White Ash: Season 1 by Charlie Stickney, Conor Hughes and Tim Cramb, is a series about forbidden romance blossoming between two people in a town filled with incredible, fairytale-esque secrets. But can Scout Comics’ fantasy series give us a ‘happy ever after’ or will it turn out to be the stuff of nightmares?
A compilation of Tillie Walden’s published works with Avery Hill? All in one volume? Sign us up! Alone in Space brings together some of our very favourite comics from the last few years, but can this new collection live up to our lofty expectations and offer something new to long time readers and newcomers alike?
Society’s dependence on technology and virtual communication has increased exponentially however, could there be such a thing as too much? Well, we check out Callum Fraser, Emiliano Correa and Robin Jones’ asking that very question with Peace of Mind from Grym Comics.
If you like your superheroes speedy like The Flash and Quicksilver then Bullet is the book for you.
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?