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In Review: The Troll by Martin Flink

Accent UK may be better known for titles about zombies and gunslingers but the rise of more family orientated comics conventions has led them to release The Troll  by Danish artist, storyteller and co-founder of the Copenhagen Comics Festival, Martin Flink. This is an unashamedly all-ages title that, being silent, can be read just as readily by early primary school ... Read More »

Signature set to roll out new “Chuggington Magazine” with five-piece train set

Chuggington Issue 1 - Cover

Signature Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing and multiple award winning children’s magazine publisher, is to  launch Chuggington Magazine, based on the hit young children’s show, later this month. Based on the high quality and action-packed Chuggington TV series, the magazine transports pre-schoolers into the exciting world of Chuggington, following the adventures of three young trainees: Wilson, Brewster and Koko. Packed with ... Read More »

New Eagle Times highlights Joan Porter’s work on “Dan Dare”

Eagle Times Volume 28 - Number Two

The latest issue of the Eagle-inspired magazine Eagle Times, published by the Eagle Society, is available now, offering a wealth of insights into the much-loved boys comic of the 1950s and 60s. The features, which include insights from colourist and researcher Joan Porter about the Frank Hampson Studio, where Dan Dare was first conceived; and a new series of articles by Roger ... Read More »

British Comic Fanzines Digital Archive in the works

BEM #25

For several months now, British comics fan David Hathaway-Price had been gathering and scanning every British comics fanzine that he’s been able to buy or had loaned to him. His aim is to  create a Fanzine archive / repository, celebrating all of the brilliant work that was produced in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s in British comic zines such as ... Read More »

Plaything Of Sutekh Issue 4 Released

Our friends over at Andersonic, when they aren’t producing that excellent and long running Gerry Anderson fanzine, from time to time change channels from ITV to BBC1 and produce a Doctor Who zine along the same lines called Plaything Of Sutekh. Named for the excellent Tom Baker story Pyramids Of Mars and featuring both old and new Who, Plaything of ... Read More »

Dennis Publishing launches Minecraft World

Minecraft Magazine Issue One - SNIP

Dennis Publishing, publishers of titles such as VIZ and The Week and owners of the Den of Geek website, has just launched Minecraft World, a non-licensed monthly print magazine based on the hugely popular cross-platform computer game. As downthetubes readers will know, Minecraft is a simple, intuitive, and completely addictive open-world game that has sold over 55 million copies worldwide, with thousands of ... Read More »

British Comics Recalled: Grange Hill

Grange Hil Magazine Issue 1 - Cover

  The recently announced tragic death of former child actor Terry Sue-Patt, perhaps best known as the football-obsessed Benny Green in the Phil Redmond-created BBC TV school drama Grange Hill, sent me to the back of the archive cupboard to have the briefest of looks at his career in comics. Terry’s death was announced last weekend, aged just 50, with numerous fellow Grange Hill ... Read More »

Egmont launches “World of Warriors” Magazine

World of Warriors Magazine #1

  Continuing its development of computer game-related titles, Egmont Publishing has launched Mind Candy’s World of Warriors in ‘Allabout’ Magazine. In November 2014 Mind Candy, the creators of the renowned online game Moshi Monsters, launched a new adventure and combat strategy game, World of Warriors. The game has gone from strength to strength, even being named as one of Apple’s Best Games of 2014, and now ... Read More »

Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver competition in new Doctor Who Comic

Doctor Who Comic UK #4 - Cover

    There’s a chance to win a high quality facsimile of the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver in the latest Doctor Who Comic UK (Issue 4), on sale Thursday 21st May 2015. Partnering with The Wand Company (also the makers of the Kymera wand and Star Trek phaser universal remote)   four lucky winners will be amongst the first in the world to receive ... Read More »

Derek Pierson: Supporting The Wings Of Eagles

Eagle - Hulton Press Letterhead

Documenting the history of British comics takes many forms with overviews of comics and strips or interviews with the artists and writers who sometimes got their names featured in the comics. However the most intriguing part can be talking to the backroom staff, those who worked uncredited in the editorial and art departments were the unsung people who made sure ... Read More »

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