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.

This weekend sees convention season get off to a flying start with the brilliant True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham. And with the start of Con season, comes a raft of exciting new titles, as the UK’s best small press creators reveal what they’ve been working on in the cold winter months. We’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak look at some of these titles round-up some of the books you really need to check out this Saturday!

We’re still catching up on reading from after Christmas and so this week we have mixed bunch that we;ve loosely grouped together in a kind of sci-fi/action collection. They include: dystopian sci-fi Peace of Mind; Ram V’s stunning debut for Image Comics, Paradiso; and a slice of crazy action from the excellent Luzasz Kowalczuk in Strike Team Code Name DIamond Force.

With 2018 now upon us, a new year begins and with it new comics for us Pipedreamers to read and review. However, for our own James Blundell, the new year begins the same as the old one ended; with Snow. This week, James takes a look at the Eventide, a collection of short stories ripped out of, and expanding, the world of Snow: The Dawn. Can this book match Snow’s praise or will it face a rather more chilly reception?

We were lucky enough to round-up a slew of great books ahead of this year’s Nottingham Comic Convention, including Midnight Man: Gunspace, Perrywinkle and many more. But we also managed to pick up some great book on the day, and here are some of our favourites including the new chapters of Reckless Hero’s space western The Last Sheriff,  James Lawrences’ Legend of Mariposa zines, The Marionette Unit and Accent UK’s Westernoir.

It’s the spookiest day of the year and to celebrate the day of ghosts and ghouls we take a look at three frightful indie horror comics including: Leah Moore and John Reppions latest collection of MR James short stories in Ghost Stories of An Antiquary Volume 2; the hilarious and horrible Horrere Halloween Special; plus Thom Burgess’ terrifying travellers tale Hallows Fell.

Between Thought Bubble, Nottingham Comic Con and the Bristol and Comics Zine fair it’s been a bumper month for amazing indie comics, and so we’ve put together the first, of what we are sure will be several, super round-ups. This one feature’s B. Mure’s delightfully quirky Ismyre, Josh Hicks superb sequel to Glorious Wrestling Alliance: Grappling Road, the haunting Lost Light from Wine and Zine’s Claire Spiller and we are introduced the twisted brilliance of Todd Oliver in Boxes.

This weekend’s Nottingham Comic Con is shaping up to be a triumphant end to the indie and small press calendar with an incredible roster of talent exhibiting on the day and some fantastic books making their debut. We round-up some of our favourites that will be available including: Late Knights: A Sense Of Steel, Stuff and Stuff, Unfamilliar Skies, Descending Outlands and the NCC Anthology – Outlaws Wanted.