Best Graphic Novels of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Watchmen - Alan Moore Watchmen - Alan Moore Product Image

Best graphic novel ever written.

2 Batman: Year One - Frank Miller Batman: Year One - Frank Miller Product Image
3 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller Product Image

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

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 Batman: The Killing Joke Product Image

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
YES

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.

Hahaaaha

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

The Contenders

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

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.

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