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Best Comic Books

Uncover the ultimate comic books list, featuring iconic and influential works that have triumphed in popularity and acclaim on prominent comic review sites.

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Alan Moore - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1987)
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Explore the flawed lives of iconic superheroes in this Hugo Award-winning graphic novel. As they are hunted by an enigmatic assassin, the concept of heroism is questioned and dismantled. Watchmen is a must-read classic that has been studied at universities worldwide and remains a top-seller, opening doors for other graphic novel favorites such as V for Vendetta and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
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The Complete Maus
Art Spiegelman - 2003-10-02 (first published in 1980)
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The Complete Maus is a captivating graphic novel that tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife's survival during Hitler's Europe. Through the use of cartoons, the author conveys the everyday struggles and fear of the Holocaust while exploring the emotional journey of guilt, relief, and survival. This contemporary classic sheds light on how the trials of survivors affect their children and is of immeasurable significance.
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Book One
John Lewis - 2013-08-13
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March is a powerful memoir chronicling John Lewis’ lifelong fight for civil and human rights. The book reflects on his personal experiences and the broader civil rights movement, discussing the progress made since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One follows Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., and the Nashville Student Movement's battle against segregation through nonviolent sit-ins. These comics bring to life a critical moment in history, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be felt for generations to come.
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House of X/Powers of X
Pepe Larraz - 2019-01-01
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"Discover the thrilling new X-Men universe created by superstar writer Jonathan Hickman in House of X/Powers of X. This captivating storyline promises to change the way you look at every X-Men story. Explore the secret past, present, future, and far future of Mutantkind as Charles Xavier reveals his new masterplan to bring mutants out of the shadows of humanity and into the spotlight. Don't miss out on this epic collection, which includes House of X 1-6 and Powers of X 1-6."
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Ryan Penagos
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Ms. Marvel Volume 1
No Normal
G. Willow Wilson - 2014-10-30
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"Meet Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine taking the Marvel Universe by storm! Kamala Khan, a teenager from Jersey City, discovers she has extraordinary gifts and grapples with her newfound powers as a Muslim Inhuman. As she uncovers the secret behind her abilities, she must decide if she's ready to bear the weight of her legacy. With acclaimed writing by G. Willow Wilson and art by Adrian Alphona, this collection is unmissable. Collecting issues #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1."
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The Long Halloween
Jeph Loeb - 1999-11-01 (first published in 1997)
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A thrilling mystery unfolds as Batman works with Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon to catch a killer who strikes only on holidays. With each passing month, the clock ticks closer to the next victim's demise. Will Batman discover the killer's identity in time? This edition also explores the origins of Batman's nemesis, Two-Face. Get ready to be captivated till the very end.
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Kingdom Come
Mark Waid - 1997-10-01 (first published in 1996)
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In this explosive book, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other iconic characters from DC Comics must choose sides in a dark alternate future of the DC Superhero Universe. Marvels artist Alex Ross and Flash writer Mark Waid collaborate to create a gripping tale that could be the final battle of them all.
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Scott Johnson
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The Sandman Vol. 1
Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition
Neil Gaiman - 1998-12-01 (first published in 1988)
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Experience the magic of Neil Gaiman's graphic storytelling with THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, a masterpiece that explores the forces beyond life and death. Follow Morpheus, also known as Dream, as he embarks on a quest to recover his lost objects of power, encountering a slew of captivating and powerful characters like Lucifer and John Constantine along the way. This edition also includes "The Sound of Her Wings," where readers are introduced to the whimsical Death. Don't miss out on this definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling.
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Vol. 1
Brian K Vaughan - 2012-10-23
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Embark on an epic journey through a never-ending galactic war with Saga, a fantasy and science fiction masterpiece that combines adventure, romance, and danger. Follow the story of two soldiers who risk everything for a chance at a new life, as they battle to find their place in the universe. Written by Brian K. Vaughan, this subversive drama for adults is sure to leave you wanting more. Discover the first six issues of Saga in this captivating book.
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Fun Home
A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel - 2007-06-05 (first published in 2006)
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A graphic memoir about a woman's complicated relationship with her father, who was a strict English teacher and director of the local funeral home. After coming out as a lesbian in college, the author discovered her father was also gay. Shortly after, he passed away, leaving her to unravel the mysteries of his life.
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Batman by Frank Miller
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
From Hell by Alan Moore
Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison
Sex Criminals Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Y by Brian K. Vaughan
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Batman by Alan Moore
Daytripper by Gabriel Ba
Absolute All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
The Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Mister Miracle by Tom King
Batman by Scott Snyder
Marvels by Kurt Busiek
Preacher VOL 02 by Garth Ennis
Hildafolk by Luke Pearson
Runaways by Adrian Alphona
Black Hammer Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire
Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin
The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan
Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 by Joe Bennett
Do a Powerbomb by Daniel Warren Johnson
Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis
Exit Stage Left by Mark Russell
Saga, Volume 11 by Brian K. Vaughan
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick
All-New Wolverine Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor
Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels
These Savage Shores TPB Vol. 1 by Ram V
Omega Men by Tom King by Tom King
The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn
Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman
The Multiversity by Grant Morrison
Copra Round One by Michel Fiffe
Assassin Nation Volume 1 by Kyle Starks
Bone by Jeff Smith
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell
Roaming by Jillian Tamaki
Saga Book One by Brian K Vaughan
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Scott Pilgrim Color Collection Box Set by Bryan Lee O'Malley
One Piece, Vol. 1 by Eiichiro Oda
Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley
Daredevil by Frank Miller
Batman Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman
Vision by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Adventure Time Vol. 1 by Ryan North
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang
DC by Darwyn Cooke
Batman by Frank Miller
Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1 by Alan Moore
Star Wars by Salvador Larocca
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
Here by Richard McGuire
Superman by Kurt Busiek
Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 1 by Mike Mignola
X-Men by Brent Anderson
Batman by Jeph Loeb
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Superman by Mark Waid
Berlin by Jason Lutes
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja Omnibus by Matt Fraction
DCeased by Tom Taylor
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Civil War by Mark Millar
Batman by Grant Morrison
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed
Descender by Jeff Lemire
Criminal by Ed Brubaker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 by Erica Henderson
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1 by Kazuo Koike
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Wonder Woman Historia by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, Nicola Scott
Thor by Jason Aaron by Esad Ribic
Silver Surfer By Slott & Allred Omnibus by Dan Slott
Monstress Volume 1 by Marjorie Liu
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan