The latest selection of fantastic indie comics, hand picked by our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee at last month’s True Believers Comic Festival, features: the latest issue The London Horror Comic, John Pearson’s artbook Dreadline, and Wrench Productions’ Bizarre Dimensions.

 

While nowhere near Springtime yet, I find my winter hibernation now over and done with, as I dust myself off and I find myself looking ahead to the slate of upcoming comic cons here in the Midlands area. First up, on Saturday February 4th, the third True Believers comic con once again sets up shop at the Cheltenham Racecourse facilities. So what does this season starter have to offer?

Many people new to the awesome world of comic books run into the term “indie”, get confused, and wonder what the moniker really means. For that matter, the term indie confuses some veteran comic book fans. There are many differences between huge commercial comic book franchises and independent comics, some glaring and others more subtle.

pcgblognewThe fine folk from the PCG have sent us another round-up of the best mainstream digital comics, including A.D..: After Death Book One from Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, who also supplies us a story for Old Man Logan. Plus Jason Aaron’s Unworthy Thor and Southern Bastards, and Dark Horse’s Ether.

Opinion LogoComic books were extremely popular with both the younger and older generation during the 1960s and 1990s but as print media began to slowly fade, the demand for the comic book heroes continued to grow so much so that a number of companies such as Marvel started introducing their comic book heroes into a number of different streams such as the movies, TV series, online games and various merchandise.

midwinter01_cover-350x534Last month we caught up with writer Dan Whitehead to discuss his 80s video games inspired series, Midwinter and Hex Loader. But don’t just take his word for how good they are, Olly MacNamee has given them a quick upload and tried to get his own high score in the latest Ollie’s World of Indie.

Charlie-SaysLadies, gentlemen and others. The representation of non-binary genders is seriously lacking in the comic-book world and it needs addressing. While, yes, non-binary gender is in the minority, it would be great to have more openly non-binary characters than what is currently on offer. And none of this ‘hinting’ that somebody may or may not be non-binary. It has to be canon.