Power Pack of Ken Reid - The Books

In Review: The Power Pack of Ken Reid (in a word – brilliant!)

Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback books. Those collections have now been printed, I’ve received advance copies – and they are everything I expected them to be, justContinue reading In Review: The Power Pack of Ken Reid (in a word – brilliant!)

The POWer Pack of Ken Reid

Crowdfunding campaign on the way to bring Ken Reid’s Frankie Stein, The Nervs and more back to print

After years of waiting, fans of the brilliant cartoonist Ken Reid will be delighted to hear that an official collection of his contributions to Odhams comics of the 1960s –Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – look set to be collected in two handsome official hardback books. The project is the work of Irmantas Povilaika, the man behind the Kazoop! blog, which hasContinue reading Crowdfunding campaign on the way to bring Ken Reid’s Frankie Stein, The Nervs and more back to print

Bank Holiday Reading: The 1976 Frankie Stein Holiday Special

Holiday Specials may be few and far between these days when it comes to British comics – it’s simply too expensive or publishers to “sell in” one shots, sadly. But this doesn’t mean you can’t dip into your collection and pick out some appropriate reading. Case in point – a rather battered, much-read copy ofContinue reading Bank Holiday Reading: The 1976 Frankie Stein Holiday Special

Some characters created for Peter Duncan by ace comics artist Duncan Scott, whose credits include The Dandy and more

Splank! a New Comic, in the works

Comics fan Peter Duncan began his British comics-oriented blog Splank! just over a year ago, on 1st April 2016,  starting with a post about Splank!, a totally imaginary Irish version of Pow!, one of a trio of unique and, by fans of a certain age, very fondly remembered comics of the 1960s. We covered thisContinue reading Splank! a New Comic, in the works