Modern PolaxisWeb comic creator Sutu is one of digital comics great mavericks, seamlessly mixing multimedia content with cutting edge graphics and compelling stories in critically acclaimed series like Neomad and NAWLZ. His latest foray into the brave new world of digital comics is an augmented reality series called Modern Polaxis, which he is looking to get funded via Kickstarter. We’ve seen AR before in from Marvel and in the Anomaly graphic novel. but nothing like this. We were keen to find out how this latest venture from Sutu was set to tear through the bleeding edge of comic story-telling and into a whole new place and time so we contacted him to find out more.

As The Crow Flies web comicThis year’s shortlist for the Best Digital/Web Comic Eisner Award is one of the most diverse we’ve  seen and one of the most insightful is Melanie Gilman’s As The Crow Flies webcomic. The tale of a gay African American teen on a Christian hiking trip touches issues of homophobia, racism and gender, all within the stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountains. With beautiful hand drawn pencil artwork, Melanie’s work informs, educates and entertains without ever feeling preachy, so we got in touch to find out more about experiences on teenage camping retreats and how the industry recognition as helped develop this wonderful web comic.

British comic legend Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus established his reputation as “the most natural storyteller in comics”. A mythical, masterful, wide-ranging yarn, this 10 volume epic is now available digitally in 5 hefty volumes for the first time from Top Shelf’s DRM-free digital store and also the Sequential iPad app.

This week’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: existential student art projects in How I Made The World; the surreal and nightmarish Illustrated Girl #1; Sam Eggelston’s taut space thriller Last Breath: Survival Against All Odds; and pulpy monster fighting action in Kevin Gentilcore’s The Haunter #1.

Congratulations to Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal for scooping the best digital/webcomic prize at the Eisner Awards 2014, presented at the San Diego Comic Con 2014. This superb collection of pop culture memes, quizzes, and stories is one of the most shared sites on the internet with a huge and dedicated following.

One of the main complaints about the ComiXology platform, when it came to buying and reading your digital comics (at least before the Amazon buy out) was the fact that your comics weren’t yours to download and back up on your PC. Well, today during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego that is about to change thanks to ComiXology DRM-free backups being made available, allowing readers to download and store copies of their favourite digital comics.

It may be a bit of a wait for all you hardcore Cap fans, but it’ll be worth it, as this October, ahead of the highly anticipated new series All-New Captain America, you can get a first taste of Sam Wilson wielding the shield in all-new Captain America: Fear Him Infinite comic, the latest 6-issue digital-first mini series from Marvel Comics!

IDW Publishing have announced a digital comic collection for San Diego Comic-Con that is “more than meets the eye”. Thanks to a partnership with Humble Bundle, Transformer fans can pay what they want for a batch of 48 fantastic digital comics while also supporting a child-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presented by IDW Publishing.