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Best Indie Comics: Week of June 05, 2024

It’s time to dive into the best comics releasing this week from indie publishers like Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, and more!

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By: Javier ReyesJun 3, 2024, 10:00 AM

We’re in for another loaded week of comics from a bunch of different indie publishers. In fact, I had a bit of trouble keeping the list within just ten picks because there are so many great comics to choose from this week! I will be talking about titles from Image Comics, Oni Press Dynamite, Dark Horse Comics, and even Titan Books! But even though these next titles are my personal favorites, be sure to check out the rest of the releases from these amazing publishers! There are plenty of great comics to check out, and we readers are eating good. With that said, let’s get to my list of comics for the week! 

Best Image Comics of the Week

Scarlett #1

By Kelly Thompson, Marco Ferrari, and Lee Loughridge

Scarlett 1 comic coverImage: Skybound

The next chapter of Skybound’s Energon Universe is here! We’re back in the world of G.I. Joe, this time following Scarlett as she embarks on a dangerous black-ops mission. She must infiltrate a mysterious rising power in Japan called the Arashikage Clan. Her only connection to the mission is her former partner, Jinx, who now works for the Arashikage. Little does she know that her mission leads her to discover a new weapon that could shake the balance of the world. Readers following the Energon Universe don’t want to miss this one! 

Falling in Love On the Path to Hell #1

By Gerry Duggan, Gary Brown, Chris O'Halloran, Joe Sabino, and Elliott Gray

Falling in Love On the Path to Hell 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Prepare for a wild ride to hell in this new and enthralling romance comic by Gerry Duggan and Gary Brown. This twisting tale follows Macraith, a grizzled gunslinger at the end of his rope, and Asami, a passionate Japanese samurai who’d rather die on her sword than surrender to a new power. As the two meet their ends in life, they are transported to a brutal afterlife that will test their limits as warriors and lovers. You’ve never seen a love story quite like this one!

The Last Mermaid #4

By Derek Kirk Kim

The Last Mermaid 4 comic coverImage: Image Comics

With the mysterious stranger aiding the mermaid, the two set out to save the desolate world. To the mermaid's surprise, her new companion seemingly knows the answers to fulfilling her dream. But can she trust the warrior she barely knows? When so little life is left in the world, the heroine must use every chance she gets to complete her fated mission.

Kaya #19

By Wes Craig, Jason Wordie, and Andworld

Kaya 19 comic coverImage: Image Comics

This latest standalone issue of Kaya gives us a glimpse into the story’s future. With Kaya’s arm looking more organic than robotic, it seems plenty of strange things have happened since the story last left off. What happened to Kaya and Jin throughout their journey? The only way to find out is to read this new issue! Also, look out for the special backup story by rising comic book superstar Juni Ba! 

Bear Pirate Viking Queen #2

By Sean Lewis and Jonathan Marks Barravecchia

Bear Pirate Viking Queen 2 comic coverImage: Image Comics

With the mysterious Viking taking control of the boat, his journey sets him straight into the shoard of England. There is where the Queen and her army brace for a bloody war against him. But with the Bear by his side, the man terrorizes the streets with reckless abandon. He only finds new meaning in his adventure when he finds a new “home” amidst all the chaos. This beautifully strange comic book is another one you must see to believe as it delivers a reading experience like no other. 

Precious Metal #1

By Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram, Matt Hollingsworth, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Precious Metal 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

A prequel to the hit 2019 sci-fi comic Little Bird, Precious Metal follows the gritty tale of Max Weaver as he tries to find answers about his past through the genetically modified powers of a mysterious young boy. Unlike anything you can imagine, the comic is set in a mesmerizing world. This comic is simply pure sci-fi goodness similar to media like Dune, Akira, and Blade Runner. Check this one out if you want to get your socks knocked off. 

Best Oni Press Comic of the Week

Cemetery Kids Don't Die #4

By Zac Thompson, Daniel Irizarri, and Brittany Peer

Cemetery Kids Don't Die 4 comic coverImage: Oni Press

It’s the final level for Birdie, Wilson, and Enid! The King of Sleep patiently awaits the arrival of the three plucky kids in their attempt to save Pik. But like any good fantasy adventure story, this thrilling finale comes with plenty of twists and turns readers may not expect. Don’t miss out on this fun and charming comic!  

Best Dark Horse comic of the Week

Minor Threats: The Fastest Way Down #3

By Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring, and Nate Piekos

Minor Threats_ The Fastest Way Down 3 comic coverImage: Dark Horse Comics

This latest issue follows Loretta Follis, the villain also known as Toy Queen. After a group of teen superheroes breaks into her apartment to kidnap her and use her as bait, Loretta decides it's time to pick up her trusty Jack-in-the-box gun one last time. The Minor Threats universe continues to grow in incredible ways, and this latest issue is a testament to the great work being put in by the creative team! 

Best Dynamite comic of the Week

Space Ghost #2

By David Pepose, Jonathan Lau, and Taylor Esposito

Space Ghost 2 comic coverImage: Dynamite Entertainment

It’s time to enter the Ghost Planet! Jan, Jace, and Blip are in for a wild ride when they enter their new home with Space Ghost. With so much incredible tech lying around, how could one not be tempted to give some things a test drive? What ensues is an unexpected and action-packed ride on the Phantom Cruiser across a dangerous part of space. 

Best Titan Books comic of the Week

Gumaa: The Beginning of Her #7

By JeeHyung Lee

Gumaa_ The Beginning of Her 7 comic coverImage: Titan Books

After escaping from a drug syndicate, Khalida discovers an ancient blade deep within an abandoned temple. That blade grants her the power of the Goddess of the City, which she uses to control others through dark magic. But even with all that power, she remains the target of forces lurking within the shadows. 

TAGGED: Image Comics, Skybound, Oni Press, Dynamite, Dark Horse Comics, Titan Comics