On this day, 19 June 1982: Wow!
Wow! ran for a little over a year, between the Junes of 1982 and 1983. On its own terms, it's an extremely good comic - it's nicely designed, showcases some of the very best humour cartoonists on IPC's roster at this time, and an interesting mix of fun features and competitions alongside the strips. It's blighted rather unfortunately for modern eyes by the splashy full-colour centre pages devoted to the marketing of Rolf Harris's Magic Brushes, but that aside, it represents all that was good about IPC's juvenile range. I get the impression that it was just a little after it's time, however - a new comic launched at a time that humour comics were on the wane - so Wow! is not as well, nor as fondly, remembered as the likes of Jackpot (launched a couple of years earlier) or Whoopee! (into which it was merged).