Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The BookishThis week's theme is Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Top Ten Graphic Novels/Comics on my TBR. This is my favorite Top Ten Tuesdays. This is probably one of my favorite genres. I could talk about comics and graphic novels forever! All of these are comics except one, but I've included some volumes of some of the titles if they're out. Volumes are basically a collection of the first five or six issues of a comic. Even though I love Saga I'm not including it, because I feel like everyone's heard of Saga already.


By Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish
This Archie reboot is great if you weren't really into the old Archie comics. It's a bit more modern and less cheesy than the original ones. Even if you did like the older ones it's a great take on the same characters you've probably grown to love.


By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen
I would describe Lumberjanes as a Cartoon Network show in print. One of the big criticisms that I've heard about Lumberjanes is that there storyline is all over the place, but I think that's what I like about it. There's so much going on that it's hard to contain. The characters are are vibrant in more ways than one. The characters are diverse and unique.


By G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Ms. Marvel has become one of my favorite superheroes and my favorite comic. It's about Kamala Khan a teenage girl from Jersey City. She idolizes Marvel superheroes like Captain Marvel. Then one day, thanks to a mysterious fog, she develops superpowers. I've read the first four volumes so far, and I love the series more and more with each one that I read.


By Bryan Lee O'Malley
This graphic novel series is made up of six volumes following Scott Pilgrim. He falls in love with this girl named Ramona Flowers and in order to get her he needs to defeat all seven of her evil ex-boyfriends. It seems a little odd, but I became so obsessed with this series when I first read it. They even made a movie of the series that, in my opinion, was really well done. They recreated a lot of the frames directly from the book into the movie. They stuck real close to the book and is one of the best book to movie adaptation. 


by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Another one by Bryan Lee O'Malley! This is quite different from Scott Pilgrim. Seconds follows a young chef, Katie. This mysterious girl appears with these magical mushrooms and offers them to Katie and tells her that by eating the mushrooms she can get a second change or a do over at something. It still has the signature Bryan Lee O'Malley style characters, but the storyline is what sets it apart. Really great read.

By Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
It's been a while since I've read this one, so most of the details are fuzzy. It's about a group of kids all born on the same day who go to this boarding school (or maybe it's an academy). There's a reason to why they've been all gathered together, but we don't know why. I never really found out because I never got around to picking up the second volume. If you're not into a straightforward linear storyline this one's probably not for you. Things get a little weird.


By Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch
Rat Queens is about this group of diverse badass woman. If you've read Lumberjanes and it wasn't your cup of tea, but you liked the girl power and friendship this might be more for you. It's like a more grown up version of Lumberjanes. There was an incident with the creators of Rat Queens which you can probably Google to find out more about, so some people have decided to not continue with this after volume three. I've only read the first volume and I loved it, so if anything I would recommend to pick that one up.


By Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson
This is one of the ones that's best going in knowing little. It takes place in the late '80's and follow four 12 year old newspaper delivery girls who encounter something strange one night. This comic is fairly new, the first two volumes are out now.


Slam! | Issue #1
By Pamela Ribbon, Veronica Fish
Slam! is actually one of the newest comics out there. They are currently only three issues in. The third issue just came out like last week. If you liked Whip It with Ellen Page, you'll most likely really enjoy this. It follows two girls who just started skating. They tried out for a league and made it onto two different teams, and it follows their journey. I've only read the first issue and I'm already in love with this comic.


By James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh
This is another new comic from Boom! Box (There the one's who put of Lumberjanes, and Slam!). The first five issues are out, but if you want to wait for Volume One, it comes out in July of this year. Jory is a new student at St. Genesius and while he's at a meeting for the drama club for the first he's sent off on an errand to find the backstage crew. When he finds out what they're up to he realizes he might have found where he belongs. Again, I've only read the first issue, but I'm already loving this series.


This has honestly been one of my favorite Top Ten Tuesday posts I have ever put together. I'm excited to see what everyone else put on their lists and check out everyone's favorite books this TTT. Please leave links to your posts below and share your top ten tuesday picks!



