Smart Bomb!! comicFans of ’90s video game magazine Super Play may recognise the name Wil Overton, or at least recognise his artwork as he was the man behind their iconic Manga inspired covers. Well now Will is turning his artistic talents to the world of comics, with a new video game themed comic anthology/magazine called Smart Bomb!! We caught up with him to find out how he powered up this new collection.


It’s been a bumper year for high-class pulp comics, with Brett Harris’s Adventures in Pulp getting rave reviews and now Steven Hudkins’ excellent The Warden series being collected together into one volume. With a Kickstarter launching to create a printed hardcover we caught up with the master of ‘swamp magic’ to find out more about the meaning of pulp.

ComiXology Comics iconOne of the great things about ComiXology’s Comics app is that you can load up your iPad with great digital comics and read them at your leisure and in places where you don’t need a network connection. However we’ve been finding recently that this isn’t always possible with the Comics app signing us out just when we needed it most. But if you’re finding you can’t read ComiXology Comics offline too, then don’t worry, there is a solution!

ComiXology Comics iconComics users, it’s time for a ComiXology update as the digital comics giant have unveiled an exciting new iteration of their market-defining Android and iOS app. Boasting a new Smart Lists feature and a variety of browsing options, can this new version of Comics remedy some of the negative steps they made with their previous update?

One of the main complaints about the ComiXology platform, when it came to buying and reading your digital comics (at least before the Amazon buy out) was the fact that your comics weren’t yours to download and back up on your PC. Well, today during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego that is about to change thanks to ComiXology DRM-free backups being made available, allowing readers to download and store copies of their favourite digital comics.

Just in case you had any doubt, today ComiXology have reminded us that not only are they top digital comics app company but one of the top-grossing iPad apps in the whole world, as the Comics by ComiXology iOS app is revealed as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013, ranking #11 overall.  

The pulsating frenzy around the players and teams of the Premier League has left an impact on popular culture and the media. From television coverage both live and syndicated to media spin-offs like magazines, there is no denial of the Premier League’s imprint on die-hard fans of English football. It, thus, doesn’t come as a surprise that the league has already ventured into the world of comic books. 

Melksham03What do you get if you combine Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader and one of Despicable Me’s Minions with a sleepy Wiltshire market town and a sunny Saturday afternoon – why its the Melksham Comic Convention of course! We were there along with over 600 other eager geeks from all across the UK, so here’s our report on what went down.

melksham-comic-conAlthough our main focus here on Pipedream Comics is the wonderful world of digital comics on the iPad, we are also huge fans of comics in all their forms. So when a comic-related cause comes up that we feel is worthy of our support then we get behind it 100%, digital or otherwise! One such cause is the Melksham Comic Covention, now in it’s second year, and  situated just up the road from Pipedream HQ in the sleepy Wiltshire town of Melksham. This local convention is the brain child of KomiX shop owner Hayley Spencer, but what on earth made her decide to set up a comic convention in the south west of the UK? And what will conventioneers have to look forward to on Saturday August 31st if they make the journey into the wilds of Wiltshire?