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Best Indie Comics: Week of May 29, 2024

Check out the freakiest, funniest, and craziest comics this week from Image, Dark Horse, BOOM, Oni Press, and Vault Comics!

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By: Javier ReyesMay 27, 2024, 9:30 AM

Buckle up for a crazy week in indie comics! I’ve put together one of my most diverse lineups of picks yet with comics from Image, Dark Horse, BOOM, and more. But as unique as the publishers are, the stories you’ll see here have plenty of range. From gruesome sci-fi horror to a comedic romp about skateboarding, you’ll find plenty of fun and new comics coming out this week. So get your pull lists ready and take your pick of which books to add to your collection!

Best Image Comics of the week

W0rldtr33 #10

By James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire, Aditya Bidikar

W0rldtr33 10 comic coverImage: Image Comics

James Tynion’s eerie sci-fi horror series continues this week with a big turning point in its story. Ellison Lane unravels more about his past only to discover that Gabriel Winter may have influenced his family’s life for years. How far ahead did Gabriel devise his master plan to stop the Undernet? Tune in for this month’s issue to find out! 

The Six Fingers #4

By Dan Watters, Sumit Kumar, Lee Loughridge, and Aditya Bidikar, Tom Muller

The Six Fingers 4 comic coverImage: Image Comics

You don’t want to miss out on the penultimate issue of this genre-bending miniseries. With Johannes cracking the code behind the violence plaguing him and his city, he finally has the missing piece to solve the mystery. But the budding archeologist learns that uncovering secrets often comes with a steep price. This series continues to be one made for fans of Blade Runner and Black Mirror! 

Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives! #2

By Dan Watters, Ram V., Matthew Roberts, and Dave Stewart

Universal Monsters_ Creature From The Black Lagoon Lives 2 comic coverImage: Skybound

Reporter Kate Marsden wakes up after miraculously surviving her harrowing spill into the river. But even though her memory is fuzzy, she believes the creature she saw in the darkness must have something to do with what happened to her. This issue is where Kate’s mission to overcover the truth begins as she dives deeper into the secrets hidden within the Black Lagoon. 

Nights #7

By Wyatt Kennedy, Luigi Formisano, Francesco Segala, and Maria Letizia Mirabella

Nights 7 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Nights is back and bigger than ever! While Vince, Gray, and Matt enjoy a night at a musical, Ivory finds himself in a bloody situation. After a shady associate suddenly goes off the rails, Ivory has no choice but to tap into something very dangerous inside of him. This latest issue of Nights kicks off a brand-new story arc, and the tale is only getting stranger and odd from here!

Grommets #1

By Rick Remender, Brian Posehn, Brett Parson, and Moreno DiNisio

Grommets 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Ready your skateboards for this wild debut that transports you straight into 1980s California. The story follows two social outcasts who try to find their footing in a time when skateboarding suddenly becomes the center of the universe. Together, they navigate teenage life filled with the sickest tricks and punk rock tracks. Fans of Rick Remender will love to see the acclaimed writer’s take on a much more lighthearted but heartfelt story! 

Best BOOM! Studios comic of the week

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #15

By Jason Aaron, Nick Dragotta, Rico Renzi, Leila Del Duca, and Tamra Bonvillain

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World 15 comic coverImage: BOOM! Studios

The dazzling and post-apocalyptic love story of Maceo and Mezzy comes to a close. The Ravagers are out for blood, and the two lovers have no choice but to fight to survive. But is survival enough when so much about the world pushes them apart? You don’t want to miss out on how this hit miniseries concludes its thrilling and romantic tale!

Best Dark Horse Comic of the Week

Dawnrunner #3

By Ram V., Evan Cagle, Dave Stewart, and Aditya Bidikar

Dawnrunner 3 comic coverImage: Dark Horse Comics

One of Dark Horse’s most promising new series continues! Ace mecha pilot Anita Marr continues to uncover more about the strange link she shares with her Iron King, Dawnrunner. With mysteries unraveling across time and space, Anita must find the answers quickly or risk losing the ongoing battle against the monstrous Tetza. 

William of Newbury #1

By Michael Avon Oeming

William of Newbury 1 comic coverImage: Dark Horse Comics

From the creative mind of Michael Avon Oeming comes a new fantasy series that blends elements of Hellboy and Redwall. The story follows William of Newbury, an anthropomorphic raccoon monk who faces off against the forces of evil. But while William fights for peace, his brother is hellbent on stopping him as he fears for his soul. Lovers of history and folklore will want to check this new series out! 

Best Vault comic of the week

Slash Presents: Deathstalker #2

By Tim Seeley, Jim Terry, Kurt Michael Russell, and Slash

Slash Presents_ Deathstalker 2 comic coverImage: Vault Comics

Deathstalker finally has a job with the most elite military unit in all the realms. But does he have what it takes to hang with the toughest, most violent warriors known to man? He and his new buddy Jotak get a quick reality check during their first assignment at a place called the Grimvault. Heads are definitely going to roll in this new and bloody issue. 

Best Oni Press comic of the week

RoboForce #2

By Melissa Flores, Diógenes Neves, and Taylor Esposito

RoboForce 2 comic coverImage: Oni Press

The Nacelleverse grows as the RoboForce leaps into action! It’s up to Soraya, a young scientist who developed world-changing technology, to stop her inventions from falling into the wrong hands. With the help of RoboForce, Soraya stands up to protect everything she’s worked for. The robot action in this series is off the charts as it brings to life a new shared universe in comics!

TAGGED: Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Skybound, Vault Comics, Oni Press