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Aliens, Daleks and Paul Cornell, Oh My!

Saucer State #1 -SNIP

Out next month from IDW is Saucer State, written by Paul Cornell (who I recently worked with on Doctor Who: Heralds of Destruction) with art by Ryan Kelly (Lucifer) – and there’s a new Doctor Who comic collection out too, coincidentally featuring another strip I also worked on with him! Saucer State is the sequel to and the conclusion of ... Read More »

New Doctor Who Adventures Out Now – We’ll Shout that ’til we’re Horse!

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 23 - Killer App Strip

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 23 is in sale now from Panini, and I’m delighted to report that the Doctor is still battling aliens accompanied by an alien talking horse. (Not that it wouldn’t be great to have new companion Bill in the strip – she gets an introductory UNIT “Alien Archive” feature this issue – but a talking horse is ... Read More »

New girls magazines launched, DC Thomson’s “Sweet” includes strip by Laura Howell

"Sweet" by Laura Howell for Sweet Issue One

DC Thomson and Panini UK have both launched new girls titles this week – Sweet and Disney’s Eleanor of Avalor, the latter based on the animated series screened on the Disney Channel. DC Thomson say their title, Sweet, which includes a mini comic strip by Laura Howell, is intended for primary girls “who love collectibles, shopping, and all things cute”. ... 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 »

Titan Comics UK Doctor Who Titles Merge

Titan Comics two UK news stand Doctor Who titles – Doctor Who Comic and Tales from the TARDIS – will merge next month. The larger A4 format Doctor Who Conic breathes its last with the issue on sale now, with strips from the title continuing in the smaller US format Tales from the TARDIS #4, which in most WH Smiths ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale This Week in the UK – On the King’s Road, with Judge Dredd and Doctor Who in tow

Right. I’ve just been down to Lancaster’s First Age Comics to have a look at the new comics, only to be told that while Titan’s Johnny Red is selling well there, more people would have bought  if “they had only known about it”. Which makes it even more urgent that we continue our mission to spread the word about new comics so ... Read More »

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2015)

Comics on sale in Booths, Garstang on 9th February 2016

Updated 16th February to add comment from Generation Media The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation have just been published this week and while many comics or young children’s magazines have taken a hit for the reporting period (June – December 2015), there’s cheer for some, including the The Beano, which saw a modest rise in sales from ... Read More »

Leap into February with the new Doctor Who Adventures

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 11 - Cover

February is here – but there’s a perfect way to beat those end of winter blues (especially as February is one day longer with it being a Leap Year)… the latest issue of the greatest comic book the galaxy has ever known! (or so the editor tells us, and he’s bigger than we are). Doctor Who Adventures Issue 11 hits the ... Read More »

Facing the Panel to Panel Mind Probe: Doctor Who Magazine Editor Tom Spilsbury

Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury on BBC Breakfast in 2013

There’s a new edition of Jeremy Bement’s podcast Doctor Who: Panel to Panel out now and the highlight of this episode if a chat with with Doctor Who Magazine‘s longest serving editor Tom Spilsbury! Tom talks about the magazine’s long-running comic strip (the part I always skip to when I get my copy), his career and more! Also in the ... Read More »

Comics and PartWorks Publishers get Top Marks in Battle for Readers from Licensing Industry Insider

How To Draw The Marvel Way - Packshot

Over on the Licensing Lookout, Start Licensing’s Ian Downes has been browsing at the latest partworks on the UK market including Hachette’s new Draw The Marvel Way and offers some interesting insights on comics in general from his point of view as a licensing agent. “As soon as the Christmas decorations are down and the Christmas cards are (hopefully) recycled, it ... Read More »

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