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New Creator-Owned Comics This Week: July 05, 2023

Dive into some of the best creator-owned comics coming out in a week packed with incredible titles!

Monstress #45
Image: Image Comics
By: Javier ReyesMay 28, 2024, 8:20 AM

It was tough picking the best creator-owned comics this week. Not because there’s a drought in great comics or anything. Far from it. There are just too many incredible comics to choose from! Narrowing it down to just ten needed some deep cuts. Not only is Image Comics up to its usual self of delivering killer titles but BOOM! Studios has its fair share of bangers coming out as well. This week has everything from returning fan favorites to new debuts and series finales to pack your pull lists with. Either of these are some of the best comics you can find today from the industry’s most talented creators.

Let's check out the creator-owned comics we're most excited about this week!

Monstress #45

By Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress #45 CoverImage: Image Comics

Being on the prison planet where Zinn was imprisoned has caused a big mess for the entire group. While Zinn is haunted by his past, the young version of Maika runs off to investigate on her own, and Ren gets cornered by some familiar-looking folk. The answer to escaping the forsaken planet lies within a mask that bears a striking resemblance to the mythical Mask of the Shaman-Empress.

Grim #11

By Stephanie Phillips, Flaviano Armentaro, and Rico Renzi

Grim #11 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

A new story arc begins! War is coming to the Afterlife. It’s up to Jess to build an army of warriors ready to fight to hell and back. There’s fear in Jess’ eyes now after she experienced the touch of hellfire for the first time together with Lilah and Eddie. Marcel, on the other hand, finds himself unexpectedly reunited with his long-lost lover.

Phantom Road #5

By Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire

Phantom Road #5 CoverImage: Image Comics

The first leg of the journey down Phantom Road comes to an end. Dom and Birdie are trapped inside the truck by another relentless attack from the lifeless monsters. It’s in that turmoil that the pair comes to a sudden revelation. Everything the two know about the mission and their mysterious cargo changes completely.

No/One #4

By Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, Geraldo Borges, Mark Englert, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

No/One #4 CoverImage: Image Comics

Everyone is on the hunt for the copycat killer. While Ben is getting closer to identifying the killer’s true identity, Julia’s quest for the truth gets more personal. The missing piece to this mystery seems to be in the hands of the shrouded hero known only as No/One.

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #7

By Jason Aaron, Leila Del Duca, and Tamra Bonvillain

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #7 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

Life in Golgonooza is good. Maceo and Mezzy couldn’t be happier living in such a thriving suburban settlement. But as more people come to be part of the community, it won’t be long until the horrors of the wasteland grow tired of being shut out from all the good times happening in the settlement.

Love Everlasting #9

By Tom King, Elsa Charretier, Matt Hollingsworth, and Clayton Cowles

Love Everlasting #9 CoverImage: Image Comics

It’s time for Joan to stop running. As the woman whose life is eternally retold through tragic love stories, she faces a death that changes her life forever. Joan must confront who she is to understand the strange world she’s found herself in. This is the penultimate issue of one of Image Comics’ most mind-bending titles to date!

I Hate This Place #10

By Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, and Lee Loughridge

I Hate This Place #10 CoverImage: Skybound

It’s the end of the world as Gabby and Trudy know it. With armed soldiers and towering monsters breathing down their necks, they can’t wait to finally get out of the place they once called “home.” This is the final issue of a thrilling series that could end with the apocalypse or possibly a happy ending for the beloved heroines.

Swan Songs #1

By W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Simmonds

Swan Songs #1 CoverImage: Image Comics

From the twisted mind of “Ice Cream Man” creator W. Maxwell Prince comes a new anthology series about the way things end and how they also never really do. From the end of the world to the end of a sentence, Swan Songs explores what it means when stories come to an end. This series will feature some of comics’ best artists, starting with “The Department of Truth’s” Martin Simmonds.

Mosely #5

By Rob Guillory, Sam Lotfi, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Mosely #5 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

The true final battle starts here. After defeating the Tech Gods, Mosely gets confronted by the ancient force that’s pulling all the strings. Together with Gloria and his trusty hammer, Mosely must fight through demons, aliens, and dark magic. But even if he wins, the human race is forever be changed by the damage caused to the powers that have controlled the world’s technology for so long.

Barnstormers #1

By Scott Snyder and Tula Lotay

Barnstormers #1 CoverImage: Dark Horse Comics

It’s 1918, and the world is enamored by the planes. Pilot John Baron returns from the war to take up the life of a traveling performer, wowing people with his unmatched skills in a cockpit. His world changes when he meets Helen, a beautiful woman who’s just as crazy about planes as he is. Barnstormers is the love story of John and Hellen and how their adventurous relationship evolves alongside the glory days of aviation.

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