What are the best graphic novel and comic books for all?

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    #1Akira (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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    William Stephens
    Written on April 20, 2018
    " I had only seen the film and I must say the books are even better. Much more depth involved, I am not sure it for all though. Probably a bit too much for younger readers."
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    #2Saga (Vol. 1)

    Saga (Vol. 1)

    Saga, Vol. 1 is a space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Fiona Staples. It made the Time Magazine's top 10 graphic novels for 2013 and won the 2013 Hugo award for Best Graphic Story.

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    Enrique Baltazar
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "One of the awards Saga Vol. 1 won during the Hugo ceremony was the 2013 Hugo award for Best Graphic Story. Do I need to say more?"
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    #3Ghost In The Shell (Vol. 1)

    Ghost In The Shell (Vol. 1)

    Ghost In The Shell, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is a book written by Masamune Shirow. The book was published on June 20, 2006 by Dark House Comics.

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    Hemant Kadam
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book came off as a typical sci fi robots type book to me. It was interesting due to relevance based on the rapid emerging of AI but very bland and repeitivein some part of the book. May be a better fit for some, but I am unlikely to finish the series."
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    #4AKIRA

    AKIRA
    Akira is a manga series, written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. Set in a post apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, the work uses conventions of the cyberpunk genre to detail a saga of turmoil. Originally serialized in Japan between 1981 and 1993, Otomo's 2,000-plus-page science fiction epic Akira was reprinted as a monthly comic book in the U.S. in the early '90s.
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    Angel Sarin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love to read graphic novels and comic books. My favorite one at the moment is AKIRA, which is a classic manga illustrated and written by Katsuhiro Otomo. It uses bits from the cyberpunk genre and is about a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo and a boy with incredible psychic powers. The ending is amazing, but I won't spoil it. Check it out if you love anime and manga and want to read a classic."
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    #5ElfQuest

    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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    Alan Reynolds
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I don't this this is the best solution it dose fall in the graphic novel with this comment. "f you enjoy well-written fantasy or graphic novels, give this one a whirl. I don't think you will regret it." But I would prefer a comic series more."
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    #6Black Hole

    Black Hole
    Black Hole is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written and illustrated by Charles Burns and published first by Kitchen Sink Press, then Fantagraphics. Set in the Seattle of the 70's, the story follows several teenagers infected by a strange plague that is transmitted through sexual contact.
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    Christopher Bennett
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "WHEN CHILD EVERY FRIDAY, AFTER PAPA CAME OUT OF THE WORK, HE GAVE ME A few CENTS TO BUY A COMIC. IT WAS MY FAVORITE PREMISES. SO NOW I AM OCCASIONED WITH THE COMICS. JUST VI THIS COMIC DOES NOT HESITATE TO BUY IT. IT IS ALSO AN INTERESTING THEME."
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    #7Black 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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    Bertha Cano
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Black summer is in it's own league, the super-big leagues. It is fun for any age! The superheros are not average at all and very interesting. The graphics are absolutely amazing making this the best graphic novel and comic book for all."
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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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    #9Bone

    Bone
    Bone is a fantasy comic book by Jeff Smith that is set in fantasy world that mixes Disney-like world with Lord of the Rings fantasy like. Thre little cousins from Boneville,  Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone leave their city of Boneville to live fantastic adventures.
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    Lee Yang
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Bone is the best graphic novel, including comic books, that you can buy to be entertained. It is in the fantasy genre. It follows the life of three cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone through adventures as they leave their city of Boneville."
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    #10Crisis On Infinite Earths

    Crisis On Infinite Earths
    The Crisis on Infinite Earths is the story that removed the multi verse concept from the fictional DC Universe. "Crisis" is considered by many to be one of the most important and most influential comic book storylines of all time. 
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    Rose Carr
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This was one of the most convoluted, redundant, sloppy, wordy, cramped comic stories I have ever read/seen."
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    #11Dark Empire (Star Wars)

    Dark Empire (Star Wars)

    Dark Empire a series of comic books written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy. The story continues six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empir under a mysterious new leader strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance.

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    Sara Pineda
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Who isn't a Star Wars fan these day. I can certainly claim that I'm one, and as a die hard fan I highly recommend those that want to continue the fandom outside the movies to read the graphic novel Dark Empire to see how vast the origin is to your favorite tale. "
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    #12Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons Of Winter Night is a graphic novel written by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and Andrew Dabb. This comic book was illustrated by Steve Kurth and it was published in 2015.

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    Dennis Salazar
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Great read that I had been waiting for! I loved every moment of this graphic novel, definitely recommend it."
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    #13Titans, Young Justice: Graduation Day

    Titans, Young Justice: Graduation Day

    Titans, Young Justice: Graduation Day is a comic book written by Judd Winick and it was illustrated by Ale Garza and Trevor Scott. This graphic novel series is composed of three issues published by DC Comics.

