What are the best fantasy comic books?

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    #1Rat Queens (Vol. 1)

    Rat Queens (Vol. 1)

    Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery written by Kurtis J. Wiebe is a fantasy fiction graphic novel published in 2014. This book tells the story of battle maidens using sorcery and magic to kill monstrous creatures for money. 

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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "As someone who loves fantasy reading and comic books I decided to give Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery a try and was not disappointed. It is a bit of an odd fantasy but that is a good thing since we have so many cookie cutter fantasy concepts at this time it is great to try something different."
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    #2ElfQuest

    ElfQuest

    ElfQuest is a fantasy, cult comic book by Wendy and Richard Pini published in 1978. This is an ongoing series that follows the story of a community of elves and other beings in their struggle to co-exist in a savage primitive world.

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    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This book is an old childhood favorite. If you enjoy well-written fantasy or graphic novels, give this one a whirl. I don't think you will regret it."
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    #3The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

    The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

    The Sandman: Prelude & Nocturnes is the first in the comic book series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. This book tells the story of Dream, who escaped a 70-year imprisonment and underwent a dangerous journey to retrieve his objects of power.

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    Joe Tucker
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you like fantasy comic books, you've got to read the Sandman series eventually, if for no other reason than because it's the kind of cultural milestone other fantasy nerds will frequently reference. Also it is, legitimately, awesome. The series follows the adventures (and misadventures) of Dream/Morpheus/the Sandman, one of seven Endless beings. Dream, after decades of imprisonment, has to regain his items of power and rebuild his kingdom. As you might imagine, those who have taken the power and land of the King of Dreams aren't keen on giving it up just because Dream has returned."
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    #4The Books of Magic

    The Books of Magic
    The Books of Magic, Neil Gaiman's four-issue comic book published by DC Comics, is centered on the adventures of Timothy Hunter, a very promising magician but is reluctant to embrace his talents. The story also features heroes like Mister E and Dr. Occult.
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    Patricia Silva
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Books of Magic are some of the best fantasy comic books published. These books are witty, fun, well illustrated. I can't wait to share them with my children as they get a little older."
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    #5Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Detective Club)

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Detective Club)

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Detective Club) is a horror-filled classic mystery novel written by Robert Lois Stevenson and Richard Dalby. It was published November 19, 2015 by Collins Crime Club.

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    Arthur Vasquez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Dr. Jeykll and Mr Hyde is an all-time classic and is a book read by many young adults in high school. While it is a great book, this wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I am more of a fan of comic books as the pictures allow me to better visualize the setting. Maybe someone can create a comic book adaptation of this classic!"
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    #6Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues

    Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues

    Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues by Gail Simone is a fantasy graphic novel published in 2014. This book follows the story of the strong and powerful heroine, Red Sonja, and her epic battle towards a glorious victory.

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    Anna Garza
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "A lot of graphic novels these days are superhero action comics, but I am much more fond of fantasy settings. The illustrative nature of this format I think is just so conducive to really building a lush fantastical world! However, I'm not sure this tale is what I want from a fantasy comic book. It still has that action superhero vibe even though it technically fits in the fantasy genre."
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    #7The Savage Sword of Conan

    The Savage Sword of Conan

    The Savage Sword of Conan is an epic fantasy comic book first published in 1974. This graphic novel follows the epic battles of Conan the Barbarian along with Red Sonja, Kull of Atlantis and Solomon Kane. 

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    Lori Wright
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The Savage Sword of Conan certainly has a classic base to build off of in Conan the Barbarian, but given how big the world of fantasy comic books, not among the best. It's not a bad read though and you could find worse."
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    #8Bone

    Bone
    Bone by Jeff Smith is a comedic fantasy series first published in 1991. This comic book follows the story of three Bone Cousins - Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone - who got lost in a vast uncharted desert.
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    Andrea Wong
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Bone is a graphic novel I read in high school - it's one of those stories you don't forget. I love the art work, but the phenomenal storytelling is really the star here."
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    #9Samurai (Usagi Yojimbo)

    Samurai (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Samurai is a graphic novel by Stan Sakai which features the Usagi stories issues 1 to 4 which introduce the reader to its characters. It is the second installment in the Usagi Yojimbo series and was published in 1989 by Fantagraphics Books. 

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    Kyle Harris
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Samurai is a graphic novel by Stan Sakai which features the Usagi stories issues 1 to 4 which introduce the reader to its characters. It is the second installment in the Usagi Yojimbo series and was published in 1989 by Fantagraphics Books. a good comic book"
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    #10Stripperella : She Strips to Conquer!

    Stripperella : She Strips to Conquer!

