Best Graphic Novels of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Watchmen - Alan Moore

Best graphic novel ever written.

2 Batman The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller

This comic has everything, great art, political commentary, and a complex story with many twist and turns. And on top of all of that it provides a wonderfully perfect conclusion to what was at the time around 50 years of Batman stories. I personally respect it more than any other graphic novel because it creates a wonderful story that is different from all other Batman stories but that doesn't feel out of place. Also pre-insanity Frank Miller is great.

3 Batman Year One - Frank Miller
4 V For Vendetta - Alan Moore

One of the best books I've ever read!

5 Batman: The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
6 Sandman - Neil Gaiman
7 Batman: The Killing Joke

When the world is full of care
And every headline screams despare
When all is r*pe, starvation, war, and life is vile

Ha! Then there's a certain thing I do
Which I shall pass along to you
That always guarantee to make you smile

I Go Looney
As a light bulb battered bug
Simply Looney
Sometimes foam and chew the rug

Mister life is swell in a patter cell
It'll chase those blues away
You can trade your gloom for a rubber room
And ejections twice a day
Just go Looney like an acid casualty
Or a moonie or a preacher on T.V.


8 Maus - Art Spiegelman

This is the greatest comic book ever written (I'm counting Parts I and II together). Watchmen might be the best graphic novel in the superhero genre, but it just doesn't even come close to Maus. Maus is just great literature, period. - ShuhBanggg

9 Scott Pilgrim - Bryan Lee O'Malley
10 300 - Frank Miller

The Contenders

11 Carnage: Mind Bomb
12 Batman: Hush - Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
13 Carnage: It's A Wonderful Life
14 Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal
15 Batman: Face the Face
16 Kingdom Come - Alex Ross
17 Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi
18 Two-Face: Crime and Punishment
19 Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
20 Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage
21 Preacher - Garth Ennis
22 A Jew in Communist Prague - Vittorio Giardino
23 Flashpoint - Geoff Johns
24 Old Man Logan - Mark Millar
25 Venom: Carnage Unleashed
26 The End Of The F***ing World - Charles Forsman
27 From Hell - Alan Moore
28 Arkham Asylum: a Serious House On a Serious Earth - Grant Morrison
29 Bone - Jeff Smith

Filled with memorable characters, beautiful art, and an unforgettably imaginative story, Bone easily goes in the #1 spot.

Yes u r right #1

30 Venom: Separation Anxiety
31 Fable of Venice - Hugo Pratt
32 Blankets - Craig Thompson

Should be higher on the list - saat

33 Marvels - Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
34 Two-Face: Year One
35 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore
36 Kick-Ass - Mark Millar
37 Piranese: The Prison Planet - Milo Manara
38 Black Hole - Charles Burns

I have read some Graphic Nove;s: Bstman the dark knight returms, Hellblazer, but I think Black Hole deserves a higher score than Batman the dark knight returns. It's more misterious, it's more unique, original, artistic. Drawings are simply better and script is interesting to read. I think the dark knight returns is higher praised only because it's more mainstream. Not much people simply know Black Hole or Charles Burns, but he is the only graphic novelist I consider as an artistic and storytelling genius. And people, please don't judge directly negative about the novel, because it has no color. The black and white drawings is just what Charles Burns' misterious and artistic style makes and is NOT boring! I hate it when people judge before actually reading!

39 Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

Beautiful art and story a truly amazing read

40 Sin City - Frank Miller
41 Smile - Raina Telgemeier
42 Y: The Last Man
43 The Crow - James O'Barr
44 Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore
45 Valentina The Pirate - Guido Crepax
46 Indian Summer - Hugo Pratt and Milo Manara
47 Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

Not a graphic novel.

48 The Umbrella Academy - Gerard Way
49 Dan Dare - Frank Hampson

Dan Dare is and was an amazing graphic novel.

50 Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan
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1. Scott Pilgrim - Bryan Lee O'Malley
2. Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
3. Old Man Logan - Mark Millar
1. Batman: The Killing Joke
2. Arkham Asylum: a Serious House On a Serious Earth - Grant Morrison
3. Batman: Hush - Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
1. Carnage: Mind Bomb
2. Carnage: It's A Wonderful Life
3. Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal

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