Manta Force literature comprises of comic-strips and novels.
In September 1987, Eagle Comics released a comic-strip based on the Manta Force toy line via a publishing company called IPC Magazines Ltd. Starting with a prologue illustrated by Ian Kennedy in issue 285, the main series ran between issues 286 - 305. It was written by Alan Hebden and illustrated by Mike Dorey. The purpose of the comic-strips was to provide a back-story to Manta Force universe and help to promote the Bluebird toy range.
Following the conclusion of the comic-strip in Eagle Comics, Marvel Comics UK produced a one-shot special in 1989. Presently, it is unknown if Marvel Comics UK had planned to produce additional one-shot specials or even an on-going series.
Bluebird also published two promotional comics in the late 80s, to promote the Black Barracuda and Stinkhorn toy rangers. These promotional comics were generally found in the packages of other Manta Force toys.
In July 1989, Carnical released two books based on the Manta Force toy line. Both books were written and illustrated by Royston Drake. Similar to the comic-strips found in Eagle Comics, the books were designed to provide a more detailed back-story, while also promoting the Manta Force toys.
Below is a list of Manta Force literature.
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Marvel Comics UK
|Manta Force - Winter Special|
|Manta Force - The Enemy Within|