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    Default New to Image/Book Recommendations

    I've noticed multiple threads with this topic pop up, so I thought it would be wise to create a main book recommendation thread for those who are new to Image and are seeking new books to read.
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    Mandatory reading:

    Saga
    Five Ghosts
    Rat Queens
    Spread
    Starlight
    Sheltered
    Anne Bonnie, Princess Ugg, Five Ghosts, Saga, Rat Queens, Groo, Goon, Usagi Yojimbo, Sixth Gun, Wasteland, Courtney Crumrin, Jonah Hex, Walking Dead, Manifest Destiny, God Hates Astronauts, Spread, Fearless Dawn, Nailbiter, Copperhead, Stray Bullets, Birthright, Bone, Lazarus

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    Why are those mandatory? What is Spread and Sheltered about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
    Why are those mandatory? What is Spread and Sheltered about?
    RE: Spread - Straight from the horse's mouth:

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    I feel like starting this thread myself is likely to cause me to go blind or grow hair on my palms.

    But anyway, starting in July me (writer of Dead Body Road and Luther Strode) and Kyle Strahm (artist on Hack/Slash and Haunt) along with colorist Felipe Sobreiro (again with the Luther) will be putting out Spread, a creator owned ongoing.

    The really short pitch is babies, badasses and monster.

    The merely short pitch is that it's Lone Wolf and Cub in a world where John Carpenter's The Thing ate North America.

    I'll have some images and such shortly or....

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    I'm loving Southern Bastards so far, would definitely recommend that to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
    Why are those mandatory?
    Because they're great. You'll enjoy these titles, you're probably dead if you can't.

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    What is Spread and Sheltered about?
    Spread
    read capuga's post

    Sheltered
    https://imagecomics.com/content/view...-but-sheltered

    "In a pre-apocalyptic world where any day could be humanity’s last, the youth of Safe Haven make a decision based on self-preservation. With limited resources and the end of the world swiftly approaching, the kids band together to kill off their parents and take society into their own hands."

    The whole series takes place inside a doomsday compound where the youths are preparing for the end of the world led by their lunatic leader Lucas. He cuts off all contact from his followers to the rest of the world by destroying cell phones and other communication devices. The series is creepy and unnerving, a chilling account of teenagers banding together to survive brought back to humanity's primal roots. Factions are formed as some begin to question the motives of their leader through a series of events. I love these kinds of stories, very much like Lord of the Flies about what happens when children are cut off from the the world and has to depend on themselves to form a hierarchy and build a community. The art by Johnnie Christmas is just stunning, fits perfectly with the claustrophobic tone of the series. I can't recommend this series highly enough.
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    Anne Bonnie, Princess Ugg, Five Ghosts, Saga, Rat Queens, Groo, Goon, Usagi Yojimbo, Sixth Gun, Wasteland, Courtney Crumrin, Jonah Hex, Walking Dead, Manifest Destiny, God Hates Astronauts, Spread, Fearless Dawn, Nailbiter, Copperhead, Stray Bullets, Birthright, Bone, Lazarus

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    Quote Originally Posted by benkunstman View Post
    I'm loving Southern Bastards so far, would definitely recommend that to anyone.
    Yes! It's great! Although I am worried about all the delays the series has faced in the first arc, and when Aaron starts writing the new female Thor series, I reckon SB might be pushed to the back burner : /

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    Is Izombies good? I'm not huge on the Zombie genre at all, but I'm drawn to the storyline and Allred art.
    That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

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    Here are my Image recommendations for new readers:

    Saga - a sweeping space opera for adults with fantastic art by Fiona Staples
    Chew - a quirky series about a detective who gets physic images from tasting things
    Sheltered - a pre-apocalyptic story about a group of kids preparing for the coming apocalypse
    Five Ghosts - a pulpy adventure about a man who is possessed by five literary ghosts
    Zero - a spy thriller featuring a different artist each issue
    Sex Criminals - a witty comedy about a couple who can stop time when they have sex...so they rob banks
    East of West- a sci-fi western with a convoluted story and excellent art
    Invincible - the only superhero comic you will ever need and some of the best fight scenes around
    Rat Queens - an all female cast goes on adventures and causes mayhem in a fantasy setting
    Epic things: "TOPANGA" (GHA), Jaxson & Zefferson (PRO), Lucas (SHEL)

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    Anything with Rick Remender's name on the cover is worth checking out in my opinion. Deadly Class, Black Science, and now LOW.

