The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions Anything
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The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

List Criteria: 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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    most listed
    Watchmen

    100
    Alan Moore
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    93
    Frank Miller
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    the people's #1
    Sandman

    92
    Neil Gaiman
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    Batman: The Killing Joke

    89
    Brian Bolland, Alan Moore
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    87
    Chris Claremont, John Byrne
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    82
    Alan Moore 
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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    81
    Alan Moore
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    80
    Art Spiegelman
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    X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

    79
    Chris Claremont
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    77
    Frank Miller
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    76
    Grant Morrison
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    Batman: Year One

    76
    Frank Miller
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    74
    Mark Waid, Alex Ross
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    71
    Jeph Loeb
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    69
    Kurt Busiek
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    68
    Scott Snyder
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    65
    Garth Ennis
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    64
    Chris Claremont
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    Love and Rockets

    62
    Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Mario Hernandez
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    62
    Jamie Delano
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    Y: The Last Man

    62
    Brian K. Vaughan
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    60
    Dave Sim
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    59
    Alan Moore
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    The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

    58
    Robert Kirkman
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    58
    Warren Ellis
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    57
    Grant Morrison
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    56
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    55
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    53
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    Potential

    53
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    52
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    Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted

    43
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    A Child's Life and Other Stories

    43
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