ComicScene UK goes monthly in August with exclusive 8 page preview of Pat Mills new book on Slaine
ComicScene UK is a new magazine that covers all aspects of comic culture. The first monthly issue is out 1st August and you can get a preview issue 0 now.
Issue 1 focusses on women creators, female characters and girl’s comics including Tammy, Jinty and Bunty. It features an exclusive chapter from 2000AD creator Pat Mills new book on Slaine, 40 years of Misty, Liam Sharp on Wonder Woman and 25 years of Vertigo including an interview with Karen Berger.
Issue 1 also includes Mata Hari, Angels, the Vigilants, Octobriana, Minnie the Mix, Untold Story of Toxic, The Supercats, Whakoman, Cat Girl, Doctor Who companions, 2000AD, Judge Anderson, Fay Dalton, Susie Gander, Sarah Laing, Rachael Smith, Marie Duval, Velda, Bella at the Bar and Yvonne Hutton on Roy of the Rovers.
The title has already gained popular support from both comic critics and fans following a preview ‘Issue 0’ and issue 1 will be available to purchase in 30 comic stores across the UK, including Forbidden Planet and can be pre-ordered in print direct to your door by mail or digital at www.comicscene.tictail.com
The magazine was inspired by a wave of nostalgia for classic comics from the 70’s, when comics sold over 1/4 million copies per week, the eclectic self-publishing dynamism of comics today and their massive influence on popular culture from TV & films, computer games and cosplay.
The magazine also has a social purpose with the intention for some of the profits to provide free comic workshops for young people, helping to inspire the comic creators of tomorrow. The title encourages comic reading for young children and adults as well as identifying for parents and carers the variety of different comic genres and graphic novels to explore.
The magazine is A4 80 full colour pages using over 20 top specialist comic writers and creators. It is published by Tony Foster of comicsflix.org, designed by the Burgh Agency based in Edinburgh and the title is supported by the use of social media and additional website material at the publishers’ website, www.comicsflix.org
Tony Foster explains “With ‘The Avengers’ movie breaking box office records and publishers reprinting classic comics from the 70’s and 80’s to nostalgic readers it seemed to be the right time to bring back a comic focussed magazine. Bookshops stock more new graphic novels from around the world than ever before, there are weekly comic conventions and workshops, people love to dress up as their favourite characters, comic book computer games and merchandising is going through the roof and hundreds of talented creators can publish their own titles via Kickstarter. But where do you start? ComicScene UK presents it in one neat and easy to understand 80 page package.”