ComixologySubmitIt’s been another amazing year for digital indie comics and so picking the best of ComiXology Submit 2015 has not been an easy task, but here we present our top 10 which features cybernetic sleuths, nightmarish pyramids, Victorian action heroes and an otter with a turtle on his head.

It’s been another strong year for digital comics in 2015 as we have seen new publishers and platforms debut, as well as continued strong offerings from the Big Two, as well as an amazing selection of self-published stories released online and via platforms like ComiXology Submit. So sit back and enjoy our list of the 10 most exciting and innovative digital comics from the past 12 months.

ComixologySubmitThis month’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: science-faction, past lives thriller Deep Soul; 1980s inspired time travel, complete with Nazi robots in Henna Hanson Must Save Prom; 90s inspired western action from Reckless Hero Studios in The Last Sheriff; ultraviolent action in Revenger; and the return of animals vs. aliens adventures War of The Woods.

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.

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…

War of the Woods 1Every now and again a comic book comes along that is so completely new and original that reminds you of that initial thrill you had as a kid discovering the classics for the first time. One book that did that for us recently was Matthew Petz’s outstanding War of the Woods. It’s such an original idea that you just cannot fathom why no-one has thought of it before! Told from the point of view of a young otter called Phin, it starts out as a wholesome animal-based adventure but soon morphs into something truly out of this world as aliens invade Phin’s New Jersery habitat, and he and his father Nathaniel and a turtle called Issac set out to save the world. Keen to find out more about this incredible book we contacted writer artist Matthew Petz to discover the inspiration for Phin and friends and find out just where the idea for that iconic cover image came from.

This weekend’s must-read digital comics in the Sunday Digest include David Kendall and Mike Carey’s ultra-creepy Houses of the Holy from Madefire, Matthew Petz’s delightfully quirky War of the Woods (featuring an otter with a turtle on it’s head) and Jon Lock and Nich Angell’s The Heavenly Chord which was unveiled at this weekend’s Melksham Comic Con.