The first arc of Mike Garley and Joshua Sherwell’s The Kill Screen introduced us to their digital dystopian world where corrupted computer user ran rampant across a broken near future and those who were unaffected by the event known as The Kill Screen battled for survival. Well, now they’re back with a new format and an origin story for the world they have created, but will it be another high tech hit or should it be sent to the trash?

If his previous titles, Drones and Karma Police, are anything to go by, writer Chris Lewis has a penchant for humour and satire in his stories. This doesn’t look to be about to change with recent Kickstarter success Mitch Hammer: Construction Mutant #1, about a smart-mouthed construction foreman made a superhero after a freak accident. But can Lewis build on the success of his prior titles or will Mitch Hammer struggle to chisel out a place on people’s pull lists?

Good Comics continue to make a really interesting name for themselves on the UK small press scene, as publishers of diverse and challenging comics, as well as some classic lo-fi zines via their new Good Zines imprint! Their Autumn line-up features the challenging SID from Olivia Sullivan, as well as New York (A Holiday To Remember) from Elizabeth Querstret and Sarah Crosby’s Stir Fry.

A bit like the subject of this comic, you’ll probably already have an opinion on whether or not you’re going to enjoy this new release from SelfMadeHero. But don’t be completely swayed by that opinion. The Corbyn Comic Book is more than just a cosy love-in for the bearded socialist firebrand, it’s a clever collection of witty social commentary, that just happens to feature a jam making, allotment loving leader of the opposition as it’s hero!

When it comes to a new book from the guys at Madius Comics, we’re used to it being in a slice of twisted horror (often with a vein of dark humour running through the middle) not a story about a giant bunny trying to find his way in the world! But this new offering sees Mike Sambrook go solo and create a sweet all ages tale, that still has a touch of mixed up Madius magic to it.

After storming it’s way into our indie comic of the year list for 2016, we couldn’t wait for the second issue of Fraser Campbell and James Corcoran’s super spy thriller Alex Automatic to return to the field. And so Alex Automatic Bokeh’s Machine continues to baffle and entertain in equal measure, but will it be another unforgettable read for the amnesia super-spy?

While best known for their anthology Papercuts and Inkstains, the guys at Madius Comics are bringing out more and more character-centric comics; from creepy horror Corsair to new All-Ages comic Bun (which our interview about here). However, perhaps the new star of the Madius show is salty sea dog Griff Gristle, who returns for more high-seas, monster hunting hijinks in his second issue, The Siren’s Song.

We’ve dubbed Mike Garley’s new book Samurai Slasher: Late Fees the first ever ‘slash of life’ tale as it mixes poignant and personal story telling with head slashing 80s infused action. Teaming up with Polish small press superstar Lukasz Kowalczuk, Garley has created a totally unique mix of horror and slice of life, but is worth renting again or should you return it early?

With our reviews list creaking under the weight of so many titles pre-Thought Bubble, we thought we would collect together an eclectic group of essential reads that include: a collection of Tom Gauld’s wonderful strips from the Guardian in Baking With Kafka; the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane in Good News Bible from Breakdown Press; and the latest chapter in David Lumsden’s bleak post-event world Boat.