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The Beano comes to Minecraft

Beano meets Minecraft. Image courtesy DC Thomson/Frima Studios

    The Beano‘s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher have launched in Minecraft today, enabling players to add the comic’s most mischievous characters to PC versions of the game. The Dennis and Gnasher Minecraft modification (mod) was developed in a partnership between The Beano and Frima Studios.  It includes all of Dennis’ best pranks; catapults, rotten tomatoes, stink bombs and ... Read More »

Sotheby’s to auction E.H. Shepard’s original Christopher Robin and Piglet on the ‘Poohsticks’ Bridge

London auction house Sotheby’s has announced the auction of arguably the most famous and evocative book illustration of the twentieth century: E.H. Shepard’s original ink drawing of Christopher Robin, Piglet and Pooh on the famous ‘poohsticks’ bridge, first published in A.A. Milne’s celebrated The House at Pooh Corner in 1928.     As well as other Winnie the Pooh illustrations by ... Read More »

BRICK 2014, the official LEGO London event selling out, fast…

BRICK 2014 LEGO Logo

  In the year that LEGO – which has its officially became the world’s biggest toy and conquered the world’s box offices with the incredible and hilarious LEGO Movie, BRICK 2014 is heading for London’s ExCeL Centre for four days of family fun and the finest in LEGO building at the end of November – but tickets are selling fast. ... Read More »

DC Thomson has high hopes of success for new “110% Gaming” Magazine

Beano publisher DC Thomson announced the launch of a new monthly children’s magazine last week, and it looks as though they’re pretty confident the title will be a success. The title, 110% Gaming, is aimed at eight to 12 year-old kids and focuses on multi-platform gaming and entertainment and the publisher says the title, which will be stocked in all major retailers, ... Read More »

Titan collects Greg Broadmore’s steampunk adventure “Dr Grordbort: Onslaught”

  This week sees the release of Titan Comics first collection of Dr Grordbort stories, the creation of master illustrator and yarn-spinner Greg Broadmore. In the Dr Grordbort: Onslaught anthology edition from the retro-sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort, Greg digs deeper into the interplanetary voyages of Lord Cockswain and his heroic pursuit of exhilaration, exploration and excessively violent colonialism.     And just ... Read More »

MCM Comic Con returns to Manchester

MCM Manchester Comic Con

MCM Comic Con is back in Manchester …and this time it’s for the whole weekend. Following last year’s record attendance, MCM Manchester Comic Con returns to Manchester Central bigger and better than ever. Running over a full weekend for the first time, the show takes place on 19-20 July, playing host to everything from hot new games to costume competitions ... Read More »

Sweden’s Reset Media brings its “ROBOT” gaming magazine title to the UK

ROBOT Issue 4 - 2012 (Swedish Edition)

  Swedish publisher Reset Media AB, which operates the world’s largest gaming site IGN, is to launch an English-language edition of ROBOT, a new monthly independent video games magazine for children on 20th June 2014. Already a huge success in its native Sweden, ROBOT distributor Comag describe the new title as the only 100% independent gaming magazine for children, providing ... Read More »

Thunderbirds Tabletop Game in the works from Modiphius Entertainment

Thunderbirds Table Top Game

  Game publishers Modiphius Entertainment, who recently took over the running of the long-running DragonMeet convention, have just announced a licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to develop a co-operative tabletop board game based on the classic 1960s’ television series Thunderbirds, designed by Matt Leacock. As most of our readers already know, Thunderbirds, set in 2065 and created by ... Read More »

Diamond Announces Top Products For April 2014 in Comic Shops

Diamond Comics Dollar Share Chart - April 2014

  Peter Parker has a second chance at life and heroism in Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of April 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, who deliver comics to Britian’s many comic shops and worldwide. Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the comic industry’s best-selling comic book in both units and ... Read More »

Starblazer Adventures Game reaches end of the line

Starblazer Adventures

  Game publishers Cubicle 7 Entertainment are selling PDF downloads of their Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre games, after deciding not to renew their license  for the FATE gaming system. Starblazer Adventures – originally announced back in 2007 and released in 2009 – is based on the classic British comic series, Starblazer, published by DC Thomson in the 1970s and 80s. Each of Starblazer‘s 281 ... Read More »

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