It’s that time of year again where we begin to rundown the best indie and small press comics in time for our Indie Comic Of The Year poll. We start with a demonic superhero, a dystopian hi-tech future, the most action-packed comic of the year and the finale of a small press stalwart. As well as some exciting debuts and the return of some old friends.

Joining the excellent 32 Kills as the latest part of the Comichaus publishing push is Close, which is written by Impossible’s Chris Sides and long time collaborator Chris Travell. Released from the pages of the Comichaus Anthology, Close is a slice of contemporary crime drama that sees a stalker wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. So is this a book one you should be keeping an eye on or one that needs locking up?