Mandy The Monster HunterOlly’s World of Indie returns with a look at some of the best new titles on the indie scene today. They include: a modern take on Jerkyll and Hyde in Planet Jimbot’s Good Cop, Bad Cop; a monstrous indie anthology in Mandy The Monster Hunter; and a tense crime thriller in Rebirth of the Gangster.

Flintlock 1Ahead of the Birmingham Comics’ Festival this coming weekend, I thought I would mark the debut of my new reviews column ‘Olly’s World of Indie‘ by looking at three titles debuting at the festival. Even if you’re not there, but like the sound of ‘em, hunt them down, or speak to your local comic book store. Indie is where it’s at, and these independent titles can often offer something completely different to your average superhero diet.

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.

Charlie-SaysIn her latest column Charlie Says: Body image in comic books seems only reserved for the incredibly skinny or muscular, and not usually indicative of the numerous body shapes and sizes that our society actually possesses (even when a comic book is supposed to be “realistic” and “grounded in real life”)

Charlie-Says“Gather round! Gather round! Today we’re going to look at all-age comics and why they’re beautiful and wonderful and address the fact that you’re probably not reading enough of them.” Columnist Charlie Says looks at why all ages books should be for everyone and not just for kids.

Charlie-Says“There is one serious lacking element to the comic book world and that’s diversity in the mainstream. We’re talking diversity of race, gender, sex, sexuality, ability, religion and more besides.” So says our new columnist Charlie Humphries who takes a look at the issue of diversity in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe in our new column Charlie Says….

ComiXology Comics iconComiXology are the undisputed kings of digital comics with millions of titles available from the world’s biggest publishers every week, as well as the very best independent titles released via their digital publishing arm ComiXology Submit. But what if you are looking for titles which aren’t available on the Amazon-owned giant or are after a platform where you can download your purchases in a format of your choice to read on another device? Well help is at hand as we rundown 10 great ComiXology alternatives for fans of digital comics!

Garcia-MethodAfter weeks of waiting, comic book writer Ryan Garcia finally has some artwork to look at and approve. But does it live up to the story in his head! Ryan continues his regular column on How To Write A Digital Comic with The Garcia Method: All About Those Inks, About Those Inks, No Pencils!

Pipedream Comic logoWe’re always keen to find out more about our readers to make sure we are including the right kind of content that you love to read. To that end we’d like to know more about how you read your favourite digital comics. Is it on an iPad or iPhone, Android tablet or Windows smartphone, or do prefer a desktop PC or Mac. Or perhaps we’ve no even considered your favourite option. Either way vote now and let us know.