The medium of comic books has experienced a massive resurgence in recent years so, in addition to getting a lot of great new stories featuring our favourite long-standing superheroes and villains, publishers have also been willing to take more risks by bringing us fantastically unique and original titles that might not have had much of an audience five or six years ago.
But despite receiving a lot of critical acclaim, many of these smaller titles still don’t make nearly as big a splash as the latest re-re-re-release of Spider-Man. But don’t be fooled by their lack of popularity, they’re absolutely worth checking out, and, if you do, they’ll probably become some of your new favorite titles.
Here are 20 of the most underrated series out there right now that deserve more attention.
20. Y: the Last Man
Published by Vertigo comics in 2002, Y: The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan. The story follows the unlikely journey of Yorick Brown and his pet monkey (Ampersand), the only two mammals with a Y chromosome to survive an unknown global androcide. Unaware of how or why, Yorick hits the road in search of his girlfriend, but with the world in complete chaos, finding her becomes the least of his worries.
While some might not consider Y: The Last Man underrated, Vertigo isn’t as well known as the other publishing titans, so it’s worth mentioning to those that might have missed this gem.