bee-stingMatthew D. Smith and Jeremy Massie have come together to create Bee Sting, a slasher-inspired comic book with all the tropes and cliches you could shake a stick at. But when there are hundreds of slasher-inspired comic books out there, can this creative duo present something fresh and a little different?

audubonWe’ve looked at some pretty unusual subjects for comics this year, from tall ships to t-rex surgeons, but we never thought we’d find ourselves reviewing a book about a 19th century naturalist on a mission to illustrate every bird in America. But that’s exactly what Audubon, On the Wings of the World is all about and we definitely didn’t expect to find ourselves enjoying it quite  as much as we have.

dark-pulsar-2-v2It’s been a while since we’ve covered some genuinely exciting and innovative digital comics on the site, and after our chat with Ezra Clayton Daniels we were introduced to a couple of really exciting new projects. First up is cutting edge motion comic Dark Pulsar from Expanded Comics, which takes the world of motion comics into a whole new world. And secondly is Phallaina, a scrolling graphic novel that manages to balance innovative story-telling and a mythologically inspired story perfectly.

cordelia-swift-4Matt Garvey is a writer on the rise with titles like Chunks and Transfer helping to raise his profile on the small press scene. Now, his second comic, The Adventures of Cordelia Swift, is about to see its third and fourth issues released at MCM London, so we take a look at the whole run so far. But is this the reason for Garvey’s monstrous success or is it so bad that it’s criminal?

Last Sheriff #3Reckless Hero’s tale of a lone sheriff hiding from his past while evil gun-toting alien bounty hunters chase him down, has evolved from a trad sci-fi western into an epic space cowboy hybrid with some truly stunning visuals in The Last Sheriff #3. There’s also a new despicable bad guy in town hunting down our hero and a greatly expanded world for the characters to inhabit, but have we been too quick on the draw when it came to criticising Chris Jenkins and Chris Imber’s gun slinging hero?

ARMOR1 01 frontcoverWhen an alien ship crash-lands in front of him in the middle of a wood, high school jock Jason King has no idea of what is about to happen to him as an old man gives him a secret vial containing a top secret alien weapon. But will Armor-I a technicolour space adventure from Evolution Publishing be an invincible force against alien baddies or will we discover the chinks in their armour?