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    manifest Destiny- Lewis and Clark fight monsters
    Nailbiter- detective horror mystery
    Drumheller- detective dos drugs and hunts ghost
    the spread- pure awsomness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsa View Post
    Why are those mandatory? What is Spread and Sheltered about?
    exactly, this thread should be about all the vast and diverse options that Image provides, not what we feel a new reader should be bottlenecked in to reading.

    That being said, the OP should update and edit his post w/ different categories as the thread continues to evolve. I mean, i could recommend 30 different Image titles under a variety of categories - fun/lighthearted, mature/adult, modern day, noir, superhero, hipster, sci-fi, etc. And someone else could recommend 30 w/ a different mix than mine. Image is just that good!

    I'm not sure exactly how it'd work. Maybe just make the categories very broad...? But also have a quick 1~2 sentence summary of each title, and also where it is in the series.

    For instance and examples, I'd recommend:
    Elephantmen (50+ issues) - a series about anthropomorphic creatures working in a human world, where there is still social stigma surrounding them

    Sex (10+ issues) - a series about a retired Batman-esque superhero returning to his home city to focus on his business. but of course, things get in the way of that...

    Peter Panzerfaust (20+ issues) - a WW2 interpretation of the Peter Pan story

    Manifest Destiny (5+ issues) - a new take on the Lewis & Clark expedition as they deal w/ the supernatural and weird.

    etc etc.

    What do you guys think?

    edit:
    i realized the categories idea would be a bit redundant if there're already short descriptions of the titles. So no categories needed, but I still think short description + # of issues would be really helpful for new readers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc008 View Post
    Anything with Rick Remender's name on the cover is worth checking out in my opinion. Deadly Class, Black Science, and now LOW.
    Seconded.

    Dead Body Road by Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera is also worth checking out.

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    East of West
    Lazarus
    Jupiter's Legacy
    Zero
    Sex Criminals
    Pretty Deadly
    Velvet
    Black Science
    The Saviors
    Southern Bastards
    C.O.W.L.
    Outcast
    Low
    Supreme: Blue Rose
    The Fade Out
    Fatale
    Dead Body Road

    New titles that I think will be fantastic:

    Wytches
    Bitch Planet
    Ody-C
    Nameless
    Tokyo Ghost
    Descender
    Injection
    Feel Better Now
    "The more 'realistic' superheroes become the less believable they are." - David Mazzucchelli

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    Wink Pick My Next Image Title!

    Hi all

    I'm new to the forums here, having been reading comics on of for a while but as off a month ago and dived in. I only read Image comics at the moment because none of the titles from the other publishers have grabbed my attention lately (stopped reading marvel and dc completely tho mainly because of Invincible lol). Anyway in the past month and a bit I have spent quite a bit and caught up on a few Image series such as Saga, Black Science, East of West, Nailbiter, Outcast, Ghosted, Peter Panzerfaust, Five Ghosts, Wicked and Divine, Fade Out, Lazarus and Spread. I've almost caught up with Walking Dead and Invincible which leaves me with enough time and money to start a new series (or two).

    What better place to ask than a comic forum. At the moment my favorites would have to be Saga, Black Science, Nailbiter, TWD and Invincible. Anyway here are the series' I am considering, what I'm asking you guys to do i sell me on one of these titles and get me really excited for it!

    The titles I'm considering at the moment are:
    • C.O.W.L
    • Manifest Destiny
    • Clone
    • Southern Bastards
    • Chew
    • Deadly Class
    • Revival
    • Sheltered


    Looking forward to what you guys recommend and if you have a title that isn't on this list feel free to try and sell me on it if you can
    Last edited by Davenex; 08-27-2014 at 12:13 PM. Reason: added all the titles im currently reading and up to date with

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