7STRING Volume 2Continuing the comics as music theme from the first arc, Nich Angell’s 7String returns for a new digital adventure on ComiXology with tracks 4 and 5. And just like a musician who has to follow a strong debut with that ‘difficult second album’ Nich looks to continue his epic fantasy series, but can they reach the heights of their predecessors or will they fall to the bottom of the charts?

Baggywrinkles_coverLucy Bellwood’s Baggywrinkles is one of those comics that had us intrigued from the first moment we heard the title. Which is a good thing because the synopsis of it being about life on tall ships might have put us off checking it out – which would have been a huge mistake! However thanks to it’s charming art and gentle humour we are now converts to these utterly delightful nautical tales and we felt compelled to get in touch with the creator of Baggywrinkles to find out more about this genuinely unique comic.

7String #1Have you ever heard the quote ‘war divides, music connects’? Well, Nich Angell hasn’t if his epic series 7String, about a world at war whose weapons are musical instruments, is anything to go by. Now, nearly four years since its initial release, Big Punch Studios bring the first three ‘tracks’ to comixology. Will this title cause a bum note with readers online, or will it’s release be music to their ears?

indie-round-upOur indie round-up this week features a selection of post-modern superhero stories including: golden and silver age inspired time travel heroics in Adamant #1; origin stories from indie arthouse superhero series Copra Versus #1; adult animal action in Dead Canary’s The Frogman Trilogy; and retrospective golden age heroics from Whatever Happened To The Archetype?

indie-round-upWe’ve an indie comics round-up featuring some of weirdest and most eclectic indie sci-fi comics around including: UK comics anthology 100% Biodegradable; surreal, psychedelia in Galaxafreaks; ass-kicking action in The Fist; and Slime! a spectacular showcase from artist Łukasz Kowalczuk.

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!