Well gosh, if Shiver and Shake isn't my new favourite old comic, I don't know what is. And him over at Kazoop's going through the whole lot of them in just as meticulous a fashion as he did with Cor!, which is obviously a good thing. Meanwhile, this week I've got hold of the 1980 annual (published in 1979, obviously).
Whilst it's slightly disappointing to not find anything of Brian Walker's Scream Inn in this particular book, it has yielded some other nice surprises...
First up is The Shake Squad, one of those big splash page-type things that are always so much fun to look at (see also The Hoot Squad - that's a lot of squads!). It definitely LOOKS like it was done by Leo Baxendale, and according to Peter Gray it's a reprint of The Lion Squad (from Lion, of course). I'm usually wrong about these things though, so we'll go by assumption until someone points out where I've gone wrong. Here's all the Shake Squad pages from the annual anyway:
The other nice surprise from this annual is an eight-page adventure strip from "The If Man", Steve Bell! It concerns a house that can travel through time, and all the trials and tribulations one would expect from living in such a place:
That's my... third Shiver and Shake book then - only ten more to go! Each one (so far) has been more surprising than the last, so there's a lot to look forward to there (and even more so in the case of Irmantas!).