It’s been an incredible year for digital comics in 2014 which made looking back at the last 12 months and picking our favourite quite the challenge. Having anounced our pick of the Top 10 Digital Comics of 2014 at the beginning of January, the Pipedream Comics readers have been voting in record numbers on the website, as well as via Twitter and Facebook to crown this year’s champion. And without further a due we can proudly announce the winnner of the Digital Comic of the Year 2014 is…

Rad #1 coverRAD (aka the Recon Attack Dolphin), is the latest character to be released into the Madefire universe. This über intelligent albino dolphin is the perfect undersea weapon with bionic fins, stealth propulsion, visual sonar and a tragic backstory! But will RAD #1 make a splash or will it sink without a trace?

Silver Surfer #9

In this age of gritty hyper-realistic post-modern superheroes, it’s easy to forget the pure and simple fun that reading comics should give a reader. Madman creator Mike Allred has breathed new life into the adventures of Norrin Rad by reverting it to it’s triply 60s psychedelic roots and that’s why we love this week’s Silver Surfer #9 cover.

True Believers Comic FestivalOnce upon a time, to go to a comic book convention was an expensive daydream for many UK fans due to them being exclusively an American event. However, thanks to events like the London Super Comic Convention, Thought Bubble and smaller shows like the Melksham and Leamington Cons, it has become a reality for UK comics fans. The latest to join this every growing roster is the True Believers Comic Festival held at Cheltenham Race Course, on February 7th. But was it a thoroughbred, or just a show pony?

Digital Comics CoalitionMark Waid is no stranger to the world of digital comics, thanks to his digital imprint Thrillbent and his work on Marvel’s Infinite comics he has become a de facto godfather of digital comics. Well he has taken that role one step further with the announcement of a new digital comics super team – The Digital Comics Coalition – and their debut webcast that is set to reveal some of the inner secrets of the world of digital comics!

RAD#1.CoverHot off the heels of winning our App of the Year and Digital Comic of the Year polls, we’ve been given a fantastic first look at the new Madefire motion book RAD #1 from Josh Wilkie and Evan Limberger. A rare albino dolphin turned Navy science project with a cybernetic weaponized body and thirst for justice! You can watch the whole first episode below…

Ninjak LSCCValiant Entertainment is crossing the Atlantic for the very first time this March to exhibit at the London Super Comic Convention 2015 (LSCC) – the United Kingdom’s largest comic book convention – for a weekend packed with Valiant programming, special guests, and exclusive convention-only releases! To celebrate this trans-Atalnctic trip they have released an exclusive Ninjak LSCC variant as well as revealing the Valiant themed cover to the LSCC event program.

Garcia-MethodAfter weeks of waiting, comic book writer Ryan Garcia finally has some artwork to look at and approve. But does it live up to the story in his head! Ryan continues his regular column on How To Write A Digital Comic with The Garcia Method: All About Those Inks, About Those Inks, No Pencils!

Lumberjanes #1Writers Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson along with artist Brooke A. Allen bring together everything that the comic market is lacking into one excellent comic in the simply wonderful Lumberjanes. Supernatural shenanigans are afoot at the Lumberjanes summer camp and a group of five friends are brave enough to take on the challenge to find out just what that might be.

BioWars_Cover_01There is a war waging inside our bodies – or at least that’s what the creators of web comic Biowars would have us believe! Inside the body of NYC student Alex Hawking the BioWarriors are battling a genetically engineered virus that is set to destroy their world and Alex’s too. To find out more about the wild and crazy world of the Biowars we contacted artist Lucius Cross to find out more about the Biowars and to give us a health check.

True Love-coverLove is in the air for comics fans this Valentines Day as Sequential, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, have announced the release of an exclusive enhanced edition of Posy Simmonds’ True Love. Arriving on our screens in April True Love is regarded by many as the first ever British graphic novel and is a bonafide classic from the writer/artist best known for Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe.

sequntialHot on the heels of the partnership with Dark Horse Comics, Sequential – The Digital  Graphic Novel app publisher have released a raft of new titles including the latest volume of the Hernandez’ Brother’s extraordinary Love and Rockets and Lucy Knisley’s Displacement A Travelogue, as well as Mike Mignola’s classic Hellboy: Wake The Devil and more!

Nobrow app iconNobrow aren’t a name you might instantly associate with digital comics as this small scale UK-based  publisher specialise in boutique high quality *print* graphic novels and art comics. However this new Nobrow iPad app takes that high quality publishing model and brings it to a new digital audience translating some of their amazing titles into sumptuous looking digital comics. But can Nobrow maintain their tradition of high quality art comics in this disposable digital world?

scribdDubbed ‘Netflix for Comics’ by Wired, subscription reading service Scribd has changed the landscape of digital comics with two huge partnerships, bringing titles from Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing and Top Shelf Comics to it’s site. For less than $9 a month fans will have access to over 10,000 comics in a huge on demand library featuring some of their favourite titles from Spider-man and the Avengers to Star Trek, Transformers and more! But what does this mean for you the comics fan?