The best comic books aren’t coming from Marvel or DC.
They’re coming from a company called Image.
Those comic books are called The Wicked + The Divine, Saga, East of West, Bitch Planet, Chew, Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, and Pretty Deadly. They dominated 2014’s “best comics” lists. They told stories of gods as pop stars, sci-fi Westerns, people who can stop time with their orgasms, and melodramatic space operas filled with both magic and Shakespeare — stuff you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
And the people writing and drawing these stories are the comic book equivalent of the 1992 Dream Team. Names like Kieron Gillen, Marjorie Liu, Matt Fraction, Jamie McKelvie, Emma Rios, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brian Vaughn, Fiona Staples, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire will be instantly familiar to comics fans. And they’re all creating books for Image.
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