Like all entertainment genres, comic books can develop a cult following among readers. This is especially true of underground comic books—the ones that are put out by smaller publishers and more difficult to get your hands on. Cult comic books also tend to be ones focused on darker subject matter and that deal with difficult, sometimes taboo subjects. Despite the fact that some comic books are not mass produced or mass marketed, they can still develop a loyal following of ardent fans. And we at Goliath feel it worthwhile to draw your attention to 10 of the top cult comic books that you should consider reading.
10. Judge Dredd
Originally developed in Britain by publisher IPC Media, later Rebellion Developments, Judge Dredd is a comic book about a futuristic law enforcement officer who is a “street judge” and has the authority to arrest, convict, sentence and execute criminals. Dark, violent and brooding, the Judge Dredd comic books have long been a cult favorite. First appearing in the 1977 science fiction anthology called 2000 AD, Judge Dredd is a hardened character who regularly deals with rapists, murderers and drug pushers. And while Judge Dredd has gained a wider audience through his appearances in movies and video games, it is as a cult comic book character that the one man law enforcement agency first gained attention and a loyal fan base.