Future – owners of SFX magazine and Comic Heroes, which has just bought Imagine, owners of titles such as 3D Artist and SciFi Now – has just launched three brand new magazines for kids: Your Comic Heroes, Your Gaming Heroes and Minecraft Mayhem.
“With the kids sector of the newsstand enjoying strong sales, and interest in gaming and superhero content at an all-time high, these new titles are perfectly positioned to offer fantastic content to a huge audience of 6-12 year-olds,” says the publisher.
Launched today, 30th June, in all good newsagents, the new titles take advantage of Future’s long-standing heritage and expertise in gaming and comics content, with many of Future’s established team writing for the new launches.
Editor Daniella Lucas – previously of Future’s UK games website, Gamesradar.com – oversees each of the three-weekly magazines.
Your Comic Heroes is a super new magazine packed with the world’s best comic stars, from film, TV, and comics. Each issue carries its own exclusive comic strip, as well as competitions for readers to create their own. Your Comic Heroes features everyone’s favourite superheroes and supervillains, offering fun facts and activities about each. Every issue comes packed with free gifts. Issue one has a Spider-Man mask, superheroes guidebook, and a giant A2 double sided poster.
Your Comic Heroes will come out every three weeks, priced at £3.99 and Issue One is on sale now
Your Gaming Heroes is a brand new magazine covering the incredibly popular world of videogames, including mobile gaming for kids. Each issue gives readers all the latest gaming previews, game guides, cheats and secrets, as well as reviews, fun facts, and interviews with YouTube stars. Issue one comes free with a LEGO Marvel PS4 controller skin, a YouTube Stars guidebook, and a giant A2 double sided poster.
Your Gaming Heroes will come out every three weeks, priced at £3.99 and Issue One is on sale now
Minecraft Mayhem is an exciting new magazine about all things Minecraft. It’s packed with tips and tricks for creating amazing buildings in the game, as well as cheats, secrets and activities. Every issues features the YouTube megastars whose video advice online is watched by millions of fans worldwide, as well as three great free gifts. Issue one comes free with a YouTube Stars guidebook, a giant A2 double-sided poster, and amazing LEGO Marvel pop-out characters!
Minecraft Mayhem will come out every three weeks, priced at £3.99 and Issue One is on sale now.
“No-one does videogames magazines better than Future, and with Daniella at the helm, these are set to be fun, exciting mags for kids who are into gaming and superheroes,” enthuses Matt Pierce, the magazine’s Editorial Director. “Each mag is packed with gifts and activities – and since we’re launching in time for the summer holidays, they’ll ensure parents get a well-earned break!”
“Future opens a new chapter this Summer with the launch of three magazines for kids,” added Joseph McEvoy, MD Magazines, “continuing our investment and commitment to innovation in our magazine division, and building on our passion for gaming and comic heroes.”
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.