British comic legend Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus established his reputation as “the most natural storyteller in comics”. A mythical, masterful, wide-ranging yarn, this 10 volume epic is now available digitally in 5 hefty volumes for the first time from Top Shelf’s DRM-free digital store and also the Sequential iPad app.

Congratulations to Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal for scooping the best digital/webcomic prize at the Eisner Awards 2014, presented at the San Diego Comic Con 2014. This superb collection of pop culture memes, quizzes, and stories is one of the most shared sites on the internet with a huge and dedicated following.

One of the main complaints about the ComiXology platform, when it came to buying and reading your digital comics (at least before the Amazon buy out) was the fact that your comics weren’t yours to download and back up on your PC. Well, today during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego that is about to change thanks to ComiXology DRM-free backups being made available, allowing readers to download and store copies of their favourite digital comics.

It may be a bit of a wait for all you hardcore Cap fans, but it’ll be worth it, as this October, ahead of the highly anticipated new series All-New Captain America, you can get a first taste of Sam Wilson wielding the shield in all-new Captain America: Fear Him Infinite comic, the latest 6-issue digital-first mini series from Marvel Comics!

IDW Publishing have announced a digital comic collection for San Diego Comic-Con that is “more than meets the eye”. Thanks to a partnership with Humble Bundle, Transformer fans can pay what they want for a batch of 48 fantastic digital comics while also supporting a child-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presented by IDW Publishing.

ComiXology, the world’s leading digital comics platform, celebrates their 5-year anniversary this week by offering 100 books from their comiXology Submit self-publishing program for just US$10 (for UK readers that’s £6.99 and for our European readers that’s €8.99) —all of which adds up a savings of 94% off the cover price.

Maverick Aussie webcomic creator Sutu, the brains behind award winning webcomics Nawlz and NEOMAD, has launched a Kickstarter for his latest augmented reality series Modern Polaxis. The story features a paranoid time traveller whose world we see via his private journal that is packed full of hidden information that can only be revealed via the AR app.

This week’s new Monkeybrain Comics feature pul adventuring in The Red Panda #6: Night of the Red Panda part 3 and gothic horror from Cullen Bunn and A.C. Zamudio in The Remains #3. We take a first look at these titles available on ComiXology this week.

On the Madefire platform this week are new episodes of Madefire original Mono #5, IDW Publishing’s Transformers – Robots in Disguse #4 and DC Comics’ Infinite Crisis #8, Injustice – Gods Among Us Year 1 #34 and Injustice – Gods Among Us Year 2 #14.