Unbound.com are a new online publisher following a similar model to that of Kickstarter but with a focus on publishing only and no 30 day limit either. Well, as with Ram V’s proposed spiritual sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed Black Mumba crime-noir thriller, comic book creator, Jessica Martin, has also looked toward Unbound to follow up on her last graphic novel, Elsie Harris: Picture Palace.

Bursting forth from the pages of the Phoenix, courtesy of the frenetic imaginations of the Etherington Brothers comes this second collection of tales starring a young boy who accidentally dies eating oxtail soup and must navigate a mysterious afterworld in order to try and get home. But should the Etherington’s unconventional hero remain long gone?

Deep Space Canine is a bit like the small press equivalent of a mighty Marvel team-up, as Hannah Chapman’s Comic Book Slumber Party crew join forces with the awesome Avery Hill to bring us this fantastic anthology starring CBSP’s galaxy trotting, hydro-herb smoking heroine Captain Greasy.

santa-claus-vs-the-nazis-1Originally seen in the pages of Aces Weekly, Benjamin Dickson and Gavin Mitchell’s seasonal action adventure Santa Claus vs. The Nazis is about to get a new print release courtesy of the folk at Markosia. Even though we’re a couple of months early for St Nick’s Big Day, we managed caught up with Ben and Gavin to talk about the ultimate battle between good and evil!

ICE logoReturning for a third successive year to Birmingham, Shane Chebsey and his gang of outstandingly dedicated gang of friends, family and volunteers, once again offered up a two day event with something different happening on both days. Our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee reports from The International Comics Expo 2016.

GUN-3This summer has been all about villains thanks to Suicide Squad and co. However Jack Fosters’s Gun is about more than just another bunch of cool anti-heroes. One of our top 30 ComiXology Submit titles of 2015, the first arc is set to reach an epic conclusion this week with the release of issue #3 and so we catch up with ‘The Villainist’ himself to find out more about his motley band of villainous heroes who go on the run after a superpowered bounty is placed on their heads.

Opinion LogoThe types of comic books available today are seemingly endless. Most of us know the series from big name publishers like DC and Marvel, and even smaller names like IDW and Valiant have become very well-known over the years. Still, there also exists a niche of indie comic book creators and publishers that have become more visible in recent years due in part to the internet. 

vesselsWith some extra time on his hands thanks to the school holidays, our indie comics expert Olly MacNamee takes a few hours out from sunning himself to cast an eye over three more great indie titles in this month’s Olly’s World of Indie. They include: Dave Cook’s new fantasy story Vessels; anarchic music inspired series Iron Bard Ballisto; and both volumes of David Lumsden’s Boat, based on his short film.