Smash! #135
(31 August 1968)

IPC, 1966 Series
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Price
7d [0-0-7 GBP]
Pages
24
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1968-07-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace (credited as Alf) (editor); Albert Cosser (credited as Cos) (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Swots and The Blots / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Lacey
Inks
Mike Lacey
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the Blots has nicked all the bingo balls at a holiday camp...
Genre
humour; children

Indexer Notes

First page in colour on cover, second page on inside front cover in black and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Brian's Brain / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barrie Mitchell
Inks
Barrie Mitchell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
- she's sinking, Brian!
Genre
adventure; science fiction; children
Characters
Brian Kingsley; Duffy Rolls; The Brain; Commander Harcourt

Indexer Notes

Final episode of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

News from the Floor of 64 / in-house column / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Percy's Pets / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stanley McMurtry
Inks
Stanley McMurtry
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! Mum's letting me fry the bangers for tea! - slurp!
Genre
humour; animal; children
Characters
Percy; mum; snake; Harry hedgehog; Oliver ostrich

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter: The Leap-Frog! (Table of Contents: 5)

Daredevil [Marvel] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Matt Murdock has a double problem! To quieten the suspicions of Karen and Foggy, he invents a twin brother,
Feature Logo
Daredevil, the Man Without Fear!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Mike Murdock [actually Matt Murdock] (introduction); Leap-Frog (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
In a moment of panic to protect his secret identity, Matt tells Foggy and Karen that DD is really his twin brother, Mike. So of course they want to meet him and they do. Oh, and Leap-Frog hops into town as well.

Indexer Notes

Instalment of the original story, reformatted.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

No. 3 Lewis & Clark (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Famous Wayfinders / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Man From B.U.N.G.L.E. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Lacey
Inks
Mike Lacey
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry the man from Bungle is in castle Eek that was reported to be haunted -
Genre
humour; spy
Characters
The Man From B.U.N.G.L.E. [Larry]; Grimly Fiendish; Squelch

Indexer Notes

The Man From B.U.N.G.L.E. is referred to as Larry in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bad Penny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Brown ?
Inks
Mike Brown ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back, Penny - it's time for your bath!
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Bad Penny; mum; diner; waiter; two men in pub; policeman; window cleaner

Indexer Notes

Art looks like the work of Mike Brown who drew in a Leo Baxendale style but could be Baxendale himself.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Rubber Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Mennell ?
Pencils
Alfredo Marculeta
Inks
Alfredo Marculeta
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the film producer's office...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Rubber Man; Sam Hutt; Hiram C. Hamm (film producer); Rory Royal (film star); Redbeard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Meet...Mister Knowall / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Next time you get a drinking straw, save it for this super bit of Knowall trickery.
Characters
Mister Knowall

Indexer Notes

Tricks and games for readers to play.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Smash-chat / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes adverts for stamp collecting sets and Subbuteo football games. (0.625 of letters and 0.375 of adverts).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Charlie's Choice / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Brian Lewis
Inks
Brian Lewis
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We can never get Charlie in the water - he's always watching that blooming telly of his!
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Charlie; Blackbeard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The easy way off Koom's island is to make a radio transmitter from some of the components of all the electronic control equipment!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tyrone Koom; Alfred; Madame Zodiac; Pretty Boy Floy

Indexer Notes

Ledger Syndicate reprint.

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The Nervs / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Allen
Inks
Graham Allen
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's flippin' hard work pumping blood in an' out of Fatty's heart! -
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Fatty; various nervs; mum; truck driver

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Ronnie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gordon Hogg
Inks
Gordon Hogg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coo! - where's Ron going with those old togs?
Genre
humour; children
Characters
Ronnie Rich; policeman; man selling balloons; woman in wheelchair
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["One of the Blots has nicked all the bingo balls at a holiday camp..."]
    The Swots and The Blots
  2. 1. ["- she's sinking, Brian!"]
    Brian's Brain
  3. 2. ["Girls are "people" too!...just like the rest of us (fellers, we mean!)."]
    News from the Floor of 64
  4. 3. ["Oh, boy! Mum's letting me fry the bangers for tea! - slurp!"]
    Percy's Pets
  5. 4. ["36 Fleets of Impy Super Cars to be Won - Free!"]
  6. 5. Enter: The Leap-Frog!
    Daredevil [Marvel]
  7. 6. ["Smash! and Pow!"]
  8. 7. No. 3 Lewis & Clark
    Famous Wayfinders
  9. 8. ["Larry the man from Bungle is in castle Eek that was reported to be haunted -"]
    The Man From B.U.N.G.L.E.
  10. 9. ["Come back, Penny - it's time for your bath!"]
    Bad Penny
  11. 10. ["In the film producer's office..."]
    The Rubber Man
  12. 11. ["Next time you get a drinking straw, save it for this super bit of Knowall trickery."]
    Meet...Mister Knowall
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smash-chat
  14. 13. ["We can never get Charlie in the water - he's always watching that blooming telly of his!"]
    Charlie's Choice
  15. 14. ["The easy way off Koom's island is to make a radio transmitter from some of the components of all the electronic control equipment!"]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. ["It's flippin' hard work pumping blood in an' out of Fatty's heart! -"]
    The Nervs
  17. 16. ["Coo! - where's Ron going with those old togs?"]
    Ronnie Rich
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