What are the best superhero fiction books and graphic novels?

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    #1All-Star Superman

    All-Star Superman

    All-Star Superman is a graphic novel created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It offers a new but still familiar take on the origin story of Superman. Witness how Clark Kent embraces his destiny by becoming the World's First Superhero.

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    Kathy Russell
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I decided to do some shopping for my son's birthday that is coming up soon. I really have been pushing him to read more books so I decided to look for a superhero fiction book as I figured he would connect with this genre a lot. All-Star Superman was one of the best titles that I came across so I decided to purchase it."
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    #2Batman: 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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    Richard Martin
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Very fascinating story it might be"
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    #3Superman: The Man of Steel

    Superman: The Man of Steel

    Superman: The Man of Steel was the treatment that John Byrne gave to the iconic character when he left Marvel to join DC. In this remarkable saga, Byrne explores the relationship between Superman and Lois, Superman and Luthor, Superman and Batman, with a modern and adult touch,  while fighting and confronting menaces like Brainiac, Bizarro and Magpie.  

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    Gregory Stone
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "A friend was asking what's so great about Superman, and I gave them this. Superman's most comprehensive origin, solid art and great story-telling. Is it the best GN? Nah, but it's a really good entry point for Superman."
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    #4The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X Series)

    The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X Series)

    Everything Damien Locke wanted was to become a supervillain like his mother, but when he found out that his father was a superhero, he started to question everything. After staying a few days with his father and his family, he started developing feelings to them, which were intensified when he discovered that his mother was planning to turn every superhero into mindless slaves. 

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    Xie Yin
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Chelsea Campbell is writing some of the best graphic novels for teens (and adults!) and this is another hit. She goes pretty deep, getting beyond typical superhero fare and really it's like she integrates a mythological aspect to the story without you even being aware of it until you think about it. It's great!"
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    #5The 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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    Brian James
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "a very good xmen book, worth reading if your a fan of the 90s xmen "
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    #6Batman: The Killing Joke

    Batman: The Killing Joke

    Alan Moore and Brian Bolland brought us in 1988 a revisitation of the Joker's origin in one of the most remembered graphic novels of the character. In the Killing Joke, Moore shows us Joker like a psychopath with no remorse and salvation. 

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    Rogelio Vega
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore's unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham City's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super-villain, The Joker —and changes Batman's world forever. Stunningly illustrated, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time"
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    #7H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis

    H.E.R.O. - Metamorphosis

    The book that starts the H.E.R.O. saga starts telling the story of three heroes, Rael, Lance and Stephanie, that after a meteor unleashes its radiation above where they live, they obtain superpowers. Under these new circumstances, they will have to live their lives as if nothing had happened, and when they aren't at school, they will have to fight villains. 

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    Anthony Walsh
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "ive never seen this series before today. that being said, it does look like something i would chance reading"
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    #8Marvels

    Marvels

    Marvels is a comic book written by Kurt Busiek and was released in 2018. It is a journey through the Marvel Universe as seen through the camera lens of Phil Shelden, a city photojournalist that covers the exploits of "marvels" and their effect on society.

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    Lori Ramos
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is an interesting superhero graphic novel. It is from the premise of ordinary people seeing/meeting these super humans on the street and processing them. A must-read for anyone who is interested in superhero graphic novels, because it is an outsiders take on these superhumans. "
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    #9After the Golden Age

    After the Golden Age
    Being the daughter of the world's greatest superheroes wasn't easy for Celia West: she had no superpowers, her popularity was rather mediocre and the only thing she was wanted for was to be used as a bait to catch her parents. But when Destructor, the meanest villain of them all, is caught, she will discover something she wished she never knew... 
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    Jiang Shao
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Was looking for a superhero book to buy time at work since it's a bit of a downtime and there isn't any thing to fix at work so I decided to give After the Gold Age a read because it has my favorite characters, Superheroes! However, after reading the fiction book a little bit, After the Golden Age isn't really a great book. The main protagonist doesn't have any special abilities. All she does is walk around finding clues. However, there are superheroes in the book but it isn't what you think. I wouldn't really recommend this book if your looking for superheroes."
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    #10Secret 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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    Pranav Gavde
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Here's where it's at for any fan of graphic novels about superheroes, and even those who have never read one in their life. I would highly recommend that you start here if you've never read one before and continue down the path even if you have. Don't even bother with the comics, just read this."
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    #11Superman: Red Son

    Superman: Red Son

    Superman: Red Son is a graphic novel created by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Killian Plunkett. In this take on the Superman origin story, the ship that carries who would become Superman arrives in the backdrop of the 1950s Soviet Union and ends up being raised in a collective.

