Comic Stories About the Future You Should Totally Check Out

Tales about the future are some of the more popular works of fiction out there. For generations, people have enjoyed imagining the wonders and horrors of tomorrow. Some of the best sci-fi over the years has often come from comic books. The unique medium of blending words and images together to create an imaginative narrative lends itself perfectly to stories centering on big, creative concepts. If you’re interested in diving into a post-apocalyptic story that will keep you flipping the pages to see what happens next, there are some great options to check out.

Kamandi

Famed comic artist and legend Jack Kirby is responsible for creating countless characters and concepts that have become household names. Though his work at Marvel has been heavily discussed in recent years due to the success of Marvel Studios and its projects, Kirby was also a contributor to DC Comics. One of his more cherished stories is a sci-fi epic about a post-apocalyptic world where humans are practically extinct. The only survivor of the human race is Kamandi, known as the “last boy.”

The original run of “Kamandi” began in 1972 and ran until 1978, and this comic has been collected many times in graphic novel form. Though there have been many stories featuring Kamandi and his adventures in a strange future landscape, the original 1970s run by Kirby is one that absolutely should be scoped out.

Geiger

Audiences in search of something more modern should take a look at the new series “Geiger” being put out by Image Comics. Written by popular comic author Geoff Johns, “Geiger” is a story that focuses on a future where nuclear war has come and gone. The survivors of this new planet must deal with the horrors of radiation poisoning and the harsh reality of getting through the end of the world only to be stuck in the most inhospitable conditions. This is a story that might be familiar in some ways, but Johns keeps readers guessing by infusing unique concepts.

The Walking Dead

You would have to be living in a cave on the moon to have never heard of the “Walking Dead” franchise before. Though known to many as a television series and related spinoff shows, this bleak world of zombies and survivors actually started as a comic book. Written by Robert Kirkman and released through Image Comics, the original run of “The Walking Dead” ran for 193 issues between 2003 and 2019. Though the television series follows most of the major plot points of the comic, there are enough differences to make the series a fresh take for new readers.

When you want to read exciting and imaginative stories, comic books are a great place to start. Find the best fit for your tastes and let your mind roam free in a great story.

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