dark-matter-ii-coverIt’s a great time for indie anthologies,and returning to the fray is the second volume of Dark Matter from writer Chris Sides. After a triumphant and eclectic debut, this new collection is set to launch at Birmingham’s MCM on November 19th, so we caught up with Chris Sides to get an in-depth rundown of the stories and creators and find out why Dark Matter stands out from the crowd.

Brethren Born 2After the success of any first issue, it then becomes a fine balancing act to maintain that success; keeping what works and losing what doesn’t while moving the story forward. Well, Close 2 Immortality members Jon Laight and Level 8 Comics hope to to release a worthy follow up with issue two of Brethren Born, a superhero comic with a very extraterrestrial twist. But can this second issue build on the magic caused by the first or will Brethren Born simply be a one hit wonder?

C2C logoAfter a successful launch at this year’s London Super Comic Convention 2016, we catch up with the members of new indie comics collective Close 2 Immortality – Brethren Born’s Jon Laight, Redshift Press‘ Chris Sides & Chris Travell as well as Jay Martin the writer of their debut series ALV, and founder Phil Woodward – to hear all about the merits of joining forces in the competitive world of small press!