Pokémon Magazine Issue One - SNIP

New Pokémon Magazine on sale now in the UK from Immediate Media

Pokémon Magazine Issue One - CoverThe first issue of the new official Pokémon Magazine is on sale now in the UK, a brand new title from Immediate Media for Pokémon-obsessed six to ten-year-olds.

Pokémon Magazine offers all the excitement of the Pokémon brand, including brilliant puzzles, fun things to do, awesome facts, amazing posters, comic strip and more.

Each monthly issue will include Pokémon-inspired cover mounts; Issues One and Two come with official Pokémon Trading Cards, giant pull-out posters and stickers.

Pokémon Magazine Editor, Peter Hart, says: “We’re so excited to be a launching the magazine for every young Pokémon Trainer. They’ve played the games, bought the books and toys, and watched the TV series, but now they can enjoy even more amazing adventures with Ash, Pikachu and friends in the Pokémon universe. We know children are crying out for this magazine and can’t wait to get it into their hands.”

The company says every page in the magazine encourages readers to immerse themselves in the world of Pokémon, whether tackling an interactive sticker puzzle or deciding who’ll win an epic Pokémon battle.

Content is underpinned by sound educational values which support the national curriculum.

Pauline Cooke, Immediate Media’s Youth & Children Publishing Director, says: “There’s no official Pokémon magazine in the UK market, and nothing for this age group that not only unites boys and girls but also brings them to the world of Pokémon in a safe and engaging way. It’s amazing working a brand like Pokémon, with a 20 year heritage, that continues to be so highly adaptable and relevant to kids today.”

The world’s first official Pokémon magazine was released in the United Kingdom back in 2004, but lasted just two issues. Future Publishing revived the title in 2013, lasting just 13 issues – so let’s hope this new incarnation is more of a success for fans.

The Pokémon Official Magazine is published in other European countries by Panini, in a number of languages.

• Pokémon Magazine is available in all major magazine retailers, including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and WHSmith, priced £2.99

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John Freeman

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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