60 Comics Everyone Should Read

    Comics are literature, and this is the canon. Plus, 60 more to read when you've read and loved these.

    All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison, illustrated by Frank Quitely

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller, illustrated by Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley

    Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, the run of Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Alex Maleev

    Hellboy, by Mike Mignola

    Kingdom Come, by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

    The Maxx, by Sam Kieth

    Planetary, by Warren Ellis, illustrated by John Cassaday

    Spider-Man: Blue, by Jeph Loeb, illustrated by Tim Sale

    Superman: Red Son, by Mark Millar, pencilled by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett

    The Uncanny X-Men, and run of Chris Claremont, illustrated by John Byrne

    Watchmen, by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons

    The Adventures of Tintin: The Black Island and other books, by Hergé

    Airtight Garage, by Moebius

    Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo

    Bone, by Jeff Smith

    Fables: Legends in Exile and other collections, by Bill Willingham, illustrated by various artists

    The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison, illustrated by various artists

    Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike, illustrated by Goseki Kojima.

    Preacher, by Garth Ennis, illustrated by Steve Dillon

    The Sandman series, by Neil Gaiman, art by various artists, covers by Dave McKean

    The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

    Y: The Last Man, by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Pia Guerra and others

    Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson

    The Far Side, by Gary Larson

    Krazy Kat, by George Herriman

    Moomin, by Tove Jansson & Lars Jansson

    Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz

    Life Is Hell by Matt Groening

    21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, by Wilfred Santiago

    Buddha, by Osamu Tezuka

    From Hell, by Alan Moore, illustrated by Eddie Campbell

    Louis Riel, by Chester Brown

    Maus, by Art Spiegelman

    Palestine, by Joe Sacco

    Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud

    American Elf, by James Kochalka

    American Splendor, by Harvey Pekar

    Blankets, by Craig Thompson

    Clumsy, by Jeffrey Brown

    Epileptic, by David B.

    Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

    My Trouble with Women, by Robert Crumb

    One! Hundred! Demons!, by Lynda Barry

    Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

    Stitches: A Memoir, by David Small

    Aya of Yop City, by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie

    Black Hole, by Charles Burns

    Bottomless Belly Button, by Dash Shaw

    Box Office Poison, by Alex Robinson

    The Contract with God Trilogy, by Will Eisner

    The Collected Essex County, by Jeff Lemire

    Ghost World, by Daniel Clowes

    It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, by Seth

    Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, by Chris Ware

    Love & Rockets, by Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez

    Mother Come Home, by Paul Hornschemeier

    The Push Man and Other Stories, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

    Summer Blonde, by Adrian Tomine

    What a Wonderful World, by Inio Asano

    Why Are You Doing This?, by Jason