dark-matter-ii-coverIt’s a great time for indie anthologies,and returning to the fray is the second volume of Dark Matter from writer Chris Sides. After a triumphant and eclectic debut, this new collection is set to launch at Birmingham’s MCM on November 19th, so we caught up with Chris Sides to get an in-depth rundown of the stories and creators and find out why Dark Matter stands out from the crowd.

merrickWhen we reached the end of Treves: A Restless Night (the recent spin off to Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman) it left us clamouring for more adventures of the Victorian sideshow superhero. And fortunately we have not had to wait long, as writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker are back, with a new two part story, The Gamblers Cards, on Kickstarter now. We catch up with Tom to find out if introducing the first super villain of the Merrick universe was any kind of gamble, or always a sure-thing?

eir-coverBefore the ink has barely dried on his highly successful antler noir Kickstarter,Deer Editor, Ryan K Lindsay is back into the world of crowd-funding with an all ages superhero sci-fi adventure EIR. With art from the super talented Alfie Gallagher, it’s a neon hyper colour dose of fun and adventure about a young girl with a mystic helmet, and we caught up with him to find out more bringing this unique heroine to life!

dark-pulsarWith cutting edge motion graphics and animated panels that see pages explode into life, Expanded Comics new series Dark Pulsar is one of the most exciting and dynamic new digital comics we have seen in ages! With so many innovations on show we caught up with Director Diego Escalada to find out more about the secrets of the Dark Pulsar!

midwinter01_cover-350x534Comics based on video games have a varied track record, for every Sonic The Comic, there are a dozen lazy cash ins. Fortunately, video game journalist Dan Whitehead has avoided some of those perils by picking an obscure ‘classic’ from the late 1980s for his comic book Midwinter and turned it into a smart survivalist thriller. We catch up with him to find out why Midwinter was so far ahead of it’s time!

on-a-sunbeam It’s been a busy year for indie sensation Tillie Walden – her new book The City Inside was released in the Spring, her previous book I Know This Part was nominated for an Eisner Award, while her debut The End of Summer recently won her an Ignatz Award. Not one to rest on her laurels, she is set to debut an exciting new webcomic this week which is unlike anything else she has produced so far. We catch up with Tillie to find out more about fish spaceships and more in On A Sunbeam

screendiver-iconWhen we first launched, one of the incredibly innovative series we discovered was Ezra Clayton Daniels’ Upgrade Soul – a mix of surreal sci-fi and cutting edge digital story-telling. Over the years, Upgrade Soul has been through many incarnations but along the way Ezra has gained some unique insights into digital story-telling and is now looking to share that knowledge with a new digital comics manifesto and a website called Screendiver.com, we catch up with him to find out more!

assault-on-fortress-doom-coverIn an alternate version of the 20th century, the Nazis weren’t completely defeated in 1945 and a rogue general manages to activate a doomsday device. The only way the world can be saved is by a group of the Allieds’ best heroes. That’s the brilliantly old school set up for Lex McDonald’s Assault on Fortress Doom, so we catch up with him to find out if this is the start of a world war two comics revival or just an excuse for him to write over the top action sequences involving commandos and submarines!

torsobear-3-coverWe first saw the bizarre yet brilliant world of Brett Uren’s toy detective Torsobear in an obscure Norwegian anthology called Outre Press. But this month it returns to Kickstarter to help finance it’s 3rd full volume of toy based crime noir. It’s been an eventful journey for lead character Ruxby Bear since that first case, so we catch up with creator Brett Uren to get the lowdown.

alexautomatic_coverContinuing our week of amazing indie Kickstarters, we talk to Fraser Campbell, creator of throwback super spy advenutre series Alex Automatic, about a government agent who is driven mad and thinks he is the star of his own TV show (that unfortunately only exists in his head). Inspired by 60s and 70s TV shows we find out if the world of Alex Automatic is just a figment of Fraser’s imagination.