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…

Pipedream Comic logoWe’re always keen to find out more about our readers to make sure we are including the right kind of content that you love to read. To that end we’d like to know more about how you read your favourite digital comics. Is it on an iPad or iPhone, Android tablet or Windows smartphone, or do prefer a desktop PC or Mac. Or perhaps we’ve no even considered your favourite option. Either way vote now and let us know.

Sons of Fate #1in Jean-Paul Deshong’s Sons of Fate (Origins) a samurai master is shipwrecked off the coast of Africa and after a run-in with the local tribesmen (and a jaguar) takes on the tutelage of a young village boy who he teaches the way of Bushido. Can this clash of cultures help turn the boy into a samurai master and can the master give the boy the education he could never offer his own son?

Novelty Song #1We’ve all dreamt of making it to the big time! But imagine if you were in a band and could magically make people forget popular songs and then claim them for yourself? In Bee Tee Dee’s Novelty Song #1, the quirky indie tale of a wannabe musician and a magic hole in a tree, that’s exactly what happens. But is this an all-time classic or just another one-hit wonder?

APITW_coverWith so many video games being turned into comic books you’d think Valve’s classic first-person shooter Half-Life would be ripe for conversion? Well thanks to writers Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier a Half-Life comic has become a reality as a self-published web series. Developing their story in the expanded universe of the hit video game Gardner and Pelletier have created a high quality unofficial tie-in that will keep fans of the Half-Life universe more than happy as they wait for the next instalment of the game. We spoke to co-creator Gardner to find out more.

ComiXology Comics iconComiXology are the undisputed kings of digital comics with millions of titles available from the world’s biggest publishers every week, as well as the very best independent titles released via their digital publishing arm ComiXology Submit. But what if you are looking for titles which aren’t available on the Amazon-owned giant or are after a platform where you can download your purchases in a format of your choice to read on another device? Well help is at hand as we rundown 10 great ComiXology alternatives for fans of digital comics!
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ComixologySubmitIt’s been another outstanding year for ComiXology’s indie publishing arm Submit. With hundreds of titles published every month, there has never been a better time to publish digitally or get into reading independent digital comics. Not every great comic this year has been published by one of the big three, so in case you missed any of these great titles or would just like to find out where to start, here is our round up of the very Best of ComiXology Submit 2014.