We continue our rundown of the best indie and small press comics of 2017 with all-ages luchadoras, time-travelling office workers, gonzo super villains, exploding plants, and a theme park full of ghosts,

As we continue of rundown of the best indie and small press comics of the year we are blasted into space, get caught up in an unlikely election and meet a giant rabbit.

It’s been another amazing year for independent and small press comics, and so picking our favourites from the year has not been an easy task. It has meant missing out some big hitters from previous years line-ups, but this is a reflection of the calibre and quality of books we have discovered this year, many of which were from first time creators dipping their toe in the world of self publishing for the first time!

Unlikely Heroes may not be a name many are familiar with, but they are a studio with a skilled team producing high quality, enjoyable comics, as our review of the superhero series, Supers, will attest to. This week, hot on the heels of their recent, rousing Kickstarter success, we take a look at issue 1 of the UH team’s newest comic project, The Surgeon. Will this post-apocalyptic, sword-wielding physician be a surgical cut above the rest or will it be Dead upon arrival?

Fancy winning £2,000 for your comic? Well the fine folk over at Laydeez Do Comics have announced a new female only graphic novel prize, which is the first of it’s kind in the UK. It’s all part of their mission to recognise and celebrate the wealth of comic being produced by female-identifying people in the UK and looks set to be a fantastic springboard for any aspiring comic creators who enter. Not only do you win a cash prize, but you also get your work critiqued by a panel of comic experts!

With their quarterly anthology, upcoming comic app and hundreds of titles within their ever expanding library, Comichaus are cementing their place as a publisher on the rise. In this new mini-series, writer Steve Horry, artist Catia Fantini and team hope to add to this success with Lizard Men, which sees a rockstar become leader of the British People and discovering a dark enemy hiding in the shadows. But is this new comic another sure-fire hit or will it receive a cold(blooded) reception?

Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus’ Turncoat fired it’s way onto our Top 10 Indie Comics Of The Year for 2016 with it’s hilarious tale of a super villain hitman. So when we discovered Ryan and Plaid were uniting again for a new book at Image, then we knew we were in for another twisted treat! We catch up with Ryan to find out more about this psychedelic space adventure and what it’s like going from the indies to Image!

Having started a successful indie comics website selling platform, and launched a critically acclaimed anthology, we couldn’t help but wonder what Pete Genepool and the Comichaus guys would get up to next? Well it turns out they are branching into the world of digital comics, to launch a streaming service they are dubbing ‘a Netflix for indie comics’. With it’s mix of indie and digital comics being right up our alley, we knew we had to find out more!

The current world of global politics can often feel like they are the plots of an outlandish comic book. Which is great for those creating polically themed comic books as they can use it for inspiration. Two great example of this are R. Sikoryak’s Unquitable Trump which transposes the presdient tweets on to superhero covers. And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, the guys from Man Vs Rock are back with their own take on things with UnPresidential!