This week, we check out Alterna Comics’ new Post-Apocalyptic Horror story The XII: The Father by Patrick Trahey, Luis Suarez and Magnus which follows a family as they attempt to survive the hell of the apocalypse while avoiding a mythical band of boogeymen. Can this title reach the promised land of sales success or will it, too, end up getting marked?

With comics now firmly part of mainstream culture, it feels like there is a gap in the market for a publication about comics. (It’s certainly part of the reason we started The Pull List). As someone who grew up reading Wizard and Comics International there isn’t a really high profile magazine about the industry any more, let alone one that looks at it’s cultural impact as well. The likes of SFX and Starburst pay lip service with some content and magazines like Comic Heroes come and go but there isn’t anything with a mature and intelligent way of looking at the comics world – until now. Full Bleed is the first issue of a new quarterly anthology from IDW imprint PDX and is headed up by longtime IDW editor Dirk Wood.

We’re a bit late to the party when it comes to Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss’ pre-teen crime drama 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank from Black Mask Studios, as we only discovered it via a number of end of year lists. However if we’d reviewed in time, then it definitely would have made our top ten, but why is 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank so good?

Dan Butcher. Vince Hunt. Tony Esmond. Together they form the Awesome Comics Podcast, a motley bunch of small press comic creators whose weekly broadcast has grown into an essential backbone of the UK small press community. Now, the trio have taken their brand a step further with Awesome Comics #1, an anthology featuring stories from each member. In the aftermath of its release at True Believers, we at take a look and see if it’s truly deserving of the name ‘awesome’.

One of our essential picks from this year’s True Believers, the beautiful painted covers of Russell M. Olson’s Gateway City evoke memories of vintage adverts and posters from a pre Mad Men era – all stylish poses, soft pencil and pastel colours. However, lurking in the pages of the book itself is a strange and twisting tale of bootleggers, private eyes and intergalactic visitors! But will this new series be one that opens the gate to an exciting new creator or will it remain firmly shut?

This week, we take a look at Nic Paul and Rory Donald’s first issue of their comic book, Resurrection Men, a tale about a man who discovers he can undo death and begins a battle against those who desire this power. But can this series live on and on in the minds of readers or will it be a title which will die and death without hope of return?

If TV shows like The Vikings and Jamestown have taught us anything, it’s that our history is ripe with ideas with which to fuel a good story. Even comics, once the domain of the superhero, are seeing more and more titles built around our collective past. This week, we take a look at the Owl Tribe, which sees a band of Native Americans attempt to defeat a dangerous, and seemingly unstoppable, monster.

We’ve been inundated with fantastic new indie and small press comics over the Christmas and New year period, so we thought we would share some of our favourites with you: this week we look at a larger than life character in The Eel Man Chronicles; travel through time with Out of Time; and go older than old school with a pair of bickering pensioners in The World of Diedre and Albert

2017 was a busy year for Small Press up and comer Matt Garvey releasing three very different comic series, two of which made it into our 2017 top 50. Well, far from resting on his laurels, Mister Garvey is hitting 2018 running with a new comic straight out of the gate as he and fellow Millarworlder Robert Ahmed bring forth The Devil in Disguise #1. Will this be the comic where Garvey struggles to hit the mark or, like his prior works, will this outing also be devilishly good?