Action’s carcass was consumed by Battle on the 19th November 1977.
This is the cover for the final issue of Action, dated 12th November 1977.
We’re back! We’re sensational! We’re Action.
This is the cover for Action from the 23rd October 1976.
A COMIC read by 180,000 children each week was accused yesterday of pandering to violence.
A GIANT shark snaps off a man’s head in one crimson-splashed chomp.
Action is an explosive new paper of the Seventies – read it and get caught in the blast!
Pious, preaching, patronising, condescending, contrite and contemptible.
For a new boys’ comic, Action’s launch was a big budget affair.
In the same week Action hit the shelves, DC Thomson launched its rival publication, Bullet.
The first issue of Action, dated 14th of February 1976, was on the shelves a week earlier.
With a lead-time of only three months, IPC Magazines’ Editorial Director John Sanders asked freelance writer Pat Mills to produce a comic that was different, realistic and bang up to date, using gritty characters and graphic, hard-hitting storylines.