Treading the boards via TPub (home of Tortured Life, Twisted Dark and Turncoat), writer Neil Gibson is taking a bow with Theatrics webcomic, about an actor who uses his talent to reinvent himself after a life changing attack. But will Theatrics belong on the stage with TPub’s other fantastic titles, or will it be in need of an early curtain close?
We review the newest and best digital comics, from big name titles on platforms like ComiXology to essential indie titles and the latest app-based publishers.
Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton pool their resources as field archaeologist and Illustration graduate to bring us MULP: Sceptre of the Sun. Think Indiana Jones featuring rodents, with all the thrills, spills and excavation notes you would expect of the pulp genre.
After bringing vibrancy to other creators’ indie comics, Shaun Dobie, colourist of the the Red Mask from Mars, has returned to his own book Descending Outlands in time for this weekend’s Melksham Comic Con which will see the debut of issue 3 of his interstellar caper. But can Dobie make another out of this world issue, or will it fall back down to Earth with a bump?
Sam Webster is a veteran of the UK convention circuit thanks to his superhero series Joe Cape. However, Sam is now flexing his artistic muscles with Unfamiliar Skies, about a rebellious young girl adventuring through the cosmos. Launching at this weekend’s Melksham Comic Con after a successful Kickstarter campaign, will this title be another blast off success or will it end up lost in space?
Released at last weekend’s Bristol Comics Expo, David Broughton’s Shaman Kane feels like it could have been plucked from a classic edition of 2000 AD, which is no real surprise as he made his name on 2000 AD fanzines like Zarjaz and Dog Breath. But will his own comic about a space faring law man who deals with some very supernatural enemies be magical or will it be lost in space?
From the pages of our favourite Victorian superhero adventure, Merrick the Sensational Elephantman, comes Treves: A Restless Night. Writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker’s prequel/spin off explores the early days of Merrick’s long time ally Treves in India, complete with cursed locals, zombie stonemasons and sinister tentacled beasties. But will it be as sensational as the main man Merrick?
As one third of the Awesome Comics Podcast team, Vince Hunt has become a champion for small press creators everywhere. But with the release of the third issue of his own small press series The Red Mask From Mars he is back in the role of creator, complete with alien facemarks and evil spacesharks. So will this new issue be as awesome as his podcast or will it leave him with his own red mask of shame?
Following the huge critical success of Porcelain: Bone China and Briar, we take a look at Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose’s forgotten masterpiece, the dialogue free Butterfly Gate. But will this piece of ambitious story-telling being able to compete with the rich world building and stunning characterisation that we are used to from Read and Wildgoose?
We’ve got a bit behind on our indie round-ups of late, but with so many great new titles coming out from some of our favourite creators and publishing houses we decided to put them all in one bumper indie comics round-up and share the love! Featuring Save our Souls, Papercuts and Inkstains, Tragic Tales of Horrere, 100% Biodegradable and Sliced Quarterly.
Bubbles O’Seven takes to the stage in his first outing in Dr O. James Bond with a simian twist, creators Grainne McEntee and Matt Rooke are taking much loved tropes of the spy genre and giving them their own spin. Silly and enjoyable, Bubbles O’Seven is here to fill the gap in your collection reserved for classic spies and lighthearted entertainment.