Sunday, 1 October 2017
WHAM! - IT EXPIRED WITH BARELY A WHIMPER...
Behold - the cover to the last-ever issue of WHAM! - #187 to be exact. Notice anything strange about it? How about the fact that there's no 'Great news inside for all readers!' banner at the top of the page concerning the periodical's upcoming merger into POW!. This was highly unusual, as most comics usually gave readers a heads-up when there wasn't going to be any more issues of a title.
However, inside, News From The Floor of '64 goes into overdrive, with a response to a letter claiming that one of the reasons for the merger is to save readers some pocket money, as there'd now be fewer POWER comics to drain their finances. Utter pants of course, but they couldn't exactly say the comics were being merged because circulation on one of them had fallen below a certain point.
Anyway, here are the front and back covers, plus the pages announcing the merger, along with readers' letters. I thought Wham! was a great comic back in the day, but that was mainly because of The FANTASTIC FOUR, FRANKIE STEIN, SAMMY SHRINK, plus one or two others. Did you have a favourite strip? Then tell us what it was in the comments section!
Posted by Kid at Sunday, October 01, 2017