The DFC, the weekly kids’ comic launched last year, is up for sale. The publisher, Random House, said it will close on March 27 if a buyer cannot be found.
Philippa Dickinson, Managing Director at Random House Children’s Books, said: “Unfortunately, in the current economic climate, we have decided that the DFC is not commercially viable within our organisation.”
The subscription-only comic was launched in May 2008. It was initially named the DFC as a working title, after publisher David Fickling, but children reacted well to the title in focus groups.
“David Fickling, the staff at the DFC, and all the comic’s contributors have worked tirelessly to produce what is an amazing weekly publication and we would be delighted if a buyer could be found who would like to take the DFC on as a going concern,” Philippa Dickinson added.
Bloghorn has reported on The DFC many times. We will have reaction to this sad news tomorrow.
UPDATED: Forbidden Planet have reported here too.