Issue 43 was the second cover  I 'wrote'.

It was inspired by the fact the issue was in danger of missing the print deadline because of eleventh hour concerns over the 'romantic' relationship between Numbers and the
Dragon. Numbers was an alien member of Gatecrasher's Technet who spoke and wore clothes-- the Dragon did neither. I was working on issue 46 when I heard someone had put
two and two together and the story might have to be changed. Fortunately common sense prevailed and only one four word balloon was removed.
Something of a curiosity in the age
of computer colouring. The multi
coloured vortex effect on Excalibur
66 required five separate art
pages for colour separation . One
for Black-line art and one each for
red, blue, yellow and white (the
outline of Widget's ghostly body.)
It
seemed like a clever idea at the
time.