But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to figure out which sci-fi comics are the best. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the top sci-fi comics out there, all of which are must-reads for any fan of the genre.
“The Sandman” by Neil Gaiman
Considered by many to be one of the greatest comics of all time, “The Sandman” follows the story of Dream, the personification of dreams and stories. Over the course of the series, Dream travels through various realms and encounters a variety of characters, including gods, demons, and mortal beings. “The Sandman” is a beautifully written and illustrated series that explores themes of storytelling, identity, and the power of dreams.
“Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
“Saga” is a space opera that follows the story of two soldiers from opposing sides of a long-standing war who fall in love and have a child together. As they try to escape the conflicts of their respective worlds, they encounter a variety of colorful characters and encounter dangers and challenges on their journey. “Saga” is a beautifully illustrated series with compelling characters and a unique blend of humor and drama.
“The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
While not strictly a sci-fi comic, “The Walking Dead” definitely has elements of the genre with its post-apocalyptic setting and focus on survival. The series follows a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies, as they navigate their way through dangers and conflicts both human and undead. “The Walking Dead” is a gripping series with well-developed characters and intense storytelling.
“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline and Rob Schrab
Based on the popular novel by Ernest Cline, “Ready Player One” is set in a future where the majority of people spend their time in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. When the creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves a series of challenges and clues in the real world and in the OASIS for someone to find his fortune and inherit control of the OASIS. “Ready Player One” is a thrilling sci-fi adventure with a nostalgiciac touch, as it pays homage to pop culture of the 1980s.
“Transmetropolitan” by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
“Transmetropolitan” is set in a dystopian future where the government and media are corrupt and the population is constantly plugged into the “feed,” a virtual reality network. The series follows journalist Spider Jerusalem as he fights against the corrupt powers that be and exposes the truth to the people. “Transmetropolitan” is a fast-paced and often humorous series that tackles themes of power, corruption, and the role of media in society.
These are just a few examples of the many amazing sci-fi comics out there. From epic space operas to post-apocalyptic survival stories, the genre has something for everyone. So if you’re a fan of sci-fi, be sure to check out some of these top-rated series. You won’t be disappointed.