Chatter Box

Chatter Box

First Issue: 1st December 1866
Last Issue: 1950s
Copyright: Macintosh

The PrizeChatter Box was a famous children’s story paper first published in 1866 by Reverend John Erskine Clarke. Clarke wanted to produce a paper that would offer an alternative to the popular ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ of the time. Clarke had also produced a paper for younger children in 1863 called ‘The Prize’. Clarke’s thinking bears a striking similarity to that of another Reverend, Reverend Marcus Morris who 84 years later created ‘The Eagle’ in response to what he saw as the growth in popularity of violent American comics.

Chatter Box

Chatter Box First Issue

Chatter Box First Issue

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