Our round-up of the Best of ComiXology Submit continues this month with: gritty adult western Abbadon from Jimmy Palmiotti; post-modern super villains in James’ Foster’s Gun; super-stylish 50s Euro jazz noir in Kitty Kat; and Egyptological and Archaeological horror in The Outer God.
We review the newest and best digital comics, from big name titles on platforms like ComiXology to essential indie titles and the latest app-based publishers.
Since his creation by Ian Fleming in 1953, the iconic James Bond 007 has regularly appeared in all forms of entertainment, except comics. But now Dynamite comics have recruited legendary writer Warren Ellis to put together an ongoing series of England’s most dangerous secret agent. But will this new title leave readers shaken or stirred?
Huck #1 is the latest project from writing mega star Mark Millar which tells the story of a plain clothes superhero who looks after his small hometown in exchange for them keeping his secret. With American Vampire’s Raphael Albuquerque on art, will this be a title which cleans up the shelves, or is it simply something which deserves to be kept secret?
We take a look at some more great digital indie comics including: 90s cyberpunk inspired web comic Drugs and Wires; Tillie Walden’s haunting and beautiful teenage love story, I Love This Part; Laura Trinder’s nocturnal mail man and his misadventures in The Night Post; and 80s video game inspired lunacy in the form of Satan Ninja 198X.
Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose, the team behind sublime Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale, have taken elements from the classic fairytale of Briar Rose and given it a 21st century update adding in bits of the Hunger Games and Game of Thrones to create a thoroughly modern take on the classic imprisoned princess. But will this post-modern approach make for thorny read?
If you’re a fan of ’90s video games magazine then you may recognise the name of Smart Bomb!!‘s Will Overton as the illustration whiz behind the anime-inspired covers of Superplay magazine. If you don’t recognise the name, then the eye-popping, jaw-dropping cover for this debut issue of his video game inspired comic magazine Smart Bomb!! should be enough to power you up and purchase it!
The superstar team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott have created a bewitching mix of crime and the supernatural in Black Magick #1, the world’s first witch-based crime procedural. But will this title be a spellbinding success or will it end up brushed aside with it’s own broom?
Our latest round-up of the best indie digital comics features: a psychic hairdresser taking on Anime-inspired beasties in Bob: Non Union Psychic; psychic alien children on the run in Brethren Born #1; a surreal teenage angst adventure in Rachael Smith’s The Rabbit; and an anthropomortphic archaeological mice in a pulp adventure called Mulp: The Sceptre of the Sun..
We’ve seen a posse of sci-fi westerns ride into town in recent months, from big name gunslingers like Copperhead to indie desperadoes like Descending Outlands. But will The Last Sheriff from UK publisher Reckless Hero be quick on the draw at high noon and become the baddest book in town, or will it just end up another lily-livered pretender?
This month’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: science-faction, past lives thriller Deep Soul; 1980s inspired time travel, complete with Nazi robots in Henna Hanson Must Save Prom; 90s inspired western action from Reckless Hero Studios in The Last Sheriff; ultraviolent action in Revenger; and the return of animals vs. aliens adventures War of The Woods.