Out latest round up of the best new small press comics all have an earthy, folk horror theme to them. The include: Lovecraftian dystopia Abyssal Albion; Martin Hayes and Alfie Gallagher’s experimental urban legend Earth Works; and Umar Ditta’s explosive new issue of gangster/folk horror Lad #3.
Darryl Cunningham’s last book we reviewed on here was the superb Billionaires – a searingly factual look into the lives of the ultra-rich like Jeff Bezos and Rupert Murdoch. His new book continues this analytical style of narrative and focuses its attention on Russian supremo Vladimir Putin and it follows a similar in depth, yet very approachable style.
Reinhard Kleist’s Knock Out! The True Story of Emile Griffith is one of those amazing stories, which if you read it as a work of fiction you would say it was too outlandish and not at all realistic. But that’s what makes this story of a gay black boxer in the 1960s (who was not only world champion at multiple weights, but also a renowned hat maker and ladies tailor) even more fascinating.
We often harp on here about how indie superhero comics need to do something special to really stand out from the crowd. Well, enter ‘Exhibit A’ for how to achieve this as Kickstarter sensation Impossible Jones joins the Scout Comics roster and manages to live up to it’s name, by doing the impossible and making an indie superhero comic as good as anything put out by the Big Two!
The Golden Age of Pulp comics continues to be a rich source of inspiration for modern comic creators (from Gateway City to The Blue Flame), and the latest to try their hand at some golden age daring-do is Benjamin Morse’s We Are Scarlet Twilight. But can this pulpy adventure capture the spirit of the golden age, or will it get lost in the shadows.
We see plenty of comics influenced by the legendary 2000 AD, from The 77 to Futurequake and Zarjaz. The latest to join this club is Matt Mair Lowery’s Thoughtscape, so is this book worth a second thought?
It’s always great when some of our favourite small press creators come together – especially when it’s a pairing your never would have thought about putting together, but who make perfect sense once they team up! And this is a perfect example of that. ArcWorld: Tales from the Journal sees Samurai Slasher/The Kill Screen creator […]
In her debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, Sabba Khan presents a look into the day-to-day life of a second-generation Muslim born in the UK. This touching memoir explores what identity, belonging and memory mean for her and her family against the backdrop of this history.
The summer might have been a bit of a dead loss this year thanks to a mix of bad weather and Covid restrictions but for comic readers summer specials can make everything better. 2000AD have been publishing their sci-fi specials on and off since 1978. This year Rebellion carry on the tradition by changing the […]
We check out Vault Comics newest horror comic, Deadbox #1, by Mark Russell, Benjamin Tiesma and Vladimir Popov which tells the story of a cursed DVD distribution machine which gives its customers films that know more about their lives than the customer does. Will this be a box office smash or will it turn out […]