August 15th, 2011 | → 7 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans |

All 15 issues of IPC’s Scream! now online

by Ghastly McNasty

On 24th March 1984 Scream! hit the shelves of newsagents around the world. The fantastic stories within its pages had a generation of comic loving kids shaking in their shoes in a way they had never experienced before. Then, after only 15 issues, Scream! mysteriously ended. Rumours of strikes at IPC Magazines, the comic’s creators, could have been the cause. Declining comic sales in the UK another. Possibly the grizzly nature of Scream! caused hordes of desperate mothers to get the comic banned. Who knows? Maybe a darker mystery lies at the heart of this puzzle, a bizarre twist that no one has the answer to.

In 2001 was created to keep the memory of this much loved comic alive and to bring Scream fans together. Originally the site included a selection of the juiciest most horrible stories. Now, a recent update means you can read all 15 issues of Scream! online.


Scream survived as part of the Eagle masthead until March 85 then it was dropped for ever. Scream did emerge for 5 holiday specials. Check them out in the cover art section.

Visit the extensive Scream! gallery on Back from the Depths to read all 15 issues. You can also read the entire of The Thirteenth Floor and Monster as they appeared in Scream! along with a whole load of other creepy comic tales.

To get you in the mood for Scream we’ve included the classic Scream! story Sea Beast in the gallery below…

by Ghastly McNasty

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  • john kealy, August 15, 2011:

    I waited till 84, to read the entire scream collection.??THANKS
    in scream issue 15,was there a next chapter to the lepers tale which was issue 16.???

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  • john kealy, August 15, 2011:

    just a note.spiders can’t scream page 2 is not there.instead they is a thirteeth floor page etc

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  • David, July 17, 2014:

    I remember reading these about thirty years ago, they were great.

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  • Marigold Drennan, October 24, 2015:

    I loved these comics. And my Dad would let me buy them with my pocket money in the newsagent after he took us swimming. My mother hated them. And one day she threw my whole collection away when I was at school. Absolutely gutted.

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  • Dean, August 12, 2018:

    Had every issue apart from number one. Was gutted when it ended and as a little boy, didnt understand why. Happy days.

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