‘Elle(s)’ is the latest comic from Belgium-based author Kid Toussaint, and artist Aveline Stokart. Detailing the experience of new-girl at school Elle, upon first glance one might be tempted to think that is a generic coming-of-age story. What lurks beneath the surface, however, is far more interesting: mystery, false identities and evil doppelgangers collide to form this intriguing first issue.
Firebreak is a new indie superhero comic from Jay Pear and Ryan Best about a young hero powered by an unusual gem, dealing with the duality of super-heroing and living a normal life. But is this comic hot stuff or will it leave readers burned?
With a Kickstarter nearing the mid way point, we check out the first two issues of The Saturn Effect: Alpha, a sci-fi series by Chris Moses and Francesco Mazzoli which follows up on the pair’s initial webcomic, The Saturn Effect: Ajax. Can this new comic be a worthy follow up or will it end up lost in space?
From the writer of outrageous time travel comedy Out Of Time, comes Mind Hacker, another slice of out of this world, office based insanity. This time the action is set in a world where personalities can be augmented and training days can be outsourced. But can this comic deliver the same laughs as it’s predecessor, or will we need our own mind hacked?
The adage ‘the whole being greater than the sum of its parts’ is put to the test by Magna Comix with the release of The Modern Frankenstein. Offering a modern twist on the Shelley classic, Magna have assembled a stellar team in superstar writer Paul Cornell, artist extraordinaire Emma Vieceli and the colour and lettering powerhouse couple of Pippa and Simon Bowland. Have Magna put together the pieces for a monster success or is this one comic that lightning can’t bring to life?
‘FML Comics’ is an autobiographical collection of comic strips from artist and writer Natasha Natarajan. As she anecdotally navigates her way through relatable problems with self-esteem, mental health and personal growth between the period of 2016-2020, Natarajan finds herself developing as both a writer and artist, and as a person.
With the USA currently in a state of political upheaval, it’s always worth remembering that things are never as unique as they first might see. Kate Rhoade’s Killing The President is a chronicle of the assassination of US President William McKinley in 1901, and may at first glance appear be a tale from a bygone […]
If you had to name a team of superheroes you’d probably think of The Avengers, The X-Men or The Justice League. This month Rebellion launch the first Vigilant collection, a team book made up of “a diverse melange of heroes and anti-heroes, robots and mystics, the living and the dead”. Does this team of British heroes rise to the occasion or should they be pensioned off to the Fortress of Solitude?
The latest series from Black Mask Studios (Critical Hit, The Forevers), Everfrost sees the fantastic team of Ryan K Lindsay and Sami Kivela (Beautiful Canvas) reunite for a highly ambitious and emotionally charge slice of science fiction. But will we warm to its charms or will it leave readers out in the cold?
The Unthinkables (Unlikely Hero Studios) With an ultra violent beginning which sees a bunch of superheros in space being murdered, the Unthinkables sets out it’s stall very early, as an adult all action superhero. What follows is a slick, albeit a bit jumbled, superhero origin story, that feels more like an issue #0 rather than […]