Although TWLB wrote about it already (see here), this is just to acjknowledge that Scream, the IPC horror comic, was released 25 years ago. Makes you feel old? Makes TWLB feel old……….
Also, in issue 4, there was an advert for the IPC computer gaming magazine, Big K, with free flexidisk!!!
Big K was one of the many bright and fun home computing gaming magazines that proliferated around the time of Newsfield’s Crash and Zzap!64 (who also went on to produce LM). Published by IPC, Big K was a lot of fun from what I remember. It tended to have a cover mounted cassette tape of programs to run on various home computers at the time (like the Vic20, Spectrum etc). It can also lay claim to the worlds first digital comic, ‘Shatter’ which was produced on an Acorn computer and published in Big K. For any nostalgics out there, you can view the first issue at the link below;
By March 1985, Big K had been axed, only lasting 12 issues.