Happy August 1st! And a very happy August 1st it IS, because today that all these lovely DFC Library books come out in shiny exciting new paperback editions!
It's a cracking line-up that includes a brand-new, paperback-first collection of Jamie Smart's
wonderful Fish-Head Steve, and all these other fine works from amazing creative folks such as Sarah McIntyre, The Etherington Bros, James Turner, not to mention prizewinningly-certified-awesome author Dave Shelton!
And also, oh yeah, THIS ONE:
This (beautifully printed and hghly affordable) new edition of Mo-Bot High collects the
first story arc from the DFC, telling the story of a young girl named
Asha and her first week at a new school where she's barely figured out
where the toilets are before becoming embroiled in MIND-BOGGLING GIANT
witter on about from time to time; a story about friendship and rivalry and triumph and tragedy, played out in lunch-breaks and the walk home past the bike-sheds after school. But with giant robots. Because, y'know, GIANT ROBOTS. Updated elevator pitch: It's kind of
like Pacific Rim, if Jacqueline Wilson was the screenwriter.
BUT DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT: here are a bunch of reviews telling you that - to sum up - this is an awesome comic and you should totally buy it!
So to sum up: GO GO UK KID'S COMICS YEAH. I really hope that these editions can serve as a beachhead for children's comics in bookshops, getting us nearer to the dream of having ACTUAL WHOLE SHELVES OF COMICS in the chilren's section! Imagine it! And in the meantime: collect the set!