In a posting on the Forbidden Planet International blog, editor Glenn B Fleming has announced that some of the original staff of the title, now on its eighth issue, have left for other pursuits, leaving him to take the magazine forward.
“This is a new area of publishing for me and I am looking forward to the challenge,” he says.
“Crikey #8 is in full colour and for that to continue we will need the sales. That’s over to you! As a teaser, Issue 9 brings an exclusive chat with Modesty Blaise artist Badia Romero – watch out for that one!
“I believe the next issue will be the best Crikey! yet,” says Fleming. “We can finally see our great artwork the way it was meant to be – in full, glorious colour.”
Fleming says that other plans for Crikey! are in the pipeline and hopes readers will continue to give the title their support!
• More info at: www.crikeyuk.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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