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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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Middlewest is listed (or ranked) 1 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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East of West is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Die is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Oblivion Song is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Robert Kirkman, Annalisa Leoni, Lorenzo De Felici

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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Gogor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Ken Garing

The mystical Gogor sleeps underground in a fantasy land. A young student must awaken the beast to prevent a war to protect his culture. 

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Postal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart

Eden is a town filled with criminals. When the town has its first murder in 25 years, the FBI uses Mark Shiffron to get to the bottom of things.

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Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mark Millar, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

Hit-Girl is a spinoff series of Kick-Ass. She may be small, but she's one of the deadliest adversaries bad guys can come up against. 

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Space Bandits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera

Cody Blue and Thena Khole are some of the most wanted felons in the universe. They run heists around the galaxy, but when they're sold out by their own crews, the women team up for revenge. 

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Skyward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela

One day, gravity on Earth became much lighter. Humanity has now adapted to this new way of life, but one girl stumbles upon a plan that could bring gravity back to normal, which could kill a lot of people. 

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Unnatural is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mirka Andolfo

Leslie is an ordinary pig girl. However, she dreams of something more than living under an oppressive totalitarian regime, and the government thinks those dreams are dangerous.

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Rat Queens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Kurtis J. Wiebe, Owen Gieni

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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Trees is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Sonata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Brian Haberlin, David Hine

Two cultures clash on a planet, each one believing they have a right to the land. A young woman seeks to find her place in this strange world where sleeping gods may lie.

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Reaver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Justin Jordan, Alex Guimaraes, Rebekah Isaacs

200 years after the discovery of Madaras, war rages. To prevent the continent from being destroyed, the government assembles Hell's Half-Dozen to get to the root of evil lurking in the land.

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Outer Darkness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
John Layman, Afu Chan

Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but horrors still lurk out there. The crew of the starship Charon will encounter cosmic horror and demonic possessions as they learn terrifying secrets. 

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Isola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Karl Kerschl, Brenden Fletcher, M.SASSY.K

The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the kingdom with the Queen. His only hope of saving the kingdom is to visit the land of the dead. 

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Coffin Bound is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Analog is listed (or ranked) 18 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. 

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Saga is listed (or ranked) 19 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 Old Guard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez

The Old Guard is the story of old soldiers who can never die. They aim to seek the reason for their immortality, and they learn there are numerous fates worse than death.

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Ascender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
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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Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Image Comic Book Series, Ranked
Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque

Edison Crane is great at everything that he does, which tends to make life boring despite being a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. The governments of the world now call on him to fix problems they can't solve on their own. 

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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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Infidel is listed (or ranked) 25 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.