With Hollywood adapting comic books into movies left and right, there's never been a better time to revisit the medium that inspired it all.
Some of the very best superhero stories aren't told on the silver screen; they're told in comic book runs that are far too long and beautifully illustrated for a film adaptation to do proper justice to.
And the medium offers far more than superhero stories.
Sandman is an utterly sprawling supernatural fantasy series.
Saga is a critically acclaimed sci-fi space opera.
And Sex Criminals is a crime story packed with hilarity and romance.
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