Comic books have been a part of American culture since the end of the 1800s. Once superheroes took hold of the medium in the 1930s, comics began to explore all sorts of wild and imaginative concepts in the sci-fi realm. Now, countless films and television series are being built around the tales originally written and drawn on the page. This has seen a huge resurgence in the overall popularity of comics, leading to a host of new and exciting options on the shelves. Learn about these top options to find a series that fits your interests.
That Texas Blood
Alongside comics that told stories of men and women in colorful tights fighting for truth and justice were many series that detailed the adventures of cowboys. Heroes of the old west come to the center once more with the new series “That Texas Blood” released through Image Comics. Written by New Jersey native Chris Condon and illustrated by artist Jacob Phillips, this neo-western is a dark and fascinating story that all stems from the search for a casserole dish that has gone missing. A must for fans of the genre and tales that showcase the legacy and lore of Texas.
Another title by Image Comics that has seen a ton of attention is one that has been penned by long-time industry writer Geoff Johns. A post-apocalyptic tale that puts some twists on the classic staples of the genre, Geiger is a comic with a lot to offer. With the world in a state of chaos over the last few years, it is easy to see why so many people are flocking to a comic that delves into a future where humanity is all but extinct.
On the other end of the sci-fi spectrum, the comic series Saga has long proven to be one of the best independent comics on the market. The space opera is written and illustrated by fan-favorites Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, who work in perfect synchronicity to tell a sprawling story that spans as many years as it does galaxies. With an unforgettable cast of characters, imaginative concepts, and compelling storylines, Saga has consistently been a series that delivers when it comes to overall entertainment in the world of comic books.
Whether you like fanciful tales set on far-off worlds or stories about futures where humanity’s fate looks grim, there are many comic books out there that are worth your attention. Look over the titles available and find the best fit for your reading list.