With the summer holidays just around the corner Olly MacNamee finds a forgotten gem on his reviews pile – Closely by Grayham Puttock. A claustrophobic crime thriller which reminds him of a classic bit of 70s Brit horror movie and stars a leading man with a familiar actorly face!

One of our favourite things here at Pipedream Comics is when we get sent a book that we’ve never heard of, from a new writer and artist and it turns out to be an absolute belter! The latest title to catch us completely off guard like this is Ben Kahn and Bruno Hidalgo’s Heavenly Blues, an afterworld adventure about a failed bank robber and an angry 17th century pre-teen who get persuaded to steal a valuable artifact from heaven! We catch up with writer Ben to find out more about this heavenly read!

To help develop his world building skills, writer artist Mark Penman decided to start creating short stories rather than one single epic adventure. He has released the results under the Eimurian Tales banner as awesome webcomics, telling very different, but still connected, stories. we take a look at the first two chapters of these intriguing tales.

After a recent review of Wolfmen and Rise of the Wolfmen, we were contacted by Accent UK supremo Dave West, to see if we would be interested in having a look at some of the other books available from this UK indie stable, and we’re glad we did as it meant we got to check out some fantasic books involving monster hunting cowboys, steampunk robots in circuses and the tragic tale of the worlds fastest man.

There’s been a long history of comics and wrestling locking up – it must be something to do with the colourful costumes and the idea of good versus evil battling it out. The latest comic to step into the squared circle is El Marvo, the debut book from Hawk and Cleaver Comics, featuring art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher – but can this comic deliver a power slam or will it be counted out?

Our US correspondent and webcomic guru Rebecca Hail take a look at four more great Web Comics this week that she recommends as a quick way to get a laugh in your day. From Tumblr to Twitter, you’ll be sure to find one to brighten your day and make you chuckle so we pick four of our favourites that you have got to know about.

Our US correspondent Rebecca Hail caught up with The Damned and The Sixth Gun creator Cullen Bunn at the Salina Comic Con. We talked about his new book Regression from Image Comics, plus the inspiration behind his creator owned titles and his take on the state of the indies.

Just when you think the world can’t get any more crazy, then a press release from the Man vs Rock guys appears in our Inbox asking the question “When will Man vs. Rock finally be assassinated by a fascist, foreign dictator?” and giving us a sneak preview of the most explosive graphic novel of all time – UnPresidential!