Rebellion launches new UK children’s comic book in April 2022


Fun monster is a new weekly humorous anthology published in April 2022 by Rebellion, the publisher of 2000AD. This will be the first brand new children’s comic book in the UK for 30 years. The release of a new British comic is a big deal. The first issue will debut in April 2022, with new issues every two months – perfectly designed for holiday entertainment, whether it’s Easter, Midterm, Summer or Halloween!

Cover of “Monster Fun” courtesy of Rebellion Publishing.

In each issue, young readers will be laughing at all the new adventures of familiar faces such as Sweeny toddler, Frankie stein, Lime Street Leopard, and Draculous. At a time, new stories like Tokoloche, the angel of hell, and Fear Fair will quickly become favorites thanks to talents like Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Robin Etherington (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 children’s comic book legends like Tom Paterson (The Beano).

And it all starts this Halloween with the 48 pages Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular Special problem! Released on October 6 at newsagents, comic bookstores and tré, Britain’s craziest anthology returns from the afterlife with plenty of new HELL comics that will have you roaring with laughter, including Gums, Hire a horror, Kid Kong, Teddy scared, Wizarding war and a devilish host of new scares!

Jason kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said: “They said British comics were dead – but Fun monster returns from beyond to take over! I am extremely happy that we are releasing the first new comic book for kids to hit newsstands in decades. There is a huge market for titles for all ages, and I’m proud that Fun monster continues our commitment to bringing quality comics back to life. ‘

Ben Smith, head of books, comics, film and television at Rebellion said: ‘Fun monster is a legendary and much loved title from the golden age of British comics that we have relaunched and reinvented for today’s children. The team has put together a fantastic Halloween special to whet everyone’s appetite for next year’s launch. ‘

One of hundreds of classic comic book properties now owned by Rebellion, Fun monster was a weekly British comic book magazine aimed at children aged seven to twelve. Published by IPC Media, it ran for 73 issues in 1975-1976, before merging with the title Brother guy.

The 32-page bimonthly title isn’t just Rebellion’s first all-new title since acquiring the legendary 2000 AD in 2000, but also the first to draw inspiration from his classic comic book archives. Filled with untold stories, the first regular issue of Fun monster will be available at all good newsagents and comic book stores in April, but readers can subscribe now to and receive awesome free gifts!

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