TrespasserWhen a mysterious alien stranger is found by a farmer and his daughter, things take an unexpected twist when he decides to everything he can to protect his family in Alterna Comics sci-fi horror, Trespasser. Writer Justin Ryan tells us about the inspiration for his alien invasion series and why he decided to make the visitor a benign force, instead of a marauding invader!

The Pride Adventures 3Joe Glass’ LGBTQ+ superhero collective The Pride are back for a whole new set of antics in Pride Adventures. But unlike the main series which suffered from having a revolving door of artists, Pride Adventures makes the most of an eclectic roster of creators to produce a companion series that further develops the world of The Pride in distinctly diverse ways!

Charlie-SaysIn her latest column Charlie Says: Body image in comic books seems only reserved for the incredibly skinny or muscular, and not usually indicative of the numerous body shapes and sizes that our society actually possesses (even when a comic book is supposed to be “realistic” and “grounded in real life”)

indie-round-upWe’ve a mixed bag of titles in this week’s indie comics round-up featuring: superheroes on a mission for revenge getting caught up in a deathmatch tournament in Ch05en: Grizz; warring south London families in throwback crime drama Spiral; wholesome family superhero adventures in Start Up; and Tarantino-inspired grindhouse violence in Ertito Montana’s Street Tiger.

Karma PoliceWhat comes after life? This has been a question with answers depicted throughout all entertainment mediums and comics are no exception. From Heaven (Afterlife Inc) to Hell (Hellbreak), all possibilities have been written about. Well, now Reincarnation is added to that list, with Karma Police, an action story detailing a group of monks looking to stop bad souls from going to their next lives with baggage. Will this series convert readers to the faith or will it end up just dishing out bad karma?

Pull List 01After weeks of working behind closed doors we can finally reveal our brand new product from the team here at Pipedream Comics as we launch the first issue of The Pull List, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the world of small press, indie and digital comics. This first issue is packed with exclusive news, reviews and interviews with some of comics’ biggest names and is available for the bargain price of 99p from our new store!

Marvel Infinite comicsIt’s was a bit quiet in the world of Marvel Infinite comics in 2015, but in recent months there seems to have been something of a deluge  as we see fantastic team-ups from big name Marvel heroes strutting their stuff in the world of cutting edge digital comics.​ We round-up some of the best featuring Deadpool & Cable, Amazing Spider-man & Silk, Daredevil & The Punisher as well as the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Broken FrontierIt’s a cliche that bears repeating but anthologies are the lifeblood of indie comics, bringing new talent to a wider audience in an eclectic setting. But often it is difficult for editors to maintain consistency of quality or bring in big names to contribute to their fledgling collection. But this is where the team from the Broken Frontier Anthology are trying to rewrite the rules and break down the frontiers of indie publishing by paying them creators up front, but will these big names deliver or just leave the reader broken?

OctalWant to get into comics, but not sure how? Well there’s a new way in thanks to Mike Schneider and his new indie anthology Octal Volume 1! What makes it different from all the other anthologies is that as well as featuring great stories and art, it also works as a collection of ‘pitch packets’ to showcase the comics off to editors and publishers on the lookout for the next big thing. We got in touch with Mike Schneider to find out just how we could break into the world of comics via Octal!