British society for well over 100 years. At worst they are mildly entertaining, at best a creative art form that is acquiring an international reputation, bringing fame to the writers and artists of the medium. Much like the computer game biz- only things seem to be happening a lot faster there. There is a more common link between the two worlds - imagination. Without it comics couldn't exist and computer games would still be at the level of Nolan Bushnell's 'Pong'. It was only a matter of time before the two media formed a more physical bond. That time has come and this issue BIG K take an exclusive look at the making of two games based on the 2000 AD character, Strontium Dog. Continuing the theme, Steve Keaton examines the latest manifestation of some American comics characters in the computer game world. Meanwhile, our popular and oft-quoted review section continues its renovation and our ratings system completes its revamp. Now the important overall K-rating can be clearly seen on the top line of each review with the individual catergory ratings in their usual place below the review. Our Charts page also undergoes a significant facelift reflecting the domination computer games now hold over the whole recreational software market. As always we welcome your comments (and H. Polipp-Hughes of Grantham is welcome to collect his brick at any time) on BIG K or computer life in general RICHARD BURTON.