ComicScene 12 is on sale across the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada and the United States from Thursday 20th February 2020, with DC’s Harley Quinn taking front and centre, the latest issue of Britain’s comic news magazine featuring a beginners guide to her history and comics.
The magazine also steps back to the 1970s, with a look at the classic British comics of that era, including 2000AD, Battle and Action, including a chat with comics writer, editor and publisher Pat Mills about the latter ahead of the launch of Action 2020 from Rebellion this spring.
Talking of Rebellion,ComicScene Issue 12 also features articles on “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire“, now being released in Treasury of British Comics collections, and Ken Reid‘s World Wide Weirdies.
downthetubes contributor Ian Wheeler continues his look at 40 Years of Strips in Doctor Who Weekly and Doctor Who Magazine and the issue sees the launch of a series of articles on Warrior, which launched top strips including “V For Vendetta” and “Marvelman” (now titled Miracleman).
ComicScene also looks back at the best indie comics of last year and also what’s to come, including the new Kickstarter-funded anthology, The 77, plus the third and final part of a look at Mental Health comics, a look at the podcast Comics for the Apocalypse, John Charles’ Technofreak project and the Facebook group Why I Love Comics.
Alongside all this, you get the pullout Corker! All Ages Comic, which includes “Rok of the Reds” Part 3 by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Dan Cornwell, and much more.
Subscribers will get an extra 64-plus page digital supplement including the new Comic Creators Directory Volume One. Subscriptions start from only £2 in digital and £4.99 in print.
With any purchase in the ComicScene online shop before 29th February 2020 the title will donate 50p to Little Heroes, the charity who make comic kits for kids in hospital
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.