Comic Reviews

24 Panels

Review: 24 Panels (Image Comics)

While we don’t often review books from Image Comics on here, 24 Panels is more than just your average anthology. Complied by Wicked and Divine creator Kieron Gillen, Steve Thompson and Rhona Martin, with proceeds going to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire (especially those with PTSD), it features an all star roster of creators […]

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Review: Friendo #1 & 2 (Vault Comics)

We’re living in a world run by digital assistants, and so it’s inevitable that their ominous presence should make an appearance in sci-fi comics. Writer Alex Paknadel and artist Martin Simmonds have taken things to the extreme in Friendo though, with a malevolent and destructive digital buddy who not only encourages excessive spending but much […]

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Review: Death Sentence: Liberty Girl #1

Having finally got up to speed on the amazing Death Sentence, we are over the moon that it is back with a new Kickstarter funded series, Death Sentence Liberty Girl. Monty Nero and Martin Simmonds visceral tale of sex, drugs and superpowers feels like it hasn’t missed a beat as this new series smashes you […]

Lip Hook

Review: Lip Hook (SelfMadeHero)

As you might expect from indie legends like David Hine and Mark Stafford, their new book Lip Hook from SelfMAdeHero, starts off as a fairly traditional crime story, but when Vince and his moll Sofia end up in the foggy village of Lip Hook, things soon begin to take a turn for the darker, involving […]

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Review: Tumult (SelfMadeHero)

John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy’s debut graphic novel Tumult, definitely lives up to it’s title as they create a chaotic and confusing world for their hero, featuring multiple personalities, government conspiracies and doomed love. But can this confusing world make for a satisfying read?

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Review: Pirate Fun: The First Trial

Hurray, Fun Mudlfter is back! If like us you are huge fans of Colin Bell and Neil Slorance’s cult classic, Dungeon Fun then this is very welcome news indeed (and if you’re not a fan, then you really should be!) The intrepid hero of the excellent all ages quest adventure Dungeon Fun is back and […]

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Review: Close (Comichaus)

Joining the excellent 32 Kills as the latest part of the Comichaus publishing push is Close, which is written by Impossible’s Chris Sides and long time collaborator Chris Travell. Released from the pages of the Comichaus Anthology, Close is a slice of contemporary crime drama that sees a stalker wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. So […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Chip McFitz: Wanted Dead Or Alive, Glorious Wrestling Apocalypse, Not Your Cuppa Tea

We continue to rundown some of the best small press comics debuting at this year’s Thought Bubble Comic Festival and this time we have three that will definitely make you laugh: caffeinated journo Chip McFitz is back for a new adventure from Mat Greaves; Josh Hicks’ gang from Glorious Wrestling are facing Apocalypse; and Todd Oliver’s latest […]

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Review: 32 Kills (Comichaus)

Captain Cosmic’s Andy W. Clift has teamed up with his old Samurai Slasher buddys Mike Garley and Mike Stock, plus the fine folk at Comichaus to bring you a book that is at the opposite end of the comics specturm to his family friendly golden age space romp. Instead, 32 Kills is an ultra violent […]

Review: Killtopia (BHP Comics)

Thanks to writer Dave Cook’s epic marketing campaign, the name Killtopia has been at the top of our most anticipated comic of 2018 list from the beginning of the year. But now that it’s finally here and we’ve been whipped into feverish anticipation, will this dystopian science fiction book manage to live up to all […]

Fearscape

Fearscape #1 (Vault Comics)

For his follow up to the psychedelic Void Trip, writer Ryan O’Sullivan’s latest creator-owned series for Vault Comics sees a failed writer wrongfully picked to be the saviour of mankind. Packed full of smart dialgue, stunning artwork and an arch deconstruction of comic book conventions, we see whether Fearscape is anything worth being afraid of.

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Review: Bun (Madius Comics)

With the first full issue of Mike Sambrook’s Bun proper coming very soon, and the first 11 pages now available for free on Gumroad, we look back at that sampler issue about a giant bunny trying to find his way in the world. But does writer Mike Sambrook manage to create a sweet all ages tale, that […]