31 comments

  1. I laughed about your comment about Saga, it's on most lists. Hell, it's on my list!

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    1. It's so good that it's almost common sense that it would be on my list at this point. Lol.

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  2. Great list! I'm interested in the Archie reboot mainly because of Riverdale, and Morning Glories had a cool premise I thought. I never got past vol. 3 though- you're right, it does get weird, and not enough gets explained to keep me coming back. Still I wanted to continue w/ it...

    Ratqueens and Paper Girls are both ones I've heard a lot about.

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    1. I forgot to mention it was one of the sources for Riverdale. I need to go back and reread the first volume of Morning Glories before I continue. I had a hard time remembering what happened.

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  3. Love to see Rat Queens on a list! I've got to try the Archie reboots, and I have Lumberjanes, Backstagers, Slam and Paper Girls on my list, can't wait to read them!

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    1. I have to catch up on most of these. I just need to get the latest issues first!

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  4. I've seen Seconds around before but didn't know a whole lot about it. Sounds interesting! My Top Ten

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    1. I think a lot of people would really like it. It's not your typical graphic novel.

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  5. Ms. Marvel is one I still have not bought even though it looks amazing.

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    1. It's so good! It starts out a little slow, but every issue gets better.

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  6. I really want to read the Archie reboot, especially since I'm watching Riverdale now. I loved the old Archies as a child! :) Ms Marvel is great, I just read Vol 1. Great list!

    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My Top Ten Comics

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving Riverdale. I didn't think I was going to like it this much after only one episode. Ms. Marvel gets better with every issue, so I hope you get to pick up the next volume soon.

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    2. Me too, right? I watched the first episode twice in two days because I loved it so much! I was kind of scared of the adaptation, though. But not disappointed at all!

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  7. Ms. Marvel is one of my absolute favourite comic series! I've heard good things about Rat Queens and I'm actually really curious about it, so I might check it out soon! Here's my TTT!

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    1. Ms. Marvel is my favorite superhero (aside from Spiderman). I love that series. Rat Queens is really good too. One to check out!

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  8. I've just started in on Paper Girls! I liked the new Archie quite a bit more than I expected to actually. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I've been collecting the issues of Paper Girls and need to catch up! The new Archie is really great. I still need to read the second volume.

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  9. You're making me really excited to pick up the graphic novels on your list that are also on my TBR. I love hearing Lumberjanes stars a diverse set of characters. Thanks so much for all the recommendations!

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  10. I did not do a list today for myself, I asked my daughter if she wanted to help and list her favorite books!
    I never read a comic book.So The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
    Also check out our easy to enter Valentine's giveaway!



    My TTT.

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    1. I haven't read either one of those. I'll have to check it out.

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  11. Morning Glories looks great!! I love boarding school stuff. Also YES to Paper Girls. I LOVE anything 80's :)

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    1. They are both great! Definitely worth checking out.

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  12. Fun list! I love Lumberjanes and Archie!

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  13. I really liked volume 1 of Paper Girls! I tried Morning Glories, but found it just too bloody (and usually I don't mind bloody!). I should really go back to Ms. Marvel. I read vol. 1, but just haven't gotten back to it yet. Fun list!

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

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    1. Ms. Marvel gets better with every volume. One of my favorites!

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  14. I loved the Scott Pilgrim movie and had kind of forgotten that it was based on a comic! Definitely need to put that one on my TBR! Seconds looks fun too.

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    1. It's a very fun read! They're not that difficult to get through.

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  15. Ooh I've just read the first issue of Paper Girls and liked it! :) We definitely have some similar ones on our lists! (and I see that you're currently reading Born a Crime!! My FAVE book of 2016!!! Hope you're enjoying it)

    Thanks for swinging by my TTT!

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    1. Yes! I got it at Barnes and Noble for the black friday signed edition thing they had going on, and couldn't not pick it up.

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