What are the best apocalyptic graphic novels and books for adults?

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    #1Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)

    Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)
    For years, humans were saved from the man-eating giants known as Titans because of the 50-meter high walls surrounding them. Until one day, a titan higher than the walls appeared and it changed the fate of the humanity once more.
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    Mark Barnes
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I watched the show first and loved it and then a friend told me I needed to read the books. This was an eye-opener and I am really into it now. If you haven't read a ton of Japanese manga it doesn't really matter because I was able to get into it right away. Will suck you in big time."
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    #2East of West (Vol. 1)

    East of West (Vol. 1)
    East of West (Volume 1): The Promise is a graphic novel comics written by Jonathan Hickman, illustration made by artist Nick Dragotta and published by the Image Comics on September 11,  2013.
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    #3Wolverine: Old Man Logan

    Wolverine: Old Man Logan

    Wolverine: Old Man Logan is a graphic novel comics written by Mark Millar and is a collection of stories from 2003-2009. It centers around Logan, later on in his years that come out of his quiet life to heed a friend's call for help and be a superhero once again.

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    Michael Griffin
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it is a highly rated book. It is suitable for fans of superheroes and action."
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    #4Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a graphic novel created by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. An old and weathered Bruce Wayne must put on the cowl once again to save his city that sunk into chaos and decadence since his retirement.

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    Harry Hoffman
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a great graphics novel, based on the Batman comic and set in a somewhat apocalyptic world a decade after Batman hangs up his uniform. I just think that a realistic post apocalyptic graphic novel or book would be more engaging, such as one based in real life or one based around probably human error. Not a bad graphic novel, just more fantastic than incredible."
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    #5Akira (Vol. 1)

    Akira (Vol. 1)

    Akira (Vol. 1) is a science fiction manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. Set in 2019 after Tokyo was destroyed by World War II, two teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda fight against a monstrous power known as Akira. 

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    Kenneth Simmons
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a nice book!"
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    #6World War Hulk

    World War Hulk

    World War Hulk is a graphic novel comics written by Greg Park which is returning to his origin to take revenge on the four men who vanished him into space where he found love and made a new world but was wiped away. 

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    Justin Chapman
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This is a wonderful graphic novel to read if you are a fan of comics. In this story, the Hulk returns to his origin planet that was destroyed and is now in a post-apocalyptic state. He is looking for revenge, which sets the dark and graphic tone of the novel. The content is perfect for adults looking to take their minds off of things."
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    #7Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)

    Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)
    Battle for the Abyss is the 8th book in the famous dystopian science fiction series, Horus Heresy. It was written by Ben Counter and was published in August 2008. It is about Horus' plans to wipe out his enemies, the Ultramarines.
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    Samuel Ryan
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I wish I could recommend buying this book because by all outward appearances it did seem to me to be interesting, at the least. However, once you get into its pages, you'll find out that that perception of this book is only binding-deep."
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    #8Swan Song

    Swan Song
    Swan Song is a post-apocalyptic horror novel by Robert McCammon. The evil Man with the Scarlet Eye wants to destroy a girl named Swan, but the last survivors of the nuclear war are determined to protect her.
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    Lori Little
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "i love reading novels my best book is apocalyptic graphic novels [Swan Song] is my best book because it contain,the evil Man with the Scarlet Eye wants to destroy a girl named Swan, but the last survivors of the nuclear war are determined to protect her"
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    #9Alas, Babylon

    Alas, Babylon

    In Alas, Babylon, a small town in Florida is spared from the nuclear war that decimates the world. Led by Randolph Bragg, the inhabitants of the town work together in order to survive and recover from the tragedy.

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    Margaret Gilbert
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Classic post apocalyptic novel; relic from the 1960s and a well thought out story, much more realistic than many other postapocalyptic stories."
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    #10I Am Legend

    I Am Legend

    I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic book by Richard Matheson that centers on Robert Neville, the last man on earth. He needs to fight for his life as all the living creature in the Earth turned into vampires. 

