The first monthly issue of ComicScene Magazine, featuring classic Roy of the Rovers on the cover, will be promoted and sold in 400 selected Sainsbury’s Supermarkets from 21st February.
The supermarket will join WHSmith, McColls, Easons in Ireland and comic shops like Forbidden Planet in stocking the only dedicated magazine about comics and comics culture in the U.K. and Ireland.
Publisher Tony Foster said today, “We are very happy ComicScene will be in Sainsbury’s and getting the magazine in front of a new audience. We hope people will discover how vibrant the choice of comics that are currently available are. The magazine is a great introduction to classic, new and small press comics and can help guide everyone to seek out something new each month.”
ComicScene was launched as a subscriber only magazine in May last year but quickly became available in selected comic shops. Strong positive word of mouth led the magazine to be made available in all comic shops in the U.K. and Europe via Diamond Distribution and then by Inter-Media into stores nationwide and in Ireland.
After a Pilot Issue over the Christmas and New Year period the magazine has relaunched with Volume 2 Issue 1 and is a great starting point for new readers. The magazine can also be ordered in to any newsagent across the country via their wholesaler as well as WHSmith, McColls and Easons in Ireland.
Most Volume 1 back issues have sold out but are available in digital alongside a picture strip filled ComicScene Annual and can be ordered through the online store at http://www.comicscene.tictail.com
The magazine also recently launched a ComicScene PodCast at http://soundcloud.com/comicscene
News and reviews in between issues can be read on this website at http://www.comicsflix.org and further details about ComicScene, including advertising opportunities, can be seen at http://www.comicscene.org