Egmont Publishing, will launch Disney’s Star Wars Adventures magazine next week, focused on the Star Wars saga and including comic strip material.
The monthly magazine will offer a premium pack of Star Wars goodies that will give kids a real insight into the whole of the Star Wars universe, including all things Star Wars from the classic films, to Star Wars: Clone Wars to Star Wars Rebels.
Each loosely themed issue will contain stickers and awesome posters. The first issue, which will be droid themed, will also offer a disc shooter, a Darth Vader key ring and licensed Star Wars trading cards. Fans won’t want to miss our countdown of the top ten greatest droids, and a spotlight on the two coolest droids in Star Wars – C-3PO and R2-D2!
The comic strip sees Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi battle Tusken Raiders.
Plus, there are also hundreds of pounds of Star Wars LEGO sets to win; readers can find out how to win a pod race, learn the secrets of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and see who would win in a fight between Yoda and Darth Vader!
Jo Doubtfire, Publisher of Egmont’s Disney magazine portfolio, said “We are thrilled to be launching Star Wars Adventures; all of the editorial team have been channeling their inner Jedi in order to create this ultimate introduction to the Star Wars Galaxy.”
• The launch of Star Wars Adventures magazine will be on sale on Wednesday 15th July, priced at £3.99 aimed at kids aged 6 – 11 years.
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.