Best Graphic Novels of All Time

The Top Ten Best Graphic Novels of All Time

1 Watchmen - Alan Moore

Best graphic novel ever written.

2 Batman: Year One - Frank Miller
3 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.

4 Batman: The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
5 V for Vendetta - Alan Moore

This is a fan fiction story.

Evey Hammond grew her hair out from bald down to her feet. Later, she goes to Great Clips to cut her hair back to her shoulders. Afterwards, she decided to marry her husband V. She is happily married with her husband and gives birth to a son. The family is united. And now they are living happily ever after in an abandoned city of London that is now a beautiful forest.

One of the best books I've ever read!

6 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.


7 Scott Pilgrim - Bryan Lee O'Malley
8 The Sandman - Neil Gaiman
9 Batman: Hush - Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
10 300 - Frank Miller

The Contenders

11 Carnage: Mind Bomb - Warren Ellis
12 Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
13 Carnage: It's a Wonderful Life - David Quinn
14 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

15 Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt - Betrayal - Jim Woodring
16 Batman: Face the Face - James Robinson
17 Old Man Logan - Mark Millar
18 Two-Face: Crime and Punishment - J. M. Dematteis and M. Dematteis
19 Kingdom Come - Alex Ross
20 Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage - Tom Defalco, Terry Kavanagh and J.M. DeMatteis
21 Venom: Carnage Unleashed - David Michelinie
22 The End of the F***ing World - Charles Forsman
23 Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth - Grant Morrison
24 Flashpoint - Geoff Johns
25 The Stonekeeper - Kazu Kibuishi
26 Venom: Separation Anxiety - Howard Mackie
27 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

28 From Hell - Alan Moore
29 Preacher - Garth Ennis
30 A Jew in Communist Prague - Vittorio Giardino
31 Marvels - Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
32 Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

Beautiful art and story a truly amazing read

33 Two-Face: Year One - Mark Sable
34 Fable of Venice - Hugo Pratt
35 Blankets - Craig Thompson

Should be higher on the list - saat

36 Sin City - Frank Miller
37 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore
38 Kick-Ass - Mark Millar
39 Piranese: The Prison Planet - Milo Manara
40 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!

41 Smile - Raina Telgemeier
42 The Crow - James O'Barr
43 Valentina the Pirate - Guido Crepax
44 Indian Summer - Hugo Pratt and Milo Manara
45 The Umbrella Academy - Gerard Way
46 Dan Dare - Frank Hampson

Dan Dare is and was an amazing graphic novel.

47 Batman: Death of the Family - Scott Snyder
48 Alice in Sunderland - Bryan Talbot
49 Daredevil: Born Again - Frank Miller
50 Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? - Alan Moore
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