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Top 10 Comics and Graphic Novels You should read

What exactly are Graphic novels? Simply put, it is a fictional story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.
The oldest known graphic novel is the Histoire de M. Vieux Bois, written by swiss caricaturist Rodolphe Topffer in 1828. It was translated into English in 1841 as The Adventure of Obadiah Oldbuck.


Although the popularity of graphic novels has increased since the 1930s, it has not been seen as a part of literature. These were thought to be absolutely cheap, meaningless entertainment items for kids. Although this attitude began to change from the seventies.

Graphic novels also have the ability to express deep, touching, creative ideas, as various artists and writers in different countries of the world are proving from time to time.
Below are the names of the 10 graphic novels we’ve considered in the list- ‘You Should Read’.
These are the ones we have chosen based mainly on their sales, based on readers’ reviews.
The number of graphics novels is also plenty. So you can take this list as a suggestion.

1.Watchman:

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel is the best-selling graphic novel in the history of comic books, published in twelve issues from 1986 to 1987 (DC Comics), written by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons.

‘Watchman’ is about a group of superheroes. Although it is never like the traditional superhero comic book. We have heard from the heroes of other favorite comics books that ‘great responsibility comes with great power’. We’ve also seen how a superhero loses to an opponent. But ‘Watchman’ shows us different forms, creating an uncomfortable situation. Where personal responsibility fades to great power, highlights the real reflection of truth.

2.Maus:

Some graphic novels are not just for the entertainment of the readers, in many cases a lot of esoteric thoughts, deep content can become the subject of it. Art Spiegelman’s mouse is an aquatic example of this. Cartoonist Art Spiegelman published the novel between 1980 and 1991 (by Pantheon Books).

In this book, Spiegelman recounts his father’s ordeal of living in the Holocaust as a Polish Jew. The effects of postmodernism are seen in the graphic novel and the Jews are shown as rats, the Germans as cats, and the Poles as pigs. In 1992 it won the Pulitzer Prize. So far, this is the only graphics novel to win this award.

3.The Dark Knight Returns:

In the world of comics, ‘Bat-man’ is a well-known name, and ‘Frank Miller’ is also a well-known name. He published the masterpiece, The Dark Knight Returns, with Inker Klaus Jansen and colorist Lynn Barley in 1986 (by DC Comics).

This is considered to be the best book in the Batman series.

Crime continues to rise in Gautham. Emerging young people continue to find joy in crime. The scouts of criminals are created.
Batman is still haunted by memories of his parents’ murder.
Will he be able to save the city of Gotham from this misery? Nor will the roots of the crime that have sprung up around him slowly consume him.
In this comic, we see a girl named Kerry Kelly, who will accompany Badman as Robin.
Even after so many years of publication, The Dark Knight Returns is a widely studied and controversial classic graphic novel. As you read, you may wonder, is Batman a superhero at all? Is he above the law?

4.The Sandman:

In the world of comic books, no other book has been so acclaimed for its size and content as Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’. The original series appeared at 75t between 1989 and 1996 and topped the New York Times bestseller list. Yet it is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of all time published in this medium.
Dark fantasy, surrealism, horror all come together in ‘The Sandman’. The Sandman tells of the endless journey of his dreams, who reigns in the world of dreams. That journey includes death, desire, delirium, despair, anger, destruction, and destination.

5.The Wicked + The Devine:

A group of people who were once ordinary people were chosen and given miraculous powers (known as ‘The Pantheon’).
In two years they will all die before they can perform miracles, save lives, do the impossible things. Every 90 years Pantheon is reborn.
The series is largely influenced by pop music and various mythological deities. Various images of life, death, sexuality, and sociality have been depicted.
The series is published in 51 issues, by author Kieron Gillen and other co-stars, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist) Clayton Cowles from 2014 to 2019.

6. Y-The Last Man:

A mysterious plague has killed all the species that carry the Y chromosome on Earth. Miraculously survives an artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand.
The death of all the male species on earth has led to chaos. An atmosphere of anarchy is created. Surviving women try to handle that situation.
Yorick’s mother rushes to protect him and goes out to see geneticist Dr. Allison Mann. Dr. Allison wants to see how Yorick survived the plague. He will also try to find a way to save mankind.

They have to face many obstacles along the way. Who is anxious to kill the only man in the world and why?
If you want to know, you must read this graphic novel written by Brian K. Vaughan and other co-stars, Pia Guerra (Illustrator), Goran Sudzuka (Illustrator), Jose Marzan Jr. (Illustrator), which is full of suspense.

7.Fables:

An infamous barbarian named ‘Adversary’ takes possession of the fictional lands of the fairy tale. All the inhabitants are forced into exile.
Then those magical characters began to live in a modern city, New York in the guise of ordinary citizens. Behind the ordinary people, they create their own peaceful and secret society in a luxurious apartment building called Fabitown.
Published in more than 110 issues from 2002 to 2005, the comic’s author Bill Willingham and his co-stars have beautifully portrayed each character.

8. The Invisible:

The graphic series ‘The Invisible’ was published in 59 issues from 1994 to 2000.
Scottish writer Grant Morrison wrote it and it was painted by different artists in different series.
A secret organization, a group of warriors who fight against various enemies, such as the Archons of the Outer Church, the Alien Gods. Using sophisticated weapons, sometimes time travel machine, sometimes conquering with the help of meditation and magic against physical and mental torture.

9. Daytripper:

‘Daytripper’ speaks of life, composes narratives of death. The protagonist of the story, Bras De Oliva, dreams of becoming a great novelist, to write the last story of other people’s lives when his life barely began. It’s like a story within a story.
Every day of Brass’s life is like the pages of a book. The reader can see those days. Family, relationships, childhood, paternity where Brush witnessed. Each episode ends with his death, leaving a lot of questions – what is life? What is the purpose of life?
A mysterious, moving story unfolds in the writings of Brazilian twin brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba.

10. I Killed Adolf Hitler:

Sometimes the best comics in the world may not be mysterious, complex, or gorgeous. Even a very simple comics book can make an impact in the world of graphics novels. Norwegian cartoonist Jason’s ‘I killed Adlof Hitler’ is such a comic.
A Hitmen, who plans to kill Hitler. Through time travel he goes back to the past where Hitler was just trying to increase his power.
Can Hitmen kill him? If you want to know, you must read this comic. Various funny incidents, small laughter dialogues will give much pleasure to the reader.

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