The latest instalment in our series ‘why I love digital comics’ comes from Australian comics blogger Joe Malloy who is wrestling with his love of digital and his desire to read a great comic book letters page at the same time!

To celebrate their first year we thought we’d do a quick rundown of 10 favourite MonkeyBrain Comics. They’re all available via ComiXology so why not give them a try and let us know what you think on our Facebook page.

Subatomic_Party_Girls_01-1What happens if you take a kick ass power-pop girl band and shoot them into space, only for it to go horribly wrong and for them to end up on the wrong side of the galaxy? Add in some space pirates and you have the brilliant new MonkeyBrain series Subatomic Party Girls. It’s a brilliant mix of everything from the Powerpuff Girls to Scott Pilgrim via the Fantastic Four, so to find out more we contacted the creative team of writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sim and the woman who bring the girls’ band Beryllium Steel to life, Erica Henderson, to find out the secret to the Subatomics space world and also to book the ultimate pop-culture super festival!.

Knuckleheads_01-1Any book that features a lead character called ‘Hot Drunk English Chick‘ and uses the futility of Cloverfield as a reference point when confronted with a giant monster attack is going to be a hit in our books. So after last weeks sneak preview into the world of MonkeyBrain‘s brilliant new slacker superhero adventure Knuckleheads we wanted to get to know it’s stars Trevor and Lance a bit better as they seemed like our kind of guys. And who better to  give us the lowdown on these two and the superpowers of the Crystal Fist than creators Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson.

Michael MoreciThe guys at MonkeyBrain Comics are churning out so many new comics at the moment it’s like they’re trying to create their own version of Marvel Now or DC’s 52 – but with a much higher hit rate! The latest to come out of the House of Misfits is Skybreaker from Hoax Hunter‘s writer Michael Moreci and newcomer Drew Zucker. This tale of the half Sioux half/Christian antihero who is out for revenge in a post-civil war/wild west, is another great example of MonkeyBrain‘s eye for talent and exciting stories so we got in touch with Michael to find out more.

ComiXology_Submit_TMCM_iPadThis week saw ComiXology launch the new ComiXology Submit service for indie comics creators with help from an awesome how to guide from indie stalwart Too Much Coffee Man by Shannon Wheeler.  Submit offers independent creators the chance to upload their comic book and graphic novels for approval at no cost. ComiXology then transforms the work intro their Guided View reading format, market it via their apps on iPad, Amazon Kindle, Android and Windows 8  and creators and ComiXology equally split all profits, with creators maintaining full ownership of their work. As well as launching this great service they also unveiled works from Indie creators that are new to ComiXology thanks to Submit, such as Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man,  Jake Parker’s The Antler Boy and Other Stories, Becky Cloonan’s  Wolves & The Mire, Richard Stevens Diesel Sweeties would be available at www.comixology.com/submit

MonkeyBrain Logo 150pxThis month sees not one, but FOUR new titles from the brilliant crew at MonkeyBrain Comics. And as we have come to expect, they are all completely unique in their own special way, and unlike anything else in the MonkeyBrain roster. But they are all equally compelling and interesting, continuing MonkeyBrain‘s habit of fostering some of the most exciting new talent in the world of digital comics.

The Masks and Mobsters team of Josh Williamson and Mike Henderson have taken their world of 1940s pulp noir and infused it with a generous dose of ‘the best Christmas story ever told‘ – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – for this brilliant festive offering. As two hitmen try to hunt down a certain, Ebeneezer Scrooge, they are warned off their hit by some malevolent spirits who have other plans for Mr Scrooge.