Near the end of January 1966, a new comic went on sale in British
newsagents - SMASH! Cover-dated February 5th, it featured a mix of
traditional humour and adventure strips, and was a sister publication to
WHAM!, published by ODHAMS PRESS. In April of that year, POW!
was launched, but out of the three of them, Smash! was the longest
lasting, managing a relatively impressive five years.
One of the best-remembered strips was BRIAN'S BRAIN, featur-
ing the adventures of BRIAN KINGSLEY, a schoolboy who owned
an electronic brain shaped like a skull, which he carried around in a box.
Bizarre indeed, but it proved popular with the readers at the time. Just
to give all you Criv-ites a taste of what you may've missed, here, for
your eyes only, are the first two instalments of Brian's Brain.