What is this site?
It’s a big list of the 100 best graphic novels and comics ever written with an explanation of why each one is so good..
What is its purpose?
Mainly to help graphic novel / comic fans find a new book or series to read, because there are so many comics out there that it's hard to know where to start. My introduction to graphic novels was when someone bought me The Complete Maus for Christmas. Before that I was a big novel reader and hadn't really given graphic novels much of a look. I'll be honest, I didn't really take them seriously as a literary art form. Then I read through Maus and I was blown away with how good it was, and from there I was hooked.
My mission after that was to find new books to read, but if you don't know where to start then it is tough. That's why I started this site - I didn't see any other lists out there that gave so many recommendations to new comic fans as well as in-depth reviews of why the books they were recommending were so good.
Okay, well where do I start?
Either by looking at the complete list and clicking on the title of a book to read a review, or by starting with #100 and working your way through. Alternatively, sign-up to my newsletter and I'll send you comic book recommendations by email:
You can also scroll down to see my latest reviews, because eventually I will finish the top 100 list and I'll have to start reviewing newer stuff.
(By the way, if you have any questions, suggestions about the site, issues with where I've placed a particular comic or if you just want to chat, email me at top100graphicnovels AT gmail.com).