When I was about 5 or so (early 80s) my brother bought a comic from a local newsagent. It was black and white (cover possibly in color) and I remember it was a story, set on Earth, it had an invasion of flying jellyfish like creatures that sucked people's faces off (I remember one comic panel where a General/Brigadier or similar British military type gets killed by one and it reveals his skull as it pulls his face off). I think the protagonists were a man and a woman who seemed to be scientists. The art style I think was your general 80s Dan Dare style.

Anyway, this gave me nightmares at the time, but I'm morbidly curious to find the comic again. For a long time I thought it was 2000AD, but after many years looking through it, I'm under the impression it possibly wasn't 2000AD after all. But I don't remember many other publically available comics along that line.

UPDATE - Possibly Dan Dare or Eagle - someone else seems to recall the story on this thread here: 2000ad thread

  • Sounds like something from the great tradition of inappropriately violent classic British comics! The best I could do on Google was 'Invasion 1984', published in Battle - but the aliens in this are skeletons rather than jellyfish. Maybe something from Dr Who magazine?
    – JayFor
    Jul 13, 2022 at 20:45
  • The time period is also right for Starblazer; definitely seems like a story they might have published.
    – andrewsi
    Jul 14, 2022 at 21:34
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    It looks like it might have been Dan Dare?? Or a story published by Eagle? I found this comment which roughly confirms the story I was thinking of? forum thread on 2000ad
    – Arkiruthis
    Jul 15, 2022 at 22:50
  • You're allowed to answer your own question, if you think you have it.
    – Spencer
    Jul 16, 2022 at 14:22
  • Sadly @Spencer I still don't know the comic story or have not encountered any panels online that identify it.
    – Arkiruthis
    Jul 17, 2022 at 9:32

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Yep, it was definitely Dan Dare. I remember the cover here. Issues 167 to 169 of New Eagle Comic:

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