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    :) Kate'll be happy to hear you enjoyed Spider Moon! I'll ask her about it and see if I can get word from any of the editors or staff. I think they'll almost certainly reprint though, since the more sales the better.

    EDIT: Kate just told me that the current week's comic is always unavailable until the next issue is out, but is confusingly labelled as 'sold out'. The reality is that the comic is printed on demand not in print runs, so it can never actually sell out. Issue 10 will be available on backorder when Issue 11 is the latest release.
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2008
    Ah - I'm so glad there's a DFC thread here, yay ^_^

    I'm loving it so far....the new lineup that started today has freshened the whole thing up - though I miss some of the standards....but that's the beauty of an anthology...constant change and evolution.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2008 edited
    I'm hoping that issue 10 shows up soon. I have issues 11 and 12, and issue 13 is due on Friday (with added Violet), but issue 10 has still not arrived :(

    Anyone have any idea how the circulation is going? I noted that my subscription was around number 6100, I bought in at issue 9. A proportion (possibly high) of those would be 12 issue subscriptions at just under £3 an issue and others will be 6 month subscriptions at just under £2 an issue. Let's say it's half and half, they're bringing in £15,000 an issue before costs. I hope that makes it sustainable. I noticed when I flicked through issue 12 that they are offering a DFC badge to kids who get their friends to sign up to a subscription, so maybe £15K is not sustainable. I also noticed that the area given over to trailing the next issue is gradually increasing.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2009
    Any news when The Spider Moon is returning?
    There seem to have been a plethora of good new stories starting recently, but we've been left hanging for the stories that debuted when the comic was released.
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    There were minor problems with the schedule, and it'll be coming back in issue 37 ^_^ I know everything that's going to happen, mwahaha!
    I'm looking forward to Spectrum Black too. I love Robert Deas' stuff :)
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2009
    I haven't seen the DFC on shelves anywhere. I got the previews in the Guardian back at launchtime and never saw it again. (I'm in Edinburgh. Should I be looking somewhere?)
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2009
    It is subscription only still, but I had heard they might be looking at a distribution deal with one of the big book store chains.
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2009
    I'm running a lunchtime comic club (year 6) at a local junior school one day a week and have persuaded the school to take out a subscription to DFC. It's a good comic because it appeals to both genders and a broad age group. . . and, of course, there are stories from Tony Lee . . .
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    You can get subscriptions from or monthly mini-subscriptions from :)
    You rock! :D
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2009
    I made the mistake of having it delivered to the school, so I don't get to see the latest issue until the following week: :(
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
    I just found out that Random House has dropped The DFC. Unless they find a buyer then issue 43 will be the last. Typically my subscription finishes on issue 41, so I'm going to have to call them to figure out how to subscribe for just 2 issues.

    This is a real shame as there are so many good strips and ongoing stories that are just going to disappear. I'd felt that after a weak period (weak to me as a 40yr old reader, perhaps not so weak for the intended audience) it had come back strong with the ongoing stories - The Spider Moon, Mirabilis, Frontier, Spectrum Black, Mezolith, John Blake to name just a few.

    I hope everyone finds a new publisher soon, but I fear even if they do they won't get the same print quality that The DFC has.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2011 edited
    The DFC is sort of rising from the flames as The Phoenix. FreakAngel's colourist Kate Brown has a new story in there The Lost Boy.

    Paul - Does The Spider Moon still have a publisher with the DFC Library? Can we expect more books?
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    And today they announced a new story by Paul Duffield - Starborn