Doctor Who Adventures Special released in the UK

Celebrating the Thirteenth Doctor’s first season, Panini UK have released a new-look Doctor Who Adventures Special, on sale now in all good newsagents and supermarkets across the UK, priced £3.99, alongside the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. Aimed at 7-11-year-old Doctor Who fans and those new to the series, this 36-page cosmic magazine includes aContinue reading Doctor Who Adventures Special released in the UK

These snapshots of the "teen" comics section of WHSmith Lancaster in 2017 indicate just how many comics are vying for space, and the different ways they are promoted with "pop out" bins and shelving stickers. Which seem to have worked for Commando, which has apparently sold out!

The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?

The state of British comics – and exactly what people mean by the “British comics industry” came into focus  in a couple of threads on social media over the weekend, with many older comic fans noting with dismay the dominance of the expensive polybagged comic on British news stands – often a product that onContinue reading The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?

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Something For the Weekend (w/c 8th August 2016): New Spider-Man, Johnny Red bows out, Nick Dyer on “Judge Anderson”

There’s changes on the UK new stand for Panini‘s Marvel Collector Editions this week with the launch of Volume 6 of Astonishing Spider-Man, on sale now in all good newsagents. A one hundred page special, priced £3.99 (higher than the previously advertised £3.50 priced due to, we’re told by editor Brady Webb, print cost rises post-Brexit), these compendiumsContinue reading Something For the Weekend (w/c 8th August 2016): New Spider-Man, Johnny Red bows out, Nick Dyer on “Judge Anderson”

Lion Guard Magazine

New This Week: Lion Guard Magazine from Panini

Panini’s new 36-page children’s magazine based on the popular new animated series The Lion Guard launches in the UK this week (Friday 28th July), aimed at kids aged five to seven. The animated series premiered in April, continuing the story of The Lion King film, focusing on the adventures of Simba’s son, Kion and his group of friends. TheContinue reading New This Week: Lion Guard Magazine from Panini

2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK

  LIMA – the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association – has just revealed the nation’s favourite licensed toy brands among British children, with LEGO and Barbie taking the top spots on boys’ and girls’ lists of the most favoured toy licences this year. The top brands are based on findings from a survey of 30,000Continue reading 2014 Top Toy Brands announced, most have have tie-in comics in the UK