Sons of Fate #1in Jean-Paul Deshong’s Sons of Fate (Origins) a samurai master is shipwrecked off the coast of Africa and after a run-in with the local tribesmen (and a jaguar) takes on the tutelage of a young village boy who he teaches the way of Bushido. Can this clash of cultures help turn the boy into a samurai master and can the master give the boy the education he could never offer his own son?

Novelty Song #1We’ve all dreamt of making it to the big time! But imagine if you were in a band and could magically make people forget popular songs and then claim them for yourself? In Bee Tee Dee’s Novelty Song #1, the quirky indie tale of a wannabe musician and a magic hole in a tree, that’s exactly what happens. But is this an all-time classic or just another one-hit wonder?

ComixologySubmitIt’s been another outstanding year for ComiXology’s indie publishing arm Submit. With hundreds of titles published every month, there has never been a better time to publish digitally or get into reading independent digital comics. Not every great comic this year has been published by one of the big three, so in case you missed any of these great titles or would just like to find out where to start, here is our round up of the very Best of ComiXology Submit 2014.

Daredevil 2014 #10Since taking the reins of the series, Mark Waid has infused Daredevil with a sense of swashbuckling adventure and optimism, turning the book into one of the most critically acclaimed on shelves, a far cry from the dark, somber, noir-esques storylines the title was previously known for. But the past can’t stay buried forever and Daredevil (2014) #10 sees the darkness return to this happy-go-lucky book, but can the Man Without Fear survive going back to it’s darker roots?

4078196-thor_1_coverJason Aaron and Russell Dauterman take the Marvel world by storm with their new run in Thor #1, introducing us all to the the goddess of thunder. With the first 3 issues now available for your delectation, how have this creative team tackled creating an all-new character who is much more than just a ‘Lady Thor’?

Bitch Planet 1 coverBear witness to Bitch Planet #1, the striking new title from Pretty Deadly’s Kelly Sue DeConnick and X-Factor’s Valentine De Landro who team up for the third time to create the comic book equivalent of Orange is the New Black in space. Bitch Planet is not afraid to take a feminist stand-point first and foremost; get this in your eyeballs.

Angela_Asgard's_Assassin_1_CoverIn Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 comic-giants Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett take the helm on a series that follows on from the Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm spin-off from Original Sin. With the not-so-secret that Angela is Thor’s sister, how does she go about carving out her own niche in the universe?

The Private Eye #9Things are about to go into orbit, literally, in the penultimate instalment of Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s ‘pay-what-you-want’ thriller The Private Eye #9. Can P.I. and Raveena stop Deguerre’s plans to restart the internet by launching a satellite into space? And just how many oblique pop culture and tech references will BKV squeeze into this episode?

Strong Female Protagonist Book 1Collecting together the hit webcomic, Top Shelf Comics’ Strong Female Protagonist: Book One is a labour of love from creative team Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag. This book would not have been possible without Kickstarter funding, so does raising $60,974 a good book make?