Friday, 20 June 2014

SUPER FREE BIRTHDAY GIFT - WHAM! #1 (PART ONE)...



Would you believe it?  While all us ancient fogeys forgot the birthday
of an old friend, young GEORGE SHIERS over on WACKY COMICS
remembered that WHAM! #1 came out 50 years ago this week.  Recognis-
ing a good idea for a blog post when I see it, I thought I'd reward George and
all fans of ODHAMS PRESS' premier POWER COMIC ('though it didn't
become one 'til later) by presenting (in two parts) the complete first ish
of LEO BAXENDALE's 'Super BEANO' from June 1964.

So enjoy the first half (almost) of  this super collectors' item
classic - and don't forget to come back for Part Two! 











And here's an ad for Wham! leading up to its launch...


...and one as it hit the shops.

6 comments:

Steve said...

Excellent stuff. I loved the Odhams Power Comics as a kid. Good to see them remembered. Looking forward to part 2.

Kid said...

Won't be too long, Steve - maybe tonight or tomorrow.

George Shiers said...

Thanks for the link, Kid! I've always wanted to read the first issue of Wham, and any other issues for that matter.

Kid said...

Tell you what, when it's 75 years old, I'll maybe post another issue. As for when it's 100 - well, let's wait and see what kind of condition I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Very interested by the Kelpie strip which is drawn by John Burns. How long did it last? Love to see more of that strip.

Kind Regards
Martin

Kid said...

Kelpie lasted into 1965, but I'm unsure of just how many episodes there were because I've mislaid my book that tells me such info. As for further episodes, I'll see what I can do in the fullness of time.

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