It’s Valentines, the day of love, but if you’re after an alternative to the usual hearts and flowers comics then we take a look at Brain Fetish a comic book which attempts to explain the dynamics of love and relationships in a very different way. Will this be a title which captures your heart or will it be left on the shelf alone?

Ahead of this weekend’s True Believers Comic Festival in Cheltenham, we take a look some of the fantastic books being released at the event, featuring: Greg Meldrum & David Broughton’s Detective Gallo and The Unholy Company, Mad Robot Comics’ Cadavers, Kev Brett’s The Making Of A Comic Con, Joseph Olivera’s Ghost Island, and Hellbound Media’s Mandy The Monster Hunter: The Face IN The Curtain.

We’ve seen some eclectic subjects for webcomic, from post-modern superheroes in Vanguard to post-apocalyptic rodents in Scurry. But next we look at Curia Regis, a political period drama set in a fictional version of 17th century France courtesy of creator Robin Hoelzemann about a group of friends revolting against the current establishment. However, will this series show itself to be king or will it end up on the (guillotine’s) chopping block?

creators-1Alterna Comics are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, with fantastic digital first comics. The latest to join the likes of CHARGE and Trespasser, is The Creators by Michael S. Bracco, which sees a young girl with extraordinary powers go on the run from a shady government agency.

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.

space-captain-1Space Captain is one of those rare things in indie comics – a title that seems to appear perfectly realized from the very beginning and gets better and better with every issue. There’s no muddled debut full of extraneous exposition or awkward character development as the writer and artist attempts to find their voice. Instead, like its hero, it appears from the ice fully rounded, ready for action and sporting an excellent moustache!

npc_teaA popular mainstay on the small press circuit for the last couple of years, Sarah Millman is known for the colourful, upbeat and fun comic A Heart of Time. Now, ‘Milmo’ has released her new book, NPC Tea, which focuses on a modern day take of Men, Elves and Orcs as one girl seeks out some powerful spirits. Will this comic become as popular as Millman’s previous title or will it not be everyone’s cup of tea?