From Professor X to Max Lord, the Purple Man and beyond, comics has always been a home to mind control. However, in reality, this power is something which the human race has never obtained, but what if we did? Would its use be just like the comics or would it be utilised in a more technological and insidious way? Now, Vault Comics delve into that question with their new thriller, Mindset.
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Hot on the heels of their Kickstarter success, we check out Daughters of Albion #1, the first comic release from new London based comic book studio, Wild River Comics. Created by Trevor Jayakody and Denis Phan, Daughters of Albion tells the story of two different people investigating mysterious, supernatural-related goings-on in near-future London.
It’s been over two years since my last convention, thanks in no small part to terrible circumstances we have all found ourselves. However, with restrictions having been lifted and life returning (somewhat) to normal, the comic must return with and that is no better exemplified by the return of the conventions. In a country where […]
What if impossible entities like vampires and aliedid exist? Would they be real? Or are they just making things up? Well, Adam Hodge and Luke Horsman delve into that question with Journee #1, which sees a former cop encounter someone who claims to have extraordinary talents.
Released through Vault Comics, Quests Aside, created by Brian Schirmer, Elena Gogou, Rebecca Nalty and AndWorld Designs, is a story about the goings on within a medieval tavern for both its staff and patrons.
West of Sundown #1 is a Horror/Western comic created by Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell, Jim Terry, Triona Farrell and Crank! as it follows the journey of a man attempting to return his vampiric mistress back to the place of her rebirth. Can it take a big bite out of the comic shop shelves or will it burn up once it hits sunlight?
One genre which always piques our interest is classic noir tales, stories inspired by the great noir detectives of the 30’s and 40’s. As such, we check out My .22 Always works, a Noir story told in honour of Silver-Age legend Wally Wood and created by Russell Hillman, David Baf Gallart and Sergio Calvet, as it is released by its creators to those who helped it reach its Kickstarter target.
The Miracles, created by Joe Glass, Vince Underwood, Harry Saxon and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, is an LGBT+ superhero comic about a young man who discovers he has superpowers, which leads to the reveal of an unknown history regarding his family.
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.