Comic Scene UK Issues 1 and 2

Comic Scene Issue 2 Celebrates 80 Years of The Beano, giant-size Christmas Special announced

ComicScene UK #2 - CoverComicScene UK Issue 2 is in comic stores and available to order online now, celebrating 80 years of the Beano and humour comics.

This issue includes interviews with Emily McGorman Bruce, Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett, Frank Quitely and the continuation of a wide-ranging interview with Rachael Smith.

Plus there are features on features on Beano at 80, “Top 10 Brit Comedy Comics” 2000AD‘s “Big Dave”, my own “Nuts and Bolts” feature celebrating the continuing appeal of humour comics in newsagents,  Deja Who, Bluebottle & Basher, Coventry Comic Con, The Broons, Oor Wullie, Marc Jackson’s new digital comic GOOF!, Splank, The Phoenix, Buster, Whizzer and Chips, Cheeky Weekly, Oink!, Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse’s brilliant “The Bojeffries Saga”, Asterix,  The Beatles, Jack Staff, Sniper Elite, Ken Reid – all rounded off with a “Last Word” from Pat Mills on Percy Puffer. 

Comic Scene UK Issue 3 Cover ArtIt’s a busy time for ComicScene UK publisher Comicsflix, headed up by Tony Foster and the small Comic Scene team. As we previously reported, Diamond Comic Distributors have confirmed they can provide the magazine to over 400 comic and speciality shops.

ComicScene UK has also launched a £5000 crowdfunder to help meet the costs of getting the magazine into 600 newsagents across the UK.  There is less than two weeks and need your support. (Go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/comicsceneuk for more details).

Great Big ComicScene UK Annual 2019
Art for the Great Big ComicScene UK Annual 2019

Comicsflix has also announced their first ‘event’ comic book – a 300 page, perfect bound Great Big ComicScene UK Annual 2019.  It’s available to pre order for www.comicscene.tictail.com for a early December delivery date with initial details about the title available here on the Comic Scene web site.

• ComicScene UK Issue 2 is in comic stores and available to order online at www.comicscene.tictail.com now

• Diamond PREVIEWS order numbers are Jun 187509 for the limited Issue One, Jun 187510 for Issue Two and Jun 187511 for Issue Three, which has a war comics theme. Codes for November issue will be available soon with December issue featuring in PREVIEWS onwards

Published by

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

Let us know what you think about this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.