The new issue of indie comics fanzine The Pull List is out now for just £0.99 from our digital store! 

This issue we look at the world of crowd-funding with our Kickstarter Secrets special! Kickstarter has become an essential part of the indie comics scene, so to find out more about how our favourite creators make the most of the crowd-funding platform we talk to a panel of experts to find out their essential secrets.

We also talk to Aussie King of Kickstarter Ryan K Lindsay about his new all-ages book Ink Island, Chris Baldie about his moustachioed hero Space Captain, and Tom Ward about the gothic world of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.

We also have reviews of the best new indie and small press comics, previews of up and coming titles in our gallery, and show reports from True Believers and Leamington Comic Convention.

You can download it from our Gumroad Store here!

After the release of a first issue, follow-ups are always tough to put together, doubly so for comics which are praised. Do you go in a different direction? How do you make the book feel the same but add something new? These and more are problems every creator faces. Well, Sam Head, Rachel Nutkins and the team behind Mi Sweethart are about to face just that with the recent release of the second and third issues of their critically acclaimed comic. But can this title once again make a killing or will it fall on the sword at the second (and third) hurdle?

Isaiah Jefferson is an idle soul, whiling away his days tormenting new souls. So when he gets offered the chance of access to heaven, in return for stealing a valuable object for an angel, he leaps at the chance. Writer Ben Kahn and artist Bruno Hidalgo’s afterlife heist tale is one of those books that completely took us by surprise, appearing out of nowhere and leaping to the top of our must read pile. So here’s why you should be checking out this awesome otherworldly adventure!

With the summer holidays just around the corner Olly MacNamee finds a forgotten gem on his reviews pile – Closely by Grayham Puttock. A claustrophobic crime thriller which reminds him of a classic bit of 70s Brit horror movie and stars a leading man with a familiar actorly face!

One of our favourite things here at Pipedream Comics is when we get sent a book that we’ve never heard of, from a new writer and artist and it turns out to be an absolute belter! The latest title to catch us completely off guard like this is Ben Kahn and Bruno Hidalgo’s Heavenly Blues, an afterworld adventure about a failed bank robber and an angry 17th century pre-teen who get persuaded to steal a valuable artifact from heaven! We catch up with writer Ben to find out more about this heavenly read!

To help develop his world building skills, writer artist Mark Penman decided to start creating short stories rather than one single epic adventure. He has released the results under the Eimurian Tales banner as awesome webcomics, telling very different, but still connected, stories. we take a look at the first two chapters of these intriguing tales.

After a recent review of Wolfmen and Rise of the Wolfmen, we were contacted by Accent UK supremo Dave West, to see if we would be interested in having a look at some of the other books available from this UK indie stable, and we’re glad we did as it meant we got to check out some fantasic books involving monster hunting cowboys, steampunk robots in circuses and the tragic tale of the worlds fastest man.

There’s been a long history of comics and wrestling locking up – it must be something to do with the colourful costumes and the idea of good versus evil battling it out. The latest comic to step into the squared circle is El Marvo, the debut book from Hawk and Cleaver Comics, featuring art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher – but can this comic deliver a power slam or will it be counted out?