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    Howard Payne
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Titans, Young Justice: Graduation Day is a very unique comic/novel. I am not sure if I would consider it the best out there, but it was okay. I thought it was too predictable and somewhat boring for a comic. "
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    #14The New Teen Titans Omnibus (Vol. 1)

    The New Teen Titans Omnibus (Vol. 1)
    The New Teen Titans Omnibus is a comic book written by Marv Wolfman and it was illustrated by artist George Perez. This graphic novel was first published in September 2011 by DC Comics.
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    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Definitely a good introduction for comic readers or a solid read for people who have read it for years. A neat take on younger superheroes that I think many people would enjoy. Personally, I was a bit bored with it since I prefer a more serious tone, but I still was able to enjoy it for what it was."
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    #15Superman: Secret Identity

    Superman: Secret Identity

    Superman: Secret Identity is a graphic novel series originally published in 2004 by DC Comics. This comic book was written by Kurt Busiek and it was illustrated by artist Stuart Immonen. It is a four-volume series with 48 pages per release.

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    Emma Mitchell
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Superman:Secret Identity is the best graphic novel that you can currently buy to get your comic book fix. It was first released in 2004 by DC Comics. This book is a part of a four volume series and has 48 pages per release."
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    #16The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito

    The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito

    The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito is a comic book written by Marv Wolfman and it was illustrated by artist George Perez. This graphic novel was first published in December 2006 by DC Comics.

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    Brian Jackson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito is an interesting comic book. I wouldn't call it one of the best but it is certainly digestible in any dire situation. The illustrations are well done and have a unique touch to them. The illustrations are the saving grace for this comic book for the story is not the best out there. "
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    #17The New Teen Titans: The Terror of Trigon

    The New Teen Titans: The Terror of Trigon

    The New Teen Titans: The Terror of Trigon is a fictional comic book written by Marv Wolfman and it was illustrated by George Perez. This graphic novel was first published in 1982 by DC Comics.

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    Michael Sandoval
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great comic for fans young and old. Anyone with any interest in comics will become an instant fan."
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    #18Assassin's Creed: Templars (Vol. 1)

    Assassin's Creed: Templars (Vol. 1)

    Assassin's Creed: Templars: Black Cross is the first volume in the five-part thrilling adventure comic series for young adults written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Dennis Calero and Matt Taylor.

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    Deborah Reed
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I think if you are really into Assassin's Creed stuff of any kind that this would be an interesting read. I would recommend it for someone who thought their kid was playing too many video games and needs to read more but personally it's not my area of interest. "
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    #19Sing Along With Mad

    Sing Along With Mad

    Sing Along With Mad is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Frank Jacobs. It was published October 1, 1987 by Grand Central Pub.

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    Jose Evans
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "sing along with mad is a humor filled beautiful colorful comic book that is sure to grab your attention."
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    #20No Comment

    No Comment

    No Comment is a  French graphic novel created by Ivan Brun. This sequential art cultural book is first published in 2008 by Drugstore. 

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    Coco Ma
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This cultural book is good I love every bit of it. I read this book a few times and never regret it."
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    #21Introvert Doodles

    Introvert Doodles

    Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World is a collection of comic strips illustrated by Maureen Marzi Wilson. First published in 2016, it tells the story of the awkward life of an introvert.

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    Randy Murphy
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a comic strip that is suitable for all ages."
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    #22Teen Titans: Titans Around the World (Vol. 6)

    Teen Titans: Titans Around the World (Vol. 6)

    Teen Titans: Titans Around the World is a fictional comic book written by Geoff Johns and it was illustrated by artist Tony Daniel. This graphic novel was originally published in 2007 by DC Comics.

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    Christian Jones
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Teen Titans is something my children love and they were happy I got them this. My youngest doesn't like to read unless it's something fun and creative. Teen Titans the TV show is something they watch and enjoy. I approve of the content and think it's a good buy. I think this volume had nicely drawn pictures and the story is alright if you're into it. "
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    #23Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1)

    Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1)

    Rollergirl of Mars (Trish Trash Volume 1) is a sequential art and graphic novel by Jessica Abel. Published in 2016 by Super Genius, Rollergirl of Mars is the first book in the Trish Trash book series.

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    Annie Hao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I think it is a great graphic novel. It can also help to get girls involved in comics. Many popular comics I feel are catered to boys. It seems like a fun read."
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    #24Assassin'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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    Grace Powell
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Many may only think of Assassin's Creed in regards to the video game, however, this graphic novel and comic book is a must read for all! Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel tell a story that follows our characters through twists and turns! The fights are depeditced epically and keep you wanting more page after page. The illustrations by Jose Holder are superb."
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    #25The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2)

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2)

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2) is a historical fiction fantasy graphic novel created by Alan Moore. This sequential art book is first published in 2003. 

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    Johnny Hanson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I have not read many graphic novels since Maus. But I do know a little about this book. And it has received rave reviews. I would get a used book for 7.04 and up."
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    #26Jim 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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    Peter Thompson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I recently read the book "Jim Henson's Storyteller: Witches (Jim Henson's The Storyteller)", and I really enjoyed it. This book is a collection of paranormal, short stories, wish also beautiful illustrations. I suggest it to all the lovers of the paranormal genre."
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    #27Hellblazer: War Lord (John Constantine Hellblazer)

    Hellblazer: War Lord (John Constantine Hellblazer)

    Hellblazer: War Lord is a science fiction novel written by John Shirley. This science fiction novel was published on by January 31, 2006 by Pocket Star. Hellblazer: War Lord is one of the books in the John Constantine Hellblazer novels.

