in Jean-Paul Deshong’s Sons of Fate (Origins) a samurai master is shipwrecked off the coast of Africa and after a run-in with the local tribesmen (and a jaguar) takes on the tutelage of a young village boy who he teaches the way of Bushido. Can this clash of cultures help turn the boy into a samurai master and can the master give the boy the education he could never offer his own son?
We pick the best new digital comics every week and feature them in the Pipedream Pull List
We’ve all dreamt of making it to the big time! But imagine if you were in a band and could magically make people forget popular songs and then claim them for yourself? In Bee Tee Dee’s Novelty Song #1, the quirky indie tale of a wannabe musician and a magic hole in a tree, that’s exactly what happens. But is this an all-time classic or just another one-hit wonder?
Since taking the reins of the series, Mark Waid has infused Daredevil with a sense of swashbuckling adventure and optimism, turning the book into one of the most critically acclaimed on shelves, a far cry from the dark, somber, noir-esques storylines the title was previously known for. But the past can’t stay buried forever and Daredevil (2014) #10 sees the darkness return to this happy-go-lucky book, but can the Man Without Fear survive going back to it’s darker roots?
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman take the Marvel world by storm with their new run in Thor #1, introducing us all to the the goddess of thunder. With the first 3 issues now available for your delectation, how have this creative team tackled creating an all-new character who is much more than just a ‘Lady Thor’?
Bear witness to Bitch Planet #1, the striking new title from Pretty Deadly’s Kelly Sue DeConnick and X-Factor’s Valentine De Landro who team up for the third time to create the comic book equivalent of Orange is the New Black in space. Bitch Planet is not afraid to take a feminist stand-point first and foremost; get this in your eyeballs.
In Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 comic-giants Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett take the helm on a series that follows on from the Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm spin-off from Original Sin. With the not-so-secret that Angela is Thor’s sister, how does she go about carving out her own niche in the universe?
Things are about to go into orbit, literally, in the penultimate instalment of Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s ‘pay-what-you-want’ thriller The Private Eye #9. Can P.I. and Raveena stop Deguerre’s plans to restart the internet by launching a satellite into space? And just how many oblique pop culture and tech references will BKV squeeze into this episode?
IDW Publishing’s latest offering from Mega City One is a new on-going series for a 2000AD fan favourite in Judge Dredd, Anderson PSI Division #1 which, like Judge Dredd: Year One, follows Anderson’s early days of law enforcement. However, do the creative team do her character justice? Or is it just a crock of stomm?