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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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“I wanted to explore how you can be from two places and not quite belong in either” Kristyna Baczynski on what it is to be an alien in Retrograde Orbit from Avery Hill Publishing

Set on a mining colony in the depths of space Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a complex and poignant tale of a young alien girl trying to fit into a world that is different to her own. With it’s subtle look at immigration and identity, we caught up with it’s creator to find out more about […]

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“I always wanted it to be more than just documenting a trip.” Katriona Chapman on merging travelogues and personal stories for her debut graphic novel Follow Me In

For her full length graphic novel debut, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman has expanded the small but poignant world of her Katzine travelogues and turned into something much more epic. Chronicling her travels in Mexico and the breakdown of a relationship along the way, it’s part travelogue, part therapy session and so we caught up […]

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“I wanted it to have the look of a lost film from the early days of cinema” Martin Simpson on creating Art Deco noir in The Needleman

Having been blown away by the Art Deco noir of Martin Simpson’s The Needleman from Soaring Penguin Press, we knew we had to find out more! However when we caught up with Martin, we were a little bit more gentle with our interrogation than Rasp, the sinister investigator and titular Needleman who uses a long […]

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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 […]

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Review: Retrograde Orbit (Avery Hill Publishing)

One of three books being released by Avery Hill at this year’s Thought Bubble, Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a beautiful and poignant tale about about a young girl looking to find a sense of home and identity in a galaxy where she feels like doesn’t quite belong. Related posts: Review: The Great North Wood […]

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Review: The Needle Man (Soaring Penguin Press)

They say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover (and we have certainly seen enough indie books where a beautiful cover conceals a dogs dinner inside), but that is most definitely not the case with The Needle Man, a new book from Soaring Penguin Press. Bringing together the first story of Martin Simpson’s dystopian art […]

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Small Press writer Matt Garvey to release ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’ a new anthology for unpublished creators – find out how to get involved!

As well as writing stellar small press comics like white NOIR, The Ether, Chunks and the recent Red Rocket Comet, Matt Garvey has turned all altruistic and offered to self finance a small press anthology – called Gotta Start Somewhere – for creators who have never been published before which he will help get into […]

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Indie Comics Round-Up: Submerged, Herebey Dragons, Glacier City

Our latest round-up of fantastic indie comics includes: Submerged, a subterranean adventure story from the team at Vault Comics; The Herebey Dragons an all ages fantasy comic from writer Simon Birks; and Glacier City, the latest from Brian K Vaughan’s Panel Syndicate platform, with a story by Copperhead’s Jay Faerber. Related posts: Indie Comics Round-Up: Ruthless, […]

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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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“There’s an anti-hero at the core of it, throwing out knight’s moves as the plot tries-and-fails to keep up with him” Ryan O’Sullivan tells about how a plagiarist became the world’s greatest story-teller and potential saviour in Fearscape

After twisting our brains with psychedleic space adventure Void Trip, writer Ryan O’Sullivan is set to take us to yet another mind expanding world, this time the realm of fears known as the Fearscape. Frustrated writer Henry Henry is given the task of being earth’s saviour after being wrongly identified as our greatest story-teller, and […]

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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 […]

“Most traditional genres have become too predictable, and the only way to keep them fresh is to whack them with a mallet” Russell Olson talks crime/noir sci-fi mash ups in Gateway City

With it’s mix of classic old school crime noir and golden age sci-fi silliness, Russell Olson’s Gateway City has been one of our favourite discoveries of the year. With the latest issue in the bag and a new collected edition on the way, we catch up with the man behind it all, to find out […]

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“This is the launch pad for the entire Rebellion superhero-verse!” Simon Furman on reviving classic British heroes in The Vigilant

Classic British Comics are going through something of a resurgence this year, with new volumes of Misty, Scream and Roy Of The Rovers, courtesy of 2000 AD publisher Rebellion. Joining these ranks are The Vigilant, a superhero team made up of classic character from the 1970s and brought to you by Transformers legend Simon Furman […]

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“There’s something very cool about seeing a medieval priory come to life with colourful art and cosplay that makes the event kind of unique and quirky!” Stuart Mulrain tells all about the True Believers Summer Variant 2018

With it’s unique location in a medieval friary, and it’s chilled out atmosphere, the True Believers Summer Variant was one of our highlights of last year’s convention circuit. With only a week to go until the big day this year (August 5th at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester), we caught up with organiser Stuart Mulrain to […]

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ComiXology Originals Round-Up: Superfreaks, Elephantmen 2261, Ask For Mercy and Savage Game

Digital comics giant ComiXology have turned publisher with their new collection of ComiXology Originals. This opening collection of four titles include all ages superhero adventure Super Freaks; a new series of Richard Starkings’ long running Elephantmen; a Starkings original called Ask For Mercy; and Savage Game from NFL player Ryan Kalil.  Related posts: Indie Comic […]