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    Pamela Alexander
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "With 505 customer reviews and at 4.5 stars this solutions is very fitting. As the literature is about Superman growing up it fits the requested superhero, graphic novel request as provided."
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    #12The X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

    The X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

    The X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga is a collection of comics books making up the entire story of Jean Grey who has risen and attained the powers of The Dark Phoenix which leads to her corruption in this epic tale of triumph and loss.

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    Louis Guzman
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I like this saga. The artwork is classic and very good, and the writing is good too. I highly recommend to all Marvell fans."
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    #13Kingdom Come

    Kingdom Come
    Kingdom Come is a riveting story, written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with artwork by Alex Ross, pitting the Justice League against a new generation of crime fighters and their harder brand of justice, leaving people terrified.
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    Christina Walters
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I enjoyed this a lot. I'm glad I got this in hard cover, because the cover art is awesome and I display it on my bookshelf. I'd recommend it to any DC fans out there."
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    #14Batman: Knightfall

    Batman: Knightfall

    Batman: Knightfall is a Batman prose novel written by Dennis O'Neil on the fictional hero by DC Comics, Batman. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 1995 by Spectra Books.

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    Mark Moore
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I went on a superhero binge a while back and watched tons of movies and ordered some books I hadn't read. This isn't great, but if you're a batman fan, its not too bad,"
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    #15Gotham City Sirens Vol. 2: Songs of the Sirens

    Gotham City Sirens Vol. 2: Songs of the Sirens

    Gotham City Sirens: Songs of the Sirens is a comic book series written by Paul Dini and illustrated by Guillem March. Published in 2010 by DC Comics, it features female supervillains, including Poison Ivy.

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    Keith Black
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "comic series are very interested one of it"
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    #16Ms. Marvel (Vol.1)

    Ms. Marvel (Vol.1)
    Ms. Marvel (Vol.1) is a young adult fiction graphic novel created by G. Willow Wilson. This sequential art superhero book is first published in 2014 by Marvel. 

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    Betty Rodriguez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is an interesting addition to the superhero genre. The main character is a muslim girl from New Jersey who ends up with some superhuman powers. It has a very diverse cast of characters. The graphics are beautiful and colorful. "
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    #17Daredevil: Born Again

    Daredevil: Born Again
    Daredevil: Born Again is a graphic novel comics written by Frank Miller released in 2014. It was centered on the story where Matt Murdock's former partner Karen Page sells out his secret identity as Daredevil to the Kingpin.
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    Thomas Nelson
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Matt's life is ruined in a string of unfortunate events that just seem to escalate one after the next. After a brutal run in with Kingpin he is born again, and lusts for revenge against the ones who took everything from him."
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    #18Wolverine: Weapon X

    Wolverine: Weapon X
    Wolverine: Weapon X is a graphic novel comics written by Barry Windsor-Smith which explains in detail how Wolverine got his adamantium skeleton wherein his memory was wiped. 
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    Brenda Mendoza
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Wolverine: Weapon X is the best superhero fiction book/graphic novel I've read in a long time. It was part of my book club and I wasn't sure I was going to like the genre, but I was super surprised by how much depth and humanity was included. The art is stunning and the story is compelling. Opened my eyes to a whole new world of storytelling. Bonus, I can give it to my kids after I'm done."
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    #19Top 10 (Vol. 1)

    Top 10 (Vol. 1)

    Top 10 (Vol. 1) is a superhero fiction graphic novel created by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon. This sequential art comic book is first published in 2000. 

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    David Griffin
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "While I am not the biggest fan of superhero fiction books, this one is different. It has other activities you can read about. The art comic book caught my attention and made me tell my friends about this title! "
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    #20Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon

    Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon

    Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman continues exploring the mythic origin of the character and her relationship with mythology. Wonder Woman will face the terrifying Gorgon Medusa in an epic battle.

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    Harry Ramirez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A great read for those who may have become curious about Wonder Woman recently. The story combines mythology and modern politics and does a great job at fleshing out the subtle details of the hero's character. The art and action are fantastic and the final battle is truly epic. "
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    #21Batman: Poison Ivy

    Batman: Poison Ivy

    Batman: Poison Ivy is a comic book series written by John Francis Moore. Published in 1997 by DC Comics, Batman: Poison Ivy is illustrated by Brian Apthorp and Stan Woch. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy guest stars in this Batman comic series.

