Thursday, July 31, 2014

Faceache in Jet - Part 1 of 3

Jet, launched on 1st May 1971 (the cover date for issue one, it was most likely released a week earlier), is a short-lived comic best remembered, when remembered at all, for the introduction of Ricky Rubberneck, or Faceache, as he is best known. Faceache first appeared on page 29 of issue one of the "great new picture-story paper for boys". Illustrated by the great Ken Reid, Faceache would survive Jet's amalgamation into Buster and continue on until 1988, illustrated for the last few years by Frank McDiarmid after Reid passed away in 1987. 

Jet lasted just twenty-two issues and I will be showing all of Faceache's appearances in the comic, broken down into three parts so that each post doesn't become too lengthy. Here are the first seven episodes, and as always click on the images to view them in full size.

Episode 1
Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Other Parts In This Series:

Part 2:

Part 3:


Kid said...

Note that the first strip has been re-sized, so it's interesting to speculate as to why. Nice clean copies, George - are they from a disc?

George Shiers said...

Yes they're from a disk and have been cleaned up from the original scans. They were sent to me from a collector in England - not one of those disks that pop up on ebay.

George Shiers said...

Incidentally - how can you tell it's been resized?

Kid said...

If you look at each tier of panels, you'll see where at least one has been extended. In the first tier, it's the first panel after the logo. The rest are pretty obvious.