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The Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2019 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Comics and Graphic Novels released in 2019?” We looked at 171 of the top Comics and Graphic Novels books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 35 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Comics and Graphic Novels” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 125+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2019 Articles:

Our Other Years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 35 Best Comics and Graphic Novels Books From 2019



35 .) Best Friends written by Shannon Hale

Lists It Appears On:

  • School Library Journal
  • NPR


34 .) Blank Canvas written by Akiko Higashimura

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Entropy


33 .) BTTM FDRS written by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore

Lists It Appears On:

  • Washington Post
  • NPR


32 .) Daredevil written by Chip Zdarsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Embrace Your Geekness
  • IGN


31 .) DCeased written by Tom Taylor

Lists It Appears On:

  • IGN 2
  • Paste


30 .) Die Vol. 1 written by Kieron Gillen

Lists It Appears On:

  • IGN
  • Paste


29 .) Grass written by Keum Suk Gendry-kim

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Journal
  • Observer


28 .) I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi written by Gina Siclliano

Lists It Appears On:

  • Observer
  • Library Journal


27 .) I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir written by Malaka Gharib

Lists It Appears On:

  • School Library Journal
  • NPR


26 .) In Waves written by A.J. Dungo

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • Gosh Comics


25 .) Kid Gloves written by Lucy Knisley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Washington Post


24 .) Maggy Garrisson written by Lewis Trondheim

Lists It Appears On:

  • Observer
  • Gosh Comics


23 .) Middlewest written by Skottie Young

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Washington Post


22 .) Off Season written by James Sturm

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Observer


21 .) Our Dreams at Dusk written by Yuhki Kamatani

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • The Beat


20 .) Pumpkinheads written by Rainbow Rowell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Goodreads


19 .) Sincerely, Harriet written by Sarah Winifred Searle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Readings


18 .) The Hard Tomorrow written by Eleanor Davis

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • Entropy
  • Gosh Comics


17 .) The River at Night written by Kevin Huizenga

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Gosh Comics
  • Entropy


16 .) These Savage Shores written by Ram V

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Beat
  • Gosh Comics
  • Paste


15 .) Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations written by Mira Jacob

Lists It Appears On:

  • Entropy
  • Library Journal
  • Gosh Comics
  • Publishers Weekly


14 .) Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass written by Mariko Tamaki

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR
  • IGN 3


13 .) Hot Comb written by Ebony Flowers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Publishers Weekly
  • NPR
  • Entropy


12 .) House of X/Powers of X written by Jonathan Hickman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Entropy
  • IGN 2
  • Embrace Your Geekness
  • Paste


11 .) Mister Miracle written by Tom King and Mitch Gerads

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Gosh Comics


10 .) New Kid written by Jerry Craft

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Kirkus
  • School Library Journal
  • Washington Post


9.) Queen of the Sea written by Dylan Meconis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Kirkus
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR


8.) Stargazing written by Jen Wang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Readings
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR


7.) This Was Our Pact written by Ryan Andrews

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Kirkus
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR


6.) Are You Listening? written by Tillie Walden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Gosh Comics
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR
  • Paste
  • IGN 3


5.) Clyde Fans written by Seth

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Washington Post
  • Observer


4.) Guts written by Raina Telgemeier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Readings
  • School Library Journal
  • Washington Post
  • NPR
  • IGN 3


3.) Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up With Me written by Mariko Tamaki

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal
  • Washington Post
  • NPR
  • Paste


2.) They Called Us Enemy written by George Takei, et al.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Washington Post
  • NPR
  • IGN 3


1.) Rusty Brown written by Chris Ware

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Library Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Gosh Comics
  • Publishers Weekly
  • NPR
  • Observer



