Descender 1Jeff Lemire has become a big deal in comics thanks to his writing on unique titles like Animal Man, Sweet Tooth, Trillium and Lil’ Gotham. Now he adds another interesting premise to his bibliography with Descender #1 from Image Comics, which follows the story of an child android in a world where robots are extinct. But will this title match Lemire’s already high quality previous works, or will it feel more artificial than most fans will tolerate?

HellbreakAlongside his work for the big two, Cullen Bunn has carved a dark and foreboding niche for thanks to supernatural western The Sixth Gun and creepy indie series The Remains from MonkeyBrain Comics. Now, alongside artist Brian Churilla and colouring legend Dave Stewart, Bunn has quite literally taken a trip to hell and back with Hellbreak #1 for Oni Press. But will this demonic team book succeed in besting his western masterpiece?

Lumberjanes #1Writers Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson along with artist Brooke A. Allen bring together everything that the comic market is lacking into one excellent comic in the simply wonderful Lumberjanes. Supernatural shenanigans are afoot at the Lumberjanes summer camp and a group of five friends are brave enough to take on the challenge to find out just what that might be.

ComixologySubmitIt’s been another outstanding year for ComiXology’s indie publishing arm Submit. With hundreds of titles published every month, there has never been a better time to publish digitally or get into reading independent digital comics. Not every great comic this year has been published by one of the big three, so in case you missed any of these great titles or would just like to find out where to start, here is our round up of the very Best of ComiXology Submit 2014.

ComixologySubmitThis week’s best of ComiXology Submit features: a feline led journey through the sub-conscious of writer/artist Anne Emond in Debbie’s Inferno; Box Brown’s peculiar geometric take on the world in Number #2; the delightfully trashy Pregnant Bitches of War #1; and a dialogue free existential tale featuring cavemen and tiny lizard creatures in Skye Ogden’s Vowels.

ComixologySubmitThis week’s best of ComiXology Submit features: hipster science fiction in Errol Dynamic #1; super-powered reality TV antics in Good Guys #1; ghostly crime capers in The Ghost Engine; and monstrous werewolves in Who Needs The Moon? #4.

ComixologySubmitThis week’s best of ComiXology Submit features: Watchmen-inspired post-modern superhero action in Scott Reed’s Saga of a Doomed Universe #1; a quaint Nordic travelogue in Thoughts from Iceland #1-3; muscle-bound 90s action in Stephen Platt’s Soul Saga #1-6; and surreal high tech science fiction in Wynter #1-3.

ComixologySubmitThis week’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: John Allison’s trio of student misfits in Giant Days #3; a tale of romance and inanimate objects in Josh Trujillo’s Love Machines #2; surreal cyclical sci-fi in Scooter; and the most bizarre historical bio you’ll ever read in The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary #1.

ComixologySubmitThis week’s round-up of the best of ComiXology Submit features: super powered weather-based science fiction in Brainstorm #1; an eclectic british anthology in Doghouse #5; post-apocalyptic ice hockey hilarity in Hockeypocalypse #3; and spiritual robot super-spies in Sector Four: Season One.