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Best Indie Comics: Week of July 3, 2024

Take your pick of the best comics out this week from Image, Dark Horse, Titan, Dynamite, and Vault Comics!

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By: Javier ReyesJul 1, 2024, 9:30 AM

What better way to kick off the second half of 2024 than by checking some new comics coming out? As always, indie publishers like Image, Dark Horse, Vault, and more are all killing it with releases, and you don’t want to miss out. I’ve learned that the beauty of indie comics is that there’s always something unique to find, regardless of which publisher they come from. Comic creators truly have a knack for coming up with such inventive stories that I’m still always surprised to discover plenty of books that catch my attention. So, with that, let’s get to my picks of the best comics out this week! 

Best Image Comics of the Week

Scarlett #2

By Kelly Thompson, Marco Ferrari, and Lee Loughridge

Scarlett 2 comic coverImage: Skybound

Scarlett goes undercover within the Arashikage Clan hoping to learn their secrets and figure out how to get her long-lost friend Jinx out of there. However, Hard Master and Storm Shadow have plans for the spy. Scarlett must prove she’s willing to put her life on the line to get the job done. You don’t want to miss the latest chapter in the thrilling Energon Universe saga

Public Domain #6

By Chip Zdarsky

Public Domain 6 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Chip Zdarksy’s hit, Eisner Award-winning series Public Domain is back! With Dallas Comics finally up and running, Syd has a lot on his plate. Not only must he start running the family business, but he also has the duty of creating a run of Domain comics for a new generation of readers to enjoy. That is if he doesn’t get beaten out by Jerry Jasper and his store, Singular Comics, first. 

You can check out a preview of Public Domain #6 here!

The Holy Roller #7

By Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Andy Samberg, and Roland Boschi, Moreno DiNisio

The Holy Roller 7 comic coverImage: Image Comics

The influence of the iFreedom app suddenly takes hold of the city, causing carnage throughout the streets. With people mindlessly acting like violent zombies, it’s up to The Holy Roller to clean up his wounds and jump into war again. The man with the bowling ball could be the city’s last chance at seeing the light before it’s too late. Rick Remender and Co. have been cooking with this series, and you should not miss out! 

The Last Mermaid #5

By Derek Kirk Kim

The Last Mermaid 5 comic coverImage: Image Comics

It’s never a dull moment for the mermaid living through an apocalypse. With her water supply getting increasingly toxic again, the mermaid must take some risks to finish her quest before it's too late. The problem is that her latest gamble lands her and Torque in the middle of mutant territory. And where there are mutants, there’s always trouble. 

Bear Pirate Viking Queen #3

By Sean Lewis and Jonathan Marks Barravecchia

Bear Pirate Viking Queen 3 comic coverImage: Image Comics

The mind-bending miniseries by Sean Lewis and Jonathan Marks Barravecchia ends here! It has the Viking and the Queen finally going to war. Amidst that fated battle is when the Bear reveals its true purpose within the mystery. This comic has been quite the story to follow, and I’m eager to see how all the pieces fit together.

All The Things We Didn't Do Last Night #1

By Maria Llovet

All The Things We Didnt Do Last Night 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Creator Maria Llovet returns to Image Comics with a special one-shot about two criminals becoming lovers. While Mamen is an art historian by day and a jewelry thief by night, Damon is a hitman with a score to settle. As fate would have it, the two cross paths and reveal to each other their secret lives. Before you know it, this fun and provocative comic will easily snatch your heart! 

You can check out a preview of All The Things We Didn't Do Last Night #1 here! 

Best Vault Comics of the Week

Barbaric: Born in Blood #2

By Michael Moreci, Nathan Gooden, Fabi Marques, and Jim Campbell

Barbaric_ Born in Blood 2 comic coverImage: Vault Comics

The team gets separated in the latest issue of Barbaric, and it’s not looking good for any of them! While Owen faces off against demons from his past, Soren and Axe get tortured for information by the half-giant Orrick. What is it going to take for the gang to get back together in one piece? Check out the new issue to find out! 

Best Dynamite Comic of the Week

Space Ghost #3

By David Pepose, Jonathan Lau, and Taylor Esposito

Space Ghost 3 comic coverImage: Dynamite Entertainment

The intergalactic journey of Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, and Blip continues in this thrilling new issue from Dynamite! This time group crosses paths with the Widow, but is the mysterious being their friend or foe? Space Ghost takes his chances in trusting the new ally to help in their fight to take down Robo-Corp. But will that risk pay off? Fans of the beloved character don’t want to miss out on this incredible new comic that is making waves this year!

Best Titan Books comic of the Week

Conan the Barbarian #12

By Jim Zub, Roberto De La Torre, and Diego Rodriguez

Conan the Barbarian 12 comic coverImage: Titan Comics

Conan faces his toughest challenge yet as he ventures into uncharted territory to discover the power of the Black Stone. Along the way, he meets plenty of fierce foes and some unexpected allies. 

Best Dark Horse Comic of the week

Cyberpunk 2077: Kickdown #1

By Tomasz Marchewka, Jake Elphick, Jason Wordie, and Frank Cvetkovic

Cyberpunk 2077_ Kickdown 1 comic coverImage: Dark Horse Comics

It’s time to hit the streets of Night City in this new series from Dark Horse Comics! This exciting comic tells the story of a young carjacker who has stolen the hottest car in the city and is looking to fix her past. The problem is that news travels fast in Night City, and she instantly has a target on her back. 

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