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…

fantastic_four_new_logoAfter months of rumours of last minute reshoots, we have finally been treated to a first look at Fox’s new Fantastic Four movie trailer. The trailer does not show us much, but what it does show us is markedly different from the previous FF movie. Inevitably the internet has exploded with bile and hyperbole about what they have done with comics’ first family, but here at Pipedream Comics we are looking forward to it immensely and here’s why we have nothing to fear…

ComixologySubmitAs part of our year end celebrations we gave you a rundown at the most exciting indie digital comics we’d read that year in our Best of ComiXology Submit 2014 list. However today the digital comics giant have unveiled their own list of the top 25 best-selling ComiXology Submit titles. There are plenty of titles on both our lists, but also lots on our list which didn’t make the top 25. So to find out who made which list click below…

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.