Get The Phoenix for Christmas!

The cover of Issue 1 of The Phoenix

If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas present for the youngr comic fans in your family, The Phoenix – the new weekly comic launching in January – would be an present for children, delivering 32 pages of fantastic story-strip entertainment.

We’ve now received a copy of their free Issue Zero – offered through Waitrose – and can echo the comments of others who have praised the mix of adventure stories, humour strips and text-based features. It’s a lively combination and more focused than its predecessor, The DFC, with some great creators involved.

Right now, you can take out a “Taster” for just £10 or a three month subscription for £24 and save over 30 per cent on the cover price (saving based on £2.99 cover price of £14.95 and £35.88 respectively).

If you subscribe for six months (£54) or a year (£99), you’ll get a free binder.

The Phoenix launches on 7th January 2012 – check the official web site at for retail outlets that will be stocking it.

It’s so easy to subscribe, so make sure you take advantage of this offer before it’s too late! (Lines open Mon-Friday 8am – 9.30pm and Sat 8.00am to 4.00pm)

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. 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.

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