Mark Millar’s CLiNT Magazine Cancelled On The Day Kick Ass 2 Launches In The UK

1376494005After increasingly delayed issues, poor performance on the UK news stand it was intended for, and a disappearance from Titan’s online promotion efforts, Bleeding Cool had been asking Titan Comics if Mark Miller’s CLiNT magazine was to be cancelled after it’s upcoming Film Special issue.

We kept getting no comments, or changed conversations.

Today, Titan released the news through American website CBR that, yes, indeed, the magazine was cancelled with the next issue. On the same day that Kick Ass 2 is released in the UK, in a fashion seemingly designed to bury the bad news, especially since it went out shortly after Titan closed for the day.

Kick Ass 2 issues ofter debuted in CLiNT before American publication, and it was initially star filled, with strips from Jonathan Ross, Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr and Stewart Lee. This faded as the magazine continued publication, however.

An attempt to springboard new British talent however faltered, as a number of people who entered a competition and promised their strips has been bought for the magazine never heard back from the publication. However it did also launch the comic Death Sentence, which has now been picked up by Titan as a regular series.

Lateness of issues caused problems with supermarket and newsagent distributors, who dropped the publication as a result. Though it found a new life in comic stores, and the magazine changed its content and focus to reflect that.

There was also concern from subscribers, who found Titan taking regular subscription money even though the magazine was repeatedly late, and whose complaints were often ignored. The lack of updates for the website and the twitter feed indicated that there were problems and Titan didn’t consider the magazine a priority anymore.

The statement issued to CBR doesn’t address concerns about subscribers. I contacted Titan who I am sure will get back to me in the morning.

 

 

Odowd

Chris O’Dowd And Ray Romano To Lead Get Shorty Series

Real Robot Reactions To Morgan Trailer May Be The Most Chilling Video You See Today

Bear With A Machine Gun… New Trailer For Russian Made Guardians

blackmonday2

Black Monday Murders Makes A Killing On Advance Reorders

grootthumb

James Gunn Discusses Groot’s Growth Cycle And When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Is Set

JonFavreau

Jon Favreau and Seth MacFarlane Head To Space

Mechanic

Jason Statham And Jessica Alba Talk Mechanic: Resurrection

xmenmcavoy

Bryan Singer Says Legion Will “Relate To Future X-Men Movies”

AshPoster

Ash Vs Evil Dead Gets Patriotic In Season 2 Poster

Ulises Farinas’ Motro, Part Of Oni Press Solicits For November 2016