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Monday, 18 February 2013
MONDAY IS 'WHAM!' DAY - OR AT LEAST IT USED TO BE...
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I thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the contents from the comic lying on the floor in the photo in the previous post, so here are a handful of pages from WHAM! #134, cover-dated January 7th 1967. Regarding the classic FRANKIE STEIN strip, I'm lucky enough to own the original art for this legendary KEN REID page, and it's indeed a joy and wonder to behold. There's no point begging, you can't have it and that's final. The SAMMY SHRINK page is drawn by DAVE JENNER, who would be followed by TERRY BAVE not too long after, at first imitating Jenner's style but gradually supplanting it with his own.
The FANTASTIC FOUR page consists of two U.S. sized pages, cut and pasted into a single U.K. one. I think The TIDDLERS pages are drawn by MIKE LACEY in a pseudo-BAXENDALE style, and are typical of the kind of humour to be found in most ODHAMS PRESS publications of the period. I just love that colour cover!