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The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked

Updated May 13, 2020 2.7k votes 369 voters 7.3k views47 items

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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  • 1
    Saga
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    Saga

    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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    East of West
    116
    34

    East of West

    Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta

    PublisherImage Comics

    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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  • 3
    The Walking Dead
    113
    65

    The Walking Dead

    Robert Kirkman

    PublisherImage Comics

    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
    86
    42

    Paper Girls

    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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    Gideon Falls
    70
    31

    Gideon Falls

    Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino

    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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  • 6
    Monstress
    72
    37

    Monstress

    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
    70
    35

    Descender

    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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  • 8
    Spawn
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    51

    Spawn

    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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  • 9
    The Wicked + The Divine
    67
    39

    The Wicked + The Divine

    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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  • 10
    Black Science
    50
    24

    Black Science

    Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera

    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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  • 11
    Kill or Be Killed
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    Chew
    55
    31

    Chew

    John Layman, Rob Guillory

    PublisherImage Comics

    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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    Kick-Ass
    55
    37

    Kick-Ass

    Mark Millar, John Romita

    PublisherMarvel Comics, Icon Comics

    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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  • 14
    Seven to Eternity
    36
    19

    Seven to Eternity

    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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    Die
    36
    22

    Die

    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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  • 16
    Ascender
    31
    17

    Ascender

    Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen

    Ascender is the sequel series to Descender. Mila spends her day exploring her planet, but she must escape the clutches of an all-powerful vampire witch that is right on her tail. 

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  • 17
    Oblivion Song
    31
    18

    Oblivion Song

    Robert Kirkman, Annalisa Leoni

    10 years ago, Philadelphia lost 300,000 citizens in a sudden oblivion. The government has stopped efforts to rescue the citizens, but one man continues to seek answers. 

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  • 18
    Jupiter's Legacy
    37
    25

    Jupiter's Legacy

    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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  • 19
    I Hate Fairyland
    33
    22

    I Hate Fairyland

    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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  • 20
    Savage Dragon
    34
    24

    Savage Dragon

    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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  • 21
    Birthright
    28
    18

    Birthright

    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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  • 22
    Sex Criminals
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  • 23
    Little Bird
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    14

    Little Bird

    Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram

    Little Bird follows a young resistance fighter who comes up against the forces of an oppressive American Empire. While the world around her burns, she searches for her own identity. 

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  • 24
    Rat Queens
    18
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    Rat Queens

    Kurtis J. Wiebe, Owen Gieni

    PublisherImage Comics

    The rat queens are Betty, Violet, Dee, Braga, and Hannah. They enjoy a good slaughter and usually end up drinking away any money they earn in the process. 

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  • 25
    Injection
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    18

    Injection

    Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey

    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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