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Best Indie Comics: Week of June 12, 2024

Dive into this week’s best selection of indie comics from publishers like Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, and Dark Horse!

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By: Javier ReyesJun 10, 2024, 10:09 AM

Buckle up for another big week in indie comics! I had another tough time keeping the picks at only ten because there were just too many good ones to choose from. It ultimately came down to comics that I think bring plenty of fun and variety to your reading selection for the week. Publishers like Image, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse, and Oni Press have all been killing it with their releases, as there’s truly something for everybody to enjoy. Whether it’s the spectacles from the Energon Universe or new series debuts from rising creators, there are plenty of great comics to sink your teeth into. So, without further ado, let’s get to my picks of the week! 

Best Image Comics of the Week

Transformers #9

By Daniel Warren Johnson, Jorge Corona, and Mike Spicer

Transformers 9 comic coverImage: Skybound

The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons takes an unexpected turn in this latest issue of Transformers. Cybertron and Earth are much more closely connected than anyone could have realized. You don’t want to miss out on what comes next in one of the hottest comics today from Image Comics and Skybound!

The Deviant #6

By James Tynion IV, Josh Hixson, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou 

The Deviant 6 comic coverImage: Image Comics

History repeats itself as mysteries about the new Deviant Killer continue to unravel. With the police slowly creeping on Micheal, the truth about his actions will be soon revealed. But is he really the copycat killer or just another victim being framed for heinous acts he didn’t commit? Check out this week’s issue of The Deviant to find out! 

Ain’t No Grave #2

By Skottie Young, Jorge Corona, Jean-François Beaulieu, and Nate Piekos

Ain't No Grave 2 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Ryder’s journey to find Death enters a new chapter in this latest issue of Ain’t No Grave. Her adventure takes her to the dark city called Cypress, where the dead walk and the living are far from welcome. Being the outsider in such a strange world, Ryder quickly realizes that even among monsters she’s a wanted woman with a target on her back.

Napalm Lullaby #4

By Rick Remender and Bengal

Napalm Lullaby 4Image: Image Comics

After altering the authorities, Sam and Sarah are forced to run and fight for survival. They find themselves venturing deeper into their world’s supposed “sanctuary,” discovering more secrets along the way. But amidst the thrilling adventure, the two heroes must face off against the wrath of the Glorious Leader’s Janitor. 

Remote Space #1

By Cliff Rathburn

Remote Space 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

New miniseries alert! This new sci-fi epic tells the story of a futuristic Earth split by two evolutionary paths. While one side focused on cybernetic advancements to adapt to space travel, the other relied on genetic manipulation to survive Earth’s horrific climate. But in this thrilling story, the two sides will collide.

Check out a preview of Remote Space #1 here!

Plastic: Death & Dolls #1

By Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, Michelle Madsen, and Ed Dukeshire

Plastic 1 Death and Dolls comic coverImage: Image Comics

Everyone’s favorite serial killer is back! This latest comic by Doug Wagner is a prequel to his hilariously deranged horror comic about a killer whose love for sporks knows no limits. Dive into the strange mind of Edwyn and discover what events led him to meet the love of his life, a sex doll named Virginia. Yup, that’s just as insane as it sounds!

Check out a preview of Plastic: Death & Dolls #1 here!

Rifters #1

By Brian Posehn, Joe Trohman, and Chris Johnson

Rifters 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

This new sci-fi comedy comic is best described as Time Cop meets Law & Order and Mr. Show! The story follows Fenton and Gellar, a pair of Time Cops who love solving crimes but hate following the rules. The two find themselves in the case of the century when an inter-time serial homicide unfolds in front of them. You don’t want to miss out on this time-jumping, action-packed romp!

Check out a preview of Rifters #1 here!

Best BOOM! Studios Comic of the Week

Crocodile Black #2

By Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Somnath Pal, and Patricio Delpeche

Crocodile Black 2 comic coverImage: BOOM! Studios

Danny’s obsession with Leo is reaching dangerous levels. While literally walking in a dan man’s shoes, Danny takes an interest in Leo’s life, possessions, and living space. Danny’s strange behavior does not go unnoticed, however, as he meets someone who takes a liking to his peculiar habits. 

Best ONI Press Comic of the Week

Night People #4

By Barry Gifford, Chris Condon, Brian Level, Ronda Pattison, Shawn Lee

Night People 4 comic coverImage: Oni Press

The comic book adaptation of Barry Gifford’s acclaimed novel concludes with this final pulse-pounding issue! The comic follows Marble Lesson as she helps keep her estranged father from losing the job he so desperately needs. However, that job is not all that it seems. It’s up to Marble to keep her family afloat while fighting to survive.

Best Dark Horse Comic of the Week

Into the Unbeing #1

By Zac Thompson, Hayden Sherman, and Jim Campbell

Into the Unbeing 1 comic coverImage: Dark Horse Comics

New series alert from rising star comic book writer Zac Thompson! Into the Unbeing is the tale of climate scientists in the Australian outback who discover a strange new landform. They venture inside the landform for the sake of science and discovery. But what they find inside is a cosmic horror that is unlike anything they could have possibly imagined.

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