What if the infamous Victorian sideshow attraction Joseph Merrick was actually a superhero who hid his powers in plain sight? This is the brilliant premise that writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker have built their series Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman around. One of the most original and exciting digital comics around, (it made our Best of ComiXology Submit 2014) issue #3 of Merrick is about to hit the digital stores so we caught up with creator Tom to find out more about the mystery of the sensational Elephantman.
Werewolves, aliens, magic and more! These are the key ingredients of new ComiXology Submit series Packs of the Low Country from writer John Dudley and Don Cardenas. Following an alien invasion soldier Conrad Bastion and his team are sent into the enigmatic Lowcountry to find out more about the mysterious ‘packs’, but will this mission change his life in ways he had never thought possible? We catch up with the creators to find out more!
Creative team Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger and Lee Loughridge take the reader on a journey the length of the galaxy, marking the boundaries between genres and then blending them together with cold environments, a red-headed protagonist and inner monologuing by the bucketload. Southern Cross #1 is a noir case set in space, but does it work?
Digital graphic novel publisher Sequential have released some of our favourite titles of 2015 from Alan Moore’s Nemo: River of Ghosts to Paco Roca’s Wrinkles, and they are set to team up with the London Book Fair 2015 this April to bring their unique brand of digital graphic novels to a whole new audience.
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Mark Millar is pretty darn prolific when it comes to his roster of ‘Millarworld’ comics. His latest offering is Chrononauts #1, where he teams up super-hot artist/creator Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) and delves into a world of time travel hijinks. But can Millar create another ‘Kick-Ass’ story or is he out of time?
You would expect the galaxy’s #1 Evil Empire defeating royal to be in safe hands as comics veterans Mark Waid and Terry Dodson take the reins of the third Star Wars-based comic from the Marvel/Disney-era in Princess Leia #1. But does this 6 issue limited series do Leia Organa justice, or is it just providing simple scraps to keep the female market pleased?
Jeff Lemire has become a big deal in comics thanks to his writing on unique titles like Animal Man, Sweet Tooth, Trillium and Lil’ Gotham. Now he adds another interesting premise to his bibliography with Descender #1 from Image Comics, which follows the story of an child android in a world where robots are extinct. But will this title match Lemire’s already high quality previous works, or will it feel more artificial than most fans will tolerate?
Nemo vol. 3: River of Ghosts sees us leap forward to the 1970s where an ageing Janni is on a mission to South America in order to finally track down and thwart her immortal enemy Ayesha, accompanied by a burly Irish bodyguard, her runaway grandson, and the ghosts of her late husband and crew. But will this final journey be a fitting end for the daughter of the great captain Nemo.
The first appearance of Spider-Gwen took the comic world by storm thanks to her plucky debut in the epic Spider-Verse crossover, with print issues selling for up to £100. But will Jason Latour’s and Robbi Rodriguez’s work on Spider-Gwen #1 live up to the hype of this epic debut or are they just spinning us a web of fail?
To celebrate the third year of it’s indie digital publishing service ComiXology Submit, the cloud-based digital comic giant have produced an awesome infographic highlighting some of the successes of the first 3 years and showing some of the best-selling titles released on the platform during that period. They have also announced a 30 issue bundle of Submit titles which will be available for just $3 for the duration of this year’s SXSW festival.
Pirates and swashbuckling adventures on the open sea might not immediately go with digital comics, but the new 2000 AD digital-first collections The Red Seas are set to change that! The publisher of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is releasing two volumes of Ian Edginton (Brass Sun, Hinterkind) and Steve Yeowell’s (Zenith, The Invisibles) swashbuckling arcane adventure series as an exclusive 2000 AD digital-first collection, the first time the UK publishers have done this without a print edition.
Alongside his work for the big two, Cullen Bunn has carved a dark and foreboding niche for thanks to supernatural western The Sixth Gun and creepy indie series The Remains from MonkeyBrain Comics. Now, alongside artist Brian Churilla and colouring legend Dave Stewart, Bunn has quite literally taken a trip to hell and back with Hellbreak #1 for Oni Press. But will this demonic team book succeed in besting his western masterpiece?