Kids’ comics are hot right now, and Rebellion is ready to join the party with Monster Fun. Launching in April 2022, the bi-monthly title will be packed with brand new strips by talents such as Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Robin Etherington (How to Think When You Draw), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), and more, as well as Brit kids’ comics legends like Tom Paterson (The Beano).
The series marks the UK’s first all-new on-going humor comic for kids in 30 years. The 32-page book is not only Rebellion’s first brand new title since it acquired the legendary 2000 AD in 2000, but also the first to be inspired by its archive of classic comics.
With new issues every two months, the comics will be designed for holiday entertainment, such as Easter, summer, or Halloween. They will be available at comic stores and newsstands as well as through a subscription where you can also receive free gifts.
Read more from the publisher below:
“One of hundreds of classic comic properties now owned by Rebellion, Monster Fun was a weekly British comic strip magazine for children aged seven to twelve. Published by IPC Media, it ran for 73 issues in 1975–1976, before merging with sister title Buster.
Every issue, young readers will laugh out loud all-new adventures from familiar faces such as Sweeny Toddler, Frankie Stein, The Leopard from Lime Street, and Draculass, while new stories like Tokoloshe, Hell’s Angel, and Scare Salon will quickly become firm favourites thanks to breakout talents like Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Robin Etherington (one half of the Etherington Brothers (How to Think When You Draw, the world’s most successful crowd-funded art and writing tutorial series), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), and kids’ comics legends like Tom Paterson (The Beano).”
Before the April debut, Rebellion is putting out a special Halloween edition to get it all started: the 48-page Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular Special issue out on October 6.
Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said, “They said British comics were dead – but Monster Fun is returning from the beyond to take over! I’m immensely pleased that we are launching the first new kids’ humour comic to hit newsstands for decades. There’s a huge market for all-ages titles out there and I’m proud that Monster Fun continues our commitment to bringing quality comic books back to life.”
Ben Smith, head of book, comic books, film, and TV at Rebellion said, “Monster Fun is a legendary and much-loved title from the golden age of British comics, that we’ve revived and reimagined for today’s kids. The team have put together a fantastic Halloween special to whet everyone’s appetites for the launch next year.”
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