Wow, I really need to start looking at The Broke and The Bookish‘s feature Top Ten Tuesday ahead of time. This week the topic is FREEBIE, and I was in no way prepared for this. Oh my goodness. What ever will I do? Okay Ashley, just breath. Deep breath. Now think.
Okay, I think I got it. Yea. I got this. Right. I’m going to do my Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels and Comics. What a brilliant idea I’ve had. Thank goodness. Now I’m excited, so here goes: a list of my favorites.
Also, I’m going to start putting links to Goodreads onto my photos, so just click each one to be redirected to it’s Goodreads page where you can read more about each book I list.
It should not be surprising that The Walking Dead Comic Series is the first book on my list. I absolutely adore the TV show, so of course I had to start reading the comics. I would be finished with the ones that are currently available already if it wasn’t for having to purchase each copy, and I never seem to have enough money.
This is my new favorite graphic novel. I read this in one sitting. Not like reading a graphic novel in one sitting is hard, but I’m notorious for getting distracted easily and taking breaks. I took no breaks. I read this straight through. It was phenomenal. Amazing. I need to own my own copy so I can read it 50 more times. To read my full review of this text, click here.
This one shouldn’t be surprising either, especially after I just stated how much I love The Walking Dead. I’m such a sucker for zombies. They’re my favorite horror creature. So, when Deadpool was combined with Night of the Living Dead (and other zombie movie references) I just had to get my hands on it. I’m so glad this comic wasn’t a disappointment. To read my full review of this text, click here.
This is the only other Deadpool comic I’ve read (curse money), but it’s another superb comic. I loved everything about this. To read my full review of this text, click here.
I had to pick this one up because of the beard. Everything about this cover and title screamed “READ ME.” So, after conveniently finding it at the library only a few days after adding it to my TBR list, that’s exactly what I did, and I adored it. To read my full review of this text, click here.
This graphic novel was recommended to me by my friend April and is another one I luckily found at the library. Such a great, thought-provoking read. I loved everything about this comic, even if it was a bit of a downer. It was a good sort of downer. To read my full review of this text, click here.
One of my absolute favorite graphic novels (right below Nimona). I am seriously sitting in anticipation for the next one of Brosh’s books to come out. I. Cannot. Wait. This is a must, must, must read! To read my full review of this text, click here.
“Remember, remember the 5th of November.” That line may only be in the movie (a good movie on its own, but a mediocre representation of the actual graphic novel), but this comic definitely stands for something strong in it’s own right. I’m actually kind of glad I watched the movie before reading this graphic novel, since it helped me separate them and not be disappointed. I really enjoyed this text and even wrote a final project report on it for a class I took in college.
I love this comic series. You may remember me gushing about this compilation just last week. It’s definitely worth the read. I also recommend and love Satrapi’s continuation of her memoir in Embroideries. To read my full review of this text, click here.
Don’t hate, don’t hate. I absolutely love the Transformers comics (as well as the TV show – which I used to watch all the time as a kid, the three newest adapted movies – even though the second one has the biggest plot hole in plot hole history my love for this series helps me overlook that, and I will admit that recent remake with Mark Wahlberg was a travesty that let me down so, so hard). I have read the first compilation of this comics series and have the second one, but haven’t started it yet. I’m getting there. And, when I do, I’m sure it will not let me down.
Well, that was actually really easy once I decided what I wanted to write about. I have a few more books/comics that didn’t make this list, but if you’re curious for more recommendations, I can definitely give you a few. I’m so glad I finally accepted graphic novels and comics as literature, because I was missing out in high school on these great stories (and pieces of art) since I was such a gross literature snob. What a dark time in my life.
Also, Summer (@xingsings), you should have never said anything about how strange it would be if my Top Ten Tuesday didn’t feature Harry Potter or a classic, because here is the post that has featured neither. (Although, maybe Transformers can be considered a classic, since the comics were published in the ’80s…maybe haha). I just had to point this out!
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