    Stripperell: She Strips to Conquer! is a comic book written by Stan Lee which centers on Exotica Jones who is a dancer by trade.

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    Rodrigo Flores
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Product arrived on time and was as described."
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    #11Kull The Destroyer

    Kull The Destroyer

    Kull The Destroyer is a fantasy fiction comic book published in November 1973. This novel tells the brave tales of the mighty Kull the Conqueror created by Robert E. Howard.

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    Justin Kim
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I have never liked this one. There are other ones that are better."
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    #12Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin)

    Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin)
    Tintin and Captain Haddock set sail aboard the Sirius to find the sunken remains of the Unicorn ship and notorious pirate Red Rackham's treasure. Red Rackham's Treasure is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. 
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    Austin Nelson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Definitely a must read if you are into the classics. I could easily get lost in the story and the artwork was really detailed. Overall, a fun fantasy comic to read."
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    #13The Fall of The Mutants

    The Fall of The Mutants

    The Fall of The Mutants is a graphic novel comics written by Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson centers on the battle between X-Men and the Marauders who are controlled by Mr Sinister.

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    Jessica Taylor
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am not about graphic novels or comics at all. This doesn't interested me in the slightest. Some of the pictures are a bit too much for my taste and to be honest, I wouldn't allow my children to look at this either. Not a win in my book, but that is just one person vs others. I wouldn't pay good money for any of these."
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    #14The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics)

    The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics)

    The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics) is a msytery-filled European literature novel written by Israel Zangwill and John Curran. It was published September 29, 2015.

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    Mary Green
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I needed to read the best fantasy comic books. I'm a huge fan of comic books, especially fantasy books. I found The Perfect Crime: The Big Bow Mystery (The Detective Club). It's a mystery book by Israel Zangwill and John Curran. It's a really awesome dramatic story that has fantasy elements. I strongly recommend this book to everyone that loves fantasy and comic books."
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    #15The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics)

    The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics)

    The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (The Detective Club) (Detective Club Crime Classics) is a mystery-filled novel written by Bernard Capes and G.K. Chesterton. It was published November 10, 2015 by Collins Crime Club.

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    Elizabeth Thompson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I would not really consider this a fantasy comic, more of a mystery type comic. It is old and I believe has been reprinted several times since its original release."
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    #16Coyote Blue

    Coyote Blue

    Coyote Blue by Christopher Moor is a comic fantasy novel originally published in 1994. This book was published by the Simon & Schuster. It tells the story of a salesman from California named Sam Hunter.

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    Nicole Snyder
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a truly hysterical book. But it is not a comic book. It is a fiction novel."
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    #17Baron: The Cat Returns

    Baron: The Cat Returns
    Baron: The Cat Returns is a fantasy comic book that is written by Aoi Hiiragi, published on April 13, 2005 by VIZ Media LLC. It follows a girl named Haru as she tries to save a dark-colored cat from an accident.
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    Phillip Webb
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A fantasy comic book that features a cat? Yes, please! The cats talk? Even better."
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    #18The Rasp (The Detective Club)

    The Rasp (The Detective Club)

    The Rasp (The Detective Club) is a mystery-filled European Literature novel written by Phili Mcdonald. It was published January 19, 2016 by Collins Crime Club.

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    Ashley Gonzales
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Rasp is a great novel, but no where near a fantasy comic book. Besides a nicely illustrated cover there are no images in the book at all. It's from a series of books that cover the crime genre without any fantasy elements, so The Rasp isn't a match."
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    #19Pig Bride (Vol. 1)

    Pig Bride (Vol. 1)
    Pig Bride (Vol. 1) is a fantasy manga for young adult written by  Kook Hwa Huh and SuJin Kim, published on April 21, 2009 by Yen Press. It follows an eight-year-old Si-Joon as he embarks on a trip in the mountains.
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    Madison Perry
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Pig Bride has a premise I have never read before. This manga was ridiculously hilarious around the first two chapters. Unfortunately after that the story's momentum slows down. I was so impatient to see main girl's true face, but the author dragged that reveal to the last possible moment. Luckily it still had a good amount of comedy in between. The wait to see her might irk you or hold your interest until the end."
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    #20Assassin's Creed: Locus

    Assassin's Creed: Locus
    Assassin's Creed: Locus is a graphic novel and comics authored by Ian Edginton. It was published on May 9, 2017 by Titan Comics. It is a collection of the mini-series that gives you a glimpse of the Victorian London.

