Yesterday we covered our teams picks for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Today we venture out into the vast world of independent comics, which pretty much covers the rest of the comic book industry. What makes this interesting is that a lot of these independent books are creator’s “passion projects” just take a moment and look at all the amazing books that Image as well as Aftershock comics are putting out month to month. Comic books like this usually are amazing due to the fact that you can see how much the creative teams enjoy working on the book. Here are some of our favorites for 2016:
FAVORITE Independent Comics Books:
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Written by Paul Jenkins
Artwork by Andy Clarke
Jace Milam - This title from new publisher AfterShock can be summed up in one word; FUN! Springing from the mind of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Andy Clarke, this is a sci-fi tale set on a huge space-station, that never takes itself too seriously. The result is an adventurous tale containing laugh out loud humor.
Publisher: Image Comics
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Artwork by Cliff Chiang & Matt Wilson
Kat Calamia - One of my favorite titles on my pull list! The mystery behind Paper Girls gets more and more intriguing as the “Paper Girls” dig deeper into the mythology of their world. I was most impressed this year by the bond Erin made with her older self, and I hope to see more of this in 2017.
Publisher: Image Comics
Written by Nick Spencer
Artwork by Steve Lieber
Publisher: Alterna Comics
Written by Cody Andrew Sousa
Artwork by Francesco Laquinta
Tim Jousma - They told one hell of a story in its limited run. I really loved the story itself as well as the work Alterna is putting out there.
Pursued By A Bear
Written by Jackson Navarra
Artwork by Joey Navarra
Michael Connally- Got to meet these two at Heroes Con and sit down and talk with them for a while. This comic is fun for everyone to read.
Publisher: Top Cow Productions Inc. / Image Comics
Written by Bryan Edward Hill & Matt Hawkins
Artwork by Isaac Goodhart
Emmanuel Gomez- This is storytelling at its best. Through the first 16 issues we have seen the growth of so many of Eden’s characters and even a great crossover event with “The Thithe” and “Think Tank”. Now with a few trades available, I guarantee this one is hard to put down. So good in fact that this series is now being developed for a television show on HULU.
Feel free to let us know which were your favorite independent comic books of 2016 on the comment section below!