The 100 Greatest Graphic Novels Of All Time

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A selection of our 100 favourite graphic novels, ongoing comics, collected editions and individual volumes of larger series in all genres. It’s a broad slate of titles that we think are essential reading, from super-hero classics to the smartest indies.

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THE 100 GREATEST GRAPHIC NOVELS OF ALL TIME

100 SCOTT PILGRIM AND THE INFINITE SADNESS

99 PUNISHER: BORN

98 I KILL GIANTS

97 VIOLENT CASES

96 POWERS VOL. 1: WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL? • CRIME PROCEDURAL WITH ENGAGING CHARACTERS... SET IN A WORLD WITH SUPERHUMANS

95 CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER • IF DEATH DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN SOMETHING IN COMICS, THIS RETURN FROM THE DEAD DID

94 CEREBUS: HIGH SOCIETY

93 THE SCULPTOR

92 HAWKEYE

91 JUDGE DREDD: THE CURSED EARTH

90 THE NEW TEEN TITANS • A MUCH-LOVED CLASSIC OF THE ’80s, COMBINING ACTION, CHARACTERISATION AND YOUTH APPEAL

89 BOX OFFICE POISON • SMART, FUNNY, KNOWING, ALLUSIVE... NEW YORK AND MODERN LIFE DISTILLED TO THE ESSENCE

88 ASTRO CITY: VOLUME 1

87 TANK GIRL

86 THE ULTIMATES

85 STRANGERS IN PARADISE: I DREAM OF YOU

84 DMZ • PATRIOTISM, THE MEDIA, THE BRUTALISING EFFECT OF WAR... THE POLITICAL IS INTENSELY PERSONAL

83 BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN • ENJOY THE DARK KNIGHT MOVIES? THIS ABSORBING WHODUNIT IS THEIR ORIGIN AND INSPIRATION

82 LUMBERJANES

81 BUTTON MAN – THE KILLING GAME

80 THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: THE FAUST ACT

79 NORTHLANDERS: THE PLAGUE WIDOW

78 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS • A LANDMARK CROSSOVER EVENT, POSSIBLY LESS SHOCKING NOW BUT STILL A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE

WILD THING • MARV WOLFMAN LIT UP THE ’70S AND ’80S WITH DARK HEROES, ELEGANT STORYTELLING AND SHOCK MOMENTS, NOT LEAST THE ORIGINAL FROM-THEGROUND-UP REINVENTION OF THE DC UNIVERSE. HE TALKS WITH DAVID WEST

77 MARVEL: 1602 • HIGH-CONCEPT WHAT-IF BOOK THAT’S SURPRISINGLY FUN

76 DEATH NOTE

75 KINGDOM COME

74 LONE WOLF AND CUB

73 DAVID BORING

72 MIRACLEMAN: OLYMPUS • A HYPNOTIC, HARROWING EXPLORATION OF THE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCES OF GODLIKE POWER

71 100 BULLETS • PERSONAL REVENGE AND CONSPIRACY MIX IN AN INTRIGUING NOIR THRILLER

70 KICK-ASS

69 THE INFINITY GAUNTLET

68 CAGES

67 BITCH PLANET

66 JUDGE DREDD: AMERICA • NOT THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE DREDD SAGA AND NOT QUITE TYPICAL, BUT A MOVING INTRODUCTION

65 SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS • SEEING SUPES AS OTHERS SEE HIM, THE INSPIRATION FOR SMALLVILLE

64 FABLES

63 PLANETARY

62 DOTTER OF HER FATHER’S EYES

61 BATMAN: HUSH

60 ASTONISHING X-MEN • THE FAN-FAVOURITE WRITER’S TAKE ON THE MUTANT TEAM

59 THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN • A STEAMPUNK ROMP, IN WHICH ALAN MOORE DOES HIS REVISIONIST THING WITH VICTORIAN CULTURE

58 SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?

57 MS. MARVEL

56 UNCANNY X MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

55 ASTERIOS POLYP

54 GRANDVILLE • A STEAMPUNK FUNNY-ANIMAL THRILLER BY ONE OF THE TRUE GRANDMASTERS OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

53 SAGA • A HIT SPACE OPERA ABOUT PARENTHOOD, WITH AN ALMOST UNIQUELY PERSONAL VOICE AND VISION

52 SEX CRIMINALS

51 PYONGYANG

50 300 • A GRAND, THEATRICAL CELEBRATION OF HEROISM AND MASCULINITY FROM A MASTER STYLIST

49 MAD LOVE

48 PHONOGRAM

47 THE NAO OF BROWN • A BEAUTIFULLY-DRAWN BOOK THAT EXPLORES A PERSON’S INNER LIFE IN A WAY ONLY COMICS CAN

LONDON GIRL • IN 2012, MATT BIELBY SAT DOWN WITH GLYN DILLON TO TALK ABOUT HIS GLORIOUS DEPICTION OF SLICE-OF-LIFE LONDON ANGST, THE NAO OF BROWN...

46 DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR • A SENSITIVE RETELLING...

The 100 Greatest Graphic Novels Of All Time