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     Wanted poster - #4   

    Wanted Posters
These were Whoopee!'s original full colour poster pages.
   Each week readers were invited to send in ideas for crazy,
   ghoulish, creatures and creations to appear on a freaky
   Wanted poster. There was a £1 prize up for grabs, too. 
   The suggestions were frequently ridiculous, but the late
   great turned them in to posterific wonders.

   Ken furnished IPC with black and white illustrations which
   were  then coloured in-house. The thumbnails on this page
   lead to larger scans. And for the record, top left is from
   issue 4, below left is issue 15 and right issue 25.

     Wanted poster - #15       Wanted poster - #25

    The Wanted page survived until Shiver & Shake merged
    with Whoopee! in October 1974, giving us just over 30
    fine designs to savour.

    But here's the rub, Shiver & Shake also had its own
    gruesome poster page, Creepy Creations - also drawn
    by Ken - and also based upon prize-winning suggestions
    from the readership. And what's more, after the merger
    we were introduced to a replacement, known as the
    World-Wide Weirdies. This one had a new £2 prize,
    and it ran for the next year before Whoopee! reverted 
    back to its stand-alone name and sadly dropped
    the concept altogether...

    But - oh - all three poster sries were fun-tastic!




  Poster Page
  Fax & Figures

  1st appearance:

  Whoopee! #1
  4th March 1974


  12th Oct 1974

  Original artist:

  Ken Reid


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