The Fantastic Fish + Liquor Of Brighton Beach

Fantastic was a weekly British comic book magazine published in 1967 that published black and white reprints of American comic books.

You might occasionally find them in second hand shops… but in Brighton with the kids (and missing MCM London) I found them in a most unexpected place, as well as pages from Oink andand  others.

On the walls of Fish + Liquor in Brighton. I chatted to the owner, he told me it was a lot cheaper than wallpaper and gave people something to read.

And, yes, you could take away fish and chips in comics rather than the traditional newspaper…

i think we’ll be back…

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About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.