The ‘annoyingly good’ Matt Garvey returns with yet another new title this month in Red Rocket Comet the tale of an aging hero plagued by nightmares from the past. The prolific creator of white NOIR, The Ether and The Devil In Disguise has teamed up with Circusside’s Grayham Puttock and Captain Cosmic’s Andy W. Clift to create a dark and twisted superhero tale that reads like Watchmen reimagined by Mark Millar or Ed Brubaker. So buckle up for launch!

For our latest dive into the world of small press we take a look at three highly personal projects: Aaron rackley’s Little Heroes Anthology, the second issue of this fantastic collection that also helps fundraise for comic based resources in hospitals; Good Comics’ Sam Williams has created a highly personal look into fatherhood with Daddy Day; and finally Nicole Bate’s look at anxiety in a beautiful wordless comics called Anxiety Me.

Although we don’t often find ourselves covering ‘the galaxy’s greatest comic’ on here, we thought we’d make an exception for this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special as it features an all female team of writers and artists tackling the world of Dredd and co for the very first time. It’s a veritable who’s who of UK talent from established names like Leah Moore and Alex de Campi alongside up and comers like Olivia Hicks and Abigail Bulmer, as well as a FutureShock from the incomparable Tillie Walden, which is reason enough to pick it up in our book!

With books like Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch and Kim Reaper, writer/artist Sarah Graley has become one of the rising stars of the UK scene and a regular at conventions all over the world. With recent announcements that Oni Press will be republishing Our Super Adventure, along with a new Kim Reaper comic called Vampire Island, we caught up with Sarah to find out about what inspires her and the secret to a good diary comic! 

For their follow up to the zany Last Driver and eclectic sci-fi anthology Adventures in Science, Chris Baker and Matt Fitch have opted for an equally out of this world subject – the Apollo moon landing. Teaming up with veteran artist Mike Collins they look to tell the story of man’s first mission to the moon as only they can, but will it be out of this world or no go on lift off.

From the opening scenes involving a row over a cup of tea in the workplace, you can’t help but be drawn into Joe Palmer’s scintilating sci-fi one shot Grind. The workplace banter is instantly familliar, but the world it is set in is one of a kind and it’s this perfect combination of the fresh and the familliar which make Grind such a fantastic read.

Launching at the upcoming East London Comics Art Festival, Tim Bird’s latest offering from Avery Hill, The Great North Wood, has been met with a glowing review already. But we were keen to find out more about the secrets of this subtle and meandering read, so we thought we could get in touch with Tim in order to see if we could see the wood for the trees.

For their follow up to last year’s excellent new issues of Merrick The Sensational Elephantman, writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker have teamed up with Dr Crowe creator Corey Friya to create an awesome Victorian crossover. With both characters have strong steam punk and golden age hero roots, it’s a perfect combination and has that classic Marvel team-up feel to it.