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    Juan Fowler
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Batman: Poison Ivy is most certainly one of the best superhero fiction books and graphic novels. There have been so many Batman stories told that it's difficult to find something this unique! The writing is superb and the graphics are stunning! I collected comic books growing up so I'm not easily impressed, either. This one is a winner!"
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    #22The Avengers: Korvac Saga

    The Avengers: Korvac Saga

    The Avengers: Korvac Saga by Roger Stern, Len Wein, Jim Shooter, and Bill Mantlo which centers on Korvac who travels to the 30th century intending to remake the world but the Avengers and Guardians of Galaxy are ready to defeat him. 

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    Walter Duncan
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Avengers cosmic storyline. The story stands on its own since Marvel did not ruin things by bringing this "enemy" back to life over and over as some do."
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    #23Batman: Harley & Ivy

    Batman: Harley & Ivy

    Batman: Harley and Ivy is a comic book series written by Paul Dini and Judd Winick. Illustrated by Bruce Timm and Joe Chiodo, it was published in 2004 by DC Comics. This issue is a part of the Batman Adventures comic book series.

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    Amber Scott
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I really am dissapointed with this book. I am a fan of all the characters in the book. But the art in this book is very different then what I am used to. I didnt know the art was changed for this one, and having the characters look so different threw me off. I just couldnt appreciate this book, it was just too different."
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    #24Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy

    Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy

    Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy is a Sequential Art, Action, DC Comics written by Gerry Conway. It was published on September 13, 2016, by DC Comics.

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    Jennifer Dixon
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This story starts from Poison Ivy's first appearance in 1966 and spans to 2013 during the "Gotham City Sirens." Must read for any Poison Ivy fan"
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    #25Secret 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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    Irma Mondragón
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Great read and art. Very interesting new series in the same class as civil wars and siege. "
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    #26Gotham City Sirens Book One

    Gotham City Sirens Book One

    Gotham City Sirens Book One is a comic book series by written by Paul Dini, Tony Bedard, Scott Lobdell, Marc Andreyko, and Guillem March. Published in 2014 by DC Comics, it features three female supervillains, including Poison Ivy.

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    Hannah Daniels
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Such a fun ride! If you ever liked any of the female superheroes (superheroines?) of DC Comics this book is a must. It's like getting together with all your best and most exciting girlfriends from high school and going on an epic bender with them. It's funny, witty, very dynamic, gorgeously illustrated (of course) and heart warming, in a slightly decadent way. Nothing is more fun than discovering that those mythical characters are friends and hang out together when you're not looking. They like each other! The have back stories together! Makes the whole lot feel real, and more human, in a really cool way. Like candy."
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    #27Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit

    Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit

    Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit is a comic book series written Tony Bedard and Peter Calloway, and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo and Jeremy Haun. Published in 2010 by DC Comics, it features female supervillains, including Poison Ivy.

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    Olivia Cooper
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is my favorite DC series. The art is beautiful, the writing is truly great and refreshing. Best of all, it has my favorite female characters together in one series. I really wish DC would make another series of this quality."
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    #28World 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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    Nicholas Martinez
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "World War Hulk is written by Greg Park. It is a graphic novel that has received good marks from it readers. The book is available in Paperback and Kindle versions."
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    #29X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a graphic novel comics written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne which tells the major events of the X-Men history since it started and formed in 1981 by Scott Summers also known as Cyclops. 

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    Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "X-Men: Days of Future Past is a must-read for any Marvel comic book fan. It follows the story of the X-Men, who are on a mission to save humanity against evil. It's a great superhero book that will fit into any collection."

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Best What are the best superhero fiction books and graphic novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1All-Star SupermanBooks 49 Paid
2Batman: The Dark Knight ReturnsBooks 47 Paid
3Superman: The Man of SteelBooks 47 Paid
4The Rise of Renegade X (Renegade X Series)Books 44 Paid
5The Fall of The MutantsBooks 42 Paid
6Batman: The Killing JokeBooks 40 Paid
7H.E.R.O. - MetamorphosisBooks 38 Paid
8MarvelsBooks 36 Paid
9After the Golden AgeBooks 33 Paid
10Secret WarsBooks 31 Paid
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