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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

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848 200
Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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723 201
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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674 154
V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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511 148
Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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458 189
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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420 139
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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425 139
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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411 137
Batman: The Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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341 109
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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345 149
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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374 119
Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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324 123
Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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272 117
The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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305 128
Maus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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266 70
Preacher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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249 109
Superman: Red Son is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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230 122
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 Robert Kirkman

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238 100
Marvels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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186 101
Y: The Last Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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205 101
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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201 114
All-Star Superman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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191 97
From Hell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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187 97
300 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
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152 92
Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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134 92
Swamp Thing Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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138 97
Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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136 74
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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143 69
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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130 87
Hellblazer: Original Sins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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121 61
Fables, Volume 1: Legends in E... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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137 62
Saga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Foxtrot added Saga

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106 80
Death: The High Cost of Living is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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149 63
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
UtkarshBansal added Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls

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162 86
Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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115 56
House of M is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Charley Feldman added House of M

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108 54
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gif... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted

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80 84
Death: The Time of Your Life is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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112 28
Daredevil: Born Again is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
InRustWeTrust added Daredevil: Born Again

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97 78
Superman For All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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82 31
Daredevil: The Man Without Fea... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
InRustWeTrust added Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

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155 95
Scott Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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104 70
Bone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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70 53
Locke and Key is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Foxtrot added Locke and Key

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79 41
Saga of the Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Charley Feldman added Saga of the Swamp Thing

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73 93
Love and Rockets is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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84 77
Planetary is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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54 23
Civil War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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79 44
The Sandman: Endless Nights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Charley Feldman added The Sandman: Endless Nights

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82 69
Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions