DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that "The Walking Dead" started out as a comic book? Way before, the creation of the famous 2010 AMC TV series, it started as a black-and-white comic book series. It was written by writer Robert Kirkman with art by Tony Moore. The comic book series was first issued in 2003 by publisher Image Comics. The Walking Dead received the 2007 and 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic-Con International. Whether the TV series shows the same things as seen in the comic book is another story. People seem to be more engaged with the TV series which overshadowed the impact that the comic book has had in pop culture.
Today, comic books or the long-form, graphic novels are considered a legitimate form of literature. These types of novels are more than just literature. They are artworks that usually tell stories about mythical beings. Take the different Marvel comics series for example. These graphic novels offer an escape into worlds and circumstances far removed from our own experiences. Visual storytelling through drawing is appreciated because it offers a means of enjoyment that is rare nowadays. Comic books have also propelled Superhero movies to a huge extent. Superhero movie viewers seem to be more influenced by their familiarity with the comic book franchise than by critic reviews of the film. Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that graphic novels are here to stay. The best superhero graphic novels are out in the market for everyone to see and appreciate.
#4Superman: Red Son
#6Batman: Year One
#8Daredevil: Born Again
#11Wolverine: Weapon X
#12Green Lantern: The Siniestro Corps War
#13Batman: Poison Ivy
#14Adapt or Die (Avengers Volume 5)
#15Batman: Harley & Ivy
#16Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy
#17Gotham City Sirens Book One
#19Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit
#20World War Hulk
#21Gotham City Sirens Vol. 2: Songs of the Sirens
#22Miracleman (Vol. 1)