Graphic Novel Series You Really Should Know About

These are just a few series that you probably already know about, and if you don't you really should.

ISBN-13: 9781401225759
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Published: Vertigo, 4/2010
Maybe the best comic series. Ever.

ISBN-13: 9781563896453
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Published: Vertigo, 2/2000
A modern American epic of conspiracy, deceit, violence, and duty.

ISBN-13: 9781563896484
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Published: WildStorm, 3/2000
It took a while for the series to wrap up, but here in 4 volumes is one of the great recent achievements in comics. Explore the secret history of the 20th Century with characters and stories that will give you a crash course in pulp and genre like no other.

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ISBN-13: 9780785124894
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Marvel, 11/2007
Who doesn’t like kung fu mixed in with their blaxploitation? And, really, that’s exactly how the character Danny Rand – aka the Immortal Iron Fist – got started in the ‘70s. But, when written by two incredibly gifted writers like Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, he becomes something so much more: the best ongoing comic Marvel had going. Matt and Ed have since left the title, but we can still re-read and enjoy such lines as “Bring on my wenches of waiting!”

ISBN-13: 9781563899423
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Published: Vertigo, 12/2002
The best ongoing series. Mixing folklore with the modern world and heaping a healthy disrespect for convention, this is the series that will make you love comics again or for the first time.

Criminal (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780785142294
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Marvel Comics Group, 11/2009
This is probably the best non-Fables ongoing series around. Noirish without over-stylization and sporting a ‘70s crime film vibe, the writing couldn’t be sharper, the jobs dirtier, or the characters’ desperation more palpable. If you want the final argument for comics as literature, here it is.

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