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Best Indie Comics: Week of June 19, 2024

Dive into the best comics to read this week from indie publishers like Image Comics, Dark Horse, and BOOM! Studios!

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By: Javier ReyesJun 17, 2024, 9:30 AM

We’ve got one of our most diverse lineups of indie comics yet! While Image Comics still has the most picks among any publisher, BOOM! Studios and Dark Horse also have plenty of great titles coming out this week! We’ve got comics from Tom King, Dan Watters, Ram, V, and even Todd McFarlane himself to look forward to reading. So without further ado, let’s get to my selection of the best indie comics this week! 

Best Image Comics of the week

Destro #1

By Dan Watters, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas

Destro 1Image: Skybound

In the wake of Cobra Commander’s meddling with Energon, Destro emerges as a superpower within the weapons development industry. However, the criminal mastermind quickly learns there are plenty of other violent threats vying to take his spot for their own. And so begins the next stage in Skybound’s incredible Energon Universe. 

Check out a preview of Destro #1 here!

The One Hand #5

By Ram V., Laurence Campbell, Lee Loughridge, Aditya Bidikar, and Tom Muller

The One Hand 5Image: Image Comics

Detective Arin Nassar finally has all the pieces to solve the mystery behind the new One Hand Killer. But is the truth everything that he expected or something much more sinister than he could have imagined? Fans of thrilling noir stories don’t want to miss out on the fascinating finale of this fantastic miniseries! 

Misery #1

By Todd McFarlane and Szymon Kudranski

Misery 1Image: Image Comics

New miniseries alert from the world of Spawn! The story follows Cyan Fitzgerald, daughter of Wander Fitzgerald, the ex-wife of Spawn himself. As a young girl gifted with special abilities, she begins her journey through a world with immense evil lurking in the shadows. Prepare to see the world of Spawn through a whole new lens from the series creator himself, Todd McFarlane!

Dandelion TP

By Sabir Pirzada, Martin Morazzo, Vanesa Del Rey, Thomas Campi, and Aditya Bidikar

Dandelion TPImage: Image Comics

From writer Sabir Pirzada comes a new thought-provoking sci-fi anthology series featuring artwork by Martin Morazzo, Vanesa Del Rey, and many more! This new OGN tells the tale of a world where climate change and automation have changed the face of civilization. The different stories paint the picture of a dystopian world slowly losing its grip on reality.

Best BOOM! Studios comics of the week

Briar #6

By Christopher Cantwell, Alex Lins, and Luis NCT

Briar 6Image: BOOM! Studios

Briar and her deadly troupe struggle with the guilt of their violent actions as they trudge through the snowy mountains. With bitter weather bearing down on them, truths about Briar’s origins coming to light, and magic spells going awry, the group faces their toughest challenge yet in this fantastical story.

Check out a preview of Briar #6 here!

I Heart Skull Crusher #4

By Josie Campbell, Alessio Zonno, and Angel De Santiago

I Heart Skull-Crusher 4Image: BOOM! Studios

In the penultimate issue of I Heart Skull Crusher, the Screaming Pain Ball tournament rages on as it inches closer to the finals. But while Trini and the rest of the Podunk Lil’ Team garner plenty of attention, there is a surprise guest in the tournament looking to take everyone by surprise. You don’t want to miss out on this fun romp of an all-ages comic! 

Uncanny Valley #3

By Tony Fleecs and Dave Wachter

Uncanny Valley 3Image: BOOM! Studios

Oliver’s strange powers take him to another world where cartoon characters walk around like it's nothing. But as cartoony as the two-dimensional world is, the young boy finds himself in real danger that he could use a helping hand getting out of.

Check out a preview of Uncanny Valley #3 here!

Blow Away #3

By Zac Thompson, Nicola Izzo, and Francesco Segala

Blow Away 3Image: BOOM! Studios

With a deadly storm creeping up on her climb up to the crime scene at Mount Odin, Brynne must risk her life to uncover the truth she is looking for. The treacherous weather compounds with her increasing paranoia about the case, pushing her to the brink of insanity. Will this all be worth it as she journeys higher up the mountain? Check out the new issue to find out!

Best Dark Horse comics of the week

Helen of Wyndhorn #3

By Tom King, Bilquis Evely, Mat Lopes, and Clayton Cowles

Helen of Wyndhorn 3Image: Dark Horse Studios

After experiencing a world of fantasy and barbarians, Helen finds herself back within the grounds of the Wyndhorn House. But her journey has her questioning if any of it was real or a figment of her father’s imagination that came to life. Either way, Helen is wary that her adventure is only going to get stranger from here.

The Writer #1

By Josh Gad, Ben Berkowitz, Max Berkowitz, Ariel Olivetti, and Frank Cvetkovic

The Writer 1Image: Dark Horse Comics

Created by Frozen actor Josh Gad, The Writer follows the journey of a comic book writer Stan Spiegel who finds himself in the middle of a neo-Nazi occult nightmare. Amidst demons and magic, Stan must step up and become the unlikely hero of the story he created.

TAGGED: Image Comics, Skybound, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics