you refer to comic books nowadays, you’re more than likely to think about superheroes.
Lads in colorful outfits saving the world and fighting off giant purple
aliens have become practically synonymous with the medium due to the massive success
of Marvel and DC, but while these two juggernaut companies have provided years’
worth of entertainment through their characters and stories, their popularity can
often cause people to overlook other reading material from different genres or
like Image or Dark Horse Comics (to name a few) have provided a virtual
smorgasbord of high quality comic books throughout the years that have garnered
awards and passionate fan bases of their own. The creator owned content
published by many of these companies allow for the artistic freedom to create properties
that are wholly unique and original, resulting in some of the most captivating
stories you’ll ever read.
So if you're new to comics, or simply looking to broaden
your reading horizons outside of the mainstream serialized hero pulps, let's take a look at those comics outside of Marvel and DC that are well worth your attention...