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tonyf33
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ComicScene UK

Post by tonyf33 » 19 Apr 2018, 07:55

A few people on this forum have been asking about the new magazine ComicScene UK, which launches on 1st May.

For more information;

ComicScene UK has its own website that will answer some of your questions at http://www.comicscene.org - there is a Q&A section at https://comicscene.org/contact-qa/

Our other website http://www.comicsflix.org will run news and reviews in between monthly issues.

There are a number of payment options to suit your budget but the majority of people are ordering their digital issue at http://www.issuu.com/comicsflix and print at http://www.tictail.com/comicsflix

You can follow us on social media - www.twitter.com/comicsflixukus - facebook http://www.facebook.com/comicsflix - www.Instagram.com/comicsflix

Further major announcements about the magazine will be made on our website and social media channels in the next two weeks - stay tuned!

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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by koollectablz » 19 Apr 2018, 08:27

Good luck with this, I actually did mean to also mention that some of the backgrounds to the text on a couple of features overpower the wording making them difficult to read.

Great interesting read though, and very commendable for the first issue!

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Post by Richard S. » 19 Apr 2018, 12:20

Got a copy last night - as I'm one of the contributors I'm not sure it's appropriates to comment on the magazine tooo much, but I will say that it's A4 sized, full colour, 64 pages (IIRC), most of the articles are a couple of pages long and the diversity of topics covered is great. It looks better than some of the magazines you see in WHSmith's - it's a visual feast!

I'm not having a pop at Crikey (which I read and enjoyed, even allowing for the error plagued early issues) but this magazine is superior to it in many ways.

I'd recommend trying it out.
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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by paw broon » 19 Apr 2018, 14:14

John McShane introduced us at the Edinburgh Con on Saturday. I doubt you will remember as you were reaĺly busy at the stall. By the time it occurred to me to get back and get a copy, you were gone and the table was bare, apart from an issue of aka and flyers. Fortunately, John came across with the goods and gave me a copy.
I wrote elsewhere that I enjoyed some of the pieces, but really, I don't want or need to read more about Tank Girl or Bisley, or 2000AD. Whereas John's article on Neptune started well and should continue to prove informative. (As I was closely involved in retail at the time, I will be interested to read any comments on this in later issues.)
The Prisoner piece was intriguing and I was so pleased to find a page devoted to Flintlock, an excellent wee comic with a highly entertaining title story. Perhaps a look at Westernoir in the very near future?
The Dare article didn't tell me anything I didn't know, but perhaps it wasn't written for the likes of me. My preference would have been to cover some of the other, nowadays, lesser known strips from Eagle, in particular a retrospective on PC49.
As usual, I didn't agree with some of what Mr. Mills wrote and, surprisingly for someone like me who adores foreign graphic novels, got a bit lost in M. Benoit's piece
As someone else noted, it was a bit difficult to make out some small parts of the writing when it was over colours or art.
I will try subsequent issues but I would prefer to see some histories of Britain's lesser known comic publishers, and bios of some of the great but nowadays neglected artists; Len Fullerton springs to mind, or Harry Banger. I hope they wont be considered too frivolous.

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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by tonyf33 » 24 Apr 2018, 18:22

Thanks for the feedback and kind words. After each issue a survey will go to our readers for their feedback, including their favourite articles, what they didn't like and what they'd like to see. That will help inform future issues and make it a good read every time!

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Post by big bad bri » 27 Apr 2018, 18:22

i just took out a 6 month sub yesterday

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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by big bad bri » 28 Apr 2018, 16:38

my copy of issue 0 arrived today that was very fast

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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by tony ingram » 29 Apr 2018, 17:26

Richard S. wrote: I'm not having a pop at Crikey (which I read and enjoyed, even allowing for the error plagued early issues) but this magazine is superior to it in many ways.
Right. That's it. I'm sending the boys 'round. :x

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Post by Richard S. » 29 Apr 2018, 21:18

yikes!
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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by koollectablz » 30 Apr 2018, 13:32

I really liked Crikey!

Back onto comic scene, I'm kind of confused now about the numbering. The issue I received in the mail is issue 0, does that mean another issue 1 is launching on May 1st?

Or is that the same issue 0?

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Re: ComicScene UK

Post by tonyf33 » 01 May 2018, 11:26

The launch issue is Issue 0, with a cover date from May to August.
The first monthly issue is Issue 1, available 1st August with a cover date of September.
Thanks for the kind words everyone - how to get hold of your copy can be found at www.comicscene.org

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