After last week’s flurry of activity it’s a quiet week in the world of MonkeyBrain Comics this week, with just the one new issue on sale on ComiXology. We take a first look at Alex De-Gruchy and Michael Montenat’s western mini-series The Fallen #2.
It’s not often you get a book that involves cannibals, magic flies, the resurrected body of Karl Marx and a demonic goat – not to mention Tory politicians in gimp outfits – but Charlie Gillespie’s new series The Many which debuts via ComiXology Submit this week covers all those bases. Mixing the weird psychedelia of Grant Morrison with the politics of Alan Moore and the dark humour of Garth Ennis, this first volume in the adventures of Thomas Darker defies description at times, so we contacted the man behind it in order to get his take on his truly unique world view.
Every year at the San Diego Comic Convention, the great and the good of the comic industry are acknowledged via the Eisner Awards. Ahead of this year’s event on July 25th today the shortlist of nominees have been announced. Alongside the big hitters from Marvel, DC and Image are one list which we here at Pipedream Comics are particularly interested in – Best Digital/Webcomic series. Now in it’s second year it was won by MonkeyBrain’s outstanding Bandette in 2013, and this year sees another nomination for the digital first publisher, in the shape of Christophe Sebela and Ibrahim Mustafa’s Everest set crime thriller High Crimes (which is also nominated for best new series). Also on the list are a pair of stunningly rendered hand drawn web comics in Melanie Gillman’s As The Crow Flies and Dax Tran-Caffee’s Falling Sky, Brian Fies ‘work in progress’ The Last Mechanical Monster and Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal.
- As the Crow Flies, by Melanie Gillman, www.melaniegillman.com
- Failing Sky, by Dax Tran-Caffee, failingsky.com
- High Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain), www.monkeybraincomics.com/titles/high-crimes/
- The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies, lastmechanicalmonster.blogspot.com
- The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com
This weekend’s must-read digital comics include: Marvel’s latest cinematic movie prequel in Amazing Spider-man Infinite; Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks, a hypnotic new indie series from Oni Press; and Needles and Dust an Israeli digital graphic novel app from Tsach Weinberg.
It’s not often we get genuine game-changing news in the world of digital comics, but today’s announcement that Amazon.com has acquired ComiXology is a real sign that digital comics are more than just a niche interest.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is no mental trickery! Oni Press’s Archer Coe And The Thousand Natural Shocks by Jamie S. Rich And Dan Christensen is the latest title to make its digital debut early as it appears on ComiXology this week.
Cullen Bunn’s American gothic supernatural horror story The Remains has been giving us nightmares since the first issue was published with it’s haunting tale of a mysterious stranger who visits a family in a rural American farm and has a creepy effect on it’s local rat population. Keen to find out where this terrifying idea came from we contacted the man behind it, writer Cullen Bunn to find out how he created such a nightmarish concept for his first book with MonkeyBrain Comics.
This week’s must-read digital comics include a prequel to a Marvel blockbuster in Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite, a new instalment of BKV’s outstanding The Private Eye as well as a great new indie series, The Tellurian, which takes dedication in creating a comic to new levels. There’s also a great indie showcase from aspiring writer Jesse Young.
Last summer, hen we produced our list of the top 10 MonkeyBrain Comics titles to celebrate their 1st anniversary, one of the titles which just missed out on the list was the brilliant Knuckleheads from Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV. As a result it became unofficially dubbed the ’11th best MonkeyBrain Comics title’, but that might be about to change as Knuckleheads is set to come to the world of print this summer in a collected edition courtesy of IDW Publishing.
The release of DC Comics & Madefire’s Batman: Arkham Origins DC2 Multiverse graphic novel was one of the most ground-breaking developments of 2013. And they are about to push the boundaries even further by bringing the finale to the small screen for the first time with the Batman: Arkham Origins iPhone edition.
Before you see this summer’s next Marvel blockbuster, then be sure to check out the fantastic new Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic which is released today and acts as a prequel to the movie so is the perfect jumping on point for new fans.
There’s no April Fools here as MonkeyBrain Comics bring us a first look at all new issues of Amelia Cole and The Army of Dr Moreau as well as the latest instalment of Edison Rex plus the first volume of his collected adventures! All available on ComiXology this Wednesday.
The latest in our ‘why I love digital comics’ series sees indie comic creator and Afterlife Inc. writer Jon Lock wax lyrical about the joys of digital.
The latest hit mobile game to be turned into a digital comic is the fiendishly addictive Doodle Jump, which set to hit our screen in June courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment this June. With a story from Adventure Time writer Meredith Gran it looks set to capture that anarchic sense of fun and join the likes of Angry Birds, Cut The Rope and Pocket Gods as another digital comic crossover success.