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The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked  

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Here is a list of the best Image comics you should add to your library. In the early 1990s, Image Comics changed the landscape of comic books and graphic novels forever. It quickly grew to become the third-largest publisher of comic books in the United States, and one reason why the publisher is so beloved by fans is due to the emphasis it places on creator-driven stories. The company allowed creators to publish their own material without having to surrender the copyrights to that intellectual property. Notable creators associated with Image include Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, and Robert Kirkman. Well-known publications have come from Image Comics over the years, and now, it is up to comic book lovers around the world to vote for the best Image comic books.

One of the most popular titles to come from the publisher is The Walking Dead. The comics from Robert Kirkman took the community by storm, and it spawned one of the most popular television series in recent memory. However, this is only the beginning, and some of the other works Image has brought into the world include Savage Dragon, Saga, Spawn, and East of West. 

The Image comics library is massive, so the focus on this list is on current comic titles. Which ones do you find yourself reading on a regular basis? Vote for the titles you love most, and if you're looking for any good comic recommendations, then this list is a good place to start. Don't see your favorite Image comic? Feel free to add it to the list.

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Saga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Saga is an epic sci-fi adventure where a husband and wife from warring alien planets conceive a child together. They must escape from authorities on both sides so that their child can grow up and live in a world of peace.

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead follows Rick Grimes as he joins a group of survivors all trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. He takes on the role of a leader in a world where law and order no longer seem to be relevant. 

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Paper Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls follows four 12-year old girls who work as newspaper deliverers who find themselves on a time-traveling adventure. They are caught in the crosshairs of a conflict between warring factions of other time travelers.

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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mark Millar, John Romita, Jr.

Kick-Ass follows the story of a teenager obsessed with superheroes who decides to become one on his own. However, he bites off more than he can chew and ends up needing to team up with other superheroes in his city to fight evil. 

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Gideon Falls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart

The stories of a washed-up priest and a young man obsessed with conspiracies become intertwined. They both seek out The Black Barn, a building found in various locations that brings madness and death wherever it appears. 

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The Wicked + The Divine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie

Every 90 years, 12 gods come to Earth as humans. They live their lives, but after two years, they die. In this series, gods are the ultimate pop stars, but immortality doesn't always mean they get to live forever. 

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East of West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta

East of West is a sci-fi, dystopian series where the fate of the world rests in the hands of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Their goal is to kill the President of the United States.

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Monstress is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

This original fantasy epic combines kaiju adventures with steampunk. Maika learns she shares a psychic link with a monster, which places her in the middle of a war between humanity and otherworldly entities. 

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Descender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen

Descender follows one robot's mission to stay alive in a universe where androids are outlawed. Humanity is pitted against machine is this sprawling space epic. 

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Black Science is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Dean White

Grant McKay has finally unlocked the truths of Black Science. He can peer past the veil of reality, but what he finds is utter chaos. 

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I Hate Fairyland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Skottie Young, Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Gert has been stuck in Fairyland for 30 years. She's sick of being trapped there and will hack and slash her way back home. 

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Infidel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell

Infidel is a horror story for the 21st century. It follows a young American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors as they move into a haunted building that feed off xenophobia. 

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Chew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
John Layman, Rob Guillory

Tony Chu is a cop that gains psychic impressions from whatever he eats. He must take a bite out of crime by nibbling on the corpses of murder victims so that he can solve cases and give the victims justice. 

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Snotgirl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung

Lottie Person must juggle her lives between being a social media star and a gross, allergy-riddled mess. When you pick up this series, you can expect to enter a world filled with snot, tears, and blood. 

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Birthright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan

The Rhodes family was devastated when they lost their son. They were completely unprepared when the son returned, and he came back with a shocking secret. 

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen

Spawn is a brutal anti-hero. After making a deal with the devil, he returns to Earth in the form of a Hellspawn. With various superpowers, he fights common street thugs and demonic threats.

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Trees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Warren Ellis, Jason Howard

Strange structures landed on Earth 10 years ago. They exert their silent pressure on Earth, and it's clear they were sent by intelligent life that believed no intelligent life existed on Earth. 

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Injection is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire

Five insane individuals poisoned the 21st century, and now, the world has to live with the consequences. The world is becoming too strange to support human life, and this series follows five eccentric geniuses who have to deal with all of this.

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Seven to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Rick Remender, Matt Hollingsworth

The kingdom of Zhal has succumbed to the God of Whispers. Adam Osidis, a dying knight, must decide where his allegiances lie while the fate of the kingdom is at stake. 

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Jupiter's Legacy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mark Millar, Frank Quitely

Jupiter's Legacy is a superhero epic unlike anything that has come before. The series follows great heroes who have grown old and their children, who fear they will never live up to their parents' amazing legacies. 

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Coffin Bound is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Dan Watters, Dani

Izzy Tyburn is followed by an unstoppable killer. She decides the world can have nothing of hers, so she embarks on a journey littered with ash and bones.

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Die is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans

A group of adults must contend with the evil force that upended their lives as teenagers. This pitch-black fantasy is essential "Goth Jumanji," and the characters may not make it out alive.

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Savage Dragon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Erik Larsen

Savage Dragon follows a reptilian humanoid with no memories. He becomes a police officer and uses his powers to fight off "superfreaks" terrorizing Chicago. 

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Middlewest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Skottie Young, Jorge Corona

The land between the coasts of the United States is vast. One adventurer will try to find the answers that will calm a coming storm and reconcile his tumultuous family history.

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Analog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Gerry Duggan, David O'Sullivan, Jordie Bellaire

In the future, no one can trust the internet, so all important messages are given to Ledger Men. With enemies on his tail, Jack McGinnis has to escape foes while trying to deliver top-secret correspondences.