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Cuthbert Cube was a mad-as-a-hatter inventor with
glory on his mind who - of course - failed dismally
inventive attempt. He also happened to be "Dad"
Odhams/Fleetway hero Frankie
The Prof and Frankie had quite a ride together.
out in Odhams' Smash comic before being re-introduced
in Shiver & Shake in 1973. Eighteen months
survived the merger with Whoopee! to become weekly
regulars in that title too. Professor Cube naturally
in all the Frankie Stein specials and annuals
And it's within these pages that he finally got
to shine separately of Frankie...
Take the 1977 Whoopee! Book of Frankie Stein.
Cube - Relatively Speaking introduced us to the
extended family of madcaps and nitwits from around
world, courtesy of a dusty old photo album found in
Prof's loft by young Frankie. Amongst the crazy
Cousin Blue from Australia
Second Cousin Hans from Switzerland
Uncle Henry T. Cube from America
Aunt Oxone Cube from France
Uncle McCube the Scotsman...
Surprisingly, on the annuals front, it wasn't
until the 1979
Whoopee! annual that our Prof actually ended up
in his own
strip: Professor Cube - Inventor detailed his
to construct an invisibility vehicle.
Eagle-eyed readers noted a change in the Prof's
which sported a spotty patch on the right elbow
new strip. So why the change, was he in disguise?
Had some dastardly experiment damaged his clothing?
weren't told, and to be honest, we really shouldn't