#1 Posted by saoakden (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing some of the new titles Image will be releasing this year, I made a decision to start reading more comics outside Marvel and DC. I started reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Irredeemable, and X-O Manowar and I like each of those series. Can anyone recommend other titles outside Marvel & DC that I should check out? Also, I want to read some comics that deal with: Vampires, Westerns, superheros outside Marvel & DC, spies, supernatural, crime, & Sci-Fi. If anyone knows any good titles that fall within those categories, let me know and I will check them out.

#2 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

If you want a series with vampires, which also includes werewolves and werebears, Ursa Minor has been O.K. so far.

For westerns, there's Pretty Deadly, though it has some supernatural elements, so it's not quite a traditional western.

#3 Edited by Transformers1024 (4119 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga. It is the best comic I have ever read! I honestly can't recommend that book enough. I have never heard someone dis on it. If you have a smart phone or tablet, download the image comics app or Comixology because the first issue is free. Do it!! You won't regret it!!

As for other books I would recommend, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Saga, Any of the current Transformers series, Saga, The Walking Dead, The Sandman, Saga, American Vampire and Saga.

#4 Edited by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

Get Incognito from Brubaker and Phillips. I loved that book. Also Lazarus is amazing so far.

#5 Edited by tupiaz (2241 posts) - - Show Bio


100 bullets a man travels around with a suitcase and offer people that they can kill anybody they want. They will walk free and will not be traced. Written by Brian Azzarello.


Saga: A Romeo and Julie story set in space opera setting. Wriiten by Brian K. Vaughan.

Transmetropolitan: A journalist comes back to the city after having lived 5 years (IIRC) in the woods because he is out of money. He gets a job and is then beginning to write about the political corruption and the problems that are in the city while he living a rock and roll life. Both his lifestyle and his writings puts him in al sorts of problems. It is hilarious.

Supernatural: ¨

Sandman (even though it is technical owned by DC it is printed by vertigo and has nothing to do with the normal DC universe). I have a hard time describing this series. It is a set of families that has different set of supernatural powers. However it is great..

Preacher: A priest gets possessed by a god and bad angel and that turns around his views about god.

#6 Posted by RaggedScarecrow (946 posts) - - Show Bio

If your looking for superheroics you should pick up Suicide Risk. It's a Boom! title written by Mike Carey with art by Elena Casagrande. It's about a world where superpowers have just started emerging, which has lead to a huge influx of villains but not so many heroes. It's an amazing title and one of my favourite monthlies. You should definitely check it out.

#7 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8674 posts) - - Show Bio

@saoakden: I just started reading Image comics myself and I have to recommend Five Ghosts by Frank J. Barbiere.

#8 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18933 posts) - - Show Bio


  • Saga (sci-fi adventure)
  • Velvet (spies)
  • Lazarus (post apocalyptic western)
  • Invincible (superhero book)

#9 Posted by sagejonathan (2026 posts) - - Show Bio

Quantum & Woody has been a personal favorite since it's reboot. It is genuinely funny and a great read every month. It is the only book that literally makes me laugh out loud and I highly recommend it.

#10 Edited by Billy Batson (58309 posts) - - Show Bio


  • 100 Bullets
  • Black Kiss
  • Blacksad
  • Borderline
  • The Creep
  • Criminal
  • Crying Freeman
  • The Damned
  • Dick Tracy
  • District 14
  • The Fall
  • Fell
  • From Hell
  • Grandeville
  • Green Lake Killer
  • Hawaiian Dick
  • A History of Violence
  • Jinx
  • Johnny Double
  • Judge Bao and the Jade Phoenix
  • Kane
  • The Killer
  • Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot
  • Murder Me Dead
  • Mr. X
  • New York Mon Amour
  • Parker by Darwyn Cooke
  • Road to Perdition
  • Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell
  • Scalped
  • Scene of the Crime
  • Silvefish
  • Skreemer
  • Spaghetti Bros
  • Stray Bullets
  • Stumptown
  • Terminal City
  • TEotFW
  • Torpedo
  • Torso
  • Unknown Soldier
  • West Coast Blues
  • Whiteout


  • 20th Century Boys
  • The Adventures of Luther Arkwright
  • American Flagg!
  • Atomic Robo
  • Ex Machina
  • Finder
  • Godland
  • The Incal
  • Metabarons
  • Nausicaa
  • Nikolai Dante
  • Pax Romana
  • Prophet by Brandon Graham
  • Starstuck
  • Transmetropolitan


  • Casanova
  • Human Target
  • Mind MGMT
  • Queen and Country
  • Sleeper
  • Super Spy


  • Series from ABC
  • Astro City
  • The Boys
  • Dynamo 5
  • Grendel
  • Jack Staff
  • Madman
  • Marshal Law
  • Nexus
  • Noble Causes
  • Planetary
  • Powers
  • Savage Dragon
  • Supreme by Alan Moore


  • B.P.R.D.
  • Creepy
  • The Goon
  • Hellboy
  • Locke & Key
  • Strange Embrace
  • Uzumaki


  • Blueberry
  • Preacher
  • The Sixth Gun


#11 Posted by saoakden (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the recommendations!

#12 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22965 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Invincible
  • Walking Dead
  • Bloodshot and Hard Corps
  • Eternal Warrior
  • Unity (mine as well since you read XO Manowar)

The current Eternal Warrior is good, but I bought the whole old 90s run and its really really good.

#13 Posted by EL_AUTISTICO (4 posts) - - Show Bio

D.R. and Quinch
The balad of halo jones
great pacific
east of west
lone wolf and cub
the incal
the walking dead