Sunday, 9 June 2013
FRANKIE STEIN - IN FULL COLOUR! A SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL SELECTION...
Ye old blog host hasn't been feeling too well for the last couple of
days so new posts have been a bit thin on the ground. However, to try
and make up for it, here's a reprint from WHAM! that appeared in the
1976 FRANKIE STEIN Summer Special. The reproduction of these
original KEN REID classics wasn't that great in the reprints, but
hopefully you'll enjoy seeing it in colour for the first time.
The only other times (that I know of ) where Frankie appeared in
colour were in the '66 & '67 Wham! Annuals, so it wasn't too common
an occurrence. I also own the original Wham! issue in which this strip
was first published, but, alas, it's in a bound volume which I can't open
wide enough to scan properly in order to provide a comparison.
And I think that's a ROBERT NIXON illustrated logo adorning
the strip, replacing the original Ken Reid one, but it's hard for me to
say with any certainty as the reproduction isn't too clear and I'm not
at my best at the moment. Again, anyone else know for sure?
I've just discovered the existence of a book containing the
complete Frankie Stein and Jasper The Grasper strips, called KEN
REID IN WHAM! There are photos at PHIL'S COMICS, where it
sold at auction for £68 back in 2011. (The starting bid for another copy
was £100 in the same year.) Apparently it was privately commissioned
by a collector who wanted all the Ken Reid Wham! strips in a single,
high-quality volume. Can anyone supply any further details?
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 09, 2013