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The Best Graphic Novels & Comics Books of 2017 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

December 28, 2017

“What are the best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2017?” We aggregated 27 year-end lists and ranked the 233 unique titles by how many times they appeared in an attempt to answer that very question!

There are thousands of year-end lists released every year and like we do in our weekly Best Book articles, we wanted to see which books appear the most. The top 34 books, all of which appeared on 3 or more best Graphic Novel & Comic lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links for more information or to purchase. The remaining 175+ books, as well as the top book lists, are at the bottom of the page.

Make sure to take a look at our other Best of 2017 book lists:

You can also take a look at our Best Graphic Novels & Comics books from last year as well as all the other Best 2016 articles!

Happy Scrolling!

 



Top 34 Graphic Novels & Comics Of 2017



34 .) Dark Nights: Metal by Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Jonathan Glapion, FCO Plascencia, Steve Wands

Lists It Appears On:

  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • EW
  • Watch Mojo

The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe…one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger–and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!

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33 .) Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

“everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.”

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32 .) Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

Lists It Appears On:

  • Multnomah County
  • Readings
  • The Washington Post

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast’s laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

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31 .) Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booklist Online
  • Forbes

When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed down through generations, and revisit tragic events in America’s past.

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30 .) Motor Crush, Vol. 1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Critical Hit
  • Library Journal

The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

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29 .) Mrs. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • EW
  • Goodreads

Civil War II is behind her, and a brand new chapter for Kamala Khan is about to begin! But it’s lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It’s time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she is on her own. Plus: it’s election time! Kamala gets out the vote!

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28 .) My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame and Anne Ishii

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Booklist Online
  • NPR Books

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.

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27 .) My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR Books
  • Publishers Weekly

“The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm!

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both
laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.”

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26 .) Real Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Multnomah County
  • Readings

“When best friends are not forever . . .

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen’s #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group―or out?”

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25 .) Redlands

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • EW
  • io9

A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top sacrifices must be made. Someone is intent on removing these women from the top of the food chain, and he’s ready to unleash their darkest secret but has seriously underestimated the lengths the townspeople will go to protect the new order of things.

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24 .) The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron

Lists It Appears On:

  • Critical Hit
  • io9
  • Paste

Dr. Jane Foster is the Goddess of Thunder -and it’s killing her. Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor’s life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There’s no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the fl ames of a looming War of Realms – when he isn’t wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It’s Thor vs. Odin like never before!

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23 .) Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time by SALADIN AHMED and CHRISTIAN WHITE

Lists It Appears On:

  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • EW
  • io9
  • NPR Books

The silent king of the Inhumans stars in his fi rst-ever solo series! But it begins with Black Bolt…imprisoned?! Where exactly is he? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? The answers to both will shock you -and Black Bolt as well! For if he is to learn the truth, he must first win a fi ght to the death with a fellow inmate -the Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fi ction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one-and-only Christian Ward (ODY-C)!

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22 .) Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Forbes
  • io9
  • Paste

Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City–Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien–now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

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21 .) Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Valley Courier
  • Watch Mojo

A new era for the Black Panther begins as the kingdom of Wakanda enters its final days! Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates confronts T’Challa with dramatic upheaval in his homeland that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As Zenzi, leader of The People, poisons the populace against their king, the former queen Shuri’s spirit makes an uncanny journey through the Djalia, and a new Crew is formed! If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt – but can its monarch, one of a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

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20 .) Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Boston Globe
  • Chacago Public Library
  • Watch Mojo

In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow-hued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures. But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of the surreal?

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19 .) Doom Patrol by Gerard Way

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Paste
  • Watch Mojo

“The spirit of Grant Morrison’s groundbreaking DOOM PATROL is captured in this debut series starring the cult-favorite misfits as a part of Gerard Way’s new Young Animal imprint.

Flex Mentallo, Robotman, Rebis, Crazy Jane, and more are back to twist minds and take control. This new take on a classic embraces and reimagines the Morrison run’s signature surrealism and irreverence. Incorporating bold, experimental art and a brash tone to match a new generation of readers, Gerard Way’s DOOM PATROL establishes radical new beginnings, breaks new ground, and honors the warped team dynamic of the world’s strangest heroes. “

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18 .) God Country by Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill

Lists It Appears On:

  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Critical Hit
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • Paste

“SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding.

In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State… “

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17 .) Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (Monstress, #2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • EW
  • Goodreads

The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.

