kickstarter_of_the_weekWe love a gritty crime noir and this week’s Kickstarter of the Week gives the genre a unique twist by setting the tale in the murky streets of Mumbai instead of LA or London. Featuring four short stories, it contains all the classic elements of noir, from a brooding city to a weary inspector at the centre of everything as well as  a supernatural undertone which writer Ram Venkatasen uses to give the world of Black Mumba a sinister undercurrent, just like the sinister snake which it is named after. The slick black and white art is produced by 4 Indian artists and mixes watercolour washes and cross hatched inking to give the book a fantastic vintage feel as well as maximise the darkness of some Black Mumba’s more terrifying tales.
You can view the pledge video below and can support Black Mumba by backing it here

kickstarter_of_the_weekIt’s Timecop meets Crocodile Dundee in our Kickstarter of the Week this week, as Kris Carter of Lou Scannon fame brings his time-traveling Australian detective Bruce Outback to the crowd-funding platform! You can view the hilarious video below (and make sure to watch right to the end) and pledge you support for them here.

328569._SX640_QL80_TTD_“It’s Lord of the Rings meets Lumberjanes” is the lazy reviewers cliche that we’re going to use to describe Christine Larsen’s fantasy funny book Orcs. But this is more than just a shameless attempt to get a pull quote on the back of a future issue, it’s actually a pretty accurate summation, so bear with us!

Amazing Spiderman and SilkSpider-Man and Silk aren’t necessarily getting along right now, but that won’t stop them from having to work together when they’re accidentally thrown back in time to just before they got their powers! Experience their adventure in all the glory of Marvel’s Infinite format as we take a fantastic first look at The Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(Fly) Effect #1 out today!

Chrononauts #1The latest creator-owned series from Kick Ass’s Mark Millar sees him team up with Punk Rock Jesus artist Sean Murphy to create a buddy book about two time-travelling super scientist adventurers. But the cover for this debut issue of Chrononauts #1 has a little more to it than first meets the eye!

Never BoyDark Horse’s Neverboy #1 is the tale of a drugged up imaginary friend who manages to remain in the real world. From the fevered imagination of Killjoys co-creator Shaun Simon, Neverboy’s psychedelic cover courtesy of Tyler Jenkins gives us a fantastic snapshot of the dark and surreal world on offer in this twisted fantasy adventure. 

Amazing X-Men #19One of our favourite comic book cliches is the super-powerful hero or villain who is so powerful they manage to destroy the very masthead of the comic they are starring in. We’ve seen it with everyone from the Hulk to the Thing, but this week’s Amazing X-Men #17 from Marvel Comics is another great example as the all-powerful Juggernaut wreaks havoc!

Silver Surfer #9

In this age of gritty hyper-realistic post-modern superheroes, it’s easy to forget the pure and simple fun that reading comics should give a reader. Madman creator Mike Allred has breathed new life into the adventures of Norrin Rad by reverting it to it’s triply 60s psychedelic roots and that’s why we love this week’s Silver Surfer #9 cover.

True Believers Comic FestivalOnce upon a time, to go to a comic book convention was an expensive daydream for many UK fans due to them being exclusively an American event. However, thanks to events like the London Super Comic Convention, Thought Bubble and smaller shows like the Melksham and Leamington Cons, it has become a reality for UK comics fans. The latest to join this every growing roster is the True Believers Comic Festival held at Cheltenham Race Course, on February 7th. But was it a thoroughbred, or just a show pony?