Top 25 Image Comics of The Last 25 Years

Prophet, Glory

No. 25: Extreme Studios relaunch 2012

First Published: January 2012 (Prophet) | February 2012 (Glory)

Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios relaunched both titles under the direction of alternative comic book creators. Prophet was overseen by Brandon Graham, Giannis Milonogiannis, Farel Dalrymple and Simon Roy. Joe Keatinge and Sophie (formerly Ross) Campbell tackled Glory, Liefeld’s Wonder Woman analog. Both series have concluded but are available in digital and trade/hardcover formats.
Sex Criminals

No. 24: Sex Criminals

First Published: September 2013

Sex Criminals is a comedic romp about a couple who commit crimes after discovering they gain superpowers through sex. The series is written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky.  Only 15 issues of Sex Criminals have been released so far but more issues are scheduled for publication in 2017.   


No. 23: Lazarus

First Published: March 2013

Writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark’s dystopian comic in which the world is divided up amongst 16 powerful families. Each family is protected by an enhanced individual called a Lazarus. Individuals who can service the families are considered serfs, those who cannot are waste. Lazarus is currently being published through Image Comics.


East of West

No. 22: East of West

First Published: March 2013

Dystopian science fiction series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Nick Dragotta. East of West continues to be published by Image Comics; this comic is available in digital and trade/hardcover formats.


The Wicked + The Divine

No. 21: The Wicked + The Divine

First Published: June 2014

Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie’s tale of twelve individuals who are actually reincarnated deities with superpowers. The Wicked + The Divine is currently being published by Image Comics.
Black Science

No. 20: Black Science

First Published:  November 2013

A rogue scientist and his team travel across dimensions hoping to find their way home. Black Science is written by Rick Remender and drawn by Matteo Scalera. This title is still being published and every issue is available in digital and trade paperback formats.

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