No. 40 – War Declared on Humanity!

Prog 78’s (1978) Ant Wars cover by Kevin O’NeillThe Sun newspaper [this particular edition dated 13 March, 1986]

Founded as a broadsheet in 1964, The Sun became a tabloid newspaper in 1969 following its purchase by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. It had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United Kingdom until late 2013 when it slipped to second largest Saturday newspaper behind the Daily Mail.

In May 2006 the BBC nominated the headline “Freddie Starr [1943–2019] Ate My Hamster”* as one of the most familiar British newspaper headlines of the 20th century.

*He hadn’t eaten her hamster

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