The 125+ Additional Best Comics and Graphic Novels Released In 2019



# Books Authors Lists
36 7 Deadly Sins Entropy
37 A Fire Story Booklist
38 A Puff of Smoke Guardian
39 A Shining Beacon The Beat
40 Abbott Booklist
41 ABC of Typography Observer
42 Agents of Atlas
Embrace Your Geekness
43 Akissi: More Tales of Mischief The Beat
44 Alienation Inés Estrada NPR
45 Amazing Spider-Man
Embrace Your Geekness
46 Americana Guardian
47 Angel Vol. 1 Paste
48 ANGOLA JANGA HC
Gosh Comics
49 Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Booklist 2
50 Aquaman IGN
51 Bad Friends Booklist
52 BAD GATEWAY HC MEGG & MOGG
Gosh Comics
53 Batman IGN
54 Beastars Paru Itagaki
Chicago Public Library
55 Berlin Booklist
56 Berserk Deluxe Edition Hardcover Vol. 1 Paste
57 Book Love Goodreads
58 Breaking Glass : A Graphic Novel Mariko Tamaki
Chicago Public Library
59 CATS OF THE LOUVRE HC
Gosh Comics
60 Champions
Embrace Your Geekness
61 Comics: Easy as ABC! Booklist 3
62 Conan the Barbarian
Embrace Your Geekness
63 Crush. Booklist 2
64 Deadendia: The Watcher’s Test Booklist 3
65 Death Wins A Goldfish: Reflections From A Grim Reaper’s Yearlong Sabbatical Brian Rea NPR
66 Destroy All Vampires / Vampires Everywhere! Entropy
67 Dial H For Hero: Enter the Heroverse Entropy
68 Diary-ish Comics Entropy
69 Doctor Strange.
Embrace Your Geekness
70 Doomsday Clock IGN 2
71 DRIFTING CLASSROOM HC VOL 01
Gosh Comics
72 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man
Embrace Your Geekness
73 G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte Entropy
74 Gender Queer
School Library Journal
75 Girl Town Booklist
76 Girls, Vol. 5 Goodreads
77 Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2) Goodreads
78 Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death Entropy
79 Hieronymous & Bosch Entropy
80 How Black People Keep Each Other Alive Entropy
81 How To: Absurd Scientific Advice For Common Real-World Problems Randall Munroe NPR
82 I Want to Eat your Pancreas Yoru Sumino
Chicago Public Library
83 Illegal. Booklist 2
84 Immortal Hulk
Embrace Your Geekness
85 Invaders
Embrace Your Geekness
86 Invisible Woman
Embrace Your Geekness
87 Is This How You See Me? Guardian
88 King of King Court Guardian
89 Kiss Number 8 Colleen A. F. Venable
Chicago Public Library
90 LITTLE BIRD HC
Gosh Comics
91 Loki
Embrace Your Geekness
92 Man-Eaters Volume 1 Chelsea Cain NPR
93 Meet the Skrulls
Embrace Your Geekness
94 Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Embrace Your Geekness
95
Monk! Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship behind a Musical Revolution
Booklist
96 Monstress IGN
97 Mooncakes Goodreads
98 Ms. Marvel
Embrace Your Geekness
99 Multiforce Entropy
100 My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder Booklist 3
101 My Brother’s Husband, v.2. Booklist 2
102 NANCY BY OLIVIA JAIMES HC
Gosh Comics
103 Nancy Drew Kelly Thompson
Chicago Public Library
104 No Longer Human Paste
105 Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead Booklist
106 Once upon a Time in France.
Library Journal
107 Operatic Booklist 3
108 OUTER DARKNESS TP VOL 01
Gosh Comics
109 Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption Observer
110 PARALLEL LIVES SC
Gosh Comics
111 Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths
School Library Journal
112 Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt The Beat
113 Peterloo: Witness to a Massacre Guardian
114 Pie in the Sky Remy Lai Readings
115 Reincarnation Stories
Library Journal
116 Return to Romance Observer
117 ROCKET TO THE MOON! Kirkus
118 Royal City. Booklist 2
119 Sabrina the Teenage Witch IGN
120 Saint Young Men The Beat
121 Sara
Library Journal
122 Savage Avengers
Embrace Your Geekness
123 Sensible Footwear Observer
124 Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince Goodreads
125 Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery Renée Treml Readings
126 Silver Spoon. Booklist 2
127 SILVER SURFER BLACK SC
Gosh Comics
128 Skip The Beat
129 Smashed The Beat
130 Snotgirl The Beat
131 Speak: The Graphic Novel Booklist 2
132 Spider-Man: Life Story IGN 2
133 Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Boba Fett The Beat
134 Sunday’s Child Observer
135 Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt and Peanut Butter and Jelly Ben Clanton Readings
136 Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen IGN 2
137 Supers Frédéric Maupomé & DAWID Readings
138 Swimming In Darkness Lucas Harari NPR
139 Teen Titans: Raven Goodreads
140 The Adventures of Anders Gregory Mackay Readings
141 The Amazing Mary Jane
Embrace Your Geekness
142 The American Dream?: A Journey On Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, And The Perfect Breakfast Burrito Shing Yin Khor NPR
143 The Avengers.
Embrace Your Geekness
144 The Black Cat
Embrace Your Geekness
145 The Book of Forks Guardian
146 THE CROSSOVER Kirkus
147 The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel Goodreads
148 The Immortal Hulk IGN
149 The Jungle Observer
150
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom
Library Journal
151 The Magnificent Ms. Marvel IGN
152 The Man Without Talent Guardian
153 The Nib The Beat
154 The Okay Witch
School Library Journal
155 The Poe Clan The Beat
156 The Runaways
Embrace Your Geekness
157 The Seventh Voyage Stanislaw Lem NPR
158 The Tempest Guardian
159 The Tenderness of Stones Entropy
160
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion (The Umbrella Academy, #3)
Goodreads
161 The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Booklist 2
162 This Place: 150 Years Retold
School Library Journal
163 THIS WOMAN’S WORK GN
Gosh Comics
164 Thor IGN
165 Ubby’s Underdogs: Return of the Dragons Brenton E. McKenna Readings
166 Unhealthy Entropy
167 Vanni: A Family’s Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict The Beat
168 Wasted Space The Beat
169 Waves IGN 3
170 When I Arrived at the Castle Paste
171 Witch Hat Atelier Kamome Shirahama
Chicago Public Library


22 Best Comics and Graphic Novels Book Sources/Lists



Source
Booklist
Booklist 2
Booklist 3
Chicago Public Library
Embrace Your Geekness
Entropy
Goodreads
Gosh Comics
Guardian
IGN
IGN 2
IGN 3
Kirkus
Library Journal
NPR
Observer
Paste
Publishers Weekly
Readings
School Library Journal
The Beat
Washington Post
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