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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 9, 2011 - 1:01pm

Hellblazer is by far my favorite series over all. And:

The Goon

Hellboy

Transmetropolitan

Sin City

Garth Ennis is probably my top writer, his work on Hellblazer is a milestone in writing to me. Also his Judge Dredd, Preacher, The Boys, Punisher etc.

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Joanna October 10, 2011 - 7:06am

From Hell, Jimmy Corrigan, The Sandman series.

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee March 23, 2015 - 1:36am

Time to revive this thread!

I think Craig Thompson made a great GN with Habibi.

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Repo Kempt from Nova Scotia March 26, 2015 - 10:04am

Here's a few of my favourites:

The Killer by Jacamon & Matz

The Filth by Grant Morrison

Fell by Ellis & Templesmith

The Criminal series by Brubaker and Phillips

Uzumaki by Junji Ito

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JennyBunny77 from Missouri is reading Immortal by Gene Doucette March 29, 2015 - 7:53am

The Crow

Neil Gaiman's Sandman

graphic novel adaption of Peter Beagal The Last Unicorn

In manga

Black Butler

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MikeJesus from Nowhere in particular is reading This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald March 29, 2015 - 5:51pm

I'm a giant Preacher fan. I reckon I read the entire series in a matter of a day or two. Really enjoyed Y: The Last Man, Sweet-Tooth, Chew and American Virgin.

My heart will always have a special place for The Walking Dead. It's what introduced me to comic books in the first place. I got a couple issues after finishing off the second season of the show just to have a taste and next thing I knew I was halfway through the entire series hunting for more and more to read. If anyone ever claims the show is better I'll slash their tires. 

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee March 30, 2015 - 1:49am

Oh yes, The Killer (Matz - Jacamon) is a killer.

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner February 17, 2016 - 8:22pm

I'm with a few posters here who have mentioned writer Ed Brubaker, esp. for his work with Steve Epting (Velvet) and Sean Phillips (Criminal, The Fade In, Sleeper, etc).

Otherwise def. Alan Moore and David Lloyd on V for Vendetta.

I might not be such a Frank Miller fan now, but his early work with Dark Knight and more recently Sin City was pretty darned superb.

And... Matt Fraction and Cristian Ward on ODY-C, and the ongoing 100 Bullets marathon.

 

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jenkap from London is reading Bad Behaviour February 15, 2016 - 7:01am

I enjoy and re-read Promethea and Madame Xanadu (Vertigo) though I am biased toward pieces with female leads. 

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jenkap from London is reading Bad Behaviour February 15, 2016 - 7:01am

I enjoy and re-read Promethea and Madame Xanadu (Vertigo) though I am biased toward pieces with female leads. 

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McBryde from Louisiana is reading Art of Neil Gaiman, Scarlet Gospels, Walking Dead Comics February 15, 2016 - 1:10pm

Love the Walking Dead but consider that comics rather than graphic novel.  Same with Sandman.  I read "The Sculptor" last year and really enjoyed it - I think it just came out last year also. 

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer February 16, 2016 - 2:45pm

My favorite this horror graphic novel year was Wytches by Scott Snyder. It was fantastic.

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Aname Isanameisaname from Innsbruck is reading Sweetbitter February 16, 2016 - 11:27pm

Rent Girl & Ghost World!

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robcik from South Australia is reading The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley February 17, 2016 - 4:50pm

Killing Joke, of course.  That and Death of Groo.  Yeah, I'm a Groo guy.

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Frase from Budapest, Hungary is reading Any short stories I can get my hands on. February 21, 2016 - 4:22pm

Ignore this post....

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Frase from Budapest, Hungary is reading Any short stories I can get my hands on. February 21, 2016 - 4:17pm

Can't believe no one said anything about Batman:year one, by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli.
It's my favourite graphic novel of all time, I have the original comic run from the 80s tucked away in my collection.

DMZ, by Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli (I don't think I spelt that right) is awesome to.

I've started reading Low,by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini,that's a beautiful book.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 7, 2016 - 12:17pm

Kingdom Come. Only comic I ever bought with a money back guarantee.

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Eric Gahagan March 11, 2016 - 4:51am

Daytripper by fabio moon is a fantastic graphic novel. Also seconds is one of my favorites as well. Im not sure why some people tend to discount graphic novels as valid forms of writing and story telling.

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Repo Kempt from Nova Scotia March 12, 2016 - 9:54am
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Murasaki_Ducky from Austin is reading Stardust March 25, 2016 - 7:04am

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. 

Orbitor by Warren Ellis is near the top of my list as well.

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Justin D. Hebert from Central California is reading Bolivar: American Liberator March 28, 2016 - 9:17pm

Since most of my favorite mainstream GNs have been covered already by others, I'll pitch for the indies. Some of my favorites are:

  • Democracy by Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa, and Annie Di Donna - an exploration of the origins of Ancient Greek Democracy in all of its blood-soaked, personal, political imperfection. Some of the best historical fiction I've ever read in graphic form.
  • Maus I & II by Art Spiegelman - The story of Spiegelman's father, an Aushwitz survivor. In this book, Jews are illustrated as mice and Germans as cats which at first seemed whimsical but eventually turns horrific. 
  • Lone Wolf and Cub (any of them, there's a lot) by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima - A dishonored samurai turns ronin and provides for his son by being a hired assassin. His targets, however, are far from random and his ultimate objective is quite simple - revenge. Brutal artwork, intense drama, immersive historical world-building, and fascinating supporting characters and stories.

Check 'em out!

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ThomEvans from Manchester, UK is reading The Bayou Trilogy, by Daniel Woodrell April 3, 2016 - 9:44am

Watchmen, The Sandman and Miller's Batman entries are givens.

More recently, I enjoyed Descender by Jeff LeMire and Dustin Nguyen. Although very different in tone, an honourable mention would have to go to Scott Pilgrim. 

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Brian Perlis from Anchorage, AK is reading On Writing Horror April 19, 2016 - 10:47am

 

Kingdom Come - amazing story and artwork

The Crow

The Dark Knight Returns

Batman Year One - but I consider this a comic and not a graphic novel