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16 .) Paper Girls, Vol. 2 (Paper Girls, #2) by Brian K. Vaughan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Goodreads
  • Paste
  • Valley Courier

The Eisner Award-winning “Best New Series” from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues with a bold new direction, as intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future… the year 2016.

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15 .) Silver Surfer by Dan Slott, Michael Allred, Laura Allred

Lists It Appears On:

  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Critical Hit
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • EW

The Surfer and Dawn are back out in space and back in trouble! But at the universe’s slickest space casino, Norrin Radd is going all-in – and the stakes have never been this cosmic! When our heroes are accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, their only hope is a society of sentient macro-microorganisms…who, by no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe! And on the hauntingly beautiful world of Inkandesha, the spacefaring couple might completely lose themselves! But will they finally be torn apart by the vengeful Warrior Zero – or a certain former master? Because there’s only one reason the Silver Surfer would ever serve Galactus again…if the universe itself hung in the balance! The lives of Norrin and Dawn will never be the same!

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14 .) Spinning by Tillie Walden

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Chacago Public Library
  • Paste
  • Readings

“It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.

Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.

She was good. She won. And she hated it.

For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion―and she finally needed to find her own voice.”

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13 .) Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Paste
  • Readings
  • Watch Mojo

Sticks Angelica is, in her own words, “49 years old. Former: Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, Governor General, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, Mountie, columnist, libertarian, cellist.” After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. Sticks is an arrogant self-obsessed force who wills herself on the flora and fauna. There is a rabbit named Oatmeal who harbors an unrequited love for her, a pair of kissing geese, a cross-dressing moose absurdly named Lisa Hanawalt. When a reporter named, ahem, Michael DeForge shows up to interview Sticks for his biography on her, she quickly slugs him and buries him up to his neck, immobilizing him. Instead, Sticks narrates her way through the forest, recalling formative incidents from her storied past in what becomes a strange sort of autobiography.

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12 .) Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • The Globe
  • The Washington Post

In Gabrielle Bell’s much anticipated graphic memoir, she returns from New York to her childhood town in rural Northern California after her mother’s home is destroyed by a fire. Acknowledging her issues with anxiety, financial hardships, memories of a semi-feral childhood, and a tenuous relationship with her mother, Bell helps her mother put together a new home on top of the ashes. A powerful, sometimes uncomfortable, examination of a mother-daughter relationship and one’s connection to place and sense of self. Spanning a single year, Everything is Flammable unfolds with humor and brutal honesty. Bell’s sharp, digressive style is inimitable.

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11 .) Shade the Changing Girl, Vol. 1: Earth Girl Made Easy by Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, Ande Parks, Ryan Kelly, and Kelly Fitzpatrick

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Critical Hit
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • Paste

“Loma Shade may be from another planet, but she’s still like every other twentysomething who feels that their life is going nowhere fast. Bored out of her mind, her solution is to drop out of school, dump her boyfriend and leave her homeworld of Meta behind—courtesy of the infamous “madness coat” of renegade poet Rac Shade, which is not so much a garment as it is a multidimensional gateway.

After stealing the coat and astrally projecting herself across space, Loma ends up in the body of Megan Boyer, an Earth girl who seems to have it all: youth, beauty and a conveniently damaged brain. Following her “miraculous” recovery, however, Loma finds there’s just one problem with being Megan: Everyone hates her. She was a bully who terrorized her enemies and her friends alike, and now Loma’s stuck with the consequences.

To make matters worse, back on Meta there are dark forces that want Rac’s dangerously valuable coat for their own nefarious purposes, and they’re closing in on Loma’s vulnerable physical body. At the same time, the primal madness that the coat channels is slowly, irresistibly eroding Loma’s equally vulnerable soul.”

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10 .) Wonder Woman: The Lies, Wonder Woman: Year One and Wonder Woman: The Truth by Greg Rucka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Forbes
  • Goodreads
  • Watch Mojo

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!

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9 .) You & A Bike & A Road by Eleanor Davis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston Globe
  • Entropy
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • Readings

In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. The immediacy of Davis’ comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human experience on the most efficient and humane form of human transportation.

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8 .) Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Lists It Appears On:

  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • Goodreads
  • Multnomah County
  • Paste
  • Valley Courier

From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience.

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7 .) The Flintstones by Mark Russell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist Online
  • Boston Globe
  • Forbes
  • Inverse
  • Library Journal
  • Paste

“Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell’s modern take on Hanna-Barbera’s most famous stone-age family!

