Comics, much like figure skating, are best known for featuring men and women dressed in inexplicably bright uniforms and performing feats of strength and agility that are meant to wow us. The problem is that, after a while, stories featuring capes and tights begin to feel a little too well worn and repetitive. Everybody has witnessed Spider-Man put a hurtin' on the Green Goblin multiple times, and most people are tired of seeing Superman thwart Lex Luthor's evil schemes. That's where the glorious world of alternative comics comes into play. Whether they're about crime fiction, fantasy, or a twisted take on the world of superpowers, these books provide much-needed  anti-mainstream options. In order to catch people up on the best comics that they’re missing, here's our list of the 10 best alternative comics on shelves now.

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