Power Pack of Ken Reid - The Books

Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

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 collections. The limited collections are now on sale – and to mark our 20th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival,Continue reading Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

The POWer Pack of Ken Reid - Sample Spread

Crowdfunding Spotlight: How Irmantas Povilaika hopes to bring some classic Ken Reid comics back into print

When we recently reported on a plan to bring some of artist Ken Reid’s humour comics back into print with a crowdfunding appeal – “Frankie Stein” and the “The Nervs” to name but two – British comic fans greeted the news with utter delight. Not that this should be any surprise. The late Ken Reid,Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: How Irmantas Povilaika hopes to bring some classic Ken Reid comics back into print

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

Splank! Cover

Ireland’s lost humour comic, Splank!

In 1964, British comic great Leo Baxendale was lured away from The Beano and Dandy publishers DC Thomson by their great rivals Odhams with the promise of greater freedom and editorial control on projects for them – one of which was to Wham!, the first of what became known later as the “Power Comics”, envisagedContinue reading Ireland’s lost humour comic, Splank!

Crikey! It’s The Cloak!

British comic fans heading to their local comic store should ask if they’re stocking Crikey!, the monthly magazine devoted to British comics, if only because the latest issue marks the return of Mike Higgs’ The Cloak. The Cloak first appeared in 1967 in Odhams’ Pow! weekly, one of many comics that combined both adventure andContinue reading Crikey! It’s The Cloak!