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    Antonio Zamudio
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This was a gift I got for Christmas, and it sat on my shelf for 6 months because honestly I've gotten tired of the games and I didn't want to see another Assassin's creed related story. But then I cracked it open and got drawn in. The artwork is very good, and the story is not just a rehash of the games. "
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    #21Black Summer

    Black Summer

    Black Summer is a graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp. This comic book is a limited series that was published between May 2007 to July 2008. There were eight issues released.

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    Gregory Barnett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Black Summer is for those who want a thought provoking comic novel. Eight issues being released means you can fly through the series very quickly."
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    #22Secret Wars

    Secret Wars

    Secret Wars is a graphic novel comics written by Jim Shooter which is a Marvel Universe cross-over set in the 1980s involving The Beyonder, Dr. Doom, Marvel Super Villains vs. the Superheroes. 

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    Kevin Carlson
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Secret Wars might be the best fantasy comic book which was written by Jim Shooter and is in the Marvel universe it was created in the 1980's and includes Dr. Doom as well as other super groups."
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    #23Assassin's Creed Uprising (Vol. 2)

    Assassin's Creed Uprising (Vol. 2)
    Assassin's Creed Uprising Volume Two is the second part of the young adult adventure comic series, the Assassin's Creed: Uprising. It is written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel and illustrated by Jose Holder and Sunsetagain.
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    Ashley Soto
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Wish there were more of a detail in depth story. Enjoyable"
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    #24Olympians: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt

    Olympians: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt

    Olympians: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt is a Mythological Fantasy, sequential art written by George O'Connor. It was published January 31, 2017 by First Second.

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    Hu Li
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "A heroine who is skilled and protects the innocent. This is like Cat in "Hunger Games" but more based on the Greek mythology. Personally, I do not like telling these types of mythological stories to children, but if this is your cup of tea, it may be interesting for you."
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    #25Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost

    Anya's Ghost is a young adult graphic novel created by Vera Brosgol. This sequential art fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2011 by First Second. 

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    Phillip Murphy
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Anya's Ghost became an instant favorite in my house. The subject of supernatural and paranormal are always a big hit. Brosgol presents a very impressive fantasy story with great illustrations and thrilling story."
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    #26Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House)

    Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House)

    Leprechaun in Late Winter is a fantasy fiction novel originally written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by artist Salvatore Murdocca. It was first published in January 2010. This is the 43rd book in Osborne's Magic Tree House series.

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    Ashley Contreras
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Not one of my favourite Osborne books, to be honest--I think she should have stopped around 35. It's okay and the art is good, but the story itself is pretty tired."
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    #27Jim Henson's Storyteller: Witches (Jim Henson's The Storyteller)

    Jim Henson's Storyteller: Witches (Jim Henson's The Storyteller)

    Jim Henson's Storyteller: Witches (Jim Henson's The Storyteller) is a paranormal, short stories, sequential art written Jim Henson and illustrated by S.M. Vidaurri. It was published May 12, 2015 by Archaia.

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    Randy Murphy
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A friend of mine recommended Jim Henson's Storyteller since he knows I like comic books. I can't say I enjoyed it, the book seemed very superficial and I couldn't relate to any of the characters."
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    #28Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night

    Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night

    Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night is a horror-filled fantasy sequential art written by Caitlin Kittredge and illustrated by Inaki Miranda. It was published May 20, 2014 by Vertigo.

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    Johnny Johnson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A great fantasy comic book I've taken a liking to is Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night. This story is fairly dark about a young woman that unleashes an evil in the wilderness. If you like fantasy comic books like I do I encourage you to give it a try. "
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    #29Krazy Kat

    Krazy Kat

    Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman is a graphic novel by George Herriman featuring Krazy Kat, a character that made its debut in 1913 and was highly popular during its 31-year run. It was published in 2004 by Harry N. Abrams.

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    Christina Thompson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love Krazy Kat, and I loved this comic. I'm a fan of older comics so this was great for me. I loved the character and would definitely recommend this to any fan of comics."
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    #30Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1)

    Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1)
    Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1) is a horror-filled fantasy, mystery, sequential art written by Greg Rucka and illustrated Nicola Scott. It was published May 3, 2016 by Image Comics.
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    Kelly Dixon
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Image Comics, "Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1)" is a horror themed, fantasy comic. This comic includes horror, mystery and sequential art. Making this a fantasy comic sure to entertain comic fans across the board."
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    #31Sandman Presents, The: The Furies

    Sandman Presents, The: The Furies

    Sandman Presents, The: The Furies is a horror-filled mythological, fantasy sequential art written by Mike Carey and illustrated John Bolton. It published December 1, 2003 by Vertigo.

