Review – Trips (via the Comichaus app)

Created solely by Drew Hird this is another comic from the Comichaus app’s “New Releases” section. I gave it a read so I thought I’d do a quick write up. Based on a true story it’s basically about one man’s near fatal run in with a herd of angry cows and the morphine induced hallucinations…

Review : Dungeon Fun, How to be a Ghost, & nine lines of metro

I’ve been a bit of a huge fan of Neil Slorance’s since stumbling across the first few issues of Dungeon Fun (which he drew, and Colin Bell wrote) at Thought Bubble a few years ago.  Since then I picked up the rest of that run, and swiftly gifted them on to my mate Bintykins once…

Advance review – Strike Team Code Name Diamond Force

I’ll try a one line summary for this book but I’ll need you to work with me a bit and hear it in the voice of the guy who did all the 80s movie trailers that usually started with “In a world…”.   So “In a world where deadly night ninjas are free to capture a…

Review – 100% Biodegradable Issue 19

100% Biodegradable Issue 19 Before I start I’ll post the blurb which will save me putting credits on everything. I’m lazy but I’m not stupid : Inside issue 19 of 100% Biodegradable: A seaside clash between Mods and Rockers is met with nuclear retaliation in Mods Versus Mutants by David Hailwood, Neil Bryant and Tony…

Review : Silicon Heart

Set in the 2045, Silicon Heart presents a world where synthetic humans exist. Easily identifiable these synthetics, or to give them their in-comic non-pc name Dents, are adopted into human homes and raised as….I don’t want to say “real children” but…yeah, real children.  Despite this there is an expectation that they’ll go on to do…

Review – Soulless

Soulless is a new title from indie publisher Swampline Comics who already have a few stand alone titles and anthologies under their belt and who seem to specialise in the supernatural/horror genre. Written by Kim Roberts with art by Chris Royal, James Johnson and Chunlin Zhao this comic follows a pair of demon hunters tracking…

Review – Zarjaz #29

As with my previous review from Futurequake, a quick disclaimer – I’ve also written the odd story for them and have one currently being drawn for an upcoming issue of Zarjaz. That said I’m still going to be totally honest in my review and not cut it any slack. So that said… Cover by Simon…

Review – Sliced Quarterly issue 8

So this is one that turned up in the website’s inbox totally out of the blue. Wasn’t a title I was familiar with and I only recognised one name inside but the fact it’d made it to issue eight made me think it would have to be to be pretty good. That turned out to…

Review – Nick Prolix’s Slang Pictorial 1

Www.thesheepandthewolves.com While Nick’s name has been well known on the indie circuit for a good few years,  and I’d heard a lot  (of good things) about his work, I only met him this year at my Cardiff Indie Comic Expo. I managed to fail dismally at picking up his books though until True Believers Summer…

Review – Samurai Slasher vol 1

Written by Mike Garley Art by Andy W Clift, Kristina Gee, Gavin Mitchell, Wynn Ryder Colored by Nathan Ashworth Cover by Gavin Mitchell Lettered by Mike Stock I’m ashamed to say this isn’t one of my comics, it’s one of the wife’s that I pinched off her. Not that she shouldn’t have it of course,…

Review – Final Girl : Choice Cuts

Another random Thought Bubble purchase because I liked the look of the cover.  Written and drawn by Nik Holmes there was lots about this I absolutely loved and a few things that, for me, could have been done a bit better.  I’m worried I’m going to come across overly critical of this even though it’s…

Review – The Little Horror Book of ABC

This is probably going to be less of a review and more of a “you DO know this exists, right?” Picked up this book at Thought Bubble as being an ex subscriber to Fangoria I would have been hating myself for weeks after if I hadn’t. It’s basically what the picture above would make you…

Review – Super Robot Mayhem issue 1

I should probably come clean about something before I start here….I thought Pacific Rim was ok and I’ve got little to no intererest in the sequel. As a result I’m probably not the target audience for this book. That said, I did enjoy reading this a lot more than I was expecting. It opens with…

Thought Bubble haul review 2 – Ravioli

I need to get a quick, old fart rant out of the way before I start Cough! THE GUY WHO DOES THIS COMIC IS ABOUT SIXTEEN! WHAT THE SHIT?!?! Right, now that’s done, Ravioli. This’ll be a quick review as it’s a quick read. Ravioli is a collection of five strips over sixteen pages dealing…

Thought Bubble haul review 1 – Fish Girl

Picked up a load of stuff at Thought Bubble so planning to write a few of them up starting with this… People of World : Fish Girl, written and drawn by Claude T.C. As with the other books I bought this was initially just a case of me liking the cover. My usual deal at…

Review – The unnamed Disconnected Press book

Ok, so this is going to be awkward. You see, the problem here is that I know the writer, Lizzie Boyle and I also know the artist, Conor Boyle. I had a story in their first Disconnected Press anthology with some guy called Tom Foster (whatever happened to him?) and me and Conor did two…

Review – Polybius Dreams Chapter 1

A quick synopsis of this one? Three small town friends in the 80s deal with bullies and live pretty normal lives until the arrival of a mysterious arcade machine. I’ll be honest, this one had me at “80’s arcade machine on the cover”. The comic is part 1 of 4 and does a brilliant setup…

Review – Gods : An Off-Kilter Comics Anthology

This is my first look at an Off-Kilter Comics publication and it’s a 24 pager featuring two god-themed stories, both penned by Michael Robertson. I’ll go over each in turn but first, the cover by Mannie Abeleda.  It’s striking and very dynamic and utilises the old Alex Ross trick of a low angle to make…