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   Shiver & Shake logo

 First issue
  Mon.10th March 1973

  Last issue
  Mon. 5th October 1974

  Merged with...

ShSh Annuals

  ShSh Specials
  1973 -1980

2 comics in 1 - double the fun!

Shiver, Shake and the very first issue

  Free gifts
  #1 - 1 of 4 practical jokes
  #2 - Spooky Screamer
  #3 - Glow Fun Stickers

  Shiver & Shake
  strip info

  1st issue

  Shiver section
   Adrian's Wall

   Biddy's Beastly
   Creepy Creations
   The Duke's Spook
   Frankie Stein 
   The Hand
   Horronation Street
   Scream Inn
   Soggy the
Sea Monster
   Sweeny Toddler
   Who'd Kill
   Cockney Robin?
   Ye Haunted Lake

  Shake section
   Damsel in Distress
   Desert Fox
   The Fixer
   Gal Capone
   Jail Birds
   Lolly Pop
   Match of the Week
   Moana Lisa
   Sample Simon
   Tough Nutt &
   Softy Centre



  Shiver section
   Creepy Car
   The Ghost's Revenge
   Ghoul Getters Ltd.
   Grimly Feendish
   Malice in Wonderland
   The Shiver Givers

   Shake section

   Blunder Puss
   Charlie Williams
   Comics College
   Eagle Eye
   The Ghostly Galleon
   Menace of
   the Alpha Man
   Riddle Me Ray
   Sports School
   Wizards Anonymous

   from Cor!!

    Hire a Horror  


    Shake your booty!

    "Shiver & Shake" was Fleetway's first "munster" comic
    (fun strips featuring monsters, ghosts and ghouls). It was
    published for just over eighteen months, clocking up 79
    issues before it was merged into the pages of Whoopee!
    It was actually supposed to be two comics in one, with a
    pull-out "Shake" section inside "Shiver" - copying the format
    of its stablemate "Whizzer & Chips". The "Shiver" section
    was introduced by Shiver the ghost, whilst his counterpart
    was an anthropomorphic elephant called Shake. And the 
    comic split thematically along similar lines. Shiver's section
    had more "munster" elements than Shake's, which had a
    more familiar knockabout feel.

    Though Shiver and Shake swiped the title, in reality, the
    comic's biggest star was that nut-and-bolt-nutter Frankie Stein.
    Frankie was resurrected from the pages of Odhams "Wham!"
    comic, with spectacular results.  In fact, by the end of the
    run, the chap had managed to oust the spook and the
    elephant from the comic's front cover...  

    Speaking of covers, few fans can forget the comic's
    remarkable back pages. Each was graced with a full colour
    "munster" poster in the form of a Creepy Creation, suggested
    by readers and rendered unforgettably by Ken Reid.

"Shiver & Shake"s collectibility appears to have been
     improved by its short run. There was something about
     Fleetway artists and monsters which really brought out
     the best in them - so much so they tried again the following
     year with the magnificent Monster Fun Comic...

     Shiver = Shake

How Shiver and Shake arrived in the comic, and where
     they went as it continued makes fascinating reading.
     You see, Shiver and Shake were originally characters in
     Fleetway's "Cor!!" comic. Shiver was a ghostly - and
     gloomy - cavalier, with a ball and chain on his left leg
     and a cutlass through his chest. Shake, meanwhile, was
     a spooky fat phantom who was forever hungry. These two
     haunted an empty mansion and were dead keen for people
     to come and inhabit the place. But somehow, in spite of
     best their efforts, the duo always managed to
     scare them away...

    The original Shiver and Shake...

When "Shiver & Shake" comic launched, Shiver was
     transformed into his new phantom guise, and he starred
     in a brand new strip called The Duke's Spook.

     At the same time, Shake returned as that elephant...

     And just to confuse things further, the original cavalier-type
     Shiver reappeared in two different guises in the pages of the
     comic. Firstly, he became a cavalier bricked up inside a
     wall, in Adrian's Wall. Then, twelve months on, he broke
     free to star in a new strip called The Ghost's Revenge!...

     79 issues?

     Okay, so you've done the maths. Surely, those eighteen
     months of publication would have given us 83 issues
     to savour?

     Well, they would have done, but for a little printing dispute.
     In the Summer of '74 industrial action forced a four-week
     gap into the run, affective from issue 69 (June 29th) to
     issue 70 (August 3rd). And the folks at Comics UK have
     discussed and diluted the detail of this for you here...


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