Thursday, 2 September 2010

CLiNT is here, and he's looking fresh.

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For all you comic loving Britons, today is the day CLiNT magazine fly kicks its way onto the shelves of your local newsagents and supermarkets.
For those of you who don't know this is the new project of Mr Mark Millar, and it's basically like the mongrel child of a good lads mag and 2000 AD. Featuring comics celebrity interviews and all manner of features I can't be bothered to list here.

Interestingly it contains the sequel comic to Kick Ass (imaginatively titled Kick Ass 2) as opposed to it being released as a stand alone title. Other comics offered up are an all new series by Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle named Rex Royd (which looks wicked), reprints of Turf by celebrity Jonathan Ross and Millar's Nemesis, and also a 'future shocks' style feature called Space Oddities which showcases new talent.

If you live in the UK go buy it!



Werewolf Barmitzvah said...

Mate, I'm sold! That actually sounded quite cool and rather accessible.

The Nightwatchman said...

It is a brave move, by Mark Millar & co and we should greatly appreciate his guts to do some thing for British comics. Incidentally, Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic looks to be part of a trend for creator to do their own magazines?

I wonder at which age this comic is being pitched at? 15 or 16? I can foresee problems, if it gets into the hands of say 9 to 10 year old boys. I would prefer to see a comic catering for this age group.

Having just watch Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys. This maybe the missing link in boys literacy? The lack of reading matter to give them the boost to read more widely.

Lets see how long and how far Clint will go.

2badguys said...

Very brave indeed. I’m really hoping it will do well, but I must admit I’m a little bit disappointed with the end product in a few ways, mainly all the non-comics material. The Lad’s Mag bits were quite poor. I can’t really knock them for the reprints because you get a lot for your money, and they’re not aiming the book at the guys that already buy comics from comic shops, so I say more power to ‘em.

I totally agree at the age thing, I think this seems to be going for the Nuts market, mid teens to mid 20s. I didn’t think I was a prude, but I was a bit shocked that all the swearing and violence in the issue, you couldn’t give it to a 9 year old.

What I keep forgetting, because it’s been years since I regularly bought it is that 2000AD is still there, for kids to pick up, whether they do or not. I think I started reading that at about 8.

I haven’t read it, but there’s a book by Herts Uni Lecturer and part time Comic shop employee that we know about using comics to develop literacy in primary schools. I’ll find a link and post it.

I must pick up a copy of Dodgem Logic.