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Best Indie Comics: Week of May 08, 2024

Check out our picks of the best indie comics coming out this week from publishers like Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, and more!

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By: Javier ReyesMay 6, 2024, 9:30 AM

We’re back with our new and improved selection of the best indie comics of the week! Even though Image continues leading the charge in indie releases, I’ve also picked some other great comics from publishers like BOOM! Studios, DSTLRY, and Oni Press. The beautiful thing about comics these days is that you’re bound to find unique stories everywhere you look. Whether you’re into superheroes, ghouls, mysteries, or love stories, there’s a comic out there waiting for you to discover it! So, let’s dive into what we’ve got ahead of us this week! 

Best Image Comics of the Week

Transformers #8

By Daniel Warren Johnson, Jorge Corona, and Mike Spicer

Transformers 8 comic coverImage: Skybound

The new era of Daniel Warren Johnson’s Transformers continues with this latest issue that takes the story to the heart of Cybertron! While the Autobots and Decepticons scramble for victory on Earth, the war on their home planet rages on. The return of a fan-favorite character from the original series could turn the tide in the centuries-long battle. Don’t miss out on this incredible series that now has Jorge Corona doing a fantastic job as the lead artist!

The Deviant #5

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

The Deviant 5 comic coverImage: Image Comics

The strange tale of writer Michael Schmitz enters a new chapter in this return issue of The Deviant. After the shocking revelations from The Deviant #4, the story delves deeper into Michaels's dangerous obsession with The Deviant Killer. This latest chapter flashes back to Michael’s childhood to reveal the deep-seated connection he has with the gruesome killer. 

The Sacrificers #8

By Rick Remender, Max Fiumara, and Dave McCaig

The Sacrificers 8 comic coverImage: Image Comics

It’s time to finally see what happens to Piegon after his fateful confrontation with Soluna. The boy wanders through the wilderness only to himself in the wreckage of Noom’s seaside village. There, the young bird comes face-to-face with the Lord of Water as he struggles to contain the power of the seas he once ruled over. This could prove to be the perfect time for Pigeon to test the limits of the powers he inadvertently gained from Soluna. 

The One Hand #4

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

The One Hand 4 comic coverImage: Image Comics

We are reaching the climax of the series filled with bloody twists and turns. There’s one final clue that Detective Ari Nasser needs to find to crack the case. But the violent streets of Neo Novena will do everything they can to keep that secret dead and buried. If you want to get the full picture of this mind-bending thriller, be sure to also check out The Six Fingers by Dan Watters and Sumit Kumar.

Ain’t No Grave #1

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

Ain’t No Grave 1 comic coverImage: Image Comics

Skottie Young and Jorge Corona are back together for an all-new miniseries that blends Western and dark fantasy storytelling. Ain’t No Grave is the tragic tale of Ryder, a woman who left her dark past behind to pursue a quiet and loving life with her family. Except that past of hers came back knocking to bring death to her doorstep. The only choice she has is to pick up her guns one last time and kill Death itself to save the life she fought so hard for. This is a double-lengthed debut you don’t want to miss! 

The Last Mermaid #3

By Derek Kirk Kim

The Last Mermaid 3 comic coverImage: Image Comics

In this comic’s desolate world, the mermaid’s only companion left is her faithful axolotl. But when the mermaid encounters a fearsome beast in the wild, a mysterious warrior enters the fray. The problem is that the mermaid does not know if her new associate is a friend or foe. Creator Derek Kirk Kim is killing it in this series with some of the most beautifully done sequential art you’ll see in comics today. 

Best BOOM! Studios Comic of the Week

Crocodile Black #1

By Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Somnath Pal, and Patricio Delpeche

Crocodile Black 1 comic coverImage: Boom! Studios

Discover how a seemingly ordinary man is pushed into a life of crime in a dystopian world. Crocodile Black follows the story of Danny, a delivery boy caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Because he witnessed a cruel act on the job, he is plunged into a dangerous life where there is no going back to being “normal”. 

Best DSTLRY Comics of the Week

Gone #3

By Jock

Gone 3 comic coverImage: DSTLRY

Miniseries finale time! We’ve reached the end of the road of young Abi’s action-packed journey through the galaxy. Except the end leads her back home, the place she’s been most afraid to see. It’s up to her to confront the past she ran away from and unearth a dark secret that will change her life forever. 

Best ONI Press Comic of the Week

Night People #3

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

Night People 3 comic coverImage: Oni Press

Adapted from the work of Barry Gifford, Night People follows the story of Easy Earl Blakey as he escapes from the law after getting wrongfully accused of being involved in a bloody shootout at a nightclub. He could have pleaded his case had he not lost all memory of what happened that night. The only thing he can do now is run and search for answers across his neon-saturated city. 

Best Massive Publishing Comics of the Week

Washed in the Blood #2

By Kevin Roditeli, Rob Cannon, and Kostas Pantoulas

Washed in the Blood 2 comic coverImage: Massive Publishing

In this absurd post-apocalyptic story, a young cultist is summoned by the voice of the self-proclaimed “lord of guns.” The divine power hypnotizes him with the promise of power and salvation. But little does he know that the strange journey ahead of him is filled with love, turmoil, and death. If you love epic tales with post-apocalyptic twists, this is a series to check out!

TAGGED: Image Comics, Skybound, Massive Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, DSTLRY
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