After the dramatic revelations about Captain Stone’s disappearance in issue 4 we delve deeper into the world of his vampiric half sister Charlie Chance, the former model, PETA activist and apprentice cat burglar, in the latest instalments of Liam Sharp’s Captain Stone is Missing from Madefire.

Hot on the trail of the Hijacker, Leto and Saule set off in pursuit of a suspect who’s been seen at all their crime scenes and as his escape plan takes them deeper into The Irons they uncover more of the mysteries hidden within Madefire‘s dystopian sci-fi world. But will it help them find their killer?

A modern fairy tale about a reclusive maths genius who controls New York via a series of complex equations may not seem the most engaging story for a comic book, but Strange Attractors manages to pull it off with this heart warming read that will keep you enthralled to the very last page.

BlackBat001-Cov-BenitezDynamite Comics have carved a great niche for themselves as the home of pulp superheroes like The Shadow, The Green Hornet and The Bionic Man.  Black Bat is the newest superhero to join this illustrious line up with his own title released this week. However instead of harking back to the golden age of 50s superheroes, Black Bat instead feels like a throwback to the gritty world of the late 70s and 80s when comics started getting a darker edge and became more than just funny books for kids.

Madefire ComicsAfter a brief sojourn to Mexico City, Dave Gibbons’ incredibly versatile Treatment franchise returns to the streets of Tokyo and onto the Madefire app in another action packed instalment. With stunning art from Kinman Chan and a script from Robbie Morrison, Treatment Tokyo is already one of the slickest and most impressive titles on the Madefire roster and this latest episode continues to raise the bar of what a digital comic can be.

MightyTitan1This Kickstarter funded comic from writer Joe Martino takes the emotive subject of cancer and uses it as one of the central premises for a superhero adventure. This first issue of a 5 issue mini series was successfully funded last year and is now available via Martinos’ website, and may sound like a glib or insensitive way to treat such a serious subject, but Martino uses his own experiences as a way to give his book a smart and emotive central core, without  wallowing in bleak self-analysis. This makes for a title that should appeal to those affected by cancer and those just in need of an entertaining read and as such is well worth checking out.