DCAPPOTY2015-logoIn 2014 Madefire were crowned the best Digital Comics App of the year for their mix of innovative motion comics and growing platform of new titles from major publishers. But how will they fair this year, in the face of opposition from new publishing platforms, digital innovators and a few old rivals who are getting stronger and stronger!

Thrillbent logoNot content with just producing some of the world’s best cutting edge digital comics, today Mark Waid and John Rogers’ Thrillbent have announced that award-winning writer/artist Terry Moore, will be bringing his long-running masterpiece Strangers In Paradise to the site beginning Friday, July 3.

Digital Comics CoalitionMark Waid is no stranger to the world of digital comics, thanks to his digital imprint Thrillbent and his work on Marvel’s Infinite comics he has become a de facto godfather of digital comics. Well he has taken that role one step further with the announcement of a new digital comics super team – The Digital Comics Coalition – and their debut webcast that is set to reveal some of the inner secrets of the world of digital comics!

Digital-Comic-of-the-Year-2014It’s been another amazing year for digital comics, with new publishers and titles released every week, not to mention some old favourites going from strength to strength too. All this has made picking our top 10 digital comics of 2014 a real challenge, but we’ve finally narrowed it down and we hope you agree with the ones we have picked! You can now vote for one of these 10 great titles to win the prestigious Digital Comic of the Year 2014 and join Aces Weekly and Madefire’s Captain Stone Is Missing in our cavalcade of winners.

You can find the poll here, and it will run until 12.00pm on January 7th so get voting now!

App-of-the-Year-2014As a warm up to our year-end awards and the prestigious Digital Comic of the Year poll, (which will be coming very soon), we decided to get our readers in the voting spirit with a poll to tell us which was the best digital comics app and reveal the Pipedream Comics’ App of the Year 2014.

We picked what we thought were the 9 best, (and then gave readers a 10th option to tell us where we were completely wrong!). They got voting and we can now announce the winner is…

Valentine 1 ComiXologyAvailable once again on ComiXology Valentine #1 and #2  from Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen is one of the forgotten classics of digital comics, yet has influenced a whole generation of comic creators. Re-issued via Mark Waid’s Thrillbent label how does this 5 year old comic compare to the young upstarts who followed it?

Valentine cover 2When it comes to the evolution of digital comics, Alex de Campi’s Valentine may not be a name that is instantly associated with the rise of ComiXology and Guided View, but it is every bit as important and influential as any Infinite title. Along with artist Christine Larsen, de Campi paved the way for what we currently regard as Guided View digital comics, influencing an entire generation of digital comics creators along the way, including Thrillbent supremo Mark Waid! However due to publishing problems and being ahead of the digital curve, Valentine has never found a settled home to be appreciated by the world, until now that is. Valentine is set to return to our screens via Waid’s Thrillbent website, and finally see the story of two soldiers lost in the wilderness of Russia reach it’s epic conclusion. So to find out more about this pioneering series, we contacted de Campi to discuss ‘looping snow’, ‘shit-hot digital comics’ and her status as a Guided View trailblazer.

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…

This week’s must-read digital comics feature a robot hero having a mid-life crisis in D4VE from MonkeyBrain Comics, a bloodthirsty hit woman who lives up to her enigmatic name of Violenzia and supernatural scares from the latest installment of James Tynion IV and Jeremy Rock’s The Eighth Seal.