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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brand new football comic kicks off this week

It's been months in development but the first issue of an all-new football humour comic for children is about to be launched. Rammie No.1 should be on sale in newsagents from tomorrow, (November 26th) with a cover price of £1.95. (UPDATE: It seems distribution of the comic is limited as there's no sign of it in newsagents around here.)

The comic is the brainchild of Pete Wildrianne and Clive Ward at their company Comic Football. What makes this football comic different is that it is sponsored by a football club, - Derby County. However, if you think that may limit its potential think again. The game plan is for other football clubs to sponsor their own version of the comic (with an appropriate title for each version), with specific content for each club and copies available at their grounds. More information is on the website at

As Pete explains "We go to print on the 17th November and the comic will be out for sale on the 26th November. Three further issues will follow in February, April and June 2009. The club are purchasing a quantity to sell in various outlets, as well as giving copies to their junior club members (approx 3,000). We are distributing wholesale through the news trade with Smiths News and exploring further direct sales opportunities."

Contributors to Rammie include Duncan Scott, Nick Brennan, Nick Miller, Lee Healey, and myself.

Cynics who claim there is no longer a British comics industry should consider that recent months have seen the launch of comics with all-new content such as The DFC, Marvel Heroes, and now Rammie, not to mention additions to the Classical Comics line and the publication of Bulletproof No.2. (Reviews of which will appear here soon.)

They thought it was all over...... but it isn't now. ;-)

Official website of Rammie and publisher Comic Football:


Peter Gray said...

Great News!!!

Unknown said...

Back of The Net!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I must admit, a comic dedicated to Derby County FC would probably not have much appeal for kids in my neck of the woods, so I didn't really anticipate it would get any shelf space in my local newsagents, which is a shame.

But while on the topic of limited distribution comics -- Has anyone seen a copy of this year's Bash St Kids book in the High Street shops?

I've been looking for this book in three major bookstores in my home town, Southend on Sea, since mid- September without any luck. I was sure I'd find a copy in Central London (Charing Cross Rd - the book area), but had no luck there either. Nor did I find a copy in Lakeside Shopping Mall at Thurrock last week.

Southend book stores currently carry approx 40 different kids Annuals dated 2009, but as the latest 'Bash Street Kids Space Cadets' book is undated - perhaps the wholesalers hadn't considered it a 'Christmas Annual' and therefore shops haven't ordered it.

I finally purchased it from -- but it arrived slightly damaged, blast!

Has anyone else seen a copy???

Lew Stringer said...

I'm sure I saw a copy of the Bash Street book in Birmingham's Waterstones. Either there or Coventry anyway.

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