Digital comics news site Pipedream Comics have launched the first issue of The Pull List, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the world of small press, indie and digital comics – and it’s fantastic, well worth the measly 99p cover price.
Edited by Alex Thomas, the first issue is packed with exclusive news, reviews and interviews with some of comics’ biggest names, including Leah Moore. David Lloyd has also written column for the digital magazine.
“Since we launched Pipedream Comics in 2011 we have been constantly inspired by the can-do attitude of indie comic creators and wanted to help spread the word of the digital comics revolution,” says Pipedream Comics editor and founder Alex Thomas. “With the increase in digital comics sales has become a vibrant and exciting indie and small press community that are truly pushing the boundaries of what can be produced and we wanted to share that with the world.
“With The Pull List we hope to combine our passion for comics with our expertise in making magazines to create a new title that blends fanzine attitude,” he continues, “with newsstand production values to create something which equals the quality of amazing comics which we see being launched every day!”
The first issue features an exclusive column from Aces Weekly and V For Vendetta’s David Lloyd on why he loves digital comics, an exclusive interview with Leah Moore about the award winning Electricomics. Plus indie sensations Mike Garley, Joshua Sherwell and Mike Stock discussing their digital dystopia The Kill Screen.
As well as a rundown of the best 30 comics currently available on digital comics giant comiXology’s Submit platform, there’s also a gallery showcasing the best indie comic artists, reviews of the newest and best indie comics.
• The first issue is available now for the special launch price of 99p here
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.