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 of the comic was BRIAN'S BRAIN,
featuring 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 kid-ites a taste of what you may have missed, here, for your
eyes only, are the very first two instalments of Brian's Brain.