The Most Fantastic Fantasy Comics And Graphic Novels

It takes a truly creative mind to envision a brand new world and fill it with memorable but still relatable characters, but the best fantasy comics do exactly that. That's why some of the most talented writers and artists in the comic book industry have come together to create the best fantasy comics of all time. From the furthest reaches of space to fantastical new worlds, great fantasy graphic novels come in all shapes and forms. These books exist to fill your imagination with wonder and hopefully inspire you to let loose your creative side a bit more often. Which ones have inspired you the most?

Whether you typically read fantasy or prefer a different genre, this list is for all comic book fans. Neil Gaiman is a master of the genre, and he's created some of the most memorable books in recent years. But if you like your fantasy with a smidge of sci-fi, then you should definitely check out Saga from Brian K. Vaughn. Of course, that's only the beginning of what you need to add to your collection next. You can also use this list as reading guide for the beest fantasy comic series you should  be reading.

Old and new comic books alike have been included on this list. Vote for the top fantasy comics of all time to let other readers what they should read next. You may even discover a new world to explore on your own by reading what we've accumulated below. 

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  • Sandman
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    Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth
    • Publisher: Vertigo

    Dream is one of the seven Endless. The story follows Dream as he's captured and learns about how change is inevitable. 

  • Bone
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    Jeff Smith
    • Publisher: Image Comics

    The three Bone cousins just want to make their way back to Boneville. Along the way, they'll travel to distant villages and meet a colorful cast of characters, including some who are ready to destroy the cousins. 

  • Saga
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    Saga

    Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
    • Publisher: Image

    A husband and wife from two warring factions conceive a child. They must escape from authorities so that they can give their child the life she deserves away from violence in the galaxy. 

  • Monstress
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    Monstress

    Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda
    • Publisher: Image

    Taking place in an alternative version of 1900s Asia, a teenage girl struggles to survive in war. But then, a mysterious psychic link forms between her and a monster of immense power that will radically change them both. 

    Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. 

  • Locke & Key
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    Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
    • Publisher: IDW Publishing

    A New England mansion possesses fantastic doors that will transform anyone who walks through them. Inside the house is a relentless creature who will not rest until it opens the most horrible door of all. 

  • Fables
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    Bill Willingham
    • Publisher: Vertigo

    The Adversary has conquered these fabled lands. The magical creatures have been forced out and have now taken up residence in modern-day New York where they have created their own secret society. 

  • Elfquest
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    Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
    • Publisher: DC Comics

    The series follows a group of elves and various other fictitious species who attempt to coexist on a primitive planet with two moons. It's noteworthy for being one of the first comic books to have a planned ending. 

  • Dungeons and Dragons
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    Dungeons and Dragons

    Gary Gygax
    • Publisher: DC Comics

    The tabletop game is now available in the palm of your hands. Just like you and your friends can go on epic adventures in the game, you can follow some other quests in this thrilling comic book series. 

  • The Stonekeeper
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    The Stonekeeper

    Kazu Kibuishi
    • Publisher: Scholastic Trade Publisher

    Emily and Navin move in with their mother after their father passes away. They move into a strange house that proves to be extremely dangerous with sinister creatures lurking in the basement. 

  • Coda
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    Coda

    Simon Spurrier, Matías Bergara
    • Publisher: BOOM! Studios

    A bizarre catastropher overtakes the glorious world of dragons, bards, and elves, who are all laid waste by its power. It's a post-apocalyptic world but with magic brimming in every corner. 

  • The Books of Magic
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    The Books of Magic

    Neil Gaiman
    • Publisher: DC Comics

    Timothy Hunter has the chance to be the most powerful magician ever, but he questions whether he truly wants to be. The likes of John Constantine and Doctor Occult influence Timothy in choosing the right path for himself. 

  • Birthright
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    Birthright

    Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
    • Publisher: Image

    Mikey Rhodes goes missing right before his birthday. His family falls apart, but surprisingly, Mikey appears one year later, but he's not the same as when he's left. 

  • Kill Six Billion Demons
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    Kill Six Billion Demons

    Tom Parkinson-Morgan
    • Publisher: Image

    Allison Ruth discovers a powerful magical item after her boyfriend is kidnapped. She soon discovers a world of supernatural creatures ruled over by seven entities. She must survive this new world while trying to rescue her boyfriend while figuring out her own destiny. 

  • Seven to Eternity
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    Seven to Eternity

    Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
    • Publisher: Image

    The God of Whispers has spread to every portion of the kingdom of Zhal. His spies are everywhere, and it's up to Adam Osidis and his band of magic users to free their world of this malevolent God. 

  • Red Sonja
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    Red Sonja

    Gail Simone, Walter Geovani, Jenny Frison
    • Publisher: Dynamite

    Sonja has spent years as a prisoner, forced into gladiator fights with the other slaves. However, she never lost her sense of right and wrong, which will come in handy as she embarks on a quest to help the king. 

  • Kull
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    Kull

    Robert E. Howard
    • Publisher: Marvel

    Kull predates Conan the Barbarian when it comes to epic stories about behemoths of men. He started as a slave, but he makes his way up to a king through one battle after the next. 

  • The Dark Tower
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    Stephen King
    • Publisher: Marvel Comics

    The comic book series is based on Stephen King's Dark Tower novels. It follows the trials of the Last Gunslinger, who is locked into an eternal battle with the Man in Black. 

  • Lady Death
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    Lady Death

    Brian Pulido
    • Publisher: Chaos! Comics

    Lady Death has gone through various incarnations over the years. While she was originally conceived to be an anti-hero, her persona has been toned down as of late. 

  • Rat Queens
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    Rat Queens

    Kurtis J Wiebe, Roc Upchurch
    • Publisher: Image

    The Rat Queens are a group of hardened, booze-guzzling battle maidens. It's their job to kill as many creatures as possible... all for profit naturally. 

  • Demon Knights
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    Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves
    • Publisher: DC Comics

    Demon Knights combines elements of DC's past with Wonder Woman's main backstory. It features fan-favorite characters like Vandal Savage and Etrigan the Demon. 

  • Pathfinder
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    Pathfinder

    Jim Zub, Andrew Huerta
    • Publisher: Dynamite

    Valeros can always rely on his sword arm as well as his friends. However, no amount of preparation could get him ready for the dangers that lie ahead on his quest in the world of Golarion. 

  • Modern Fantasy
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    Modern Fantasy

    Rafer Roberts, Kristen Gudsnuk
    • Publisher: Dark Horse

    A young woman dreams of adventure. She, along with her roommate and BFF, will embark on a modern day quest to save the world while struggling to pay off their student loans and hang onto their terrible jobs. 

  • Nimona
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    Nimona

    ND Stevenson
    • Publisher: HarperCollins

    Nimona is a rambunctious shapeshifter and the sidekick of a supervillain. Much of the series focuses on the two's differences as well as their plots to take down Institution. 

  • Middlewest
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    Middlewest

    Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
    • Publisher: Image

    A young boy has to navigate an ancient land in order to reconcile his family's history. The land is vast. Farmington is destroyed. An unwitting adventurer is about to go on the quest of a lifetime. 

  • Arrowsmith
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    Arrowsmith

    Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco
    • Publisher: Cliffhanger

    In this series, the United States of America is the United States of Columbia. It takes place during World War I, which is fought with magic and dragons.