Comic books have been around for nearly a century now and in that time they have spawned some of the most loved characters of all time. Superman, Spiderman and Batman are all characters who first found fame in the pages of comic books before they went on to become household names after achieving further success in other areas of entertainment. Like most other industries comic books have gone through peaks and troughs when it comes to popularity.

amazing-spider-manDespite the fact that this spring’s addition to the MCU is technically a Captain America film, much of the focus on Marvel cinema these days is revolving around Spider-Man. That’s because thanks to a bizarre agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios, the latter has finally gained the right to insert Spider-Man into the MCU. And sure enough, we’ll see the web-slinger’s debut in Captain America: Civil War.

We’re huge fans of digital comics on the iPad here at Pipedream Comics (just read our list of the 10 best iPad comics apps here) and maintain that the hi-res retina screen of the Apple tablet is absolutely the best way to read you favourite titles. However with so many people having smartphones as well, we thought we would take a look at the best iPhone digital comics apps that you can try that really make the most of the smaller devices capabilities – but don’t include digital comics giant ComiXology‘s Comics app!

Melksham03What do you get if you combine Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader and one of Despicable Me’s Minions with a sleepy Wiltshire market town and a sunny Saturday afternoon – why its the Melksham Comic Convention of course! We were there along with over 600 other eager geeks from all across the UK, so here’s our report on what went down.

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