We all played superheroes as kids, but what if as teenagers we were to somehow magically get those exact same powers?! That’s the central premise for The Pantheon Project a refreshing slice of old-school superhero story-telling from Erik F Taylor and Leila Del Luca and available now on ComiXology Submit.
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Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener’s sci-fi comedy Atomic Robo is given a new lease of life with a ComiXology Submit release, dusting off this classic piece of digital store-telling in Atomic Robo: Two Fisted Tales: Along Came a Tyrantula.
Slice of university life, Giant Days #1 is brought together by John Allison (Scary Go Round) and Lissa Treiman (Disney Feature Animation), promising to be a light-hearted comedy with cute character designs. Starring three new friends Susan, Esther and Daisy, can Giant Days stand up to mainstream giants, or will it simply fade into obscurity?
Creative team Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger and Lee Loughridge take the reader on a journey the length of the galaxy, marking the boundaries between genres and then blending them together with cold environments, a red-headed protagonist and inner monologuing by the bucketload. Southern Cross #1 is a noir case set in space, but does it work?
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Mark Millar is pretty darn prolific when it comes to his roster of ‘Millarworld’ comics. His latest offering is Chrononauts #1, where he teams up super-hot artist/creator Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) and delves into a world of time travel hijinks. But can Millar create another ‘Kick-Ass’ story or is he out of time?
You would expect the galaxy’s #1 Evil Empire defeating royal to be in safe hands as comics veterans Mark Waid and Terry Dodson take the reins of the third Star Wars-based comic from the Marvel/Disney-era in Princess Leia #1. But does this 6 issue limited series do Leia Organa justice, or is it just providing simple scraps to keep the female market pleased?
Jeff Lemire has become a big deal in comics thanks to his writing on unique titles like Animal Man, Sweet Tooth, Trillium and Lil’ Gotham. Now he adds another interesting premise to his bibliography with Descender #1 from Image Comics, which follows the story of an child android in a world where robots are extinct. But will this title match Lemire’s already high quality previous works, or will it feel more artificial than most fans will tolerate?
Nemo vol. 3: River of Ghosts sees us leap forward to the 1970s where an ageing Janni is on a mission to South America in order to finally track down and thwart her immortal enemy Ayesha, accompanied by a burly Irish bodyguard, her runaway grandson, and the ghosts of her late husband and crew. But will this final journey be a fitting end for the daughter of the great captain Nemo.
The first appearance of Spider-Gwen took the comic world by storm thanks to her plucky debut in the epic Spider-Verse crossover, with print issues selling for up to £100. But will Jason Latour’s and Robbi Rodriguez’s work on Spider-Gwen #1 live up to the hype of this epic debut or are they just spinning us a web of fail?
Alongside his work for the big two, Cullen Bunn has carved a dark and foreboding niche for thanks to supernatural western The Sixth Gun and creepy indie series The Remains from MonkeyBrain Comics. Now, alongside artist Brian Churilla and colouring legend Dave Stewart, Bunn has quite literally taken a trip to hell and back with Hellbreak #1 for Oni Press. But will this demonic team book succeed in besting his western masterpiece?
Jorge Corona brings Feathers #1-3 together as writer and artist, a sweet tale revolving around street children, the rich, and an unabashed view at the class divisions between those living the high life and those in the slums. Featuring beautiful art and a quick-paced plot, will this six-part mini series lead you flying high or spitting feathers?
With a major motion picture due out this summer, Marvel’s Ant-Man Scott Lang, is about to become a big time player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which means he has also earned himself a digital exclusive adventure in the new Ant-Man Infinite series – Scott Lang: Small Time! But will this Infinite prequel to Marvel’s next blockbuster be a huge success or will it shrink into obscurity?
Civil Rights campaigner Senator John Lewis may be an unlikely hero for a graphic novel, however his autobiographical account of the civil rights movement in the USA in the 1960s is as emotionally charged as any superhero adventure. Find out why March Book One and Two is destined to be a future classic of the genre.