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    Lawrence Fisher
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "My first piece of advice is if you haven't seen the movie with Will Smith, watch that before you read this book. I say this because this book will completely ruin the movie for you because it is so much better. Richard Matheson is the original king of horror literature and this apocalyptic book is a masterpiece."
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    #11The V Girl

    The V Girl
    Set in a post-apocalyptic America, this book narrates the story of Lila Velez, a young girl desperate to lose her virginity to whoever she wishes. She is afraid the enemy troops will visit her village and take her with no consequences, as sexual slavery is not forbidden. Despite not quite trusting him, she falls for Aleksey Fürst, a foreign man who turns to be very possessive and jealous.


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    Ralph Riley
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "In today's world and political climate, The V Girl seems to have the perfect setting of post-apocalyptic America. Follow Lila Velez as she tries to survive the chaos at a time when her sexuality is blooming. "
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    #12The Judas Syndrome

    The Judas Syndrome
    The Judas Syndrome is a post-apocalyptic novel by Michael Poeltl. It is the first book in the series of the same name, and it tells the story of Joel and his friends as they try to rely on each other for survival.
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    Carol Pena
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The Judas Syndrome is an apolcalyptic graphic novel by Michael Poeltl. It tells the story of Joel and his friends as they try to rely on each other for survival. The book is a must read and will keep you interested at all times."
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    #13The First Principle: A Novel

    The First Principle: A Novel

    The First Principle is a dystopian novel written by Marissa Shrock. First published in 2014 by Kregel Publications under ISBN: 0825443571, it is the first book in the Emancipation Warriors book series.

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    Abhinav Jayaraman
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I'm very entertained by books and movies that take place in apocalyptic settings. The First Principle: A Novel, is one of the best graphic novels in this genre. It is a fantastic read. "
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    #14Luminary (Anomaly Book 2)

    Luminary (Anomaly Book 2)

    Luminary is a dystopian novel written by Krista McGee. First published in 2014 by Thomas Nelson under ISBN: 1401688748, it is the second book in the Anomaly book series.

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    Nicholas Barrett
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This isn't at all what i was looking for. This book is geared towards teens and has far too many religious undertones attached to it. I need a good , dark tale about the apocalypse . The plot is very cliche and boring. "
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    #15Origamy

    Origamy

    Origamy is a science fiction novel written by Rachel Armstrong. Origamy was first published in 2018 by NewCon Press under ISBN 1910935786. It centers on Mobius, a human with the ability to travel through spacetime.

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    Juan Weaver
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I liked this book because I enjoy STEM subjects in school. This I a graphic novel, but the subject matter is fairly high level."
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    #16A Time to Rise (Out of Time Book 3)

    A Time to Rise (Out of Time Book 3)

    A Time to Rise is a dystopian novel written by Nadine Brandes. First published in 2016 by Enclave Publishing under ISBN: 1683700465, it is the third book in the Out of Time book series.

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    Harold Jacobs
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Great book in a great series about the apocalypse, once again if you enjoy this type of book its a must read for me."
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    #17The Infection

    The Infection

    The Infection is the first book in The Infection series written by Craig DiLouie. This novel is a horror apocalyptic science fiction. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Permuted Press.

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    Sean Allen
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Fantastic horror story, the illustrations are amazing. A very entertaining read if you love horror stuff."
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    #18JUDGE, Vol. 1

    JUDGE, Vol. 1
    Judge Volume 1 is a manga writen by Yoshiki Tonogai. Originally published in 2010, it focuses on the character of Hiro and a new game called Judge. Judge Volume 1 is the first book in the Judge Series.
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    Jeffrey Martin
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The story is a bit strange but as you get in to it, you'll enjoy it more. It's not so much apocalyptic as it is an outlook on a great span of things in humanity. Lots of drama and intense moments to be had."

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Best What are the best apocalyptic graphic novels and books for adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)Books 35 Paid
2East of West (Vol. 1)Books 33 Paid
3Wolverine: Old Man LoganBooks 27 Paid
4Batman: The Dark Knight ReturnsBooks 13 Paid
5Akira (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
6World War HulkBooks 10 Paid
7Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)Books 9 Paid
8Swan SongBooks 7 Paid
9Alas, BabylonBooks 4 Paid
10I Am LegendBooks 3 Paid
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