Welcome to Bedrock, where Paleolithic humans head to dinner for a taste of artisanal mammoth after shopping at Neandertall & Big Men’s Clothing, where Wilma shows her modern art, and where, if you take a plane, you could end up sitting on the literal tail section. See Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino, Barney, Betty and Bamm-Bamm as you’ve never seen them before in THE FLINTSTONES VOL. 1.”

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6 .) Mister Miracle by Tom King, Mitch Gerads

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Critical Hit
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • EW
  • io9
  • Paste

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he’s fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It’s enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness’s orphanage!

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5 .) BATMAN by Tom King, David Finch, and Mikel Janin

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Critical Hit
  • Denton Record-Chronicle
  • io9
  • The Washington Post
  • Watch Mojo

“He is Gotham City’s hero, its Dark Knight, its greatest protector. He is Batman. And he is not alone.

There are two new heroes in town—a pair of masked metahumans with the powers of Superman and a devotion to preserving all that is good about this twisted city. Calling themselves Gotham and Gotham Girl, they’ve saved Batman’s life, fought by his side and learned from his example.

But what happens if Gotham’s new guardians go bad? What if they blame the Dark Knight for the darkness that threatens to drown their city?

When sinister forces are unleashed that can warp the minds of men and make heroes into monsters, the time will come for Batman and his allies to decide once and for all: Is Gotham a force for good…or an engine of evil?”

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4 .) Hostage by Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Boston Globe
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • The Globe
  • The Washington Post

“In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation.

Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.”

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3 .) Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booklist Online
  • Boston Globe
  • Library Journal
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Readings
  • The Washington Post

“Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange “”mirror Facebook,”” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society–or is it a cult?

Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.”

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2 .) The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • AV Club
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Booklist Online
  • Boston Globe
  • Entropy
  • Forbes
  • Goodreads
  • Library Journal
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • Readings
  • The Guardian
  • The Washington Post
  • Valley Courier

“This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.”

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1 .) My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • AV Club
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Berkeley Place Blog
  • Book Riot
  • Boston Globe
  • Entropy
  • EW
  • Forbes
  • Multnomah County
  • NPR Books
  • Paste
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Readings
  • The Globe
  • The Guardian
  • The Washington Post
  • Valley Courier
  • Watch Mojo

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

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The 175+ Additional Best Graphic Novels & Comic Books Of 2017



 

