Friday, October 28, 2016

It's GHASTLY!

It's Ghastly! No, that's not some out of touch middle-aged herbert's view of modern comics, but the title of a brand new publication covering the history of the short-lived Scream! comic. Out now from Hibernia Comics, the 64 page magazine is packed with features and interviews, all well illustrated with permission from Scream's copyright holders Rebellion. 

Here's the contents page to whet your appetite...

Scream! was published back in 1984 by IPC but only lasted a short time before falling victim to industrial action that affected its printers. (Along with some other IPC titles, Scream! was off the shelves for a few weeks but never returned when the others did. It was later merged into Eagle.) As well as the articles, there's also exclusive gems such as the covers that were never published...
...and the strip The Nightcomers that never made it to print...

I'll be reviewing It's Ghastly when I've more time next week, but in the meantime here's the link for you to buy a copy of this excellent publication:
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/



2 comments:

SLOW ROBOT said...

I thought the strike was an NUJ industrial dispute within IPC rather than a strike at IPC's printers Southernprint in Poole. Does the book contradict that long held belief?

Lew Stringer said...

I'm probably mixing it up with the 1970s strikes. I'll change that later. Thanks.

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