Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top 10 Favorite Graphic Novels

A couple of years ago I embarked on a  discovery of graphic novels.  They were never really my thing.  I didn't grow up reading comic books (outside of Archie), and I'm not a huge fan of manga.  At all really.  I read them because they are a part of my job, but there were very few I actually enjoyed.  But over the last couple of years that has all changed a bit.  I've found some authors that are true storytellers and illustrators that use the medium as true works of art.  

Saga, Vol. 1  Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned  Paper Girls, Vol. 1a
1) All things by Brian K. Vaughan
(My favorite)

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars  Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods
2) Descender & Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire
(My second favorite)

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal  Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why  Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed
3) Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
(Genuine teen angst meets hope)

Grayson, Volume 1: Agents of Spyral  Nightwing, Volume 1: Traps and Trapezes
4) Grayson by Tom King & Nightwing by Kyle Higgins
(My favorite DC superhero)

Cardboard  Ghostopolis
5) Cardboard & Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
(Whimsical and colorful)

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery  Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth  Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons
6) Rat Queens by Kurtis Wiebe
(Filthy and fun)

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)  Giant Days, Vol. 2 (Giant Days, #2)  
7) Giant Days by John Allison
(Kind of hilarious)

The Fade Out: Act One  The Fade Out: Act Two  The Fade Out: Act Three
8) Fade Out by Ed Brubaker
(Dark and disturbing)

The Shadow Hero  American Born Chinese
9) American Born Chinese & The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
(Sincere and expressive)

The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: Cold Dead Fingers  The Sixth Gun, Vol. 2: Crossroads  The Sixth Gun, Vol. 3: Bound
10) The Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn
(Adventurous and bloody)

1 comment:

  1. I haven't really gotten into graphic novels yet, but Saga and Ms. Marvel are both on my TBR list, along with the older Tin Tin series. I did enjoy the Asterix series when I was younger -- I discovered them in high school, I think.


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