Huge Summer news for Monster Fun


JUNE 2024 – A reading revolution has begun – children cannot get enough of comics and graphic novels. The Children’s Graphic Novel market is massively on the rise, with data from Nielsen for the Children’s Graphic Novel and Comic Strip category showing a 425% volume growth since 2019. Local bookshops and supermarkets have more graphic novels than ever lining the shelves of the children’s book section. We’ve even seen those responsible for fuelling this boom and change in Children’s reading interests recognised with awards; with writer and artist Jamie Smart winning Best Illustrated Children’s Book and Best Illustrator for Bunny Vs Monkey: Multiverse Mix-Up at the British Book Awards 2024.

“These are terrifyingly great comics!”, says Jamie Smart on Monster Fun, which remains the UK’s newest Children’s comic, having launched in early 2022 and continuing to go from strength to strength, “Monster Fun is bursting with tall tales, hilarious oddballs and monstrously loud laughs. Highly recommended for readers of any age!” High praise indeed from the creator of the hugely successful Bunny Vs. Monkey series!


This Summer promises to be the biggest one yet for Monster Fun, with an incredible array of exciting news and releases. Perhaps the most exciting of all is the release of an action-packed June issue featuring four new strips which will continue on to be regular mainstays; Sir Render – the world’s most cowardly knight, Sally Astro -an alien girl discovering our planet Earth, the super funny Forest of Fear, and the first spin-off from popular strip Hire A Horror… get ready for The Fright Shift! These epic new strips will run alongside Monster Fun favourites such as Gums and Witch Vs Warlock, plus see the start of the HUGE Monster Fun Summer Drawing Competition. Titled “Me and My Monster” this competition gives young readers the chance to draw themselves and a creepy creation, with the winner getting to star in their very own comic strip produced by Monster Fun creators later on in the year.



If that wasn’t enough, to add some extra excitement to children’s reading this summer, Monster Fun launches its new range of graphic novels, the “Monster Fun Collection”, this July. Before schools break up for the Summer, Children can get their hands on the first two full-length graphic novels, starring characters from the comic. Steel Commando: No Time To Lose sees World War II robot hero Steel Commando travel across past, present, and future to defeat the forces of evil on an epic time-travel adventure, whilst The Leopard From Lime Street: Birthright sees young Billy Farmer unlock his powers after being bitten by a radioactive leopard (these things happen, right?), uncover family secrets, and just maybe save his town from super villains intent on stopping him in his tracks. These two graphic novels arrive on shelves from 18th July, alongside a whole summer of promotion and activity from Monster Fun across the UK!


Children and parents can pick up the Monster Fun June Issue on shelves from the 5th June 2024, followed by the July and August issues on 3rd July 2024 and 7th August 2024 respectively. Available in the UK from selected WHSmiths, Morrisons, and One Stop stores – or at local newsagents. The brand new Monster Fun graphic novels, Steel Commando: No Time To Lose and The Leopard From Lime Street: Birthright, publish on 18th July 2024, and can be purchased now on Amazon or in the Monster Fun webstore; where back issues, international orders, and subscriptions to the comic can also be purchased.


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