#1 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

I was looking at my comic book collection and I noticed I don't really have much Image. I have Chew, Invincible, Saga, and some of Walking Dead. I also have a few random issues and I am reading C.O.W.L. Besides that I haven't read any thing else from Image.

This is why I need suggestions. So, maybe you guys can help.

As a general note I didn't really enjoy Saga (It's way to in your face as far as nudity goes) and Walking Dead (Just didn't appeal to me)

#2 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21865 posts) - - Show Bio

Starlight is fantastic. Its by Millar, but its not millarworldy and gross.

#3 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

I read Velvet and Lazarus. Also gonna be getting the Fade Out starting next month.

#4 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7782 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill: I don't really read anything current by Image, but the old Spawn stuff and Astounding Wolf-Man can be gotten in trades and both are really good in my opinion. If you haven't read them and aren't looking for a current ongoing that is haha.

#5 Posted by SmashBrawler (5732 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't be a Gary, read Rat Queens.

#6 Edited by Saint_Wildcard (10561 posts) - - Show Bio

Chew is pretty great. I read the first one, loved it and picked up all the trades off the shelf.

Never mind

#7 Posted by MaccyD (4053 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill: East of West, still getting into it but the world building is great and the plot is interesting and flows nicely, making you want to read every month. It's very "Hickman" though, so that could be a positive or a negative depending on how you like his writing.

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  • Kabuki
  • King City
  • Mage
  • Noble Causes
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  • Phonogram
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#9 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson: I've only heard of two on your list. Stray bullets and elephantmen, and elephant had me interested (It has some fantastic covers) a little while ago but I never picked it up. Mind telling me what it is about?

#10 Edited by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll reply to every body in a few hours. I need sleep.

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#12 Edited by Jake Fury (18620 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Science

Alex + Ada

#13 Posted by sagejonathan (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadly Class is new. Its amazing and they just wrapped up the first arc. I think its out in trade. I highly recommend it.

#14 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1025 posts) - - Show Bio

My current list of Image books. I love them all for different reasons.

Singles: Black Science, Velvet, Southern Bastards, & Lazarus. Starting The Fade Out this month.

Trades: Saga, East of West, Rat Queens, & Deadly Class. Probably Nailbiter when the first trade releases.

Read the first issue of Outcast. It was pretty good, but the demonic possession and exorcism genre isn't my thing.

Truthfully, all of the Image books I read are usually my most look forwarded to, with a couple of exceptions such as Superior Foes.

#15 Edited by Jake Fury (18620 posts) - - Show Bio

Sheltered is good too.

#16 Posted by Fallschirmjager (17496 posts) - - Show Bio

The new titles they announced recently all look fantastic. I'd keep an eye out for those.

#17 Posted by TimeLordScience (950 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill Are you interested in any particular genres? Subject matters/styles? Creators?

#18 Edited by Jake Fury (18620 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by devitciiu (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll echo what a couple others have listed for current series

-East of West: A sci-fi Western set in a dystopian future where the United States are not so united and haven't been since the Civil War. The main characters are the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. It is good but as someone else noted it is also very "Hickman."

-Black Science: Grant McKay, an ex-member of the Anarchist Order of Scientists, and his team/kids travel to alien worlds while they try to find their way home. It mixes Sliders with Lost in Space and Flash Gordon. The art can be phenomenal at times. It's not my favorite title but it is fun enough.

Some other enjoyable ongoing titles

-Morning Glories: It's like Lost at a boarding school.

-Revival: One day in a small Nebraskan town the dead came back to life, which leads to a government quarantine and a lot of questions about religion. The "Revivals" aren't zombies but the series mixes horror with noir as it follows the police officer specifically assigned to all cases involving "Revivals."

-Jupiter's Legacy: The story explores the generational conflict between a group of aging superheroes who used the powers they gained in 1932 for the betterment of mankind, and their children, who are daunted by the prospect of living up to their parents' legacy. Millar describes it as what it would be like to grow up as Wonder Woman and Superman's kids, and a treatise on the Superhero connection to the American ideal. It sounds pretentious but it isn't.

-Undertow: The story of Atlantis. It's focused on a rebel faction that is seeking out a legend to help bring about revolution in Atlantis and expand their civilization to land.

-Trees: A Warren Ellis Story about Alien contact. They aren't little green men but rather gigantic Trees that decimated the area they landed, laid their roots and then nada. The story takes place 10 years after the Trees landed and the human population still doesn't know anything about them and they still haven't tried to communicate.

#20 Posted by Guru_Crack (451 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally liked Savage Dragon, Saga, Velvet & Body Bags.

#21 Posted by TheSmallvillefan12 (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga and Nailbitter

#22 Edited by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

Starlight is fantastic. Its by Millar, but its not millarworldy and gross.

I'm not a big fan of Millar but I will check out the first 3 issues. Thanks.

@dagmar_merrill: I don't really read anything current by Image, but the old Spawn stuff and Astounding Wolf-Man can be gotten in trades and both are really good in my opinion. If you haven't read them and aren't looking for a current ongoing that is haha.

Spawn is on a my list of things I will read eventually but it's really long so I am putting that one off for now. Thanks though.

Don't be a Gary, read Rat Queens.

A gary?

Chew is pretty great. I read the first one, loved it and picked up all the trades off the shelf.

Never mind

Ha.

@maccyd said:

@dagmar_merrill: East of West, still getting into it but the world building is great and the plot is interesting and flows nicely, making you want to read every month. It's very "Hickman" though, so that could be a positive or a negative depending on how you like his writing.

I'll check out the first trade, it's only like 8 bucks on amazon. Thank you.

#23 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll respond to everyone else after I get more sleep.

