was a weekly British comic
published by Odhams Press
in 1967 and 1968 from their headquarters at 64 Long Acre, London. Part of their Power Comics
imprint, it was printed on newsprint stock, in black-and-white except for its colour front and back covers, and initially comprised 28 pages.Pow!
first appeared on 21 January 1967
. With its 53rd issue, dated 13 January 1968
, it merged with its sister title Wham!
to form Pow and Wham
. The 86th and final issue appeared on 7 September 1968
, after which it merged into Smash!
, another of the Power Comics
It is unrelated to POW! Entertainment
, an American
media production company.
History of POW
was owned by IPC, the International Publishing Corporation
, a company formed in 1963 by Cecil Harmsworth King, chairman of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial (now the Sunday Mirror), through a series of corporate mergers. All of the comics published by IPC were under the control of one or other of the subsidiary companies which King had brought together to form IPC, including Fleetway Publications Ltd
and Odhams Press
The Power Comics
, including Pow!
, were published by IPC's Odhams Press division, and were controlled by a three man editorial team, known as Alf, Bart, and Cos. Alfred Wallace ("Alf") was the Managing Editor at Odhams, and supervised the entire Power Comics
line. Under his direction, Bart and Cos were the staff... Read More