For his follow up to the critically acclaimed Dark Matter anthology series, writer Chris Sides has gone big and crafted an ambitious science fiction trilogy based around a shadowy futuristic corporation known as Frostbyte Industries. The first chapter, Impossible is released at this year’s LSCC, but how will this cryptic company influence the action, and what will happen to our lead character who starts the book stranded in space and plummeting to earth?!

Our US correspondent and webcomic guru Rebecca Hail take a look at four more great Web Comics 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.

Small Press comics have become a really powerful tool for exploring issues of mental health, such as anxiety and depression. Comics tackling this complicated topic range from the funny and quirky like Wired Up Wrong or Brain Shoodles to genre tales like At War With Kaleb. But whatever the format, the common thread is comic creators exploring their own struggles with mental health in an incredibly personal and laudable way. The latest to join this growing sub genre of fascinating books is Chris Browning’s Grey Fug: Discussions With My Cats About Depression.

We’re used to writer Ken Reynolds pushing the boundaries of small press with comics like Cognition and experimental anthology Sliced Quarterly, but his latest book In Trouble is not only a unique approach to science fiction, but his most personal story yet, as it deals with pregnancy and the end of the world. Plus, he’s taken on the art chores himself too! With a super quick Kickstarter looking for funding, we catch up with him to find out what to expect from this expectant tale.

Small Press means different things to different people. For some, it’s a world of art students producing hand-printed fanzines put together with long-armed staplers. While for others, it represents the freedom to tell interesting and eclectic stories without needing approval from a publisher. And it’s this diversity that we love – so we chose to celebrate it in the latest issue of our indie comics fanzine The Pull List, with our Discover Small Press issue! Available now from our Gumroad Store!

This week, we go back in time (both in terms of the story and the title’s release itself) with Rum Row, a 1930’s set action adventure by Andrew Maxwell, Michele Bandini and their creative teams which follows an action packed adventure occurring on a blimp high in the sky. Will we toast to this comic’s great quality or will we need a stiff drink to forget about it?

Back in February we were lucky enough to take part in the amazing True Believers Comic Festival (our first time behind a table and one of our favourite events in the convention calendar!). Well in just a few weeks on Sunday August 20th, Stuart Mulrain and his team of believers will be running another event, this time in Gloucester’s Blackfriar’s Priory – so here’s what you can look forward to at the True Believers Summer Variant Edition!

We caught up with the always entertaining Matt Garvey at the recent Small Press Signing in Swindon last month, and while there he gave us an early look at the new issue of his signature series – Chunks. Alongside regular collaborator Cris Canfailla will this third issue continue offering the sweet music the series has so far, or will this ‘chunk’ be too tough to swallow?

Following up critically acclaimed debut is one pf the challenges every comic creator must face. Well, Sam Head, Rachel Nutkins and the team behind Mi Sweethart are about to face just that with the recent release of the second and third issues of their fantastic comic. But can this title once again make a killing or will it fall on the sword at the second (and third) hurdle?