Few printed channels command such a die-hard following as comic books, and the latest bookazine dealing with one of the most well-loved superheroes is bound to be a Marvel-lous success

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Launch of the week

Few printed channels command such a die-hard following as comic books, and the latest bookazine dealing with one of the most well-loved superheroes is bound to be a Marvel-lous success

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man – Revival

On sale out now

Frequency one shot

Price £9.99

Distributor Marketforce

Display with Batman, Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy


Comics remain a huge revenue driver despite print media’s digital-driven decline, and Spider-Man is one of their most bankable stars. The web-slinger’s pop-culture clout guarantees that any publication featuring him will be a premium product, and the latest in the franchise is a 160-page bookazine collating the seven volumes of Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man.

The title covers the early days of a new Spider-Man after Peter Parker’s death at the hands of the Green Goblin and is a perfect starting point for prospective comic fans, so promote it in your store to recruit new readers.

N-Photo

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £6.49

Distributor Marketforce

Display with Practical Photographer

  • Dedicated to photography enthusiasts, N-Photo focuses on Nikon cameras and is aimed at all abilities, from amateur to veteran.
  • December’s issue includes expert advice and guidance for the Nikon D-SLR, alongside a competition for a film scanner worth £330.

Combat Machines – Hawker Hunter

On sale out now

Frequency one shot

Price £7.99

Distributor Seymour

Display with AirForces Monthly, FlyPast, Airfix Model World

  • The Combat Machines bookazine series includes analysis, logs and diaries about military aircraft from around the world.
  • This 84-page edition focuses on the classic British jet fighter, the Hawker Hunter.

Olive

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £5.99

Distributor Frontline

Display with BBC Good Food, Food Brands


  • This foodie magazine has recipes, ingredient reviews and travel-related food advice.
  • The special Christmas issue comes with a free 66-page baking supplement about cooking the perfect turkey, including a step-by-step Christmas Day timeline.

United We Stand

On sale 24 November

Frequency monthly

Price £2.50

Distributor Intermedia

Display with Inside United, When Saturday Comes

  • This Manchester United fanzine includes news, reviews and interviews about the north-west-based football club. 
  • December’s issue includes an interview with player Michael Carrick and a look at the team’s fan clubs.

Old Glory

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £4.50

Distributor Seymour

Display with Steam Rail- ways, Vintage Roadscene

  • This enthusiast magazine is all about steam vehicles, from vintage cars and locomotives to steam boats and trucks.
  • Old Glory’s last issue of the year celebrates the title’s 30th anniversary and comes with a heritage vehicles calendar.

RTE Guide

On sale out now 

Frequency weekly 

Price £1.65

Distributor Newspread


Specialist choice

Joe Sweeney,

News Centre, Donaghmede 

Who buys it?

Men and women, often aged 35 years old or older.

How do you display it?

It is our single biggest-selling magazine, and we display it alongside other TV listings on the shelf.

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Marcello Perricone, magazines reporter

My week in magazines

Cars are the stars as the year draws to a close

We’re a week away from the last month of the year – the final stretch for monthly titles. Publishers are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at newsagents to capitalise on the end of the year, and this week is no different as motoring and transport magazines take the lead. 

Volksworld, Performance Mini, Performance VW, Vintage Roadscene, Old Glory, Classic & Vintage Commercial Vehicle, Classic Jaguar and Classic Plant & Machinery all have issues coming out this week, flooding the market with options to reach even the most niche of audiences.

It’s no surprise that publishers are so invested in this genre, given motoring and transport magazines generated £37.4m through 9.1 million sold copies between September 2017 and August 2018. The end of the year represents the final chance for retailers to generate extra revenue, and those offers are all supplemented with special issues and free 2019 calendars.

Due to the ubiquity of cars and their general appeal to huge swaths of the population, newsagents should capitalise on the December issues and their added-value additions to make the most out of the festive period. 

Opportunity: car magazines

Retailers would do well to promote motoring and transport magazines in December to capitalise on the calendars, bumper packs and special Christmas issues associated with these titles in this period.

Classic Plant & Machinery

On sale out now

Frequency monthly

Price £4.20

Distributor Seymour

Display with Classic & Vintage Commercial

  • This motoring magazine focuses on large industrial vehicles and contains news, features and buying guides.
  • The December issue looks at the Caterpillar D9 bulldozer and comes with a free calendar.