There are so many amazing comics published every week, and it can be hard to choose where to start. Beyond the biggest publishers and their ever-popular superheroes, many smaller studios and independent creators publish other excellent fantasy stories. These are some of the top indie comics to read June 23rd from BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and ComiXology Originals.
The world changed forever when the avatars of Good Luck and Bad Luck met, turning Luck into a form of matter as quantifiable as gravity, mass, or light. Everybody is saturated with luck, except for the Unfortunates, kids born with virtually no Luck whatsoever and tasked with training to one day enter the Kismet Zone and save the people trapped there. This new comic delivers an interesting new world ripe with potential.
Imogen of the Wyrding Way #1
Creative Team: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, Peter Bergting, Michelle Madsen, and Clem Robins.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The second edition to Mignola and Golden’s “Tales of the Outerverse” this one-shot features the mysterious and powerful Imogen as she attempts to help refugees fleeing the Nazis to Denmark. It showcases Imogen’s immense power and equally immense intrigue as a character. Setting her off on her own and away from Lady Baltimore entrenches her as a favorite character in the franchise while vastly expanding the Outerverse, its creatures, and what drives the world’s bigger narrative.
Lady Baltimore #4
Creative Team: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, Bridgit Connell, Michelle Madsen, and Clem Robins.
Publisher: Dark Horse
Speaking of Lady Baltimore, this issue marks a turning point in the series as Lady Baltimore, and her allies discover their fallibility. They discover the shrine of Joseph the Golem but make a grave and costly mistake as they grapple with the reality that Baltimore is truly dead. However, some allies of old may save them yet.
Snow Angels Season 2 #1
Creative Team: Jeff Lemire, Jock, and Steve Wands.
After the death of their father and the revelation that everything they thought they knew about the Trench was wrong, Milli and Mae Mae leave the Trench and brave the endless expanse of snow and ice. The second volume of this captivating series delves deeper into the mysteries of the Trench, the Colden Ones, and how Mae Mae and Milli might survive beyond the trench.
Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special
Creative Team: Ian Flynn, Aaron Hammerstrom, Thomas Rothlisberger, Tracy Yardley, Reggie Graham, Matt Froese, Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy, Mauro Fonseca, Valentina Pinto, Gale Galligan, Nathalie Fourdaine, and Shawn Lee.
Publisher: IDW Publishing
To celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary, this special comic features three stories, equally as charming: “Seasons of Chaos,” “Sonic Learns to Drive,” and “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday.” In the style of Sonic Mania, the comic is endearing, self-aware, and a lovely celebration of all that makes Sonic special.
There’s a world of fantasy comics out there. Whether you’re looking for action, horror, mystery, or something wholesome, these indie comics to read June 23rd are a great place to start. Pick them up and more at ComiXology.com.