# Books Authors Lists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
35 A.D. After Death Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire Barnes & Noble
NPR Books
36 Aliens: Dead Orbit James Stokoe Paste
Critical Hit
37 Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro Amazon
Barnes & Noble
38 Bloodshot: Salvation JEFF LEMIRE and various artists Berkeley Place Blog
EW
39 Bottled Chris Gooch Entropy
Readings
40 Deathstroke AV Club
EW
41 Extremity Daniel Warren Johnson AV Club
Paste
42 Giant Days AV Club
Critical Hit
43 House Of Women Sophie Goldstein NPR Books
Paste
44 Infamous Iron Man BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and ALEX MALEEV Berkeley Place Blog
Critical Hit
45 Kaijumax Zander Cannon Inverse
Multnomah County
46 Kill or Be Killed, Vol. 1 Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser Barnes & Noble
Berkeley Place Blog
47 Legend of Korra: Turf Wars io9
Valley Courier
48 Love is Love Marc Andreyko and Sarah Gaydos Amazon
Barnes & Noble
49 Monograph Sarah Glidden Readings
The Guardian
50 Moon Knight JEFF LEMIRE and GREG SMALLWOOD Berkeley Place Blog
Watch Mojo
51 Moonshine, Vol. 1 Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Barnes & Noble
EW
52 Motor Girl TERRY MOORE Berkeley Place Blog
io9
53 Poppies of Iraq Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim Forbes
The Guardian
54 Pretending is Lying Dominique Goblet, translated by Sophie Yanow NPR Books
The Globe
55 Punisher: The Platoon GARTH ENNIS and GORAN PARLOV Berkeley Place Blog
Watch Mojo
56 Songy of Paradise Gary Panter Paste
The Globe
57 Spill Zone Scott Westerfeld, illustrated Boston Globe
Chacago Public Library
58 Spy Seal Rich Tomasso io9
Paste
59 Tenements, Towers and Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History Of New York City Julia Wertz AV Club
NPR Books
60 The Abominable Mr. Seabrook Joe Ollmann Booklist Online
Paste
61 The Backstagers Volume 1 James Tynion Chacago Public Library
NPR Books
62 The Old Guard GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ AV Club
Berkeley Place Blog
63 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl beats up the Marvel Universe! Ryan North and Erica Henderson AV Club
Multnomah County
64 The Unquotable Trump R. Sikoryak Boston Globe
The Guardian
65 X-O MANOWAR MATT KINDT and THOMAS GIORELLO Berkeley Place Blog
Critical Hit
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
66 2000AD Critical Hit
67 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank Matthew Rosenberg Paste
68 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior Mark Siegel, et al
Multnomah County
69 A Castle in England Jamie Rhodes and various illustrators Boston Globe
70 A Land Called Tarot Gael Bertrand Boston Globe
71 A Thousand Coloured Castles Gareth Brookes NPR Books
72 All-New Wolverine Tom Taylor, David Navarrot, David Lopez
Denton Record-Chronicle
73 All-Star Batman AV Club
74 All’s Faire in Middle School Victoria Jamieson
Multnomah County
75 America Chavez EW
76 America, Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, and Ramon Villalobos
Barnes & Noble
77 Andromeda – Bugonia Ze’ Burnay Entropy
78 Animal Noir Izar Lunaček and Nejc Juren Entropy
79 Another Castle: Grimoire Andrew Wheeler
Multnomah County
80 Anti-Gone AV Club
81 Aquaman Critical Hit
82 Autobiographical comics from Kevin Budnik Kevin Budnik Inverse
83 Awkward Svetlana Chmakova Readings
84 Baking With Kafka Tom Gauld NPR Books
85 Bandette. [Volume three], In the house of the green mask Paul Tobin and Coleen Coover
Multnomah County
86 Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection Of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Shea Serrano, illustrated NPR Books
87 Beowolf AV Club
88 Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles, #2) Sarah Andersen Goodreads
89 Black io9
90 BLACK WIDOW MARK WAID AND CHRIS SAMNEE
Berkeley Place Blog
91 BLACK, Vol. 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo, Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Tim Smith III, Derwin Roberson, and Khary Randolph
Barnes & Noble
92 BlittOct 24, 2017 Barry Blitt Amazon
93 Brave Svetlana Chmakova Amazon
94 Calexit io9
95 Centipede io9
96 Champions, Vol. 1: Change the World Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
Barnes & Noble
97 Chew: Sour Grapes John Layman, Rob Guillory
Multnomah County
98 DAREDEVIL CHARLES SOULE and RON GARNEY
Berkeley Place Blog
99 Dept. H Volume 1: Murder Six Miles Deep Matt Kindt
Multnomah County
100 Descender. Book four, Orbital mechanics Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
Multnomah County
101 Detective Comics EW
102 Dinosaur Empire: Earth Before Us AV Club
103 DIVINITY III MATT KINDT and TREVOR HARISINE
Berkeley Place Blog
104 Driving Short Distances The Guardian
105 Earth Girl Made Easy Cecil Castellucci
Chacago Public Library
106 Eartha Cathy Malkasian NPR Books
107 Erased Kei Sanbe
Chacago Public Library
108 Everything Is Teeth Evie Wyld
Booklist Online
109 Eyes Too Dry: A Graphic Memoir About Heavy Feelings Alice Chipkin, Jessica Tavassoli Readings
110 Fante Bukowski Two Noah Van Sciver Entropy
111 Father and Son EO Plauen The Guardian
112 Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me HomeJul 18, 2017 Nicole J. Georges Amazon
113 FILTHYRATBAG Celeste Mountjoy Entropy
114 Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story Peter Bagge NPR Books
115 Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Alison Wilgus
Multnomah County
116 FOOLKILLER MAX BEMIS AND DALIBOR TALAJIC
Berkeley Place Blog
117 Gauguin: The Other World
Library Journal
118 Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places Jaimee Garbacik
Multnomah County
119 Glitterbomb, Vol. 1: Red Carpet Jim Zub, Djibril Morissette-Phan, K. Michael Russell, and Marshall Dillon
Barnes & Noble
120 Golgo 13 – Hammer Price Takao Saito Entropy
121 Golgo 13, #187 – Far North Road Lied Corporation Entropy
122 Grandville Force Majeure The Guardian
123
Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery
The Guardian
124 Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Vol. 1 Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Michael Walsh, and Jordie Bellaire
Barnes & Noble
125 Heavenly Blues Scout Comics Entropy
126 Helena Crash Fabian Rangel Jr and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell Entropy
127 I Am Alfonso Jones Tony Medina Forbes
128 I Hear the Sunspot Yuki Fumino
Chacago Public Library
129 Iceland AV Club
130 Injustice 2 Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran
Denton Record-Chronicle
131 Invader Zim Critical Hit
