Exeter-based LCD Publishing will launch a new title aimed at 5-7 year-old boys this Friday (22nd June 2012).
It’s For Boys, a new 13 issue a year title priced £2.50 is, according to distributors COMAG, “designed to make learning fun for boys, every issue will be crammed full of activities, stories and games using some of the most popular TV characters around.”
Every issue of the 32-page It’s For Boys title will include numbering, spelling, counting, matching and observational activities designed to educate and entertain early-learners.
Featuring characters such as Garfield, Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man, Mr. Bean and Spongebob Squarepants, the publishers hope It’s For Boys will encourage young boys that learning can be fun.
As is almost the norm these days, every issue will have a covermounted gift. Number 1 will come with three great racing cars.
We can only assume that if this is a success the publishers, whose titles include Pony World and Action GTX, will look at other titles in the same vein. Surely It’s For Girls can’t be far behind?
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.