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New This Week: Lion Guard Magazine from Panini

Lion Guard Magazine

Panini’s new 36-page children’s magazine based on the popular new animated series The Lion Guard launches in the UK this week (Friday 28th July), aimed at kids aged five to seven. The animated series premiered in April, continuing the story of The Lion King film, focusing on the adventures of Simba’s son, Kion and his group of friends. The series has been accompanied by ... Read More »

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

The O Men - Martin Eden

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, I had nowhere to go. I came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics.  This is the second part of my celebration of those small press titles You can read Part One here and Part Three ... Read More »

Egmont to launch Bing magazine

Bing Magazine Issue 1 - Final Cover

Egmont will launch a new children’s magazine, Bing, as a regular monthly frequency publication later this month. Regular downthetubes readers may recall the company previously published its first Bing magazine as part of their pre-school Play & Learn titles, back in 2014. Bing is a pre-school television series from Acamar Films. First broadcast in 2014, the series is a firm favourite with pre-schoolers across the UK ... Read More »

Future Launches “Your Comic Heroes” magazine alongside two other new kids titles

Your Comic Heroes Issue One

Future – owners of SFX magazine and Comic Heroes, which has just bought Imagine, owners of titles such as 3D Artist and SciFi Now – has just launched three brand new magazines for kids: Your Comic Heroes, Your Gaming Heroes and Minecraft Mayhem. “With the kids sector of the newsstand enjoying strong sales, and interest in gaming and superhero content at an all-time high, these new titles ... Read More »

Immediate Media launches Go Jetters Magazine, To Fans Delight

Go Jetters Magazine Promo Image

Immediate Media has just launched its BBC Go Jetters Magazine, based on the popular CBeebies show – to the obvious delight of at least one parent, who has posted this enthusiastic review over on YouTube, on SuperToysUniverse, and the Jones Family, who managed to keep the toys on the cover for their review here. On sale now in all good newsagents, Immediate Media ... Read More »

Print Still Matters for Kids, says publisher Egmont

Reading 'Whoopee!', 1977 © Acme Museum Services

Studies commissioned by Egmont Publishing suggest that reading printed titles creates a greater bond between parents and kids – and printed titles still carry more weight than eBooks and digital reading. The findings – the result of a commissioned study carried out by FamilyKids and Youth and the University of Sussex’s Children and Technology Lab – echo recently announced research conducted by BookTrust in association ... Read More »

DC Thomson to publish Noddy magazine inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Noddy, Toyland Detective

Noddy Magazine - DC Thomson

DC Thomson has announced it will publish a magazine based on the new DreamWorks Animation television series Noddy, Toyland Detective. Noddy magazine will follow Noddy, Toyland Detective, now airing on Channel 5’s Milkshake, which sees Noddy and his famous car, Revs and dog Bumpy in the brand new role of Toyland Detective, solving mysteries and encountering Toyland friends old and new.   ... Read More »

Doctor Who Magazine Covers: Readers Top 50 Revealed

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 174

In the run-up to publication of the landmark Doctor Who Magazine Issue 500 (which is out next week and is a real bumper issue), the current editorial team are asking you to vote for your favourite DWM covers. With a massive 54,565 votes cast in the preliminary rounds, the 50 finalists are now ready to be voted on and nedless ... Read More »

Comics Unlimited probes the world of Modesty Blaise, interviews artist Romero

Comics Unlimited Issue 4

The latest issue of Comics Unlimited – a monthly online, 80-page, full colour magazine about comics, comic art and comic creators from all over the world – is on sale now and features some great interviews, including one with Modesty Blaise artist Romero. Issue 4 of Comics Unlimited also includes interviews with American Flagg! creator Howard Chaykin and former Marvel ... Read More »

X-Men Fever Galore in new Comic Heroes magazine!

Comic Heroes 27 - Cover

Comic Heroes 27 is out now in UK newsagents and editor Will Salmon describes it as “the best issue yet”. Spread across 148 fine pages of print, the X-Men are on the cover, and there’s a preview of “Apocalypse Wars” with contributions from creators Cullen Bunn, Jeff Lemire and Dennis Hopeless, alongside a rundown of the 20 best X-Men stories of all time, as picked ... Read More »

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