Millions of people read comic books, and as a result, are often the subject of movies, TV shows, and video games. However, there are many comic books out there that you’ve never heard of, even if you consider yourself a true comic book fan. This is because some comics don’t have publishers and are only circulated among small groups of people. Other comics are only published in a few different countries and have never been translated into English. There are even some comics that were published for a limited time and then never released again.
If you’re a comic reader, you’re likely familiar with “the big two:” Marvel and DC. It’s easy to stick with the same handful of popular comics week after week, and that’s fine, but don’t forget about the gems out there that aren’t on everyone’s radar. But the world of comics is far bigger than these two companies, some of the best comics are out there, and they just don’t get the attention they deserve. Sadly, there are so many great comics out there that have been canceled. Luckily there are plenty of ways to find these lesser-known gems and add them to your collection! This is why we’ve decided to show some of the lesser-known comics that are definitely worth your time reading.
- Batman: Curse of the White Knight
Batman: Curse of the White Knight is a comic book series written by Sean Murphy and published by DC Comics. In Batman’s current comic book run, the Joker has been cured of his insanity and is now a victim of his own neural gas that wiped his mind clean. He has been re-named Jack Napier and is now a millionaire businessman. He tries to find a place for himself in his new life, find love, and even try to solve the riddle of the lost dionesium crystals. However, when his past comes back to haunt him, he and Batman must team up to stop a new threat that has arisen to Gotham City.
- History of the Marvel Universe
The History of the Marvel Universe is a history book about the real history of the Marvel Universe by the fictional author Peter Parker. The book starts with the Cosmic creation of the Universe and goes through to the present time.
It all started with one man: Stan Lee. Stan Lee was working for a dying comic book company when he decided it was time to create something that no one has ever seen before. He created an entire world called the Marvel Universe. He created storylines, villains, and superheroes that are so famous that people all over the world know about them. Stan Lee created characters like Spiderman, Hulk, and X-Men.
- The Wicked + The Divine
If you haven’t heard of the popular Image Comics series, The Wicked + The Divine, now’s the time to catch up. The series recently concluded its second arc. So now’s the perfect time to jump on board and see what all the buzz is about. This month’s theme is every 90 years, 12 gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved, but at the same time, they are hated. In two years, they are gone. But for a brief time, they’re here, and their presence changes the world. It’s been two years since they were last here, and the young gods of The Wicked + The Divine are back.
- The Unwritten
The Unwritten is a Vertigo comics series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that is currently in its seventh volume, which serves as the climax of the story. The series traces the origin of the fictional Tommy Taylor, who is the subject of a famous book series that parallels the adventures of an archetypal (Tommy Taylor is based on the “chosen one” archetype) hero who has many adventures and saves the world. However, Tommy Taylor is a real person, and he is in a coma in a hospital, unable to accept what he is and the fact that the world depends on him.
And that’s it! I hope you get the chance to read some of the comics listed.