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    Doris Oliver
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This science fiction novel is an action-packed organza. It offers a plethora of experience."
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    #28MAD's Greatest Artists

    MAD's Greatest Artists
    MAD's Greatest Artists: The Completely MAD Don Martin (MAD's Greatest Artists Series) is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Don Martin. It was published October 23, 2007 by Running Press.
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    Evelyn Carter
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This really brought back memories! I loved MAD magazine when I was a kid and loved the illustrations. These are as great as I remember and genuinely funny. So happy I found this collection!"
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    #29The Brothers Mad: Mad Reader (Volume 5)

    The Brothers Mad: Mad Reader (Volume 5)

    The Brothers Mad: Mad Reader (Volume 5) is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by William M. Gaines. It was published August 1, 2002 by Ibook Inc.

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    Alicia Gallardo
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Mad was very popular when I was growing up, so it was fun to see Alfred again. Sometimes disrespectful and always downright silly, the antics of Alfred made me laugh out loud. This book gave me a journey back in time."
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    #30Superman: Brainiac

    Superman: Brainiac

    Superman: Brainiac is an action comic book written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank. This graphic novel series was published from August to December 2008. It has an animated version entitled Superman: Unbound. 

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    Benito Caballero
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The children must enjoy this novel "
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    #31MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones

    MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones
    MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Sergio Aragones. It was published October 5, 2010 by Running Press Adults.
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    Billy Bowman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "MAD Magazine has been a cultural staple for decades, and Sergio Aragones' comics have been an important part of MAD's history. This book contains over 40 years of highlights from Aragones, and is great for regular readers of MAD Magazine and for those completely unfamiliar with MAD. His humor is timeless, so the comics are just as funny today as they were in the 1960's. Pick this up if you need a good laugh!"
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    #32Cinema Panopticum

    Cinema Panopticum

    Cinema Panopticum is a wordless horror fiction graphic novel created by Thomas Ott. This sequential art book is first published in 2005 by Fantagraphics. 

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    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The book is done totally in black and white but this definitely does not diminish the power of the beautiful illustrations. Each panel seems to evoke a sense of greater depth than the last. Brilliant, minimalist story telling that I found captivating and stimulating. I find myself coming back over and over to explore the dark and eerie illustrations."
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    #33Mad's Don Martin Forges Ahead

    Mad's Don Martin Forges Ahead

    Mad's Don Martin Forges Ahead is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Don Martin. It was published March 1, 1990 by Grand Central Pub.

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    Kimberly Hoffman
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Mad's Don Martin Forges Ahead was very bizarre, but humorous at the same time. Very original content that can never be replaced. I recommend this to anyone who loves comics! "
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    #34The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics

    The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics
    The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle. It was published June 1, 2009 by Abraham ComicArts.
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    Crystal Perry
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Mad is very well known comic book that has been around awhile. It is a great solution for a graphic novel that shows the illustration of Mad comic books. It would do well liked for Mad comic book collectors."
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    #35Greasy Mad Stuff

    Greasy Mad Stuff

    Greasy Mad Stuff is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by William M. Gaines. It was published September 1, 1963 by Signet.

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    Diana Parker
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This novel is for all non- fiction lovers! It is a great book and not too hard to read. I can totally recommend it !"
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    #36Mad Art : A Visual Celebration of the Art of Mad Magazine and the Idiots Who Create It

    Mad Art : A Visual Celebration of the Art of Mad Magazine and the Idiots Who Create It
    Mad Art : A Visual Celebration of the Art of Mad Magazine and the Idiots Who Create It is a humor filled sequential art non-fiction comics illustrated by Mark Evanier. It was published November 1, 2002 by Watson-Guptill.
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    Amber Mendoza
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Mad Magazine was initially launched as a comic book but actually became a satirical magazine whose art work has been used endlessly. This book about the magazine is a must for Mad fans but not so much for comic book readers."
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    #37Weathercraft

    Weathercraft

    Weathercraft is a wordless fantasy fiction graphic novel created by Jim Woodring. This sequential art book is first published in 2009 and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Graphic Novels. 

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    Jerry Cooper
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a very interesting comic book that is very well illustrated. It will keep you hooked to turn page after page."

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Best What are the best graphic novel and comic books for all
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Akira (Vol. 1)Books 23 Paid
2Saga (Vol. 1)Books 21 Paid
3Ghost In The Shell (Vol. 1)Books 13 Paid
4AKIRABooks 9 Paid
5ElfQuestBooks 9 Paid
6Black HoleBooks 7 Paid
7Black SummerBooks 7 Paid
8BoneBooks 6 Paid
9BoneBooks 4 Paid
10Crisis On Infinite EarthsBooks 3 Paid
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