132 Invincible Critical Hit
133 Jean Grey io9
134 JESSICA JONES BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and MICHAEL GAYDOS
Berkeley Place Blog
135 Johnny Appleseed Paul Buhle and Noah Van Sciver Boston Globe
136 Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler Entropy
137 Kim & Kim, Vol. 1: This Glamorous, High-Flying Rock Star Life Magdalene Visaggio, Matt Pizzolo, Katy Rex, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre
Barnes & Noble
138 Kim Reaper EW
139 KINGPIN MATTHEW ROSENBERG AND MARC LAMING
Berkeley Place Blog
140 LADY KILLER 2 JOELLE JONES
Berkeley Place Blog
141 Language Barrier AV Club
142 Letters For Lucardo AV Club
143 Lighter Than My ShadowOct 3, 2017 Katie Green Amazon
144 Lint Boy Aileen Liejta
Multnomah County
145 MADE MEN PAUL TOBIN and ARJUNA SUSINIA
Berkeley Place Blog
146 Magritte: This Is Not a Biography The Guardian
147 Mangasia The Guardian
148 MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO STEVE ORLANDO and FERNANDO BLANCO
Berkeley Place Blog
149 Mighty Thor, Vol. 3: The Asgard/Shi’ar War Jason Aaron et al. (Marvel)
The Washington Post
150 Mirror, Mirror II AV Club
151 MIS(H)ADRA Iasmin Omar Ata Inverse
152 Moby Dick Chaboute
Multnomah County
153 Mystik U io9
154 Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (Narwhal and Jelly Book 1) Ben Clanton Readings
155 Ninjak Critical Hit
156 Not Drunk Enough AV Club
157 NOW ERIC REYNOLDS
Berkeley Place Blog
158 One More Year Simon Hanselmann Entropy
159 Opposite Land Charlotte Rose Hamlyn Readings
160 Overwatch: Anthology, Vol. 1 Matt Burns, Roberts Brooks, Andrew Robinson, Micky Neilson, and James Waugh
Barnes & Noble
161 Pashmina Nidhi Chanani
Multnomah County
162 Patience Daniel Clowes
Booklist Online
163 Perfect Hair Tommi Parrish Readings
164 PORT OF EARTH ZACK KAPLAN and ANDREA MUTTI
Berkeley Place Blog
165 Portugal Cyril Pedrosa. Translated by Montana Kane (NBM)
The Washington Post
166 Power Rangers Critical Hit
167 Rat queens. Volume four, High fantasies Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
Multnomah County
168 REDNECK DANNY CATES and DEE CUNNIFFE
Berkeley Place Blog
169 Robert Capa The Guardian
170 Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq Sarah Glidden Readings
171 ROUGHNECK JEFF LEMIRE
Berkeley Place Blog
172 Royal City Volume 1: Next Of Kin Jeff Lemire NPR Books
173 Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom Marcelo D’Salete NPR Books
174 Saigon Calling: London 1963-75 Marcelino Truong The Guardian
175 Satani-Kill Andrew Buck Entropy
176 Savage Dragon Erik Larsen Inverse
177 Sex Fantasy Sophia Foster-Dimino
Publishers Weekly
178 Shaman Ben Kahn and Bruno Hidalgo Entropy
179 Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? EW
180 Shipwreck AV Club
181 Shutter Volume 5: So Far Beyond Joe Keatinge, illustrated NPR Books
182 SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY–THE COMPLETE COLLECTION KELLY SUE DECONNICK, KATHRYN IMMONEN, and RYAN STEGMAN
Berkeley Place Blog
183 SIXPACK AND DOGWELDER: HARD TRAVELIN’ HEROZ GARTH ENNIS and RUSS BRAUN
Berkeley Place Blog
184 Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn, and Maré Odomo
Barnes & Noble
185 Solid State Matt Fraction and Jonathan Coulton, illustrated NPR Books
186 Spencer and Locke Critical Hit
187 Star Scouts Mike Lawrence
Multnomah County
188 Stone Heart: The Nameless City Faith Erin Hicks Forbes
189 Sunburning Keiler Roberts Readings
190 Sunstone Critical Hit
191 The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984–1985 Riad Sattouf
Booklist Online
192 The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew
Booklist Online
193 The Belfry Gabriel Hardman Entropy
194 The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 1 Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Michael Garland, and Rus Wooton
Barnes & Noble
195 The Customer is Always WrongAug 8, 2017 Mimi Pond Amazon
196 The Dark Knight: Master Race Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, and Alex Sinclair
Barnes & Noble
197 The Death of Stalin Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin Entropy
198 The Defenders Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Denton Record-Chronicle
199 The Dregs Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler, Eric Zawadzki, Dee Cunniffe Inverse
200 THE FIX NICK SPENCER and STEVE LIEBER
Berkeley Place Blog
201 The Flamingo Diamond Marc Pearson Entropy
202 The Girl From the Other Side Nagabe
Chacago Public Library
203 THE HARD PLACE DOUG WAGNER and NIC RUMMEL
Berkeley Place Blog
204 The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry David Carlson, illus. by Landis Blair
Publishers Weekly
205 The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales Ailsa Wild, Ben Hutchings, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Jeremy Barr Readings
206 The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars EW
207 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1Mar 14, 2017 Akira Himekawa Amazon
208 The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? Geof Darrow Entropy
209 The Smell of Starving Boys The Guardian
210 The Sound of the World by Heart Giacomo Bevilacqua Forbes
211 The Stone Heart: The Nameless City Faith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire (First Second)
The Washington Post
212 The Tea Dragon SocietyOct 31, 2017 Katie O’Neill Amazon
213 THE UNSOUND CULLEN BUNN and JACK COLE
Berkeley Place Blog
214 The Unstoppable Wasp Jeremy Whitley
Chacago Public Library
215 THE WILD STORM WARREN ELLIS and JON DAVIS-HUNT
Berkeley Place Blog
216 Thornhill Pam Smy
Multnomah County
217 Threads: From the Refugee Crisis Kate Evans Boston Globe
218 To your Eternity Yoshitoki Ōima
Chacago Public Library
219 Travels with my Sketchbook Chris Riddell Readings
220 Trust No Aunty Maria Qamar NPR Books
221 Tunnel to Hell: The Lake Erie Tunnel Disasters: Tale of Heroism and Tragedy Scott MacGregor, illustrated Boston Globe
222 Turn Loose our Death Rays and Kill them All!: The complete works of Fletcher Hanks Fletcher Hanks
Multnomah County
223 Uber: Invasion Critical Hit
224 Uncomfortably Happily Yeon-sik Hong The Guardian
225 URL Ugly Real Life Nicky Minus Entropy
226 Voices in the Dark The Guardian
227 Whip various authors Entropy
228 Who Was the Somerton Man? Jess Parker Entropy
229 Wilde Life AV Club
230 Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves, #1) Marissa Meyer Goodreads
231 WONDER WOMAN/CONAN Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti
Berkeley Place Blog
232 Zodiac Starforce io9
233 Zonzo AV Club


