On this day, 26 January 1974: Shiver and Shake
On this day, 26 January 1974 … Fake news! ‘Double the fun!’, when applied to Shiver and Shake or Whizzer and Chips, was misleading, rather like advertising a pair of shoes as ‘Buy one, get one free!’ Of course, this normal-sized comic simply comprised two half-sized comics, but that gripe aside, Shiver and Shake was more than worth its 1974 pocket money-sized cover price of 4p. Shiver’s line-up included Frankie Stein, The Duke’s Spook, Scream Inn, The Hand, Grimly Feendish, Ghouldilocks, Horrornation St., Sweeny Toddler and Ken Reid’s Creepy Creations. Shake gave us Shake the schoolboy elephant, Lolly Pop, real-life comedian Charlie Williams’ strip, Eagle Eye, Match of the Week (this week: bus drivers versus conductors), Moana Lisa, The Fixer, Tough Nutt and Softy Centre, Webster the spider and The Desert Fox.