*Power Comics: Although IPC’s re-invention of the popular Smash! is dismissed by many as an ersatz Valiant – and it’s true it shrank to the standard size and format of a regular IPC/Fleetway weekly – there was a lot more to it than that, and the first relaunch issue debuted two strips, ‘Cursitor Doom’ and ‘Janus Stark’, who went on to lengthy careers and engraved themselves in the hearts of a generation of comics readers. Other popular series from this run were the super-hero ‘Tri-Man’, challenger of the unknown ‘Simon Test’, and ‘Birdman of Baratoga’, another entry in the ‘feral child raised by random critters’ sub-genre so beloved of fiction. Plus, the well-loved comedy strips ‘Bad Penny’ and ‘The Swots and the Blots’ continued over from the old iteration to produce fresh mayhem and laughter! We have 89 of the 95 IPC Smash! issues new in stock, from the first new look issue to the final number; the relaunch issue, 15th March 1969, with the first appearances of Janus Stark and Cursitor Doom, is FN £12; prices and grades on the others are available in our catalogue.