We countdown of the best indie and small press comics of year continues our journey to finding out the Indie Comic of the Year 2018. This time we look at Victorian superheros, caffeine addicted journalists, retro bad girls, warrior sword maidens, South American drug mules and demonic theme parks.

We’re living in a world run by digital assistants, and so it’s inevitable that their ominous presence should make an appearance in sci-fi comics. Writer Alex Paknadel and artist Martin Simmonds have taken things to the extreme in Friendo though, with a malevolent and destructive digital buddy who not only encourages excessive spending but much worse along the way!

Having finally got up to speed on the amazing Death Sentence, we are over the moon that it is back with a new Kickstarter funded series, Death Sentence Liberty Girl. Monty Nero and Martin Simmonds visceral tale of sex, drugs and superpowers feels like it hasn’t missed a beat as this new series smashes you in the face with another dose of sweary, sexy, smart, super-powered stories.

We’ll Return to Paris starts life as a heist book, as a group of supposed criminals, plan a hit on an unidentified baddie in a shiny car. But as you would expect in this kind of tale the hit doesn’t quite go to plan and the gang go on the run, only to run across more trouble. But is this a book worth returning to?

The debut graphic novel from writer/artist Al Gofa and our first experience of books from Peow Studios is one of the most unforgettable mixes of small press cool, science fiction silliness and outlandish violence that we have seen. So what is about Dark Angels Of Darkness that makes it so unique?

The latest offering from Samurai Slasher’s Mike Garley, Our Final Halloween seen him team up with his old Dead Roots buddy Michael Lee Graham to create as slice of video nasty inspired horror which is being Kickstarterd in time for a Halloween digital only release.

Once you’ve completed your indie comics masterpiece, the next tricky part in the puzzle is getting it printed. But don’t be put off by the potential pitfalls of creating a print ready PDF, we’ve teamed up with the folk at Mixam to bring you a fantastic guide to getting your comic printed. From bleed and trim sizes, to binding and finishes, we’ve got it all. Click here to read more!

We don’t normally cover Dark Horse Comics here on the site, but we thought we would make an exception for Conspiracy Of Ravens, the first creator owned book from Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art from small press star Sally Jane Thompson. This all ages adventure features a young girl at boarding school discover a fantastic secret about her family history including inheriting the mysterious Raven Hall. We caught up with Leah, John and Sally to find out more.