Thursday, 7 May 2015
THE POWER PACK THREE...
Back in the 1960s, there were three distinctive comics on sale in
U.K. newsagents. They were part of the POWER PACK, five weekly
periodicals published by ODHAMS PRESS, but only three of them -
WHAM!, SMASH!, and POW! - combined humour strips with reprints
of the American MARVEL COMICS GROUP (aside from an occa-
sional funny page in the other two, FANTASTIC and TERRIFIC).
A few years ago, a wizened old wizard who hides out in an aban-
doned Tibetan monastery, produced limited edition, high quality
omnibus volumes of strips drawn by the legendary artist KEN REID,
which had appeared in the three aforementioned comic titles. Truly,
they're a delight to the eye - every FRANKIE STEIN, JASPER The
GRASPER, QUEEN Of The SEAS, The NERVS, and DARE-A-
DAY DAVY page ever drawn by Ken and published in the Power
papers. So what's not to like? Have you got them?
In case you haven't, here's what they look like - just so you can
recognize them should they ever appear on eBay. They'll be a bit
pricey, so I'd start saving now if I were you. You wouldn't want to
miss out for lack of requisite funds, would you? You'd be kicking
yourself for years! Don't they look great? Which of the strips
mentioned was your favourite - and why?
Posted by Kid at Thursday, May 07, 2015