Merrick 4Victorian sideshow phenomenon Joseph Merrick (aka the Sensational Elephantman) might not seem the obvious choice for a  comic book hero but writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker manage to achieve just that in Merrick: The Sensational Elephatman. With issue #4 of the ComiXology Submit sensation hitting the stores this week, we look back at the first four instalments.

ComixologySubmitIt’s been another outstanding year for ComiXology’s indie publishing arm Submit. With hundreds of titles published every month, there has never been a better time to publish digitally or get into reading independent digital comics. Not every great comic this year has been published by one of the big three, so in case you missed any of these great titles or would just like to find out where to start, here is our round up of the very Best of ComiXology Submit 2014.

ComixologySubmitOur round-up of the week’s must-read indie digital comics in the Best of ComiXology Submit features: Quinton Miles slacker sci-fi book Xeno Trip #6; a new take on Victorian sideshow star Joseph Merrick in Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman; Welsh Zombie book The Stiffs #1 and the truly unique Sockford from Russell Ihrig.