Monkeys Fighting Robots

We’re celebrating Image Comics‘ 25th anniversary all this week by breaking down the company’s all-time best 25 series. With so much diversity in its catalog, Image truly has comics for everyone. Check them out for yourself! And leave some of your own favorites in the comments.

This celebration was originally published as a five-part series, but has been consolidated here for your convenience. Thanks to writers Tony Wendel, Nick Enquist, Wes Messer, and Manny Gomez (who thought of and organized this project).

24. PvP

It started as a webcomic and has since returned to the format, but for a solid few years PvP (short for Player vs Player) was put out by Image, and it was truly unique among their entire catalog. A hybrid of newspaper style comic strip and long-form narrative, PvP told the often hilarious yet strangely moving story of a group of friends running and working on a video game magazine. The book was also printed on its side, to mimic the panel structure and layout of a daily strip. Often forgotten, PvP should not be overlooked.

Anthony Composto - EIC
Editor-in-Chief for Monkeys Fighting Robots. A lifelong fan of Spider-Man and the Mets, Anthony loves an underdog story. He earned his B.A. in English because of his love for words, and his MBA because of his need for cash. He considers comics to be The Great American Art Form, and loves horror movies, indie dramas, action/thrillers, and everything in between.