Smart Bomb!! comicIf you’re a fan of ’90s video games magazine then you may recognise the name of Smart Bomb!!‘s Will Overton as the illustration whiz behind the anime-inspired covers of Superplay magazine. If you don’t recognise the name, then the eye-popping, jaw-dropping cover for this debut issue of his video game inspired comic magazine Smart Bomb!! should be enough to power you up and purchase it!

Europe ComicsWith European comics now all over ComiXology thanks to their partnership with Delcourt, the doors have been flung open for other Euro publishers to get in on the digital comics revolution. The latest group to bring their books to a worldwide digital audience are the all digital and all European graphic novel initiative, Europe Comics who launched a new website with 10 new titles this week.

Twisted DarkThanks to his 8 volume collection of sinister short stories, Twisted Dark writer Neil Gibson has become a regular on the UK Convention scene, as well as a best-seller on the Amazon charts. But there’s much more to his publishing company, TPub Comics than shocks and scares, as we find out about his childhood antics, his journey to the light side and his mission to get more people reading comics!

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?

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!

Alabaster ShadowsWhat is it about kids in comics moving to a new town and thinking everyone is up to no good? Well in the case of Oni Press’ new kids horror comics Alabaster Shadows then all really isn’t quite as it seems. This Goosebumps meets Goonies tale is being released digitally in weekly chapters on ComiXology and so we caught up with creators Matt Gardner and Rashad Doucet to find out whether their childhood homes had secret doorways to another world hidden inside them!

Smart Bomb!! comicFans of ’90s video game magazine Super Play may recognise the name Wil Overton, or at least recognise his artwork as he was the man behind their iconic Manga inspired covers. Well now Will is turning his artistic talents to the world of comics, with a new video game themed comic anthology/magazine called Smart Bomb!! We caught up with him to find out how he powered up this new collection.

Aliens VampirellaIn some circles the use of a / denotes a romantic pairing rather than “versus” which makes first impressions of Aliens/Vampirella rather hilarious. Fortunately writer Corinna Sara Bechko (Heathentown) and artist Javier Garcia-Miranda have blended together claustrophobic Alien terror with classic Vampirella story-telling in Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse’s Aliens/Vampirella. Seeing is believing.

fb806016cc2b3c95d8b8cd8795c5cb5d._SX360_QL80_TTD_Dan Butcher’s Vanguard started life as a twice-weekly webcomic about a team of British superheros. But in recent months it has morphed into a devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre that is a million miles away from where it began. With a lot fewer characters too! We caught up with Dan to discuss his influences, self-publishing, and how Vanguard has evolved into the book it is today and how it has turned into the book Dan always wanted it to be.
(SPOILERS AHEAD! Be warned this interview contains HUGE spoilers for any new readers!)