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Covers gallery: Scream!

Covers gallery: Scream!

Diabolically, Scream! lasted only 15 weekly issues before it was withdrawn as part of an IPC response to NUJ industrial action, never to return as a standalone title. It was a sad loss, but the comic leaves a great legacy, in quality if not in quantity. Just look at the cream of 1984's British comic artists that contributed covers.

Incidentally, there was a wonderful short-run tribute to Scream! published last year as part of Hibernia's Comic Archive. Based on surviving design roughs, the editors of It's Ghastly! have mocked up what issues 16, 17 and 18 of Scream! would have looked like if they'd made it to press. I'm not sure whether any of these have made it online, and I don't want to scan them without permission, but I believe a few copies are still available.

 Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury, Jose Ortiz, Cam Kennedy, Gonzalez

Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury, Jose Ortiz, Cam Kennedy, Gonzalez

 Cover artwork: Ron Smith

Cover artwork: Ron Smith

 Cover artwork: artist unknown

Cover artwork: artist unknown

 Cover artwork: Jim Watson

Cover artwork: Jim Watson

 Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

 Cover artwork: Jesus Redondo

Cover artwork: Jesus Redondo

 Cover artwork: Brett Ewins

Cover artwork: Brett Ewins

 Cover artwork: Brett Ewins

Cover artwork: Brett Ewins

 Cover artwork: Steve Dillon

Cover artwork: Steve Dillon

 Cover artwork: Robin Smith

Cover artwork: Robin Smith

 Cover artwork: Robin Smith

Cover artwork: Robin Smith

 Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

 Cover artwork: Brendan McCarthy

Cover artwork: Brendan McCarthy

 Cover artwork: Jose Casanovas

Cover artwork: Jose Casanovas

 Cover artwork: Jose Casanovas

Cover artwork: Jose Casanovas

 Cover artwork: Jose Ortiz

Cover artwork: Jose Ortiz

 Cover artwork: Steve Parkhouse

Cover artwork: Steve Parkhouse

 Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

Cover artwork: Eric Bradbury

Covers gallery: Misty 1979

Covers gallery: Misty 1979

On this day, 12 May 1984: Scream!

On this day, 12 May 1984: Scream!