Partial online archive of journals by English situationist group King Mob. 5 issues were published between 1968 and 1970.
King Mob Echo
NB: issue 4 was not published, so the final issue was number 6.
Contributors/editors included David & Stuart Wise, later joined by Christopher Gray, Donald Nicholson-Smith and TJ Clark.
Libcom also hosts an anthology of King Mob journals and related material compiled by Tom Vague: King Mob Echo: English Section of the Situationist International.
PDFs below include original typesetting, layout and images.
King Mob Echo #1
Debut issue of the King Mob journal, published April 1968.
This first issue includes a front cover image of a menacing masked man (from Louis Feuillade’s film “Fantomas”) above a Karl Marx quotation (from “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon”).
Contents include: “The Return of the Repressed” by radical psychoanalysis scholar Norman O. Brown; “Desolation Row”, an excerpt “free translated from Raoul Vaneigem’s Traite de Savoir Vitre a l’Usages des Jeunes Generations” (1967); “Urban Gorilla Comes East”, the magazine’s only original King Mob statement, co-written by Phil Cohen (also known for his involvement with the London Street Commune and the 144 Piccadilly squat) and Donald Nicholson Smith.
King Mob #2 Letters on Student Power
The second journal of English situationist group King Mob, published November 1968.
This second issue, entitled “King Mob: Two Letters on Student Power”, contains the group’s response to and critique of the student revolts and the anti-university movement, with the central text by Christopher Gray (formerly of the Situationist International). Also included is a brief article by Richard Huelsenbeck on the same topic, which mentions Trocchi.
King Mob #3
Third King Mob journal, published May 1969.
This third issue features a striking front cover with a picture of a werewolf. It reprints content from Ben Morea’s Black Mask journal and advertizes Black Mask / Up Against the Wall Motherfucker’s actions in the United States (“The first year Black Mask seized every possible opportunity of fucking up culture”). It includes the famous action to close the Museum of Modern Art in New York.