Top 10 Must-Read Comic Books To Read

Ten of the Best Comic Books

Comic books are the best way to relax your mind after a few busy days because they give you visual pleasure in addition to a good story. Who would Who would not like to read vintage comic books with some excellent illustrations with excellent colour and quality?

That is why we have listed the most eye-catching comic books with some beautiful stories in them so you can have a colourful leisure time with these books.

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1. Watchmen (Watchmen #1-12) by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author), Dave Gibbons (Illustrator/Letterer), John Higgins (Colorist)

Watchmen is an American comic book maxiseries created by the British writing team of writer Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins, colourist. It was distributed in 1986 and 1987 by DC Comics and released in 1987 in a single volume series. Watchmen arose from a plot concept sent by Moore to DC with the superhero characters purchased by the organization from Charlton Comics. As the plot suggested by Moore would have made many of the characters unserviceable for future books, executive editor Dick Giordano then pressured Moore to create unique roles.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 416

Goodreads rating – 4.36/ 5

Our rating – 8.7/ 10

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2. The Complete Maus (Maus #1-2) by Art Spiegelman

This is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman which was serialized between 1980 and 1991. This shows Spiegelman questioning his father about his history as a Polish Jew and victim of the Holocaust. The research uses methods of postmodernism and portrays Jews as rats, Germans as horses, and Poles as pigs. Maus has been categorized by reviewers as novel, biography, history, literature, narrative, or a combination of genres. It was the first comic book to receive a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 (the main prize in letters).

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 296

Goodreads rating – 4.55/ 5

Our rating – 8.0/ 10

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3. V for Vendetta (V for Vendetta Complete) by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author), David Lloyd (Illustrator)

The graphic novels obey the titular character and main characters of the story, V, a radical idealist dressed in the mask of Guy Fawkes. As he starts an intricate and cinematic revolutionary project to murder his longtime tormentors, overthrow the totalitarian state and persuade the people to give up communism in favour of totalitarianism, while motivating a young girl, Evey Hammond, to be his protege.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 296

Goodreads rating – 4.25/ 5

Our rating – 8.5/ 10

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4.  The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa (Translator, Part 1), Blake Ferris (Translator, Part 2), Anjali Singh (Translator, Parts 3 and 4)

Persepolis 1 starts with the introduction of the ten-year-old protagonist, Marji. Released in 1980, the novel centres around her through observations during most of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Her story goes into specifics of the effect of war and religious fundamentalism on Iranians, particularly women. A part of an upper-middle-class family, Marji has access to different instructional materials, like novels and tv, that at a very early age introduces her to Western political thinking. Marji focuses on her class privilege by studying the theories of various thinkers and is keen to learn about both the political background of her country.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 341

Goodreads rating – 4.39/ 5

Our rating – 8.8/ 10

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5. Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author), Sam Kieth (Illustrator), Mike Dringenberg (Illustrator), Malcolm Jones III (Illustrator), Todd Klein (Letterer), Karen Berger (Introduction/Editor)

In 1916, by possessing Death’s manifestation, the sorcerer Roderick Burgess tried to achieve salvation. Then, he wrongly attaches Death’s sibling Dream. Hating retaliation, Burgess is holding Dream in prison, which is causing a sleeping sickness epidemic worldwide. After Burgess passed away in 1988, and his child Alex was accused of viewing Dream, Dream could escape. Vision punishes Alex by making him doomed to endure an endless series of hallucinations.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 233

Goodreads rating – 4.24/ 5

Our rating – 8.1/ 10

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6. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-4) by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (Illustrator), Lynn Varley (Illustrator)


The Dark Knight Returns is a micro-series of the 1986 four-issue comic book starring Batman, created by Frank Miller, drawn by Miller and Klaus Janson and distributed by DC Comics.

The plot description for the very first issue was expanded to the whole show when the storyline was compiled into a single book late that year. The Dark Knight Returns presents an alternative story of Bruce Wayne, who returns from the retirement of crime-fighting and encounters resistance from the Gotham City police force and the US government.

Carrie Kelley is brought into the plot as the current Robin and the hyper-violent street gang known as The Mutants. The plot also includes the introduction of iconic villains including Two-Face and The Joker and ends in a battle with Superman, who acts on the state’s side.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 197

Goodreads rating – 4.25/ 5

Our rating – 8.5/ 10

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7. Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga (Collected Editions) #1) by Brian K. Vaughan (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)


Saga is an amazing series of science orchestra/fantasy graphic novels created by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Fiona Staples, distributed weekly by Image Comics. Star Wars strongly influences the show and is focused on concepts Vaughan developed both as a boy and as an adult. This portrays a husband and wife, Alana and Marko, escaping from long-running alien races.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 176

Goodreads rating – 4.20/ 5

Our rating – 8.30/ 10

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8. Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man #1) by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra (Illustrator), José Marzán Jr. (Illustrator), Jose Marzan (Illustrator), Goran Sudžuka (Illustrator)


The Last Man is a collection of post-apocalyptic science fiction graphic novels released by Vertigo from 2002 to 2008, featuring Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The series centres on Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand, the only males who survived the apparent global android. The story was released by Vertigo in sixty issues and released in ten volumes of the paperback (and then a collection of five issues of “Deluxe” paperbacks). The covers of this series were primarily designed by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The book series received three Eisner Awards.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 176

Goodreads rating – 4.20/ 5

Our rating – 8.30/ 10

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9. Blankets by Craig Thompson


Blankets is a Craig Thompson biographical comic book, which was issued by Top Shelf Entertainment in 2003. As a memoir of the coming-of-age, the novel tells the story of Thompson’s upbringing in an Evangelical Christian household, his first love and young adulthood. The book has been highly acclaimed, with Time magazine ranking it #1 in its Best Graphic novels list for 2003, and #8 in its Decade Best Comics.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 592

Goodreads rating – 4.05/ 5

Our rating – 8.2/ 10

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10. Batman: Year One (Batman (1940) #404-407) by Frank Miller (Writer), David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator), Richmond Lewis (Colorist), Todd Klein (Letterer), Dennis O’Neil (Introduction)


“Year One” is an American graphic novel plotline written by DC Comics, that depicts the first year of the character Batman as a crimefighter. It was written by Frank Miller, drawn by David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis etched, and Todd Klein’s lettering. Batman: Year One originally published in the 1987 graphic novel series Batman in issues #404–407. Throughout addition to recounting Batman’s early career throughout crime-fighting, the plot also explores the life of newly recruited detective James Gordon gradually building up into their relationship.

Genre – Comic/graphical

Pages – 144

Goodreads rating – 4.22/ 5

Our rating – 8.4/ 10

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