The latest issue of Egmont’s TOXIC – out today – comes with free Green Alien Ears and an Outer-space Water Blaster, capitalising on the hype for the new Star Trek film. (We remember Spock having green blood, but not green ears, unless Kirk slapped him on the noggin in a cut scene…)
The magazine, one of the few kids titles on the UK news stand with at least some regular comic strip – in this issue, there’s an all-new Team TOXIC adventure – The Return of Frankendrac – also includes a Star Trek preview, a Richard Hammond Blast Lab experiment, rates the top five dinosaurs in ITV’s Primeval and challenges readers to a Monsters vs Aliens – Which Monster Are You? quiz.
We have heard on the grape vine that along with the arrival of Jamie Smart’s Count von Poo strip, other changes are planned for the comic-magazine: more news when we get it…
• TOXIC web site: www.toxicmag.co.uk
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.
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