The first volume of Alexis Deacon’s Geis was a dark fairytale that saw an evil sorceress takeover a kingdom and challenge the residents to compete for the right to be chief. But with new volume Geis Volume 2: A Game Without Rules, the stakes are higher than ever as the sorceress reveals her deadly intentions to two of the competitors, and the games become more complex and dangerous. But will A Game Without Rules be another winner, or could it do with better instructions?

With the days having become shorter and the mornings colder, Winter is here in all it’s glory. And with this change to the harshest of seasons, we  decided to take a look at a webcomic which is equally harsh and unforgiving in it’s setting. David Derrick Jr’s Ghost of the Gulag tells the story of a Tiger and the war of beliefs he becomes embroiled in, but will we warm to this anthropomorphic webcomic, or will it leave us as cold as the Siberian winter?

Thanks to critically acclaimed books like Endless Summer and I Love This Part, Tillie Walden has become one of the most interesting voices on the indie scene today. But for her follow up to the surreal sci-fi of our Indie Comic Of The Year In A Sunbeam she has opted for an auto-biographical tale about ice skating in Texas. Will this be a gold medal winning performance or will it fall flat on the ice?

After eighteen months of fevered anticipation, we finally get to see the third chapter of Improper Books’ Porcelain saga. One of the jewels of the UK indie scene, Benjamin Read, Chris Wildgoose and their talented team are back together to bring us Porcelain: Ivory Tower – but can this third volume maintain the magic Porcelain released with its first two instalments or will its success finally shatter?

After the time travelling antics of Midnight Man’s debut issue that saw him take on the Chrononazi across the whole of history, things take a new intergalactic approach in this new issue from Mo Ali and Andy Bloor. Midnight Man: Gunspace sees our hero blast off into space, confront an alternate version of himself and learn more about his origin in this out of this world follow up to the small press cult favourite.

The first arc of Mike Garley and Joshua Sherwell’s The Kill Screen introduced us to their digital dystopian world where corrupted computer user ran rampant across a broken near future and those who were unaffected by the event known as The Kill Screen battled for survival. Well, now they’re back with a new format and an origin story for the world they have created, but will it be another high tech hit or should it be sent to the trash?

If his previous titles, Drones and Karma Police, are anything to go by, writer Chris Lewis has a penchant for humour and satire in his stories. This doesn’t look to be about to change with recent Kickstarter success Mitch Hammer: Construction Mutant #1, about a smart-mouthed construction foreman made a superhero after a freak accident. But can Lewis build on the success of his prior titles or will Mitch Hammer struggle to chisel out a place on people’s pull lists?

A bit like the subject of this comic, you’ll probably already have an opinion on whether or not you’re going to enjoy this new release from SelfMadeHero. But don’t be completely swayed by that opinion. The Corbyn Comic Book is more than just a cosy love-in for the bearded socialist firebrand, it’s a clever collection of witty social commentary, that just happens to feature a jam making, allotment loving leader of the opposition as it’s hero!