Pony World, a new six-weekly title from Exeter-based LCD Publishing (also publishers of Action GTX), goes on sale 13th April, priced £2.75.
“Most young girls love ponies, but for many of them, the dream of owning one themselves is not a realistic ambition,” said a spokesperson for the magazine’s distributor, Comag.
“For all others, learning about them, is as close they will ever get.”
Aimed at 4-7-year old girls who are mad about ponies, every issue of Pony World will be a 32-page magazine packed full of pony stories and adventures, great horse puzzles, magical pony posters, colour-me-ins, quizzes and lots of other pony activities and fun.
(No info on comic strip, but good to see another girls title launching hot on the heels of the launch of Egmont’s Monster High).
The publishers say Pony World will appeal to both those young girls who may be horse riders or are just simply fascinated by the world of ponies and want to learn more about them.
Every issue of Pony World will carry free gifts, with issue No.1 bagged with no less than 23 great goodies, including lipgloss, body gems, rings and tattoo.
The launch issue will also feature a competition to win a My Little Pony Ponyville playset.
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.