Following up critically acclaimed debut is one pf the challenges every comic creator must face. Well, Sam Head, Rachel Nutkins and the team behind Mi Sweethart are about to face just that with the recent release of the second and third issues of their fantastic comic. But can this title once again make a killing or will it fall on the sword at the second (and third) hurdle?

This month we’ve seen two fantastic new books from Irish creator Leonie O’Moore appear on ComiXology. Invoked, a period piece about a family moving into a mysterious new house. And Don’t Fall, a fantastical fairytale about a brother and sister in peril. So rather than review them in isolation we thought we’d take a look at them both, and see how the two compare.

Despite the variety that comes along in small press comics, traditional fantasy stories involving elves and fairies seem to be something of a rarity. That’s why, when one hits our (metaphorical) desk, we at take note. This week, James Blundell does just that with the first issue of Plague, which sees these fantastical beings surviving in the midst of a very human ailment.

The new book from Leonie O’Moore, creator of Lord and Double Dead is another creepy slice of gothic horror. This time it’s set in a mysterious house inhabited by spiritual beings who look like animals, but who may not be as benevolent as the young girls who move into their late Aunt’s house first think. With a period setting and a classical art style, we caught up with Leonie to find out more the spooky world she has created from her feisty female leads! (Contains some mild spoilers!)

For the third track of his epic musical fantasy series 7String, creator Nich Angell has changed key mid-track and gone off in a new digital direction. Now available online as well as via webcomic portal Tapastic, we tune up the band and aim to strike a chord with the continuing adventures of sword wielding maestro Zach Briarpatch and co.

pull-list-04The latest issue of our indie comics magazine The Pull List #4 is now available from our Gumroad store for the bargain price of £0.99! Our cover is supplied by the super talented Chris Imber and Chris Jenkins from Reckless Hero who represent a new generation of exciting UK indie publishers and they talk exclusively about their epic series the Last Sheriff.

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Santa Claus vs. The Nazis was just a one note joke pitting the ultimate evil against the good. However thanks to a well rounded script and some excellent artwork, it is so much more than than high concept title might suggest, becoming a mix of throwback World War 2 action but with a genuine heart-warming core.