Thursday, 17 May 2018
THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID...
If you're a fan of the late, great KEN REID, you'll have been over the moon to discover recently that a two-volume set is soon to be released of Ken's complete strips from WHAM!, SMASH!, and POW! - three of the five POWER COMICS that were around back in the '60s. (He never did anything for the other two, FANTASTIC and TERRIFIC.) The volumes will be available individually, and also in a handsome slipcase edition which comes with reproductions of some of Ken's original art.
Well-respected BEANO artist NIGEL PARKINSON and equally well-respected comics historian STEVE HOLLAND have each provided an Introduction for the tomes, as has Ken's son ANTONY J. REID - and also the publisher IRMANTAS POVILAIKA, enthusiastic expert on - as well as keen collector of - many classic British comics.
Prices are yet to be confirmed, but will probably be around £25 per volume and around £60 or so for the slipcase edition containing both books and the art facsimiles. Keep your eyes peeled on Irmantas's blog, KAZOOP, for further details as they become available. (And I'll also keep you posted - as, no doubt, will other blogs.) Certainly something to look forward to, eh?
In the meantime, enjoy looking at these handsome covers, kindly supplied by Irmantas himself. Good man.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, May 17, 2018