This debut graphic novel from Gluepot Books is not the kind of book you might expect when you hear that it is about one man and his dog in rural Yorkshire. Mann’s Best Friend is the creation of sisterly duo Sophie and Scarlett Rickard and thanks to it’s charming story telling and relatable characters has the feel of a classic British graphic novel for the ages, rather than a twee man and his mutt adventure.

This week, the British weather took a turn for the chilly as we Pipedreamers were gifted a good bit of snow. As a result, it would be remiss of us to not let this weather influence our next review as we take a look at the first three issues of Nick Goode and Harry Hughes’ Snow: The Dawn, a new superhero book set in a future London setting. Is this a new sleeper hit of a comic or will it be left out in the cold?

Unlikely Heroes may not be a name many are familiar with, but they are a studio with a skilled team producing high quality, enjoyable comics, as our review of the superhero series, Supers, will attest to. This week, hot on the heels of their recent, rousing Kickstarter success, we take a look at issue 1 of the UH team’s newest comic project, The Surgeon. Will this post-apocalyptic, sword-wielding physician be a surgical cut above the rest or will it be Dead upon arrival?

With their quarterly anthology, upcoming comic app and hundreds of titles within their ever expanding library, Comichaus are cementing their place as a publisher on the rise. In this new mini-series, writer Steve Horry, artist Catia Fantini and team hope to add to this success with Lizard Men, which sees a rockstar become leader of the British People and discovering a dark enemy hiding in the shadows. But is this new comic another sure-fire hit or will it receive a cold(blooded) reception?

The current world of global politics can often feel like they are the plots of an outlandish comic book. Which is great for those creating polically themed comic books as they can use it for inspiration. Two great example of this are R. Sikoryak’s Unquitable Trump which transposes the presdient tweets on to superhero covers. And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, the guys from Man Vs Rock are back with their own take on things with UnPresidential!

We were lucky enough to round-up a slew of great books ahead of this year’s Nottingham Comic Convention, including Midnight Man: Gunspace, Perrywinkle and many more. But we also managed to pick up some great book on the day, and here are some of our favourites including the new chapters of Reckless Hero’s space western The Last Sheriff,  James Lawrences’ Legend of Mariposa zines, The Marionette Unit and Accent UK’s Westernoir.

The first volume of Alexis Deacon’s Geis was a dark fairytale that saw an evil sorceress takeover a kingdom and challenge the residents to compete for the right to be chief. But with new volume Geis Volume 2: A Game Without Rules, the stakes are higher than ever as the sorceress reveals her deadly intentions to two of the competitors, and the games become more complex and dangerous. But will A Game Without Rules be another winner, or could it do with better instructions?

Thanks to critically acclaimed books like Endless Summer and I Love This Part, Tillie Walden has become one of the most interesting voices on the indie scene today. But for her follow up to the surreal sci-fi of our Indie Comic Of The Year In A Sunbeam she has opted for an auto-biographical tale about ice skating in Texas. Will this be a gold medal winning performance or will it fall flat on the ice?

It’s the spookiest day of the year and to celebrate the day of ghosts and ghouls we take a look at three frightful indie horror comics including: Leah Moore and John Reppions latest collection of MR James short stories in Ghost Stories of An Antiquary Volume 2; the hilarious and horrible Horrere Halloween Special; plus Thom Burgess’ terrifying travellers tale Hallows Fell.