indie-round-upWe’ve an indie comics round-up featuring some of weirdest and most eclectic indie sci-fi comics around including: UK comics anthology 100% Biodegradable; surreal, psychedelia in Galaxafreaks; ass-kicking action in The Fist; and Slime! a spectacular showcase from artist Łukasz Kowalczuk.

kickstarter_of_the_weekIf last week’s Kickstarter of the Week, Ness should be oozing stagnant water, then this week’s offering should reek of sea salt and be covered in barnacles. Madius Comics’ latest offering, and their first Kickstarter, is a nautical action adventure with spectacular supernatural undertones and stars a salty old seadog called Griff Gristle. With superb Mignola inspired artwork from Rory Donald, and a fantastic script from Madius’ main men Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook, this looks set to be their most complete book yet and an essential read for any fans of the producers of Papercuts and Inkstains. You can watch their video below and pledge here.

eisner-awards1The nominees have been announced for the Eisner Awards 2016 – the annual comics awards bash held at San Diego Comic Con – and it features a fantastic selection of creators, many of whom have featured here on the site including: Stu (SutuEatsFlies) Campbell for his wonderful webcomic These Memories Won’t Last; Tillie Walden for I Love This Part; and John Allison for the incomparabale Giant Days. Here are some of our highlights…

kickstarter_of_the_weekIf you like your comics to give you nightmares then you need to back Hellbound Media’s new one-shot The Disease. Based on a classic short story and featuring stunning digitally painted artwork from Pawel Kardis, The Disease is set to be a stomach churning shocker of a book. You can find out more by watching their gruesome pledge video below and you can back them here.

TrespasserWhen a mysterious alien stranger is found by a farmer and his daughter, things take an unexpected twist when he decides to everything he can to protect his family in Alterna Comics sci-fi horror, Trespasser. Writer Justin Ryan tells us about the inspiration for his alien invasion series and why he decided to make the visitor a benign force, instead of a marauding invader!

indie-round-upThis week’s indie comics round-up features 4 of the very best arthouse indie anthologies from the UK including: the latest instalment of Dirty Rotten Comics; Throwaway Press’ debut collection of eclectic short stories from Matt Dooley Meanderings; Avery Hill’s eclectic think piece Reads; and Sunday supplement meets art school review Save Our Souls.

kickstarter_of_the_weekIt’s Timecop meets Crocodile Dundee in our Kickstarter of the Week this week, as Kris Carter of Lou Scannon fame brings his time-traveling Australian detective Bruce Outback to the crowd-funding platform! You can view the hilarious video below (and make sure to watch right to the end) and pledge you support for them here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekCharles is a private eye, but not just any PI – he’s a robot, and so thanks to his machine logic he struggles to comprehend the emotional complexities of the crimes of passion he is required to solve. Plus, like any good PI he does this while drinking and smoking – not because he enjoys, just because that’s what PIs do!  This is the awesome central premise of this week’s Kickstarter Of The Week – PI Charles from The Kill Screen’s Joshua Sherwell. The mix of classic crime noir with a sci-fi twist has really piqued our interest and should make this collection of 5 short stories an essential read.

amazing-spider-manDespite the fact that this spring’s addition to the MCU is technically a Captain America film, much of the focus on Marvel cinema these days is revolving around Spider-Man. That’s because thanks to a bizarre agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios, the latter has finally gained the right to insert Spider-Man into the MCU. And sure enough, we’ll see the web-slinger’s debut in Captain America: Civil War.