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King's Reach

John Sanders' Twenty-Five Years at the Top of Comics

Published by Rebellion
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From within King's Reach Tower on the banks of the Thames, John Sanders masterminded the output of Britain's biggest comics publisher over twenty-five years.

Overseeing the launch of hugely popular titles like Tammy, Battle and the revolutionary 2000 AD, Sanders fought corporate battles to expand the UKs' comics output, faced down the government and the media in censorship battles and ultimately came up against a crooked business tycoon.

Leading an industry that at its peak sold 10 million comics per week, Sanders launched over a hundred new titles, faced massive social change and strove to keep comics relevant to generation after generation.

In this memoir he reveals, for the first time, his story and that of the medium that would go on to dominate global culture.

About The Author

John Sanders has become a legend in the annals of British comics. Seen as the archetypal company man by many, in his incredible biography he lifts the lid on his decades-long fight to save comics from a vast magazine conglomerate. From his roots as a cub reporter in the regional press to becoming the youngest ever features editor on Fleet Street in the 1950s, to his ascension to the top of the comics publishing industry in the 1960s, John Sanders spent 25 years in charge of hundreds of comics, launching a new one an average of one every four months. John lives in Sussex, UK.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rebellion (January 7, 2021)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781088210

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