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Recommendations from 18 articles, Bill Gates, Seth Rogen, Ryan Penagos and 10 others.
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Watchmen
Alan Moore - 2019-05-20 (first published in 1987)
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This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on...
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March
Book One
John Lewis - 2013-08-13
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March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alab...
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The Sandman Vol. 1
Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition
Neil Gaiman - 2018-10-30 (first published in 1991)
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Neil Gaiman's seminal series, THE SANDMAN, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition of THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES!New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series THE SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an ...
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House of X/Powers of X
Pepe Larraz - 2019-12-11
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Mutants are the future, and the future begins now! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, SECRET WARS) takes the reigns of the X-Men universe with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva to change the way you look at every X-Men story. HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X intertwine to reveal the secret past, present, future, and far future of Mutantkind! I...
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Ryan Penagos
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Saga, Vol. 1
Brian K Vaughan - 2012-10-10
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When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before i...
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Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1
Precious Little Life (1)
Bryan Lee O'Malley - 2012-08-14
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Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, he's in a rockband, he's "between jobs" and he's dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will ...
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Ms. Marvel Volume 1
No Normal
G. Willow Wilson - 2014-10-28
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Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala ...
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The Complete Maus
Art Spiegelman - 1996-11-19 (first published in 1986)
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Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation ...
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris - 2017-02-28
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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the int...
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Zoe Kazan
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Nimona
Noelle Stevenson - 2015-05-12
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The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic."Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an ex...
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Brian K. Vaughan - 2003-01-02
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison
Sex Criminals Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
Batman by Jeph Loeb
Daytripper by Gabriel Ba
Batman by Scott Snyder
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Mister Miracle by Tom King
From Hell by Alan Moore
Black Hammer Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire
Exit Stage Left by Mark Russell
Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels
These Savage Shores TPB Vol. 1 by Ram V
All-New Wolverine Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor
Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 by Joe Bennett
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell
Copra Round One by Michel Fiffe
The Multiversity by Grant Morrison
Assassin Nation Volume 1 by Kyle Starks
Saga Book One by Brian K Vaughan
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Bone by Jeff Smith
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Batman by Alan Moore
Batman Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman
The Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley
Adventure Time Vol. 1 by Ryan North
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
DC by Darwyn Cooke
Batman by Frank Miller
Absolute All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Marvels by Kurt Busiek
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Batman by Frank Miller
Star Wars by Salvador Larocca
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
Runaways by Adrian Alphona
Here by Richard McGuire
Hildafolk by Luke Pearson
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang
X-Men by Brent Anderson
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja Omnibus by Matt Fraction
Criminal by Ed Brubaker
DCeased by Tom Taylor
Superman by Mark Waid
The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1 by Ed Piskor
Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1 by Rick Remender
The Flintstones Vol. 1 by Mark Russell
Hellboy in Hell Volume 1 by Mike Mignola
Southern Bastards Volume 1 by Jason Aaron
Strangers In Paradise Omnibus Edition SC by Terry Moore
Astro City by Kurt Busiek
Silver Surfer By Slott & Allred Omnibus by Dan Slott
Thor by Jason Aaron by Esad Ribic
Omega Men by Tom King by Tom King
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
Batman by Grant Morrison
Descender, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
Berlin by Jason Lutes
Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1 by Kazuo Koike
Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang
Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod
Ragnarok Volume 1 by Walter Simonson
The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn
The Wild Storm Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
The Fifth Beatle by Vivek J. Tiwary
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus by Alan Moore
Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy
Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly
I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason
East of West Volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman
BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels
Bandette Volume 1 by Paul Tobin
Patience by Daniel Clowes
Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman
The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis
Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
Midnighter Vol. 1 by Steve Orlando
Valerian by Pierre Christin
Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 by Cecil Castellucci