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

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“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!

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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



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
35A.D. After DeathScott Snyder and Jeff LemireBarnes & Noble
NPR Books
36Aliens: Dead OrbitJames StokoePaste
Critical Hit
37Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President BitchKelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De LandroAmazon
Barnes & Noble
38Bloodshot: SalvationJEFF LEMIRE and various artistsBerkeley Place Blog
EW
39BottledChris GoochEntropy
Readings
40DeathstrokeAV Club
EW
41ExtremityDaniel Warren JohnsonAV Club
Paste
42Giant DaysAV Club
Critical Hit
43House Of WomenSophie GoldsteinNPR Books
Paste
44Infamous Iron ManBRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and ALEX MALEEVBerkeley Place Blog
Critical Hit
45KaijumaxZander CannonInverse
Multnomah County
46Kill or Be Killed, Vol. 1Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth BreitweiserBarnes & Noble
Berkeley Place Blog
47Legend of Korra: Turf Warsio9
Valley Courier
48Love is LoveMarc Andreyko and Sarah GaydosAmazon
Barnes & Noble
49MonographSarah GliddenReadings
The Guardian
50Moon KnightJEFF LEMIRE and GREG SMALLWOODBerkeley Place Blog
Watch Mojo
51Moonshine, Vol. 1Brian Azzarello and Eduardo RissoBarnes & Noble
EW
52Motor GirlTERRY MOOREBerkeley Place Blog
io9
53Poppies of IraqBrigitte Findakly and Lewis TrondheimForbes
The Guardian
54Pretending is LyingDominique Goblet, translated by Sophie YanowNPR Books
The Globe
55Punisher: The PlatoonGARTH ENNIS and GORAN PARLOVBerkeley Place Blog
Watch Mojo
56Songy of ParadiseGary PanterPaste
The Globe
57Spill ZoneScott Westerfeld, illustratedBoston Globe
Chacago Public Library
58Spy SealRich Tomassoio9
Paste
59Tenements, Towers and Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History Of New York CityJulia WertzAV Club
NPR Books
60The Abominable Mr. SeabrookJoe OllmannBooklist Online
Paste
61The Backstagers Volume 1James TynionChacago Public Library
NPR Books
62The Old GuardGREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZAV Club
Berkeley Place Blog
63The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl beats up the Marvel Universe!Ryan North and Erica HendersonAV Club
Multnomah County
64The Unquotable TrumpR. SikoryakBoston Globe
The Guardian
65X-O MANOWARMATT KINDT and THOMAS GIORELLOBerkeley Place Blog
Critical Hit
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
662000ADCritical Hit
674 Kids Walk Into a BankMatthew RosenbergPaste
685 Worlds: The Sand WarriorMark Siegel, et al
Multnomah County
69A Castle in EnglandJamie Rhodes and various illustratorsBoston Globe
70A Land Called TarotGael BertrandBoston Globe
71A Thousand Coloured CastlesGareth BrookesNPR Books
72All-New WolverineTom Taylor, David Navarrot, David Lopez
Denton Record-Chronicle
73All-Star BatmanAV Club
74All’s Faire in Middle SchoolVictoria Jamieson
Multnomah County
75America ChavezEW
76America, Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America ChavezGabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, and Ramon Villalobos
Barnes & Noble
77Andromeda – BugoniaZe’ BurnayEntropy
78Animal NoirIzar Lunaček and Nejc JurenEntropy
79Another Castle: GrimoireAndrew Wheeler
Multnomah County
80Anti-GoneAV Club
81AquamanCritical Hit
82Autobiographical comics from Kevin BudnikKevin BudnikInverse
83AwkwardSvetlana ChmakovaReadings
84Baking With KafkaTom GauldNPR Books
85Bandette. [Volume three], In the house of the green maskPaul Tobin and Coleen Coover
Multnomah County
86Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection Of Questions Asked, Answered, IllustratedShea Serrano, illustratedNPR Books
87BeowolfAV Club
88Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles, #2)Sarah AndersenGoodreads
89Blackio9
90BLACK WIDOWMARK WAID AND CHRIS SAMNEE
Berkeley Place Blog
91BLACK, Vol. 1by Kwanza Osajyefo, Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Tim Smith III, Derwin Roberson, and Khary Randolph
Barnes & Noble
92BlittOct 24, 2017Barry BlittAmazon
93BraveSvetlana ChmakovaAmazon
94Calexitio9
95Centipedeio9
96Champions, Vol. 1: Change the WorldMark Waid and Humberto Ramos
