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Holiday Special 1980
This 1980 Special features a tidy number of "Shiver
Shake" stars as well as guests from "Cor!!"
and more. Which is all well and good. However, for some
inexplicable reason, we no longer have separate "Shiver"
and "Shake" sections. Instead the strips are
as one continuous comic, and that's a darned shame.
Could you imagine the uproar if Fleetway had almagamated
"Whizzer" with "Chips"? No, Sir.
"Shiver" and "Shake"
should always be seperate and distinct from one
But in the end, the strips are all that matters, and
still tops. There are a few surprises too. John Geering and
Brian Walker bring us two distinctly different versions of
"Frankie Stein", and Russell Brooke wades into those
"Ghoul Getters" in place of Trevor Metcalfe. Thomas
Williams is busy too, bringing us "Horronation Street",
"Ghouldilocks", and "The Duke's Spook"
in place of their
But the biggest surprise can be found in the centre-page
spread. It's a glorious full colour poster by Ken Reid, featuring
a "Fright Seeing Tour of London". Ken's munsters
as magnificent as ever
(you''ll find a scan of this in the
but they turn up completely unbilled.
You'd have thought the publishers would be celebrating
their inclusion on the cover...?
Featured strips: Joke
The Desert Fox Puzzles
Duke's Spook Monstermind
Getters Ltd 4
- Freddie Fang
- The Chumpions
Grimly Feendish Grimly
Percy the Peacemaker
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