Graphic Novels, a list

A friend asked for a list of good comic books and graphic novels to read. I have compiled a list of my personal favorites, and I realized that almost all of them would be in most top lists of any usual comic reader.

  • “Bone”, Jeff Smith
  • “Space Usagi”, Stan Sakai
  • “Blacksad”, Juan Díaz Canales
  • “Maus”, Art Spiegelman
  • “The Maxx”, Sam Kieth
  • “I Kill Giants”, Joe Kelly
  • “The Incal”, Alejandro Jodorowsky

For the super-heroes genre…

  • “Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil”, Jeff Smith
  • “Kingdom Come”, Mark Waid
  • “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, Frank Miller and Klaus Janson
  • “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
  • “All-Star Superman”, Grant Morrison
  • “Marvel 1602”, Neil Gaiman

Some longer series…

  • “Saga”, Brian K. Vaughan
  • “Fables”, Bill Willingham
  • “Y: The Last Man”, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • “Preacher”, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

For Japanese authors…

  • “Akira”, Katsuhiro Otomo
  • “Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2”, Akira Toriyama
  • “Dominion”, Masamune Shirow
  • “Lone Wolf and Cub”, Kazuo Koike
  • “Buddha”, Osamu Tezuka
  • “Black Jack”, Osamu Tezuka
  • “Death Note”, Tsugumi Ohba
  • “One Piece”, Eiichiro Oda

Not yet read, but looking forward to read…

  • “Locke & Key”, Joe Hill
  • “Monstress”, Marjorie M. Liu
  • “Smile”, Raina Telgemeier