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Issue 1, 24 March 1984

Scream! was a weekly comic with a horror theme, launched by IPC on 24 March 1984. It had a tagline of "Not for the nervous," and its figurehead "editor" was Ghastly McNasty, a spectral creature whose face was hidden by a hood. Only fifteen issues were published before it was merged into Eagle on 30 June 1984, after controversy about its content and industrial action at IPC made it uneconomic to continue publishing.

It was, however, revived for a series of holiday specials during the 1980s which consisted primarily of reprints from IPC’s back catalogue, and Rebellion Developments released a one-off Scream! & Misty Halloween Special containing all-new material after their acquisition of the titles in 2017.


  • "The Dracula File," written by Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Furman, drawn by Eric Bradbury. Dracula stalks 1980s England.
  • "Fiends and Neighbours," reprinted from Cor!!.
  • "A Ghastly Tale," one-off strips introduced by Ghastly himself.
  • "Library of Death," one-off morality tales.
  • "Monster," first episode written by Alan Moore, thereafter by R. Clark (John Wagner and Alan Grant), about a deformed man who grew up locked in an attic, before escaping. Continued in Eagle.
  • "The Nightcomers," written by Tom Tully, in which children investigate a haunted house where their parents died.
  • "Tales from the Grave," - short stories set in Victorian London.
  • "Terror of the Cats," written by Simon Furman - an animal experiment goes wrong, turning cats against humans.
  • "The Thirteenth Floor," written by Ian Holland (John Wagner and Alan Grant) and drawn by José Ortiz. The computer controlling a revolutionary appartment block goes mad. Continued in Eagle.
  • "Sea Beast," written by Simon Furman and drawn by J. Parkhouse. A crashed transport truck creates a monstrous killer.

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