Back in 2008 David Fickling Books launched The DFC. This was a weekly comic in full colour and with high production values. Unusually for a comic, It was available by subscription only, although some stories were previewed in the comic that was part of The Saturday Guardian's family section. The comic featured work from a host of names from the British comic industry including the likes of Emma Vieceli and John Aggs, as well as storylines from children's authors (including the great Philip Pullman). Sadly, the comic folded after 43 issues.
Fortunately for fans of The DFC, and graphic novel enthusiasts in general, March sees the launch of a series of hardback collected editions of some of The DFC stories, under the banner of The DFC Library. The first to be released, scheduled for 4th March, is Good Dog, Bad Dog by Dave Shelton, with Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank's Megolith and Kate Brown's The Spider Moon following in April. Thanks to the kind people at the publishers I have one copy of each of these to review, and then give away as prizes in a contest, details of which will follow later this week. I also hope to feature interviews with the creators of these stories so please watch this space. In the meantime you can find out a little more about these books at The DFC Library website.