Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Invincible Compendium Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

NOW A HIT ANIMATED SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO! The first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe from visionary creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), along with acclaimed artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, are collected in one massive paperback edition, as Mark Grayson discovering that having his father superpowers and being a hero isn't what he expected! INVINCIBLE comic issues #0-47 (trade paperback volumes 1 through 9)

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1607064114
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.9 x 10.2 inches

                 

2. The Walking Dead: Compendium One


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; 7th edition (May 19, 2009)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1607060765
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.1 x 10.2 inches

                 

3. Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 (Invincible Ultimate Collection)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

NOW A HIT ANIMATED SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO! Start here with a massive hardcover collecting the first 13 issues of the greatest superhero comic in the universe, from visionary creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), along with acclaimed artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, including with all the extras from the softcover collections. When Mark Grayson inherits superpowers at seventeen, it's a dream come true - until he learns that being a hero isn't as black and white as the comic books he read as a kid. INVINCIBLE comic issues #1-13 (trade paperback volumes 1 & 2)

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1582405001
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.1 x 11.1 inches

                 

4. Spawn Compendium, Color Edition, Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FULL COLOR! TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, SPAWN, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants ALAN MOORE, FRANK MILLER, TONY DANIEL, and GRANT MORRISON, and SPAWN’s future as a legend was sealed. Collected now in full color, McFARLANE’s hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the excitement of everyone’s favorite anti-hero with this new collection. Collects SPAWN #1-50

  • Author: Todd McFarlane
  • Publisher: Image Comics (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534319356
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 2 x 10.1 inches

                 

5. M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, Volume 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

GAME OF THRONES superstar EMILIA CLARKE’s debut! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. DEADPOOL action and FLEABAG comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Bath time’s at 7pm, bedtime’s at 8pm, and crimefighting never sleeps when villains out of Maya’s shadowy past come to collect. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await with co-writer MARGUERITE BENNETT (DC’s BOMBSHELLS, ANIMOSITY) and the glamorous artist of HORDE, LEILA LEIZ! Collects the complete limited series, M.O.M.: MOTHER OF MADNESS #1 - #3

  • Author: Emilia Clarke
  • Publisher: Image Comics (December 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534320932

                 



6. Saga: Compendium One


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

THE ULTIMATE BINGE-READ Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series into one massive paperback, this compendium tells the entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. Features over 1,300 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning SAGA co-creator FIONA STAPLES. Collects SAGA #1-54

  • Author: Brian K Vaughan
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1534313460
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.9 x 10.1 inches

                 

7. Department of Truth, Vol 1: The End Of The World (The Department of Truth)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

COLE TURNER has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK Assassination to Flat Earth Theory and Reptilian Shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? From bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (BATMAN, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN) and breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (DYING IS EASY)! Collects DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1-5

  • Author: James Tynion IV
  • Publisher: Image Comics (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534318335
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches

                 

8. Monstress Volume 1: Awakening


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist 2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year 2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story 2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel 2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of the Year 2018, Newsweek's Best Comic Books of the Year 2018, The Washington Post's 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year 2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Books of the Year 2018, YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018, Thrillist's Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year 2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. About the Creators: New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. Ms. Liu's extensive work includes the bestselling "Astonishing X-Men" for Marvel Comics, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Prior to writing full-time, Liu was a lawyer. She currently resides in Boston. Sana Takeda is an illustrator and comic book artist who was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. At age 20 she started out as a 3D CGI designer for SEGA, a Japanese video game company, and became a freelance artist when she was 25. She is still an artist, and has worked on titles such as "X-23" and "Ms. Marvel" for Marvel Comics, and is an illustrator for trading card games in Japan.

  • Author: Marjorie Liu
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (July 19, 2016)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1632157096
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.7 x 10.1 inches

                 

9. The Old Guard Book One: Opening Fire


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

COMING TO NETFLIX ON JULY 10, 2020 AND STARRING ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR CHARLIZE THERON AND CHIWETEL EJIOFOR! “An action blockbuster with historical tragedy in its bones.” - The AV Club “Something refreshing and new.” - IGN Old soldiers never die...and some of them don't even fade away. Cursed with immortality, Andromache of Scythia and her comrades-in-arms ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, being immortal is a difficult secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates far worse than death. Collects the first story arc in the critically acclaimed series by GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, THE OLD GUARD #1-5.

  • Author: Greg Rucka
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534302402
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches

                 

10. Die, Volume 3: The Great Game


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Image Comics & Graphic Novels - August 2021

In the world of DIE, the players are now real players. Countries are their pieces and the board threatens to run red with blood. Who is the Queen and who are pawns? Who's playing to win? Who's forgotten what they're playing for? And what will they do when they're reminded of the real stakes? The critically acclaimed dark fantasy smash hit goes epic in its third volume. Collects issues #11-15 of DIE

  • Author: Kieron Gillen
  • Publisher: Image Comics (December 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534317161
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches