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 Savoy Comics
Meng & Ecker #3


Scripts—David Britton / Michael Butterworth

Art—Kris Guidio

1990

A Savoy Hungerford / Nilsen Production

40pp

ISBN 0 86130 081 5

Meng & Ecker 3

Meng & Ecker 3 Happy Home For The Unborn

Tom Jones makes the Meng pregnant and Ecker has the unenviable job of clearing up the mess. He books a Jewish abortionist, a roomful of ferrets and the Daughters of Valhalla for the gig.

The Liverpool Kiss

Mad audio experiments go askew and send a zombie Margaret Thatcher to a piecemeal electric death, a doppelgänger of our most famous police constable to become intimate with the Meng, and PJ Proby to ask serious musical questions of New Order.

Back On The Meat Rack

In a Job Centre in Oldham the Twins try to get some cheap off-white immigrant workers for the Tea Rooms, only to find the future King of England and his bride have moved into the area and are available for the right kind of work. Inevitably, the Meng ends up in bed with the young couple.


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Reviews

"Quite simply the best, most outrageous, offensive comic we get sent from anywhere in the world, stepping on every sacred cow's toe it can find, all drawn with a detail that would fit well with Aubrey Beardsley. Awesome and nasty."

FACT SHEET FIVE, ('Publisher's Choice' page)

 

"This comic could be read—and possibly gloated over—by people who enjoyed viciousness and violence. It had pictures that would be repulsive to right-thinking people...It is luridly bound and it is more likely (than novels, etc,) to attract attention from the less literate."

JUDGE GERARD HUMPHRIES,
presiding at the Trial of Lord Horror and Meng & Ecker,
Crown Court, Manchester, England, 30th July 1992

 

"Savoy's new comic titles make Grant Morrison's New Adventures of Hitler seem as shocking as The Beano. They are unlike anything that's so far come out of British independent comics."

JIM McLELLAN, i-D

 

"Meng & Ecker take comic art into new and sicker realms of weirdness."

SANDY ROBERTSON, Penthouse

 

"In order to stop this disgusting material being sold I have written to the police enclosing the comics in question. I am surprised that bookshops stock these publications on the shelves."

GEOFFREY DICKENS, JP, Tory MP 16th Aug 1989

 

"Crap through and through. Cash-in shlock."

FIONA JEROME, Ark

 

"Britton is a scriptwriting genius. It is a testament to his writing that a strip so outwardly racist, bigoted and homophobic, becomes none of these things."

DEL ROONEY, Battleground

 

"There is no easy or, adequate way, to describe Meng & Ecker. Each issue is an experience. It is the only comic that I can legitimately say that I can look forward to reading, if only because it is the one book that you cannot approach with expectation...First you must forget everything you have ever known, or thought you knew, about comic books, graphic novels, whatever. You must approach these pages with eyes and mind wide open, and with a certain amount of nerve or, better yet, humour. If not, you will find exactly what the Great Manchester Police Department would like you to find."

DOUGLAS E WINTER

 

"Dangerously disarming. Each issue seems to wind in and out of a timeless realm of metamorphic incident."

D M MITCHELL, Rapid Eye 2 (1995 edition)

 

"No other comic is so good at being so bad."

RUSS KICK, Psychotropedia

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