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Comic Heroes returns to the News Stand

Comic Heroes Issue 25

Some 18 months after Comic Heroes magazine was cancelled, the title has take an leaf from The X-Men and risen like a Phoenix from the ashes. Brought to you again by Future Publishing, the 148-page quarterly Comic Heroes is back with a new look, pitched as “essential reading for life-long fans and newcomers alike…  the only magazine dedicated to all things ... Read More »

Mags In Bags: comic creator Alexander Matthews call for “VAT on Tat”

News stand chaos in the comics section, August 2013. Photo: Alexander Matthews

Following up on John Freeman’s post expressing joy at seeing a child ignore all the “mag in a bag” comic/ young persons magazines in favour of the cheaper, non-bagged Beano, comic creator Alexander Matthews very kindly gave us permission to re-post his solution to “plastic plethora”. He first posted this article in 2013, but his arguments are persuasive, and pertinent given ... Read More »

Eagle Times spotlights “Lightning”, the Comic That Never Was

Eagle Times Volume 28 Number Three - Cover

The new issue Eagle Times (Volume 28, Number Three), available from the Eagle Society, features an article by David Slinn telling the background story of a new children’s magazine, Lightning, that never saw the light of day, but was proposed for publication by the National Magazine Company Limited in 1973. Autumn 2015 Contents ‘The Story of Lightning‘: David Slinn, himself a contributor to Eagle and Swift in ... Read More »

Egmont launches new look Bob the Builder magazine

Bob The Builder - September 2015

Egmont UK has just launched a new 32-page magazine reflecting the new-look Bob the Builder TV show which launches on Channel 5’s Milkshake slot in September. The new-look Bob the Builder magazine aimed at preschoolers aged 3-5 is packed with stories, posters and stickers, plus a great free gift. The first issue, on sale now, comes with stickers and a ... Read More »

“Doctor Who: The Complete History” launches today

Doctor Who: The Complete History Issue One

Some British retailers may be getting Doctor Who exhaustion right now given the number of different titles based on the show now available – but that hasn’t stopped Panini from launching what is surely one of its most ambitious tie-ins yet today:  Doctor Who: The Complete History, in partnership with Hatchette. A part work title, which have had a good deal of ... Read More »

Doctor Who Adventures gears up for show’s return, Supergirl writer James Peaty pens strip

Doctor Who Adventures #6 - Cover

This is the best September ever! Not only does Doctor Who return to our TV screens on the nineteenth, but on 10th September you can feast your eyes upon Doctor Who Adventures #6… which the Doctor is happy to tell us is “the greatest magazine this side of the Seventh Quadrant!” (They don’t let him write letters to Doctor Who ... Read More »

Classic Thunderbirds “Bookazine” out this week

Thunderbirds Bookazine

Panini are to release a Thunderbirds “bookazine”, the work of the same team working on their excellent The Essential Doctor Who series, including Marcus Hearn,  author of  the new book Thunderbirds: The Vault (reviewed here), Fifty years after International Rescue’s first mission, Thunderbirds continues to entertain children and adults all over the world. On Thursday, Panini Magazines publishes a lavish, 116-page ‘bookazine’ ... Read More »

Beano artist Steve Beckett goes to War! (Punic War, that is…)

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine (Issue 80)

The latest issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy (Issue 80) features a Punic Wars diorama on the front cover created by Beano and HOME comic artist Steve Beckett – his model making work just another of his many talents. Featuring 15mm – 1/100th scale figures produced by Forged In Battle, the issue includes an article Steve’s written about putting the ... Read More »

Esquire gets Bond exclusive – new interview with Daniel Craig

Esquire 43 (2015) - Daniel Craig

Men’s magazine Esquire has landed the first UK interview and photo shoot exclusive with actor Daniel Craig ahead of the release of SPECTRE, the new James Bond film. It’s is the second time Esquire has scooped its competitors to the UK James Bond exclusive, following the magazine’s Skyfall cover in 2012. Daniel Craig reflects on a decade in which he has ... Read More »

Every Doctor (Who) Has His Thursday…

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 489

  The latest Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 489) is on sale tomorrow and we’ve detailed the issues’ full run down below. It includes the first part of a new 12-page comics strip, “Spirits of the Jungle” by Jonathan Morris, illustrated by John Ross, with colour by James Olfredi​. It’s great to see John drawing  the strip – he of course drew ... Read More »

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