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Hi and welcome to my blog about comics from other people’s childhood! It is dedicated primarily to British humour comics of the 60s and 70s. The reason they are not from my childhood is simply because I didn’t live in the UK back then (nor do I live there now). I knew next to nothing about them until fairly recently but since then I’ve developed a strong liking for the medium and amassed a large collection, including a number of complete or near complete sets. My intention is to use this blog as a channel for sharing my humble knowledge about different titles, favourite characters and creators as I slowly research my collection.

QUICK TIP: this blog is a sequence of posts covering one particular comic at a time. The sequence follows a certain logic, so for maximum results it is recommended that the blog is read from the oldest post up.

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Friday, August 9, 2013


The first two SHIVER AND SHAKE Holiday Specials were published in 1973 and 1974 when the paper was up and running. Both have been covered in their dedicated posts HERE and HERE. The same goes for the first two Annuals cover dated 1974 and 1975 – you can take a look at them HERE and HERE.

As was the case with all IPC comics titles, SHIVER AND SHAKE didn’t end with the last edition of the weekly in 1974 but lived on for many years in the form of Holiday Specials and Annuals.

Holiday Specials continued until 1980, running up to 6 more editions published after the demise of the weekly.

Annuals lasted even longer with the last one released for the Christmas of 1985, so that’s eleven more books in addition to the two already covered.

Every Special and Annual will receive its own blog post over the coming weeks until all have been accounted for but there may be some delay because I am going on holiday :)



  1. Enjoy your holiday! Be sure to take a few holiday and summer specials with you! ;)

  2. Those covers look brilliant. Don't forget to send me a postcard and bring me back a stick of rock. Have a nice one.