With Leamington Comic Con fast approaching us, we take a look at 4 books which are making their debut at this weekend’s event, featuring: Darrell Thorpe’s Sub Diablo: Great Titans; King Legacy #1, Rozi Hathaway’s Cosmo and Other Stories; and Paul Rainey’s Thunber Brother Special.

We first encountered the team from Good Comics at the Bristol Comics and Zine Fair back in October, and having crossed paths with them again at last month’s True Believers we thought it really was about time we wrote a bit about their unique collection of ‘micro-published’ comics and zines. We pick out three of the best from their recent winter line-up to give you a taster of the lo-fi world of Good Comics.

Bursting forth from the pages of the Phoenix, courtesy of the frenetic imaginations of the Etherington Brothers comes this second collection of tales starring a young boy who accidentally dies eating oxtail soup and must navigate a mysterious afterworld in order to try and get home. But should the Etherington’s unconventional hero remain long gone?

We’ve finally reached the end of our True Believers reading list and there are a couple of crackers on it including: a sampler of a dark folk-horror comic called Heretics; a quirky romance that starts on a late night platform in Last Train Home; some zany all-ages action in the Etherington Brothers Monkey Nuts; and some pyromanic fun in Rachael Smith’s I Am Fire.

Ahead of this weekend’s True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham, we take a look some of the fantastic books being released at the event, featuring: Greg Meldrum & David Broughton’s Detective Gallo and The Unholy Company, Mad Robot Comics’ Cadavers, Kev Brett’s The Making Of A Comic Con, Joseph Olivera’s Ghost Island, and Hellbound Media’s Mandy The Monster Hunter: The Face IN The Curtain.

icoty2016Our rundown of the 50 best indie comics of 2016 is closing in on the top 10, which means we’re getting close to declaring our first ever Indie Comic of the Year 2016! Our latest collection group feature anthropomorphic mice, nameless travelling apes and killer samurais, as well as new books from some of the very best indie publishers on the market!

icoty2016Our rundown of Indie Comic of the Year 2016 continues with numbers 21 to 30 and features some awesome anthologies, simian secret agents, Victorian detectives and ultra-violent webcomics.

You can read our picks for #31-40 here and #41-50 here.

icoty2016Our rundown of the top 50 indie comics of 2016 continues. This selection includes shanti pirates, fantastical beast, time-travelling spies, magical thieves, tea-making deities and friendly ghosts! Keep reading as we get closer close to revealing our shortlist for the Indie Comic of the Year 2016!

Read Indie Comic of the Year 2016 #50-#41 here

thoughtbubble-logo2016-200This weekend saw the great and the good of the UK comic scene descend on Leeds for the annual Thought Bubble Comics Arts Festival. As well as featuring big names from the mainstream it was also one of the most important weekend’s for the indie and small press scene with dozens of new books being released and showcased. We take a look at some of our favourites – and we’ll keep updating it as we gradually work our way through our pile of books to read from the weekend!