Pipedream Comic logoAs a warm up to our year-end awards and the prestigious Digital Comic of the Year poll, (which will be coming very soon), we’ve decided to get you in the voting spirit with a poll to tell us which is the Best Digital Comics App 2014.

We’ve picked what we think are the 9 best, and have even given you a 10th option to tell us we’re completely wrong, so please get voting (or tell us what should have won!) and the winner of this vote will be elected as the Pipedream Comics Best Digital Comics App 2014.

ComiXology Comics iconComiXology have today unveiled a revolutionary new service for their digital users – ComiXology Instant Checkout – the ability to purchase comics at the click of a button and have them synch through to their tablet or smartphone. This may seem awfully familiar to long term users of the Comics app, but for everyone else it is more similar to Amazon’s 1-click purchasing. Comics fans will be ‘delighted’ at this news as in effect it now brings back much of the functionality lost by the Comics app when it upgraded itself over the summer.

Elena: Divinity Rising #1Indie publisher Markosia are attempting to enter the world of espionage with Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett’s Elena: Divinity Rising #1 – a fusion of spy thriller, with a touch of superpowers and a strong female lead. Can this new offering be a success in this tough genre or is that mission impossible?

Dynamite and ComicsFixComicsFix, the new kids on the digital comics block, are expanding their library of titles with a new deal to bring Dynamite Entertainment’s expansive and versatile library to their subscription based app. It’s another fantastic way for digital comics fans to get access to amazing title like Garth Ennis’ The Boys, Gail Simone’s excellent Red Sonja and the brilliant Bob’s Burgers!

The Universe #1Panel Syndicate, the pay-what-you-want digital publisher from Saga creator Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin have announced a second new series, Universe!, from the fearless mind of award-wining writer/artist Albert Monteys. Universe! joins Vaughan and Martin’s dystopian noir The Private Eye as part of the Panel Syndicate roster which fans can purchase for a price of their choosing.

Robotworld on ScrollonScrollon, the innovative sideways scrolling digital comics app from filmmaker Doug Lefler has revealed an exciting new series from respected storyboard artist Mark Moretti. “Mission: Abort”, is the first chapter of Moretti’s new series Robotworld and is available now on the Scrollon app and we’ve got a fantastic first look!

Aces WeeklyJust in time for Halloween David Lloyd and his team of digital demons bring you Aces Weekly Volume 13! The award winning digital comic anthology is available in weekly instalments from www.acesweekly.co.uk and features some of the world’s best digital comic creators. We get exclusive insights from publisher David Lloyd and take a first look at all the new series. 

Marvel ComicsMarvel are teasing the world with a host of tantalising images for it’s Summer 2015 event, it started out with Civil War and has taken in many of the House of Ideas of other epic crossovers from Age of Ultron, to Marvel Zombies and Age of Apocalypse. We have a feeling it could all be related to next year’s epic Secret Wars crossover from Jonathan Hickman, but for now here are all the teasers in one place for you pick your favourite!

UPDATED: Now includes an intriguing Amazing Spider-man ‘Renew Your Vows’ cover featuring Peter, MJ and a young girl, as well an awesome Skottie Young Avengers vs. X-men and the brilliant sounding X-Men ’92!

UPDATED AGAIN! Marvel have now revealed exactly what these superb teasers were all about with a video trailer for the enigmatically titled Secret Wars: Battleground! Click below to watch it!

Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons is to become the first Comics Laureate. The announcement was made by internationally acclaimed comics authority and graphic novelist Scott McCloud at the launch of new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on 17th October 2014.

Garcia-MethodWith his creative team assembled and firmly under contract comic book writer Ryan Garcia has to tackle the hardest part of the comic book creation process: waiting. As his artist sharpens his pencil and starts creating character sketches of his precious creation, Ryan practices his skills on Threes as he waits for ‘The Moment’ when his character comes to life in The Garcia Method: Waiting For The Moment.

Wayward #1 coverWayward #1 is a new supernatural action comic from Image Comics, dubbed  ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation’ – only with monsters from Japanese folklore mixed in! Is this combination the start of another Godzilla-sized monster hit or will it end up deserving to be buried deep within the rest of Japanese folklore.

Requiem Vampire Knight: ResurrectionThe creator of 2000 AD is bringing a different kind of horror to digital publishing with the first volume of Pat Mills’ Requiem Vampire KnightResurrection, coming to ComiXology as part of his new digital imprint Millsverse. Following in the [cloven] footsteps of his digital one-shot PsychoKiller, Requiem sees a German soldier reborn on the hell planet Resurrection to become a formidable vampire knight!