Barnes & Noble
97Chew: Sour GrapesJohn Layman, Rob Guillory
Multnomah County
98DAREDEVILCHARLES SOULE and RON GARNEY
Berkeley Place Blog
99Dept. H Volume 1: Murder Six Miles DeepMatt Kindt
Multnomah County
100Descender. Book four, Orbital mechanicsJeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
Multnomah County
101Detective ComicsEW
102Dinosaur Empire: Earth Before UsAV Club
103DIVINITY IIIMATT KINDT and TREVOR HARISINE
Berkeley Place Blog
104Driving Short DistancesThe Guardian
105Earth Girl Made EasyCecil Castellucci
Chacago Public Library
106EarthaCathy MalkasianNPR Books
107ErasedKei Sanbe
Chacago Public Library
108Everything Is TeethEvie Wyld
Booklist Online
109Eyes Too Dry: A Graphic Memoir About Heavy FeelingsAlice Chipkin, Jessica TavassoliReadings
110Fante Bukowski TwoNoah Van SciverEntropy
111Father and SonEO PlauenThe Guardian
112Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me HomeJul 18, 2017Nicole J. GeorgesAmazon
113FILTHYRATBAGCeleste MountjoyEntropy
114Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston StoryPeter BaggeNPR Books
115Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers SoaredAlison Wilgus
Multnomah County
116FOOLKILLERMAX BEMIS AND DALIBOR TALAJIC
Berkeley Place Blog
117Gauguin: The Other World
Library Journal
118Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle PlacesJaimee Garbacik
Multnomah County
119Glitterbomb, Vol. 1: Red CarpetJim Zub, Djibril Morissette-Phan, K. Michael Russell, and Marshall Dillon
Barnes & Noble
120Golgo 13 – Hammer PriceTakao SaitoEntropy
121Golgo 13, #187 – Far North RoadLied CorporationEntropy
122Grandville Force MajeureThe Guardian
123
Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery
The Guardian
124Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Vol. 1Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Michael Walsh, and Jordie Bellaire
Barnes & Noble
125Heavenly BluesScout ComicsEntropy
126Helena CrashFabian Rangel Jr and Warwick Johnson-CadwellEntropy
127I Am Alfonso JonesTony MedinaForbes
128I Hear the SunspotYuki Fumino
Chacago Public Library
129IcelandAV Club
130Injustice 2Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran
Denton Record-Chronicle
131Invader ZimCritical Hit
132InvincibleCritical Hit
133Jean Greyio9
134JESSICA JONESBRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and MICHAEL GAYDOS
Berkeley Place Blog
135Johnny AppleseedPaul Buhle and Noah Van SciverBoston Globe
136Kid LobotomyPeter Milligan and Tess FowlerEntropy
137Kim & Kim, Vol. 1: This Glamorous, High-Flying Rock Star LifeMagdalene Visaggio, Matt Pizzolo, Katy Rex, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre
Barnes & Noble
138Kim ReaperEW
139KINGPINMATTHEW ROSENBERG AND MARC LAMING
Berkeley Place Blog
140LADY KILLER 2JOELLE JONES
Berkeley Place Blog
141Language BarrierAV Club
142Letters For LucardoAV Club
143Lighter Than My ShadowOct 3, 2017Katie GreenAmazon
144Lint BoyAileen Liejta
Multnomah County
145MADE MENPAUL TOBIN and ARJUNA SUSINIA
Berkeley Place Blog
146Magritte: This Is Not a BiographyThe Guardian
147MangasiaThe Guardian
148MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLOSTEVE ORLANDO and FERNANDO BLANCO
Berkeley Place Blog
149Mighty Thor, Vol. 3: The Asgard/Shi’ar WarJason Aaron et al. (Marvel)
The Washington Post
150Mirror, Mirror IIAV Club
151MIS(H)ADRAIasmin Omar AtaInverse
152Moby DickChaboute
Multnomah County
153Mystik Uio9
154Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (Narwhal and Jelly Book 1)Ben ClantonReadings
155NinjakCritical Hit
156Not Drunk EnoughAV Club
157NOWERIC REYNOLDS
Berkeley Place Blog
158One More YearSimon HanselmannEntropy
159Opposite LandCharlotte Rose HamlynReadings
160Overwatch: Anthology, Vol. 1Matt Burns, Roberts Brooks, Andrew Robinson, Micky Neilson, and James Waugh
Barnes & Noble
161PashminaNidhi Chanani
Multnomah County
162PatienceDaniel Clowes
Booklist Online
163Perfect HairTommi ParrishReadings
164PORT OF EARTHZACK KAPLAN and ANDREA MUTTI
Berkeley Place Blog
165PortugalCyril Pedrosa. Translated by Montana Kane (NBM)
The Washington Post
166Power RangersCritical Hit
167Rat queens. Volume four, High fantasiesKurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
Multnomah County
168REDNECKDANNY CATES and DEE CUNNIFFE
Berkeley Place Blog
169Robert CapaThe Guardian
170Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and IraqSarah GliddenReadings
171ROUGHNECKJEFF LEMIRE
Berkeley Place Blog
172Royal City Volume 1: Next Of KinJeff LemireNPR Books
173Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their FreedomMarcelo D’SaleteNPR Books
174Saigon Calling: London 1963-75Marcelino TruongThe Guardian
175Satani-KillAndrew BuckEntropy
176Savage DragonErik LarsenInverse
177Sex FantasySophia Foster-Dimino
Publishers Weekly
178ShamanBen Kahn and Bruno HidalgoEntropy
179Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?EW
180ShipwreckAV Club
181Shutter Volume 5: So Far BeyondJoe Keatinge, illustratedNPR Books
182SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY–THE COMPLETE COLLECTIONKELLY SUE DECONNICK, KATHRYN IMMONEN, and RYAN STEGMAN
Berkeley Place Blog
183SIXPACK AND DOGWELDER: HARD TRAVELIN’ HEROZGARTH ENNIS and RUSS BRAUN
Berkeley Place Blog
184Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t CareBryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn, and Maré Odomo
Barnes & Noble
185Solid StateMatt Fraction and Jonathan Coulton, illustratedNPR Books
186Spencer and LockeCritical Hit
187Star ScoutsMike Lawrence
Multnomah County
188Stone Heart: The Nameless CityFaith Erin HicksForbes
189SunburningKeiler RobertsReadings
190SunstoneCritical Hit
191The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984–1985Riad Sattouf
Booklist Online
192The Art of Charlie Chan Hock ChyeSonny Liew
Booklist Online
193The BelfryGabriel HardmanEntropy
194The Black Monday Murders, Vol. 1Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Michael Garland, and Rus Wooton
Barnes & Noble
195The Customer is Always WrongAug 8, 2017Mimi PondAmazon
196The Dark Knight: Master RaceFrank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, and Alex Sinclair
Barnes & Noble
197The Death of StalinFabien Nury and Thierry RobinEntropy
198The DefendersBrian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Denton Record-Chronicle
199The DregsZac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler, Eric Zawadzki, Dee CunniffeInverse
200THE FIXNICK SPENCER and STEVE LIEBER
Berkeley Place Blog
201The Flamingo DiamondMarc PearsonEntropy
202The Girl From the Other SideNagabe
Chacago Public Library
203THE HARD PLACEDOUG WAGNER and NIC RUMMEL
Berkeley Place Blog
204The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and PoetryDavid Carlson, illus. by Landis Blair
Publishers Weekly
205The Invisible War: A Tale on Two ScalesAilsa Wild, Ben Hutchings, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Jeremy BarrReadings
206The Legend of Korra: Turf WarsEW
207The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1Mar 14, 2017Akira HimekawaAmazon
208The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?Geof DarrowEntropy
209The Smell of Starving BoysThe Guardian
210The Sound of the World by HeartGiacomo BevilacquaForbes
211The Stone Heart: The Nameless CityFaith Erin Hicks and Jordie Bellaire (First Second)
The Washington Post
212The Tea Dragon SocietyOct 31, 2017Katie O’NeillAmazon
213THE UNSOUNDCULLEN BUNN and JACK COLE
Berkeley Place Blog
214The Unstoppable WaspJeremy Whitley
Chacago Public Library
215THE WILD STORMWARREN ELLIS and JON DAVIS-HUNT
Berkeley Place Blog
216ThornhillPam Smy
Multnomah County
217Threads: From the Refugee CrisisKate EvansBoston Globe
218To your EternityYoshitoki Ōima
Chacago Public Library
219Travels with my SketchbookChris RiddellReadings
220Trust No AuntyMaria QamarNPR Books
221Tunnel to Hell: The Lake Erie Tunnel Disasters: Tale of Heroism and TragedyScott MacGregor, illustratedBoston Globe
222Turn Loose our Death Rays and Kill them All!: The complete works of Fletcher HanksFletcher Hanks
Multnomah County
223Uber: InvasionCritical Hit
224Uncomfortably HappilyYeon-sik HongThe Guardian
225URL Ugly Real LifeNicky MinusEntropy
226Voices in the DarkThe Guardian
227Whipvarious authorsEntropy
228Who Was the Somerton Man?Jess ParkerEntropy
229Wilde LifeAV Club
230Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves, #1)Marissa MeyerGoodreads
231WONDER WOMAN/CONANGail Simone and Aaron Lopresti
Berkeley Place Blog
232Zodiac Starforceio9
233ZonzoAV Club


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



SourceArticle
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