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    Beverly Stewart
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is gorgeous to look at. I thought the story was a little shallow, needed to be fleshed out more, but I loved paging through the book and will be keeping it for exactly that reason!"
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    #32The Wanderer's Road (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Wanderer's Road (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Wanderer's Road is a graphic novel by Stan Sakai which features the Usagi stories issues 7 to 12. It includes Usagi's team-up with the Ninja Turtles and is the third volume in the Usagi Yojimbo series. It was published in 1989 by Fantagraphics. 

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    Brandon Hicks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "great story telling"
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    #33Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula is Roy Thomas' and Dick Giordano's comic book adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic book adaptation, Dracula. The graphic novel was published on November 9th, 2005 by Marvel Comics. 

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    Anna Bates
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Kind of a remake of a classic story line. A nice concept but pretty much a rehash of what was done previously. The part that saves it is the nostalgia it brings. "
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    #34The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy is a graphic novel by Stan Sakai which features the Dragon Bellow Conspiracy which originally ran for six issues. It is the fourth volume in the Usagi Yojimbo series and was published in 1998 by Fantagraphics. 

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    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If action packed sword fighting and dragons get your blood pumping this is the book for you. It's has plenty of both. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. You will definitely be entertained for hours. "
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    #35Werewolves of Montpellier

    Werewolves of Montpellier

    The Werewolves of Montpellier is a graphic novel by Jason which follows the story of Sven, an artist who ends up in France and who raids people's homes at night disguised as a werewolf. It was published in 2010 by Fantagraphics. 

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    Stephen Chapman
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Werewolves of Montpellier is a fantastic graphic novel. The characters created are very deep and well developed. I could not put this book down as the story was fun, powerful, and entertaining."
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    #36 Winter 1152 (Mouse Guard)

     Winter 1152 (Mouse Guard)

    Winter 1152 is a graphic novel by David Petersen which follows the story of the Guard and how they face a deadly shortage of food and supply. It is the second installment in the Mouse Guard series and was published in 2010 by Fantagraphics.

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    Sara Pineda
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "As a parent, I like to have my children read more and do less on electronics for at least 20 minutes a day. The Mouse Guard series is elementary school child friendly and and kept my 3rd grader engaged. She actually asked me for this volume after reading the first and couldn't put it down. I loved it when she would tell me about the Mouse Guard's adventures and would retain details to tell me about."
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    #37Secret Invasion

    Secret Invasion

    Secret Invasion is a graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis wherein shapeshifting aliens calles Skrulls have vanished key figures on earth including some Marvel superheroes. 

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This is hardly what I would call the "best fantasy comic book". The story is a little thin and can not really be read as a stand alone novel due to all the references to the series. While not my favorite story the art work is superb"
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    #38The Ronin (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Ronin (Usagi Yojimbo)

    The Ronin is a graphic novel by Stan Sakai which features the rabbit bodyguard and samurai Miyamoto Usagi in 17th-century Japan. It is the first installment in the Usagi Yojimbo series and it was published in 1987 by Fantagraphics Books. 

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    Jose Weaver
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Ronin has a little bit of everything...great artwork, fun and lighthearted scenes, action, adventure, and drama. The stories are very well told which makes this book hard to put down. While there is some violence, it's not enough that you shouldn't be able to read this story to kids."
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    #39Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel

    Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel is one of the many adaptations of the classic horror story of Frankenstein. This graphic novel was published on January 6th 2009 by Classical Comics. 
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    Samantha Sullivan
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The classic, the original Frankenstein, just as intriguing as ever. Has the original text with absolutely amazing illustrations. "
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    #40Disney Gravity Falls Shorts (Vol 2)

    Disney Gravity Falls Shorts (Vol 2)

    Volume 2 of Disney Gravity Falls Shorts by the Walt Disney Company heads back to the Mystery Shack with Dipper and Mabel Pines. Discover more adventures in the small town of Gravity Falls, with all new original art covers.

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    Margarita Carrasco
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is not what most people thing of when they think of fantasy. This is more like a child's comic book based off a cartoon. While it is fantasy, it's not really what you would want in a fantasy comic."

Summary

Best What are the best fantasy comic books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Rat Queens (Vol. 1)Books 16 Paid
2ElfQuestBooks 12 Paid
3The Sandman: Preludes & NocturnesBooks 11 Paid
4The Books of MagicBooks 9 Paid
5Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The Detective Club)Books 7 Paid
6Red Sonja: Queen of PlaguesBooks 7 Paid
7The Savage Sword of ConanBooks 5 Paid
8BoneBooks 4 Paid
9Samurai (Usagi Yojimbo)Books 1 Paid
10Stripperella : She Strips to Conquer!Books 1 Paid
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