Rebellion have announced that their popular kids anthology title Monster Fun will debut a new logo and design aesthetic in time for their Halloween Spooktacular special issue. The twelfth issue of the humour and adventure anthology title will be a bumper 48-page special, hitting UK retailers October 4, 2023 at the one-off price of £4.99.

Monster Fun

According to the press release:

“The Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular 2023 will…be the first issue in a brand new design and logo, transforming the comic for the next era of monsters, mischief, and mayhem!”

It adds:

“Inside the bumper 48 page Halloween Spooktacular 2023 issue popular favourites such as Kid Kong, Hell’s Angel, and Witch Vs Warlock will feature alongside new characters and strips including Frankencritter, All Hallows Screams, and the debut of a rebooted Crabbe’s Crusaders ready for a whole new generation of readers!”

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley said about this change:

“When Monster Fun launched in April last year it was our first new ongoing comic in years. Now eighteen months on we felt it time to embrace a new look as we continue to expand Monster Fun on shelves and as a brand. Our readership is growing every month, with more and more children and families finding Monster Fun an essential reading experience. We’ve worked so hard to create a quality comic that is all about encouraging a love for reading, and working with one of our star contributors, Matt Baxter, this brilliant new look – paired with comic strips starring some brand new characters – should make our comic a real highlight this Halloween!”

Monster Fun debuted in April 2022 as a bimonthly title featuring new takes on classic kids characters from the archives of British comics. The growing popularity of the title allowed it to take on a monthly schedule in July 2023 – a difficult feat in the cut-throat world of British kids titles. The comic is regularly priced at £3.99 [~$4.90] in the UK – but the bumper Halloween Spooktacular 2023 issue will have a slightly increased price of £4.99 [~$6.13]. Monster Fun can be found in UK newsagents, supermarkets, and WH Smith retail stores. It can also be followed via print and digital subscription (international options available) on their webstore, and ordered via Diamond

Adding to the Halloween Spooktacular, the special issue will feature a winning monster designed by a lucky reader who participated in the comic’s Draw A Monster summer competition.

From the press release:

“Across the summer hundreds of children from across the UK picked up their pencils and pens to enter the Monster Fun Draw A Monster Competition, offering the winner the chance to see their monster be drawn into a one page comic strip alongside their favourite character from the pages of Monster Fun!

“Now one lucky reader will certainly get a treat when they open the Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular 2023 issue…as their monster “Smizerd”, a blue wizard whose magic is all about cakes and baking, has been placed inside a Monster Fun story!”

Monster Fun editor Keith Richardson:

“Everyone always says it’s hard to pick a winner, but it genuinely was for this competition! The amount of creativity we’ve seen from our readers was incredible, and we’re thrilled that so many of them picked up their pens and pencils across the summer to get involved. Our Halloween issue is always a hit, but now we have the winners showcased in there too, it’s proving to be an extra special issue for readers to enjoy this spooky season.”

Scroll on for a preview of the Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular 2023 special

Monster Fun Monster Fun