Eric Bradbury studied at the art school of Beckenham from 1936. During World War II, he was an air pilot. He began his comics career drawing 'Our Ernie' and other funny character for Knockout in 1949. After a while, he turned to making adventure strips. Among his early credits are the 'Luck Logan' western and 'Buffalo Bill' in Comet. He also created 'The King's Thief', based on the movie of the same name. From the 1960s, Bradbury began to further develop his own dark style, doing strips like 'Mytek the Mighty' and 'The House of Dolmann' for Valiant, 'Maxwell Hawke' for Buster and 'Doomlord' for the 1980's Eagle.