4078196-thor_1_coverJason Aaron and Russell Dauterman take the Marvel world by storm with their new run in Thor #1, introducing us all to the the goddess of thunder. With the first 3 issues now available for your delectation, how have this creative team tackled creating an all-new character who is much more than just a ‘Lady Thor’?

Pipedream Comic logoAs a warm up to our year-end awards and the prestigious Digital Comic of the Year poll, (which will be coming very soon), we’ve decided to get you in the voting spirit with a poll to tell us which is the Best Digital Comics App 2014.

We’ve picked what we think are the 9 best, and have even given you a 10th option to tell us we’re completely wrong, so please get voting (or tell us what should have won!) and the winner of this vote will be elected as the Pipedream Comics Best Digital Comics App 2014.

Bitch Planet 1 coverBear witness to Bitch Planet #1, the striking new title from Pretty Deadly’s Kelly Sue DeConnick and X-Factor’s Valentine De Landro who team up for the third time to create the comic book equivalent of Orange is the New Black in space. Bitch Planet is not afraid to take a feminist stand-point first and foremost; get this in your eyeballs.

ComiXology Comics iconComiXology have today unveiled a revolutionary new service for their digital users – ComiXology Instant Checkout – the ability to purchase comics at the click of a button and have them synch through to their tablet or smartphone. This may seem awfully familiar to long term users of the Comics app, but for everyone else it is more similar to Amazon’s 1-click purchasing. Comics fans will be ‘delighted’ at this news as in effect it now brings back much of the functionality lost by the Comics app when it upgraded itself over the summer.

Angela_Asgard's_Assassin_1_CoverIn Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 comic-giants Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett take the helm on a series that follows on from the Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm spin-off from Original Sin. With the not-so-secret that Angela is Thor’s sister, how does she go about carving out her own niche in the universe?

The Private Eye #9Things are about to go into orbit, literally, in the penultimate instalment of Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s ‘pay-what-you-want’ thriller The Private Eye #9. Can P.I. and Raveena stop Deguerre’s plans to restart the internet by launching a satellite into space? And just how many oblique pop culture and tech references will BKV squeeze into this episode?

Strong Female Protagonist Book 1Collecting together the hit webcomic, Top Shelf Comics’ Strong Female Protagonist: Book One is a labour of love from creative team Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag. This book would not have been possible without Kickstarter funding, so does raising $60,974 a good book make?

Judge Anderson Psi DivisionIDW Publishing’s latest offering from Mega City One is a new on-going series for a 2000AD fan favourite in Judge Dredd, Anderson PSI Division #1 which, like Judge Dredd: Year One, follows Anderson’s early days of law enforcement. However, do the creative team do her character justice? Or is it just a crock of stomm?

Elena: Divinity Rising #1Indie publisher Markosia are attempting to enter the world of espionage with Darren Pearce and Stuart Jennett’s Elena: Divinity Rising #1 – a fusion of spy thriller, with a touch of superpowers and a strong female lead. Can this new offering be a success in this tough genre or is that mission impossible?