That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

A little later than planned, here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond last week. Just in case you missed some of our British comics coverage… • Our most popular item last week was without doubt discussion about British Comics sales, although news of the launch of 2000AD: The UltimateContinue reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

The children's magazine section of a typical mid-range WHSmith, July 2017. Because WHSmith have given over much shelf space to non-magazine items in this store the comics are cramped and many are at adult height, limiting purchase choice for younger buyers - a far cry from past decades when all comics were within easy reach in newsagents to encourage a pocket money spend.

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise

The latest sales figures for comics available on the UK new stand might on first sight make for depressing reading for both publishers and readers alike (the latter fearing for the cancellation of their favourite titles). But closer inspection of the consumer magazine figures for the first half of 2017 just published by the Audit BureauContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise

Egmont's TOXIC magazine has fought off the Sales Gremlin once agains. Art from "Team Toxic" by Lew Stringer

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2016): TOXIC beats off sales woes

While humour and political comment magazine Private Eye is celebrating another modest increase to its circulation this week, some British comic publishers may be scratching their heads after a mixed bag of sales results were announced – but there’s still plenty of cheer, for some, in them too. The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registeredContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2016): TOXIC beats off sales woes

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2015)

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation were published this week and overall, despite an overall decline in magazine circulation figures – down an average 5.5 per cent –  comics and children’s magazines continue to do well, with almost 50 titles appealing to young and teenage readers in theContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2015)

WH Smiths children's magazines rack, August 2014. Adventure comics such as 2000AD and Commando are racked in a separate section of this store.

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2014)

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation were published recently and comics and children’s magazine publishers have in the main reacted positively to the numbers, which see younger titles hold steady and, in some cases, grow. There’s good news for Immediate Media’s teen magazine Mega and Egmont’s TOXIC,Continue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2014)