27 Best Comics & Graphic Novels Book Sources/Lists Of 2017



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Amazon Best comics and graphic novels of 2017
AV Club The best comics of 2017
Barnes & Noble The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2017
Berkeley Place Blog THE TOP 40 COMIC BOOKS OF 2017
Book Riot THEFOLLOWINGAREBOOKRIOT’SBESTBOOKSOF2017.
Booklist Online Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2017
Boston Globe The best books of 2017
Chacago Public Library Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga of 2017
Critical Hit The 20 best comic books of 2017
Denton Record-Chronicle Perfect Panels: The 10 best comic books of 2017
Entropy BEST OF 2017: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
EW The best comics of 2017
Forbes The 10 Best Graphic Novels Of 2017
Goodreads Best Graphic Novels & Comics
Inverse The 6 Best Comics of 2017, According to 6 Comic Book Writers
io9 The 15 Best Comics of 2017
Library Journal BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS
Multnomah County The Best Books of 2017
NPR Books NPR’s Book Concierge Our Guide To 2017’s Great Reads
Paste The 25 Best Comic Books of 2017
Publishers Weekly Comics
Readings Graphic novels & comics we loved in 2017
The Globe The Globe 100
The Guardian Rachel Cooke’s best graphic novels of 2017
The Washington Post The 10 best graphic novels of 2017
Valley Courier Geiger’s Culture Counter: Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — Comics
Watch Mojo Top 10 Comic Books of 2017

 

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