A celebration Thomas & Friends cake and the first issue of the magazine published by Marvel UK as Tank Engine "Thomas and Friends" in 1987 and the current issue of "Thomas and Friends" (Issue 756)

Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

The UK’s biggest specialist children’s publisher, Egmont Publishing, is celebrating the 30th birthday of Thomas & Friends magazine with licensing partner Mattel. The title is based on the popular railway stories by Reverend Wilbert Awdry (who I met as a youngster thanks to my father, a fellow priest) and his son, Christopher. Thomas & Friends magazine, hasContinue reading Happy Birthday, Thomas & Friends – 30 Years Young!

Andersonic Issue 24 SNIP

Andersonic Issue 24 Out Now

Andersonic Issue 24 is now available, dedicated to all things Gerry Anderson, and features a new UFO comic strip and the following line up, wrapped in a cover image by Peter O’Roarke. In This Issue: The Story of SIG – A look back at the rise of the 1980s Anderson magazine SIG and the earlyContinue reading Andersonic Issue 24 Out Now

Men of Violence Issue 11 - Collage

Latest “Men of Violence” tackles historical fiction

The latest issue of the fanzine of men’s adventure paperbacks, Men of Violence (Issue 11) is a historical fiction special from Justin Marriott with a cover by Rik Rawling. Historical fiction is popular today, but the number of titles available is nothing compared to the genre’s heyday between 1950 and 1980. Step back in timeContinue reading Latest “Men of Violence” tackles historical fiction

Back Issue #109 Cover SNIP

Back Issue magazine celebrates landmark Superman: The Movie 40th anniversary

You’ll believe a magazine can fly with Back Issue #109, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve, available now from all good comic shops, published by TwoMorrows and featuring a cover by Garry Frank. Explore the Superman movies’ effects on comic books, media, and collectibles with commentary from many of their creators. InContinue reading Back Issue magazine celebrates landmark Superman: The Movie 40th anniversary

Crikey! Volume One - SNIP

Comics Zine Crikey! makes an unexpected comeback

If you’re a fan of the new ComicScene UK magazine, then as a fan of British comics you’ll know there were a number of magazines down the years in a similar vein – Fantasy Advertiser, INFINITY, Speakeasy, for example, and Crikey!, too. Well, Crikey! Is about to make a comeback- as collections… thanks to TonyContinue reading Comics Zine Crikey! makes an unexpected comeback