DC Thomson Media launches new Animal Planet title this week

Pandemic? What pandemic? Nothing, it seems, can derail a DC Thomson magazine launch, so look out for Animal Planet, on sale in newsagents and supermarkets from tomorrow.

Animal Planet magazine (2021)

Animal Planet magazine, also available on worldwide subscription, including a level that includes free gifts, is set to “fuel curious minds, help children make sense of the world and spark joy on every page,” according to promotional material.

“Kids have never been more engaged with their planet and the animal kingdom than they are now.”

A sample spread from Animal Planet magazine, published by DC Thomson Media
A sample spread from Animal Planet magazine, published by DC Thomson Media

The 100% recycled, eco-friendly magazine intends to bring kids up close and personal with animals, teaching them about conservation, science, animal behaviour, and the people making a difference to the planet’s future.

The title isn’t the only “eco friendly” magazine on sale in the UK of course – Eco Kids Planet, also available on subscription, has been a strong seller for a while now, and we’ve previously noted that title features some comic strip material, so let’s hope Animal Planet does, too.

Eco Kids Planet has already established a strong following
Eco Kids Planet has already established a strong following

If the title of DC Thomson’s new magazine sounds familiar, it should – the publisher previously launched an Animal Planet magazine back in 2011, to extend the reach of the Animal Planet Channel, also in partnership with Discovery Enterprises International. DC Thomson also worked with DeAgostini across Europe to publish editions in Benelux, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.

More about Animal Planet Magazine here www.animalplanetmagazine.com | Subscribe (available worldwide)

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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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