The Pipedream Comics Sunday Digest is going to take on a new format this week. Instead of rounding up the week’s stories from the website, we’re going to do some quick reviews of some great digital comics which we’ve been enjoying this week, but not reviewed fully on the site. Enjoy…

At the opposite end of the digital comics spectrum to the Madefire’s motion comics bombast are the delightful monochrome musings of MonkeyBrain’s Kinksi and Masks and Mobsters, both of which have new issues out this new via ComiXology. Although completely different in form and content, it serves as a fantastic reminder of the broad nature of what makes a digital comic.

After the dramatic revelations about Captain Stone’s disappearance in issue 4 we delve deeper into the world of his vampiric half sister Charlie Chance, the former model, PETA activist and apprentice cat burglar, in the latest instalments of Liam Sharp’s Captain Stone is Missing from Madefire.

This autumn, the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe are taking Europe by storm in a partnership with Panini, Europe’s leading publisher of comics and graphic novels. A new line of foreign language digital comics will be available via ComiXology Europe and amongst others that will see Valiant’s smash hit monthly series like X-O Manowar and Archer & Armstrong into French and Italian for the very first time.

Motion comics publishers Narr8 have today announced a new multimedia editing tool called Story Builder that lets you build your own interactive digital comics. Simply create your comic using their online editor and upload it to their online catalogue for the world to download.

Sabertooth Swordsman cover 1This week sees the release of Sabertooth Swordsman an inspired new digital first series from Dark Horse Comics unlike anything else you’ll read this year. Written by Damon Gentry and with art from Aaron Conley it’s a tripped-out, blood-soaked, indie-spirited adventure comic packed full of Cloud Gods, Mastodon Mathematicians and much much more. we contacted Doug and Aaron to discover more about this weird and wonderful world and to find out who really is the best animal based swordfighter.

According to writer Ben Abernathy, Madefire‘s new series The Heroes Club is packed full of insider jokes and subtle references to the Madefire world, but what (or rather who) on earth could this bully be referring to when confronting Captain Stone?


Download the whole of The Heroes Club #1 now via the Madefire app


scrapbook_034aThis week we revealed an innovative new digital comics app for iPad called Scrollon. From filmmaker Doug Lefler it uses a unique sideways scrolling interface that lets readers consumer their digital comics as one long narrative based on Chinese Scrolls. It’s available to download now from the iTunes Store and is a truly unique reading experience and one we wanted to find out more about so we contacted Doug to try and get to the bottom, or should that the end, of this exciting new concept in digital comics.

James Tynion IV and Jeremy RockWhat do you get if you cross political TV series The West Wing with classic 80s horror movie John Carpenter’s The Thing? Well if that sounds like your kind of thing then The Eighth Seal is your kind of book. From the twisted minds of James Tynion IV and Jeremy Rock this brilliant politico-horror book first showed it’s hideous face on Mark Waid’s Thrillbent site, but has now been given the full ComiXology treatment. To find out more on the best way to scare the bejesus out of your readers we got in touch with James and Jeremy and in doing so, they gave us an exclusive look at the new cover – but be warned!