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!

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.


App-of-the-Year-2014As a warm up to our year-end awards and the prestigious Digital Comic of the Year poll, (which will be coming very soon), we decided to get our readers in the voting spirit with a poll to tell us which was the best digital comics app and reveal the Pipedream Comics’ App of the Year 2014.

We picked what we thought were the 9 best, (and then gave readers a 10th option to tell us where we were completely wrong!). They got voting and we can now announce the winner is…

The iPad and iPhone have quickly become one of the most popular gaming platforms with hit titles like Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies becoming as popular as Mario and Sonic. With that success comes the inevitable spin-offs, which we’re delighted to say includes digital comics, so we’re going to take a look at 5 of the best digital comics based on iOS games.

Framed_Screen_01x1024A group of game developers from the fantastically named Loveshack Entertainment have announced a rather intriguing iOS game that mixes our two favourite things – comics and iPads. The game is called ‘Framed‘ and looks like an old style comic book page – but no ordinary one. Your character works his way through the panels in order, according to what the panel depicts – whatever the consequences might be – and as the player it’s up to you to prevent your hero from meeting a sticky end by rearranging the panels so he make it to the end of the page unharmed.

I was inspired to write this blog after writing an article for a UK-based iPhone and iPad magazine called Tap! The article was all about comics on the iPad and I talked to so many interesting and helpful people in the comics industry who told me all about the world of digital comics on the iPad and iPhone that I simply didn’t have room to include everything they said in the article. I spoke to everyone from writers and artists to coders and distributors and so instead on wasting their time, I have decided to set-up this blog and post much more detailed interviews from the people who took the time to answer my question by way of a thank you.