#24 Posted by Ms-Lola (2735 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill:

You are getting some great suggestions on here. I've become I really big fan of Image this past year. You are in for some good reading, for sure.

Black Science

Alex + Ada

Alex + Ada should really start picking up now, with the last issue ending the way it did. I'm really enjoying it.

#25 Posted by Jake Fury (18620 posts) - - Show Bio

@ms-lola: The 1st trade for A+A was really good.

#26 Edited by d_bones (1472 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm I figure I can just piggy back this thread for advice as well. I'm checking out some of the image comics I haven't read but have heard good things about. Any thoughts/suggestions about....

Manifest Destiny, Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, Ten Grand or Zero?

As for the OP these are the Image Comics I like...

Chew (you've read it already but man it is awesome), Saga, Elephantmen, Lazarus, East of West, Five Ghosts (if you are into literature this series is super cool as it is about a guy who is possessed by 5 literary archetype ghosts like The Vampire, The Detective or The Samurai. Super interesting) and it's not my favourite either but the Walking Dead is decent.

#27 Posted by Deadgod (1413 posts) - - Show Bio

Sex Criminals ,The Manhattan Projects, Alex + Ada, The Maxxx, Deadly Class, Nowhere Men, Rocket Girl, Jupiter's Legacy, Prophet, Velvet, Umbral, Rat Queens,The Saviors

#28 Edited by SmashBrawler (5732 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill said:

@smashbrawler said:

Don't be a Gary, read Rat Queens.

A gary?

An in-joke you'll only understand if you've read Rat Queens. In other words, just another reason to read this series other than for its fantastic main characters, artwork and humor.

#29 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8604 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Science

Alex + Ada

The first issue of Alex + Ada is free on Comixology. I'll check that out. Thank you.

Deadly Class is new. Its amazing and they just wrapped up the first arc. I think its out in trade. I highly recommend it.

I'll look into the first trade. Thank you.

My current list of Image books. I love them all for different reasons.

Singles: Black Science, Velvet, Southern Bastards, & Lazarus. Starting The Fade Out this month.

Trades: Saga, East of West, Rat Queens, & Deadly Class. Probably Nailbiter when the first trade releases.

Read the first issue of Outcast. It was pretty good, but the demonic possession and exorcism genre isn't my thing.

Truthfully, all of the Image books I read are usually my most look forwarded to, with a couple of exceptions such as Superior Foes.

You should check out C.O.W.L. and Chew. :D

The new titles they announced recently all look fantastic. I'd keep an eye out for those.

I'll be reading Injection and maybe Toyko Ghosts. (Mainly for Sean Murphy though)

@dagmar_merrill Are you interested in any particular genres? Subject matters/styles? Creators?

Uh.. I'll read any type of book.

I'll echo what a couple others have listed for current series

-East of West: A sci-fi Western set in a dystopian future where the United States are not so united and haven't been since the Civil War. The main characters are the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. It is good but as someone else noted it is also very "Hickman."

-Black Science: Grant McKay, an ex-member of the Anarchist Order of Scientists, and his team/kids travel to alien worlds while they try to find their way home. It mixes Sliders with Lost in Space and Flash Gordon. The art can be phenomenal at times. It's not my favorite title but it is fun enough.

Some other enjoyable ongoing titles

-Morning Glories: It's like Lost at a boarding school.

-Revival: One day in a small Nebraskan town the dead came back to life, which leads to a government quarantine and a lot of questions about religion. The "Revivals" aren't zombies but the series mixes horror with noir as it follows the police officer specifically assigned to all cases involving "Revivals."

-Jupiter's Legacy: The story explores the generational conflict between a group of aging superheroes who used the powers they gained in 1932 for the betterment of mankind, and their children, who are daunted by the prospect of living up to their parents' legacy. Millar describes it as what it would be like to grow up as Wonder Woman and Superman's kids, and a treatise on the Superhero connection to the American ideal. It sounds pretentious but it isn't.

-Undertow: The story of Atlantis. It's focused on a rebel faction that is seeking out a legend to help bring about revolution in Atlantis and expand their civilization to land.

-Trees: A Warren Ellis Story about Alien contact. They aren't little green men but rather gigantic Trees that decimated the area they landed, laid their roots and then nada. The story takes place 10 years after the Trees landed and the human population still doesn't know anything about them and they still haven't tried to communicate.

I'll look into Revival and Trees. Thank you.

@d_bones said:

Hmm I figure I can just piggy back this thread for advice as well. I'm checking out some of the image comics I haven't read but have heard good things about. Any thoughts/suggestions about....

Manifest Destiny, Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, Ten Grand or Zero?

As for the OP these are the Image Comics I like...

Chew (you've read it already but man it is awesome), Saga, Elephantmen, Lazarus, East of West, Five Ghosts (if you are into literature this series is super cool as it is about a guy who is possessed by 5 literary archetype ghosts like The Vampire, The Detective or The Samurai. Super interesting) and it's not my favourite either but the Walking Dead is decent.

I'm going to look into Five Ghosts. I know @battle_forum_junkie liked that. thank you.

@deadgod said:

Sex Criminals ,The Manhattan Projects, Alex + Ada, The Maxxx, Deadly Class, Nowhere Men, Rocket Girl, Jupiter's Legacy, Prophet, Velvet, Umbral, Rat Queens,The Saviors

Thank you for the suggestions.

@dagmar_merrill said:

@smashbrawler said:

Don't be a Gary, read Rat Queens.

A gary?

An in-joke you'll only understand if you've read Rat Queens. In other words, just another reason to read this series other than for its fantastic main characters, artwork and humor.

I'll buy the first trade so I figure out what you're talking about.

#30 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7996 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't noticed anyone mention this but Death Vigil, even though it's really only one issue in, I've really enjoyed it so far. And the art is fantastic.