Even though it is a new year we are still discovering some fantastic new indie and small press comics (with some being leftover from 2021 as well!). This time we look at some ambitious fantasy from Scout Comics, a fun monster adventure from Fraser Campbell and an Irish folklore anthology. A Kings Vengeance #1 (Scout […]
We’re taking a deep dive into the belly of the beast this week with a return to *shudder* middle-school (secondary school for us Brits!). As a shy newbie, Maggie’s already feeling a little wrong-footed. But if she rolls the right number on her dice, everything will be fine, won’t it? Find out in Veronica Agarwal & Lee Durfey-Lavoie’s debut graphic novel Just Roll with It!
When it comes to sci-fi, there are usually three things which you can guarantee with space adventures; a military-like organisation, aliens and conflict! Star Trek, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Dune (sort of), John Carter of Mars, all of them contain these things. Well, Doma Comics attempt to do a slightly different spin on that formula with Space Precinct Zero, by Jayson Santos and Chris Chandler about a new recruit thrust straight into battle with a new alien enemy.
Although we can’t claim to be experts on all things Manga here at Pipedream Comics, one common theme that continues to bleed from that medium is the idea of Kaiju (giant monsters). The latest big beast battles appear in We Ride Titans #1, the new Vault Comics’ series from Sebastian Piriz, Dee Cunniffe, Jim Campbell and Tres Dean about a family who run the giant robot defending a city from monsters.
Inspector Harker, the copper with the heart of granite, has been around for over a decade but the recent collections from Time Bomb Comics have given Roger Gibson and Vincent Danks’ hard-boiled hero a new lease of life. The Black Hound sees Harker, DS Critchley and acid-tonged pathologist Griffen in Dracula’s old stomping ground of Whitby.
We’ve seen a fair few viking books come our way in recent years, from Asa Wheatley’s Sagas of the Shield Maiden, to Ryan K Lindsay’s Eternal and more. The latest to this list is Sean Fahey’s River of Blood, a Viking horror which is as much about the thrills and chills as it is the big beards and even bigger battle axes!
After a lengthy effort to recover their work from a certain indie publisher, Doug Wood and Matt Battaglia have recently Kickstarted recently recovered comic, Leap M and released it to the world. But was it a leap of faith worth making?
Last year was a strong year for writer Andrew Clemson, as he managed to release not one, but two issues, of BOTH his ongoing series: Damsel from DISTRESS and Bete Noir. Fresh off a place in our Best of 2021, and glowing reviews of the debut issues, we take a look back at these issues and see if they managed to keep the magic!
Our latest round up of the best small press comics couldn’t be more diverse. From a lighthearted alien adventure in Alien Agency, to a dry humoured ant family in Ant Story and the gothic mystery romance in My Love Does Not Deserve Me, we can’t wait to dive in!
While Superheroes and Supervillains are often the main focus of our favourite comic books, it’s the henchmen and underlings that never seem to get as much focus they should. Fortunately, all that is different in Greg Smith, Sal Donaire and team’s webcomic the Henchman. But as we check out volume one, can the Henchman show its superpowers?