'Must Have' Graphic Novels

A Listmania! list by I. Thackrah "Book Film TV Music Reviewer" (England)
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The Complete MAUS
1.  The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman
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  "A first hand account of the holcaust and the struggles of survivours' children. This book looks back the the cat and mouse history of cartoons and at racist propoganda."
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Batman: Dark Knight Returns
2.  Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "Reinstating batman while questioning the role of a vigilante in a democratic society. A very dark portrayl of Batman in line with a more gothic theme."
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When the Wind Blows
3.  When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
The list author says:
  "An elderly couple attempt to survive a nuclear attack by following government guidelines. Certain they will soon return to normality, the plot unfolds as they suffer radiation poisioning."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Watchmen
4.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
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  "'Who watches the watchmen?' A close possible world where outlawed superheros attempt hatch and foil an elaborate plan to save mankind."
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My Troubles with Women
5.  My Troubles with Women by Robert Crumb
The list author says:
  "An unbridled fantasy outlet and confession booth of a rocky sexual career. His 60's fame brings with it the women who shunned him in high school."
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Cerebus (Cerebus, Book 1)
6.  Cerebus (Cerebus, Book 1) by Dave Sim
The list author says:
  "The life of Cerebus an unheroic maverick motivated solely by personal gain. Dragged into his superiors political games leads him to explore his ideological and philosophical conceptions."
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The Nikopol Trilogy
7.  The Nikopol Trilogy by Enki Bilal
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  "Returned after a cryogenic prison sentence Nikopol becomes a pawn in bigger plans. A vision of dystopia with geopolitical and temporal anomalies and a promise of immortality."
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The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (Will Eisner Library)
8.  The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (Will Eisner Library) by Will Eisner
The list author says:
  "Jewish immigrant life in the bronx. A devout man is betrayed by god when his daughter dies. Tough yet compassionate urban fables."
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It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella
9.  It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella by Seth
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  "A look to the simpler life of the past by a man depressed by the pace of modern society. This journey leads him to re-asses his past and his relationships, and reveal the sadness of a lost era."
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From Hell
10.  From Hell by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "A whydunnit tale of Jack the Ripper. Alan Moore delves for meaning and mythology in the evidence of the murders of five women, revealing timeless patterns in power, class, society and sexuality."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

The New American Splendor Anthology: From Off the Streets of Cleveland
11.  The New American Splendor Anthology: From Off the Streets of Cleveland by Harvey Pekar
The list author says:
  "Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.' The magic of the mundane and everyday experiences, Pekar shares the 'splendor' of life."
£11.99   Used & New from: £7.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Black Hole
12.  Black Hole by Charles Burns
The list author says:
  "An unknown STD causes the youth of a small town to undergo mutations.  Peoples attempts to hide or reveal their new features leads to the formation of a community hiding in the woods."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Palestine
13.  Palestine by Joe Sacco
The list author says:
  "Accounts of Palestinian life from over 100 interviews collected in 1991. More graphic than the mainstream news reports of the events this novel expounds the events of a lived in Palestinian reality."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Ghost World
14.  Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
The list author says:
  "Two friends grow up and apart in the pressure of life after high school."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Kapilavastu (Buddha, Book 1)
15.  Kapilavastu (Buddha, Book 1) by Osamu Tezuka
The list author says:
  "Prince Siddhartha's quest for enlightenment by Osamu Tezuka. Great depth combined with light hearted comedy creates opposites which work together conveying the emotional, spiritual awakening."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye (3rd Edition): Hard Goodbye Bk. 1 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
16.  Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye (3rd Edition): Hard Goodbye Bk. 1 (Sin City (Dark Horse)) by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "A violent series of redemption and revenge in Sin City. Black as black can be."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Barefoot Gen: v. 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima: No. 1
17.  Barefoot Gen: v. 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima: No. 1 by Nakazawa Keiji
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  "A miraculous survivor of hiroshima recounts his auto-biographical story surrounding the aftermath of the bombings. A passionate and moving memoir of nuclear weaponry."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Epileptic
18.  Epileptic by David B
The list author says:
  "One boys escapist attempts to come to terms with battling his brothers illness. A angry yet loving plea for understanding from his parents and his brother."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Gemma Bovery
19.  Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds
The list author says:
  "An updated version of Madame Bovray, literatures most infamous adulteress. Discontented Gemma's diaries reveal her tragic fall into ennui, debt and adultery."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Ballad of the Salt Sea (Corto Maltese Adventure S.)
20.  Ballad of the Salt Sea (Corto Maltese Adventure S.) by Hugo Pratt
The list author says:
  "Voyages of a selfless and self-interested adventurer lead him to witness the turning points of western history. Sweeping romantic adventure."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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V for Vendetta
21.  V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Big Brother descends on England, racial and sexual deviants are sent to experimentation camps. An anarchistic icon attempts to free man from its captors. A fantastic eulogy to freedom and radicalism."
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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, Vol. 1)
22.  The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, Vol. 1) by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "A modern mythological account of a family of seven symbolic beings, incl. Death, Destiny, Morpheus and Desire. Steeped in literary and legendary reference."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories: A Love and Rockets Book (Love and Rockets Books)
23.  Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories: A Love and Rockets Book (Love and Rockets Books) by Jaime Hernandez
The list author says:
  "Crazy women coming of age in 1980s punk revolution. An emotional look at the maturing of Maggie, who defines herself amongst questions of race, class and gender."
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The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
24.  The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
The list author says:
  "A 36yr old journey's to meet his father for the first time. This story charts the breakdown of a family through lack of parental affection. Cartoons take on real personas in a highly evocative novel."
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