What graphic novels do you recommend?
In this academic break, I’m going to try to catch up on reading in a genre I have long neglected – English graphic novels. Sure, I read Maus and MetaMaus, and when I studied Japanese and Chinese I read a huge number of Asian-language graphic novels; but I’ve largely neglected the field.
I realize that this is a massive genre, but I want to at least read some of the super-hits.
Here is what is currently on my reading list:
- Complete Sandman
- Watchmen (actually, I read this years ago – but rereading it now)
- Dark Knight Returns
- The Invisibles Omnibus
- New X-Men Omnibus
- Complete Bone
- Building Stories
What are your favorite graphic novels? I’m particularly interested in work that is intelligent, cinematic, and heavily engaging.