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GREATEST COMIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME

GREATEST COMIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Comic books are mainly for children, although some adults find them interesting to read for fun. There are lots of comic books, ranging from stories of adventures, saving the world, love stories, cartoons, and so on. This article is purposely written to highlight some of the greatest comic books of all time. I will be highlighting some comics books in the order of the most interesting according to my ranking. Anybody can have any other ranking, it is all base on preference.

Nimona:

Nimona By Noelle Stevenson unfolds like a flower, growing from a light-hearted tale about an uncontrollable girl with strange and mysterious powers who worms her way into a gig as sidekick to her town’s designated villain into something much richer and deeper. Noelle Stevenson’s full of spirit-line work gives the story even more lift, building an environment where temp agencies handle evil-sidekick gigs and fantasy-armoured not-too-good guys plan to attack modern-looking city skylines with genetically modified dragons.

Watch Men:

Everything you’ve heard about this graphic novel, first published as a 12-issue series in 1986 and 1987, is true. It strikes the difference and attracted the crowds. There is a reason people still advise it to those who’ve never read a comic before. Alan Moore’s jaundiced deconstruction of the American superhero “What if they were horny, insecure sociopaths?” is showing its age, given that it continues to inspire hordes of lesser, repellent imitators. But Dave Gibbons’ art, laid out in that meticulous, nine-panel grid, still works surprisingly well, whether he is capturing the fellowship (a fleeting facial expression during a couple’s argument) or the cosmic (a crystalline clockwork castle rising out of the red dust of Mars).

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg:

It is on record that Panel Judge Glen Weldon loves this book. It was one of his favourite books of 2013, and when he reviewed it on the national public radio. The called it “a complex combination of funny, sad and surprisingly moving fables from the pre-history of a world that exists only in Greenberg’s wide imagination one that bristles with capricious gods, feckless shamans, daring quests and, of course, doomed love.” Greenberg’s artistry is big and bold, and it wears its folk-art influences any given page resembles an existing mash up of Inuit imagery with the Bayeux Tapestry on its sleeve. It’s fitting that a book that concerns itself so centrally with the act of storytelling and therefore for such a richly satisfying and accomplished story.

Contract With God by Will Eisner:

Nerds of comic are a critical, combative lot, so whenever Will Eisner’s collection of comics short stories gets called “the first graphic novel”, the “um” actually descend like so many neck-bearded locusts to remind everyone about Rodolphe Toffler and Lynd Ward and to point out that it’s not a novel, it’s a collection of stories. So, let’s put it this way: Eisner’s 1978 A Contract with God is widely regarded as the first modern graphic novel. But it’s not on this list because it was first, it’s on this list because it remains one of the most beloved. Eisner sets his stories in and around a Lower East Side tenement building very like the one he grew up in, and it shows. He imbues each story with an elegiac quality reminiscent of the fables of Sholem Aleichem, replete with a fabulist’s gift for distilling the world’s morass into tidy morality plays. Moody, moving and darkly beautiful, this work helped the wider world accept the notion that comics can tell stories of any kind, the only limit being the vision of their creators.