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10th March 1973

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FLEETWAY MAGAZINES

DIED 5th October 74


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Shiver and Shake was teamed up with Whoopee in 1975 and possibly ended up with Whizzer and Chips.

I was an avid buyer of Shiver & Shake in the early and mid 1970s. In addition to the various funny stuff, they'd run a serious serial over about a dozen issues, an adventure story with lots of danger involved. I remember the titles of 3 of them - The Mystery of Captain Taggart's Treasure, Who Killed Cockney Robin, and Eagle Eye (the latter about a kid with fantastic peripheral vision!). I remember a serial about a bunch of kids who travelled around on jet-propelled skateboards. There was also a weekly comedy sketch called "Tough Nut and Softy Centre", about a butch little kid and the effeminate stripling he liked to torment. - Adam Cook

Shiver and Shake first appeared 10/5/73 and ran for 83 issues until 5/10/74. The following week it merged with Whoopee, although the annuals continued to be published until the early 1980s. The two title characters were Shiver the ghost and Shake, a clumsy elephant. Most of its strips were on a supernatural or horror theme, although played for laughs. They included Frankie Stein, Sweeney Toddler, Horronation Street, Ghoul Getters Ltd, Grimly Feendish and Creepy Car. - Ross Gowland

I loved this comic and remember it fondly. My favourite was Sweeny Toddler there was something about the way it was drawn also there was another cartoon character drawn in between the frames. A little green monster called Grimer (I think) that had its own unique way of terrorising and eating it victims. Great stuff! Then there was Frankie Stein and his 'Dad' Professor Cube. I remember one of the cartoonists was an R. T Nixon on this strip. Again it was the way the characters drawn that first got my attention.

Before it merged with Whoopee it ran a four week cut out and keep booklet on horror films. It had some photos taken from early Hammer Films The Reptile being one of them.

I haven't seriously though about this for nearly 30 years. So my memory is a bit dull on the subject but there was another strip called Horrornation Street and one called The Dukes Spook.

Readers were invited to draw and design their own monsters for the back page.
Although I continued with it after it merged with Whoopee. The Bumpkin Billionaires didn't cut the mustard.
And then girls came along and well that was the end of that! - John O'Brien

The first issue of Shiver & Shake was cover dated 10th March 1973. The last was 5th October 1974, after which it meged into Whoopee! So it didn't last long, which was a pity. Like "Score n Roar", this comic also copied the Whizzer and Chips format of so-called "two comics in one", but was never as successful as the comic that inspired it. A pity. It had some good strips. - Lew Stringer

Following the success of the two comic in one Whizzer and Chips, IPC launched another two in one comic. But this time you could tell which characters were from which comic. The characters in Shiver were all ghosts and monsters, and the characters in Shake weren't. A year after Shiver and Shake folded IPC launched the similarly short lived Monster Fun which was all ghosts and monsters. When Shiver and Shake merged with Whoopee all the ghostly strips appeared in the Shiver Section. - Clive Huggett

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