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List Rules English language comics, printed in graphic novels or collected editions (trade paperbacks).

A list of the best graphic novels and collected editions (trade paperbacks). The best graphic novels and collected editions are generally fan favorites and regarded highly by readers and collectors of graphic novels. If you're looking to read graphic novels that will keep your head in the pages long after you've stopped reading, these are some of the greatest graphic novels and collected editions to check out.

This list includes some of the best graphic novels for kids and teens, the top graphic novels for adults, and some collected editions for any age. Some of the greatest graphic novels, like Watchmen, have become some of the best superhero movies and the Hollywood obsession to turn graphic novels and collected editions into franchise movies.

For the purposes of this list of the best graphic novels and collected editions, multi-volume works with a clear beginning and end should be treated as one entry. Adaptations should generally be omitted. If you don't see your favorite graphic novel or collected edition on the list, feel free to add more so other collectors and new readers can get dialed in to what you think the top graphic novels are. And once you do add your choice for greatest graphic novel, make sure to vote it up so it gets to the top of the list of the greatest graphic novels and collected editions.
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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

The Best Batman Comics The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 699 185
Batman: The Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Batman: The Killing Joke

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+ - 645 144
V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 489 135
Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 435 181
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 399 129
X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
X-Men: Days of Future Past

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+ - 407 130
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 391 126
Batman: The Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Maus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Superman: Red Son is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Marvels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 Robert Kirkman

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All-Star Superman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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From Hell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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300 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
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Y: The Last Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Swamp Thing Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Hellboy: Seed of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Hellblazer: Original Sins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Death: The High Cost of Living is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Fables, Volume 1: Legends in E... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Saga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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House of M is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
House of M

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+ - 79 79
Death: The Time of Your Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Superman For All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gif... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted

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Daredevil: The Man Without Fea... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Daredevil: Born Again is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Daredevil: Born Again

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+ - 96 66
Bone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 72 87
Love and Rockets is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Saga of the Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Planetary is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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+ - 81 64
Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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The Sandman: Endless Nights is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
The Sandman: Endless Nights

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Superman/Batman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Superman/Batman

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Amazing Spider-Man: Marvel Mas... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Amazing Spider-Man: Marvel Masterworks, Vol. 1