Click for larger image ...Volume 1 features:
Frankie Stein episodes from Wham! weekly comics (139 pages)
Frankie Stein episodes from Wham! annuals (10 pages reprinted in full colour)
Jasper the Grasper from Wham! weekly comics (12 pages)
The Odhams Years of Ken Reid Part One (illustrated biography) by Irmantas Povilaika (13 pages)
From the Reid Archive (reproductions of Frankie Stein sketches and drawings, plus Ken's hand-written scripts of three Frankie Stein episodes for the Annuals, 18 pages).
Ken Reid (19191987) was a British comics artist and writer, well-remembered for creating Roger the Dodger, Jonah, Faceache as well as the hilarious Creepy Creations and World-Wide Weirdies.
However, his work for the London publisher Odhams Press Ltd is considered by many to be the best British humour strips of the 1960s.
The two hard-cover volumes are the ultimate collection of Ken's strips in Wham!, Smash! and Pow! comics, collected together for the first time since Odhams Press published them in 1964 1969.
They are Frankie Stein featuring the lovable friendly monster and his desperate hysterical maker Prof Cube, Jasper the Grasper featuring a Disney-inspired but unmistakably British tight-fisted old skinflint, Queen of the Seas a serialized maritime extravaganza featuring the pompous captain Enoch Drip and his one-man-crew Bertram Bloop, Dare-A-Day Davy featuring a boy who can't resist a dare and shows clear signs of multiple personality disorder, and The Nervs the absolute pinnacle of coarse, '60s-style politically incorrect satirical hilarity.Authors:
Ken Reid; introductions by Steve Holland, Anthony J. Reid and Irmantas PovilaikaArtist:
Irmantas Povilaika, 2018Number of pages:
Hard Cover; Black & White illustrationsSize:
9" x 12" (220mm x 310mm)ISBN: