Declaration of interest – I’m one of the writers on the title and I helped get the title into Forbidden Planet stores, so I’m obviously a bit biased!
ComicScene UKis a new magazine that features all aspects of comic culture, which is already on sale in comic shops around the country. It was inspired by a wave of nostalgia for classic comics from the 1970s, when comics sold more than a quarter of a million million copies per week, as well as the eclectic, self-publishing dynamism of comics today and their massive influence on popular culture from TV and films, computer games and cosplay.Featuring top specialist writers and creators, published by Tony Foster of comicsflix.org and designed by the Burgh Agency based in Edinburgh. The title is supported by the use of social media and additional website material.”The magazine also has a social purpose,” says Tony, “aiming for some of the profits to provide free comic workshops for young people, helping to inspire the comic creators of tomorrow.
“The title also encourages improving literacy by comic reading for young children and young adults as well as identifying a variety of different comic genres to explore.