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Best Image Comics of 2019 (so far)

Image Comics has been known to be publishing the industries most bizarre and unique comics of all time. Very different than the rest of the industry publishers such as Marvel or DC Comics, Image Comics has in the repertoire comic series that you’ve never had the chance to read before and in many cases, as you will see below, they don’t rely on super-hero teams or powers to create a story so compelling that you wont be able to resist.

As with our Best Marvel Comics for 2019 and our Best DC Comics for 2019, we’ve created a list for Image Comics series for the year so you can make bang for your buck.

Bitter Root

Bitter Root Image Comics

Talent

Writer: David Walker, Chuck Brown
Artist: Sanford Greene
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 14, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

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In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York-and the world-from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences… or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race. 

DAVID F. WALKER and SANFORD GREENE, the creative team of Power Man and Iron Fist, along with indie veteran CHUCK BROWN (Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns) bring you 24 action-packed pages of monsters, mayhem, and family dysfunction in a brand-new ongoing series.     

BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story arc.

Bitter Root is not another comic with just a great story which by all means it does. Bitter Root is a unique comic with something to say about today’s problems in such a way that it alleviates them in such a way that makes them easily consumable by all.

In a way Walker and Brown did with Bitter Root what Spiegelman did with Maus.

Check out our Bitter Root review and make sure to get yourself a copy!

Die

Die Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Stephanie Hans
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real.

Jumanji meets D&D with this story from Kieron Gillen. “Die” is a goth, horror and fantasy masterpiece that will bring you those childhood memories rushing back.

What happens that when a game you’ve played with your friends as kids becomes all to real and comes back yo haunt you in your 40s? Well “Die” is here to tell you exactly that.

If you are a Dungeons & Dragons fan, if you miss it or if you are still playing this fantasy, horror campaign is for you.

Middlewest

Middlewest Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Jorge Corona
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

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The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in this NEW ONGOING SERIES, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. 

From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.  

Impressive visuals accompanied with an explosive story, Middlewest is touching on some modern sensitivities while in a very unique, magical and intriguing world.

The story revolves around a boy and his fox and the adventures that awaits them. The ending of the first issue will keep you wanting to read more!

Prodigy

Prodigy Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

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Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.

When it comes to Mark Millar there is not enough we can say except that this one is another masterpiece of his but it wouldn’t be as great without Albuquerque for taking care of the wonderful art.

Edison Crane is not just the smartest man alive is also the most curious one in existence and now along with being the most successful businessman, an extreme athlete and a nobel prize winning scientist he is also something of a sci-fi James Bond working for the governments of the world solving mysteries their own people can’t solve.

If one of these going to be a series on Netflix at some point, this one might be it.

Blackbird

Blackbird Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Jen Bartel
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 3, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

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An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!
In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she’s crazy. The bigger problem: she’s not crazy – she’s right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?

This neo-noir, fantasy, urban adventure revolves around Nina Rodriguez a girl who saw the other side and didn’t forget it. And what do we mean with that?

Nina believes there is a magical world hiding between in plain sight and no one else believes her no matter how hard she tries to tell them all. Unfortunately life did not treat her well and with her obsession of cabals now everyone things she is crazy.

But she is not. Magic do exist and we are made aware of it early on the first issue. The story is interesting and the neo-noir art is a breath of fresh air that we haven’t had the chance to see for quite a while.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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