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Best Indie Comics: Week of May 22, 2024

Take your pick of the best indie comics dropping this week from Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, DSTRLY, and Vault Comics!

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By: Javier ReyesMay 20, 2024, 9:30 AM

It’s a new week, so we’ve got many new indie comics to check out! In my picks this week, I explore titles across a bunch of different publishers, including Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, DSTLRY, and even Vault Comics! With so many great publishers now, it’s been so easy to find incredible books everywhere you look. Whether you’re into flashy superhero stories, chill slices of life, or tales of horror, there are plenty of comics to discover. So without further ado, let’s get to my favorite comics coming out this week! 

Void Rivals #9

By Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and Patricio Delpeche

Void Rivals 9 comic coverImage: Skybound

Battered and bloodied after their clash against Proximus, Darak and Solila cling to life deep within the Sacred Ring’s wastelands. But just as they fall into dire straits, they cross paths with the Autobot known as Springer. The worlds of the Energon Universe collide in this issue Transformers fans won’t want to miss.  

Cobra Commander #5

By Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana, and Annalisa Leoni

Cobra Commander 5 comic coverImage: Skybound

The Cobra rises in this miniseries finale! Cobra Commander’s fated mission comes to a close as he strikes a deal with a powerful ally. Even if their trust is on shaky ground, the partnership is enough to shake up the powers within the Energon Universe. This issue will surely be a turning point in the stories between the G.I. Joe and the Transformers. 

Rook: Exodus #2

By Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh

Rook_ Exodus 2 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Rook’s journey to escape the planet Exodus continues in this latest chapter in the Ghost Machine universe. In his hunt for a new escape vessel, Rook crosses paths with Ursaw, a power-hungry mercenary who wants nothing more than control of the land. Then there's Dire Wolf, a mysterious hunter who has yet to reveal their true motive. But in this story of survival, only a thin line divides what’s a friend or foe. This series is just pure sci-fi goodness from top-tier creators in comics.

Feral #3

By Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, Tone Rodriguez, and Brad Simpson

Feral 3 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Elsie, Lord, and Patch continue their journey through the vicious forest. It’s a fight for survival when even the smallest scratch could mean turning into a blood-thirsty monster. But being the sheltered indoor cats they are, they’re still quick to make mistakes in the wild. Will they make it out alive? Check out this haunting new series and find out how their story unravels! 

The Forged #8

By Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, Mike Henderson, Nolan Woodard, and Ariana Maher

The Forged 8 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Everything is in flux for the Scimitar-3 team in this latest issue of The Forged. With Vic being MIA and CrazyJo being forced into leadership, the team faces the toughest challenge in their battle against the Phobes. For the mecha and sci-fi lovers out there, don’t miss out on this intriguing and action-packed series. 

Blood Squad Seven #1

By Joe Casey, Paul Fry, Francesco Segala, Sonia Harris, and Rus Wooton

Blood Squad Seven 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Fans of the cheesiness of 90’s Image Comics will want to watch out for this one! This new comic follows the story of the Blood Squad Seven, a team of superheroes once considered America’s darlings. But thirty years after their time in the limelight, the team is looking to make a comeback in a modern time that’s very different from their hay days. As both a love letter and a deconstruction of 90s comics, this series looks like one of the most interesting debuts of the year.

Best BOOM! Studios comics of the week

Something is Killing the Children #37

By James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'Edera, and Miquel Muerto

Something is Killing the Children 37 comic coverImage: BOOM! Studios

SiKtC’s flashback story continues, diving deep into Erica Slaughter’s early days as a hunter in training. In this latest issue, she faces a hard lesson when she crosses paths with a monster she’s unfamiliar with how to kill. It’s where we see her begin to put the pieces together to become the hunter she’s famous for being. The world of this series continues to grow, and stories like this add so much depth to the characters many have grown to love. 

Grim #17

By Stephanie Phillips, Flaviano Armentaro, and Rico Renzi

Grim 17 comic coverImage: BOOM! Studios

Jessica Harrow’s battle against Annabel turns into an all-out war in this latest issue of Grim. With chaos escalating at every turn, Jess has no choice but to gather an army of reapers and take the fight straight to her former friend. This stylish dark fantasy series is always a treat to dive into because of its engrossing story and intriguing characters. 

Best DSTLRY comic of the week

White Boat #1

By Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla

White Boat 1 comic coverImage: DSTLRY

A new horror story from the minds of Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla starts here. This tale pulls back the curtains of the rich and famous, revealing perverse horrors ripped straight from nightmares. While many believe the White Boat to be a ride paradise, it’s actually a gateway to hell on Earth. Fans of Lovecraftian horror are going to find a lot to love in this one!

Best Vault comic of the week

Beyond Real #4

By Zack Kaplan, Fabiana Mascolo, Vincenzo Riccardi, Jordie Bellaire, Dennis Menheere, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Beyond Real 4 comic coverImage: Vault Comics

Dive into the latest chapter of this mind-bending adventure that spans different realities and art styles. As June finally reaches the source of the simulation, she faces a challenge that plunges her into the darkest world yet. With the way how this series beautifully blends and shifts its art style, it’s a very unique reading experience from many of the comics you can find on shelves today.

TAGGED: Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, DSTLRY, Vault Comics
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