DCAPPOTY2015-logoIn 2014 Madefire were crowned the best Digital Comics App of the year for their mix of innovative motion comics and growing platform of new titles from major publishers. But how will they fair this year, in the face of opposition from new publishing platforms, digital innovators and a few old rivals who are getting stronger and stronger!

To celebrate this festive time of year we have compiled a list of 10 essential Christmas digital comics for you to enjoy this yuletide. They include everything from Christmas classics and wintery slices of life, to child hating demons and some truly unique takes on the big FC – so there really is something for everyone!

James Bond #1Since his creation by Ian Fleming in 1953, the iconic James Bond 007 has regularly appeared in all forms of entertainment, except comics. But now Dynamite comics have recruited legendary writer Warren Ellis to put together an ongoing series of England’s most dangerous secret agent. But will this new title leave readers shaken or stirred?

Huck #1Huck #1 is the latest project from writing mega star Mark Millar which tells the story of a plain clothes superhero who looks after his small hometown in exchange for them keeping his secret. With American Vampire’s Raphael Albuquerque on art, will this be a title which cleans up the shelves, or is it simply something which deserves to be kept secret?

Huck #1Comics super-scribe Mark Millar has a new series out this week – Huck – which features art from the amazing Rafael Alberquerque and tells the story of a secret small town hero who tries to keep his powers to himself but does good deeds for the people in his hometown. It’s got a delightfully retro feel to it, so we ask the creator of Hit Girl and Kick Ass if creating Huck is his way of doing a good deed for his fans…

indie-round-upOur latest round-up of the best indie digital comics features: a psychic hairdresser taking on Anime-inspired beasties in Bob: Non Union Psychic; psychic alien children on the run in Brethren Born #1; a surreal teenage angst adventure in Rachael Smith’s The Rabbit; and an anthropomortphic archaeological mice in a pulp adventure called Mulp: The Sceptre of the Sun..

The Last Sheriff #1We’ve seen a posse of sci-fi westerns ride into town in recent months, from big name gunslingers like Copperhead to indie desperadoes like Descending Outlands. But will The Last Sheriff from UK publisher Reckless Hero be quick on the draw at high noon and become the baddest book in town, or will it just end up another lily-livered pretender?

ComixologySubmitThis month’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: science-faction, past lives thriller Deep Soul; 1980s inspired time travel, complete with Nazi robots in Henna Hanson Must Save Prom; 90s inspired western action from Reckless Hero Studios in The Last Sheriff; ultraviolent action in Revenger; and the return of animals vs. aliens adventures War of The Woods.

Exit Generation #1It’s not often you read a ‘post-apocalyptic’ tale where everyone is actually better off after a population eliminating exodus, but that’s the unique twist in Sam Read’s brilliant sci-fi mini series Exit Generation. (Plus there’s also some evil aliens just to make sure everyone isn’t completely happy with their lot). We caught up with Sam to find how he would get on in his own accidental utopian world or if he’d wish that he’d headed for the stars with everyone else!