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!

Broken FrontierIt’s a cliche that bears repeating but anthologies are the lifeblood of indie comics, bringing new talent to a wider audience in an eclectic setting. But often it is difficult for editors to maintain consistency of quality or bring in big names to contribute to their fledgling collection. But this is where the team from the Broken Frontier Anthology are trying to rewrite the rules and break down the frontiers of indie publishing by paying them creators up front, but will these big names deliver or just leave the reader broken?

OctalWant to get into comics, but not sure how? Well there’s a new way in thanks to Mike Schneider and his new indie anthology Octal Volume 1! What makes it different from all the other anthologies is that as well as featuring great stories and art, it also works as a collection of ‘pitch packets’ to showcase the comics off to editors and publishers on the lookout for the next big thing. We got in touch with Mike Schneider to find out just how we could break into the world of comics via Octal!

indie-round-upWe take at look at some of the best indie comics around with our latest round-up featuring: a slick digital thriller from Ash Pure in The Lion And the Unicorn; time-travelling and time-twisting tales in Hana Comics’ Paradox Girl; a steampunk detective in Matt Garvey’s long awaited The Adventures of Cordelia Swift and alien survivalists in Justin M Ryan’s Trespasser from Alterna Comics.

ImposterIn Imposter, the new book from Hero Hourly publisher 21 Pulp, a police detective discovers the secret identity of superhero the Centipede after a pitched dockside battle and it changes his life forever, bringing together the seemingly disparate strands from the rest of this superbly crafted first issue in ways that you really don’t see coming.

indie-round-upWith True Believers 2016 a week behind us, we  delve into a few of the indie comics which were on offer at Cheltenham racecourse and see what small press titles were worth our hard-earned cash!! They include: Vince Hunt’s Red Mask From Mars #2, Mike Garley’s The Kill Screen #4, Steve Sims’ Beast Hunting Battle Badgers and Sarah Millman’s Heart of Time.

SEQUENTIAL_app_2016-Feb-08With the judges at the recent Angouleme comics festival struggling to nominate a single female creator, a new exhibition in London called Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is setting out to prove just how innovative and exciting female comic creators can be. And for those who can’t make it to London this spring, SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, are providing a free digital guide.

Pencil UnitedIt’s been a while since we’ve been sent details about a company hoping to revolutionise the world of digital comics by creating a ground-breaking new comics platform. So we were quite intrigued when we had a press release come through from a Swedish company called Pencil United who are claiming to do just that with their new app and comics designed specifically for touchscreen. 

Overrun #1Technology is everywhere these days, but what if you were to tell a story from within that technology? Well, that is exactly the premise for Andi Ewington and Matt Woodley’s hi-tech adventure series Overrun, which centres around a group of ragtag ‘files’ out to save their CPU from a deadly virus. So is this tech-heavy tale a vital update to the world of comics, or does it need to be sent to the recycle bin.