MordawwaAs you’d expect from a character with the title of Queen of Hell, John Allison’s new book Mordawwa #666 is quite a departure from the student world of Giant Days or the high school sleuthing of Bad Machinery. However, fear not! it isn’t the start of a descent into maudlin goth-ness for Allison, as his distinctive sense of humour and great eye for character still shines through the fires of hell to give his fans something new but wonderfully devilish at the same time.

Lou Scannon 1The world’s of science fiction and comedy make awkward bedfellows. For every Red Dwarf or Hitchhikers Guide, there are a dozen Hyperdrives (and Red Dwarf Season 7!). But in the world of comics, there seems to be more synergy, and in the world of the UK small press scene in particular, there are few are funnier sci-fi books than the adventures of space rogue Lou Scannon and the crew of the Raging Hormone!

Bertie Bear 1Heroes can be found in all shapes and sizes and they aren’t all human. From the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Howard the Duck, anthropomorphic characters are now common place. Now, Andy W. Clift adds his own creation to that stable in Bertie Bear And The Dagger Of A Thousand Souls, which sees his teddy bear hero embarking on a very pulp adventure. But will this comic be a fun read, or is this a character who should have remained in the toy box?

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!