New Starburst on sale this week

Issue 375 of science fiction media magazine Starburst is out this week, laying claim to being the world’s longest running sci-fi, horror and fantasy magazine, providing readers with all the latest news and reviews from across the genre since its launch in 1978.

Originally the brainchild of comic luminary Dez Skinn (perhaps best known as the cretaor of titles such as Doctor Who Weekly and Warrior, to name but two of many), the magazine put print publication on hold in 2009 when publisher Visual Imagination imploded, but the title continued as a successful website with a large and loyal following.

Starburst relaunched on the UK newsstand last month, completing its multi-platform offering for sci-fi, horror and fantasy fans and competing with SFX and other titles for shelf space.

The first issue of the new print edition featured two covers, one by Ian Welch and the other by Glenn Fabry and featured reviews of all the latest sci-fi, horror and fantasy products from across all mediums, including television, film, comics, gaming, books and music, as well as news articles, interviews and columns.

The brand is also supported by a regularly updated online community at starburstmagazine.com and a weekly podcast that will be available to download from iTunes.

 • Starburst is on sale in the UK in independent newsagents, priced at £3.95, distributed by Intermedia Brand Marketing.

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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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