Tim Gibson’s Moth City gets its first spin off this week in the form of Moth City Preludes: The Reservoir – an origin story for the maniacal Governor McCaw that is pitched as a western in black, white and blood. But can the evil Governor sustain the story on his own? Especially in a black and white book with no dialogue?!

The Reservoir Preview coverIf you’re like us and can’t get enough the brilliant Moth City then you’re in for a treat next month as Tim Gibson’s The Reservoir is set to be released on February 5th via ComiXology. Part indie arthouse comic, part Cormac McCarthy style western, The Reservoir is a black and white  one-shot that gives us an look at the origins of Moth City’s dastardly Governor McCaw. Keen to find out more about the back story of the fiendish governor we contacted it’s Kiwi creator and take an exciting first look at this stunning new series.

One of the great things about digital comics is that they aren’t constrained to a particular page size – unlike their printed predecessors. As a result a whole host of superbly innovative and exciting digital comics have been made even more inventive thanks to the use of landscape orientated pages. Here are 10 of our favourite landscape oriented digital comics…

Not content with just creating some of the most exciting digital comics around and giving them away in free bite-size instalments every week, Mark Waid’s Thrillbent Digital Comics have today announced the launch of a new online store!  But it’s no ordinary store, as you can now purchase collected editions of your favourite Thrillbent comics DRM-free, direct from the source.

This week’s must-read digital comics in the Sunday Digest include Captain Midnight, a golden age superhero throwback from Dark Horse Comics,  bleak dystopian sci-fi in The Bunker, a horrific new edition of Tim Gibsons’ brilliant Moth City, and a behind the scenes look at Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s pay-what-you-want series The Private Eye

Tim-Gibson-Profile_B-01Writer/artist Tim Gibson made his name working for Peter Jackson’s Weta in his native New Zealand, which may sound like a dream job for many, but what he really wanted to do was make comics. Thanks to the new ‘can do’ attitude of the digital comics revolution, and with a grant from the New Zealand government, he has made that dream become a reality as his awesome series Moth City has been released via ComiXology and also on Mark Waid’s Thrillbent site to critical acclaim (Read our review of season 1 here). To find out more about this Kiwi comics sensation we got in touch and asked him to reveal some of the secrets behind the mysterious Moth City!