Comics super-scribe Mark Millar has a new series out this week – Huck – which features art from the amazing Rafael Alberquerque and tells the story of a secret small town hero who tries to keep his powers to himself but does good deeds for the people in his hometown. It’s got a delightfully retro feel to it, so we ask the creator of Hit Girl and Kick Ass if creating Huck is his way of doing a good deed for his fans…
Recently crowned the best digital comic of 2015 at the Eisner’s Marcos Martin and Brian K Vaughan’s The Private Eye is about to be released as a collected print courtesy of Image Comics. We caught up with artist and co-creator Marcos to find out more about the creation of The Private Eye‘s pay-what-you-want digital publishing platform Panel Syndicate as well as learn about their future digital exclusive release – some book called The Walking Dead!
Thanks to his 8 volume collection of sinister short stories, Twisted Dark writer Neil Gibson has become a regular on the UK Convention scene, as well as a best-seller on the Amazon charts. But there’s much more to his publishing company, TPub Comics than shocks and scares, as we find out about his childhood antics, his journey to the light side and his mission to get more people reading comics!
It’s not often you read a ‘post-apocalyptic’ tale where everyone is actually better off after a population eliminating exodus, but that’s the unique twist in Sam Read’s brilliant sci-fi mini series Exit Generation. (Plus there’s also some evil aliens just to make sure everyone isn’t completely happy with their lot). We caught up with Sam to find how he would get on in his own accidental utopian world or if he’d wish that he’d headed for the stars with everyone else!
Our round-up of the Best of ComiXology Submit continues this month with: gritty adult western Abbadon from Jimmy Palmiotti; post-modern super villains in James’ Foster’s Gun; super-stylish 50s Euro jazz noir in Kitty Kat; and Egyptological and Archaeological horror in The Outer God.
Since his creation by Ian Fleming in 1953, the iconic James Bond 007 has regularly appeared in all forms of entertainment, except comics. But now Dynamite comics have recruited legendary writer Warren Ellis to put together an ongoing series of England’s most dangerous secret agent. But will this new title leave readers shaken or stirred?
Huck #1 is the latest project from writing mega star Mark Millar which tells the story of a plain clothes superhero who looks after his small hometown in exchange for them keeping his secret. With American Vampire’s Raphael Albuquerque on art, will this be a title which cleans up the shelves, or is it simply something which deserves to be kept secret?
We take a look at some more great digital indie comics including: 90s cyberpunk inspired web comic Drugs and Wires; Tillie Walden’s haunting and beautiful teenage love story, I Love This Part; Laura Trinder’s nocturnal mail man and his misadventures in The Night Post; and 80s video game inspired lunacy in the form of Satan Ninja 198X.
Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose, the team behind sublime Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale, have taken elements from the classic fairytale of Briar Rose and given it a 21st century update adding in bits of the Hunger Games and Game of Thrones to create a thoroughly modern take on the classic imprisoned princess. But will this post-modern approach make for thorny read?
If you’re a fan of ’90s video games magazine then you may recognise the name of Smart Bomb!!‘s Will Overton as the illustration whiz behind the anime-inspired covers of Superplay magazine. If you don’t recognise the name, then the eye-popping, jaw-dropping cover for this debut issue of his video game inspired comic magazine Smart Bomb!! should be enough to power you up and purchase it!
The superstar team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott have created a bewitching mix of crime and the supernatural in Black Magick #1, the world’s first witch-based crime procedural. But will this title be a spellbinding success or will it end up brushed aside with it’s own broom?
With European comics now all over ComiXology thanks to their partnership with Delcourt, the doors have been flung open for other Euro publishers to get in on the digital comics revolution. The latest group to bring their books to a worldwide digital audience are the all digital and all European graphic novel initiative, Europe Comics who launched a new website with 10 new titles this week.