After launching in April 2022, Monster Fun has become the UK’s hit new comic for children and families. Such a hit in fact, the comic is moving monthly due to popular demand from its readers!
From June 2023 – the Dino-Scare Special – Monster Fun will have new issues hitting newsagent shelves and subscriber’s doorsteps every month. Children, parents, and Monster Fun fans have shared their thoughts and have said every two months is just too long to wait for more mischief, more mayhem, and more Monster Fun!
“We’ve always known Monster Fun was special and once we started to outsell other comic titles on shelves last year within our first few issues we knew Monster Fun needed to step up the frequency.” says Monster Fun Editor, Keith Richardson, “In fact, over the last twelve months we’ve had so many readers get in touch via email and social media asking for more issues; and so many of us being parents ourselves we know moving to a monthly schedule fits in far better around busy family life. So just like our very own Frankie Stein, going monthly became a no-brainer!”
This announcement comes hot on the heels of big changes to Monster Fun subscriptions – now with lower prices, and brand new exclusive gifts available just for subscribers who renew their subscriptions or join within the next year. This includes a bonus issue, the Spooky Subscriber Special, packed with highlights from the comic so far plus THREE brand new stories, puzzles, and activities. Older fans of Monster Fun will love this issue too, with Sweeny Toddler making his return in another outing of his (in)famous Easter story previously only available in a special edition version of Issue #1 from last year.
“We’re all really proud of Monster Fun and how children are connecting with the comic; giving them a reading experience beyond standard books and novels.” says Rebellion CEO, Jason Kingsley, “We’re building a community of readers that love our Monster Fun characters and creations, and we can’t wait to see what they all think of them – and new ones – over the coming months and years ahead!”
The move to a monthly schedule from June 2023 is just the latest update to the successful Children’s comic, with Monster Fun starting 2023 with new stories and new characters inside it’s pages. This includes the spell-tacular 'Witch Vs Warlock' from Dexter’s Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls writer, Derek Fridolfs, alongside the modern reboot of the classic comic strip, 'Gums'. With more new strips to come later in the year too, there is plenty for Monster Fun fans to look forward to!
The Monster Fun Dino-Scare Special hits shelves on the 7th June 2023, followed by the Horror Holiday Special on 5 July 2023. Both issues, and Monster Fun on an ongoing basis, can be picked up in the UK from selected WHSmiths, Martin McColls, One Stop, Waitrose stores, and local newsagents.
It can also be bought via the Monster Fun website, where back issues, international orders, and subscriptions to the comic can also be purchased.