What if the infamous Victorian sideshow attraction Joseph Merrick was actually a superhero who hid his powers in plain sight? This is the brilliant premise that writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker have built their series Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman around. One of the most original and exciting digital comics around, (it made our Best of ComiXology Submit 2014) issue #3 of Merrick is about to hit the digital stores so we caught up with creator Tom to find out more about the mystery of the sensational Elephantman.
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Werewolves, aliens, magic and more! These are the key ingredients of new ComiXology Submit series Packs of the Low Country from writer John Dudley and Don Cardenas. Following an alien invasion soldier Conrad Bastion and his team are sent into the enigmatic Lowcountry to find out more about the mysterious ‘packs’, but will this mission change his life in ways he had never thought possible? We catch up with the creators to find out more!
There is a war waging inside our bodies – or at least that’s what the creators of web comic Biowars would have us believe! Inside the body of NYC student Alex Hawking the BioWarriors are battling a genetically engineered virus that is set to destroy their world and Alex’s too. To find out more about the wild and crazy world of the Biowars we contacted artist Lucius Cross to find out more about the Biowars and to give us a health check.
James Mulholland’s utterly wonderful webcomic Proud was recently included in our list of the Best Digital Comics of 2014. Well James is about to make a move into a completely different genre with his new indie zombie comic The Disease. With so many other undead tales on the market thanks to The Walking Dead, we got in touch with James to find out why his zombie tale is different from the rest of the horde.
With so many video games being turned into comic books you’d think Valve’s classic first-person shooter Half-Life would be ripe for conversion? Well thanks to writers Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier a Half-Life comic has become a reality as a self-published web series. Developing their story in the expanded universe of the hit video game Gardner and Pelletier have created a high quality unofficial tie-in that will keep fans of the Half-Life universe more than happy as they wait for the next instalment of the game. We spoke to co-creator Gardner to find out more.
Ever considered transferring your life’s most poignant (and mundane) moments to a comic book page? Well that’s exactly what New Yorker Jonathan Baylis did with the superb So Buttons comics anthology. From his childhood to meeting his wife, to his internship at Marvel and more, this fantastic slice-of-life collection was inspired by the likes of Harvey Pekar and Robert Crumb and features a soul-bearing look into the life and mind of a normal guy – we find out more.
Second Sight Studios founder Bradley Golden is on a mission to prove to the world of comics that indie publishers can be just as successful in the new digital world as the Big Two. With two great new titles, Hunt and Orision already launched on ComiXology, and a load more to come, Bradley and his team of pro-digital creators are making a mark for themselves with their own brand of monochrome mayhem and black & white bloodshed. We caught up with Bradley to find out why digital comics fans should give Second Sight a first look.
We often hear digital comics described as a brave new world, but Guy Hasson has taken that description literally and used it as the name for his new line of digital comics. With a mix of dystopian sci-fi and smutty humour, New Worlds Comics titles like Wynter and Goof are available via their own storefront app and from this month on ComiXology. We caught up with Guy to find out about his plans for a globe-spanning digital comics empire.
2000 AD creator and all-round British comics legend, Pat Mills is taking the world of digital comics by storm with his new digital imprint Millsverse. Following the success of the darkly terrifying PsychoKiller he is set to release his cult favourite Requiem Vampire Knight on ComiXology this month. We caught up with Pat to discuss his plans to bring this vampiric Romeo and Juliet to a whole new audience.
In the world of Madefire motion books there is more to a digital comic than just great art and compelling stories – there’s sound as well! Whether it’s creating the right ambience and mood for a character’s inner turmoil or soundtracking an epic battle, Madefire‘s audio experts like Wendell Yuponce bring life and soul to the static pages of some of the motion book publisher’s biggest titles. We catch up with Wendell to find out the secrets to a good motion book soundtrack.
Saga Comics may not be a name many fans are familiar with, but they should be after this month’s digital release of lost 1980s event epic, Saga of a Doomed Universe. After trawling the dark corners of the internet in search of the story behind this lost classic we managed to track down a phone number for elusive Saga editor Burt Colt, who gave us his unique insights [albeity briefly] into the shadowy events that surrounded this forgotten epic.
John Allison’s Giant Days is the tale of 3 misfit female students and was originally conceived as a plan b in case his main book, Bad Machinery, didn’t work out. However now on it’s 3rd issue it has become a superb comic slice of life that will resonate with anyone who misses those heady days of youthful exuberance from their student days, as well as those are really glad they’ve put those socially awkward years behind them. We offer to buy John a pint from the student union bar before we head down to the indie disco.