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On this day, 26 January 1974: Shiver and Shake

On this day, 26 January 1974: Shiver and Shake

  Cover artwork: Mike Lacey (artist)

Cover artwork: Mike Lacey (artist)

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.

  Frankie Stein: Robert Nixon (artist)

Frankie Stein: Robert Nixon (artist)

  The Duke’s Spook: Arthur Martin (artist)

The Duke’s Spook: Arthur Martin (artist)

  Scream Inn: Brian Walker (artist)

Scream Inn: Brian Walker (artist)

  Scream Inn: Brian Walker (artist)

Scream Inn: Brian Walker (artist)

  The Hand: Reg Parlett? (artist)

The Hand: Reg Parlett? (artist)

  Shake: Mike Lacey (artist)

Shake: Mike Lacey (artist)

  Lolly Pop: Sid Burgon (artist)

Lolly Pop: Sid Burgon (artist)

  Charlie Williams: Sid Burgon (artist)

Charlie Williams: Sid Burgon (artist)

  Eagle Eye: Doug Maxted? (artist)

Eagle Eye: Doug Maxted? (artist)

  Match of the Week: Mike Lacey (artist)

Match of the Week: Mike Lacey (artist)

  Moana Lisa: Peter Davidson (artist)

Moana Lisa: Peter Davidson (artist)

  The Fixer: artist unknown

The Fixer: artist unknown

  Tough Nutt and Softy Centre: Norman Mansbridge (artist)

Tough Nutt and Softy Centre: Norman Mansbridge (artist)

  Webster: Terry Bave (artist)

Webster: Terry Bave (artist)

  The Desert Fox: Terry Bave (artist)

The Desert Fox: Terry Bave (artist)

  Grimly Feendish: Tom Paterson (artist)

Grimly Feendish: Tom Paterson (artist)

  Ghouldilocks: Stan McMurtry (artist)

Ghouldilocks: Stan McMurtry (artist)

  Horrornation St.: Tom Williams (artist)

Horrornation St.: Tom Williams (artist)

  Sweeny Toddler: Leo Baxendale (artist)

Sweeny Toddler: Leo Baxendale (artist)

  Creepy Creations: Ken Reid (artist)

Creepy Creations: Ken Reid (artist)

On this day, 27 January 1973: June and Pixie

On this day, 27 January 1973: June and Pixie

On this day, 25 January 1986: Eagle and Tiger

On this day, 25 January 1986: Eagle and Tiger