The Five Best Graphic Novels of All Time 

There are a lot of great graphic novels out there and each one has a big fandom supporting it. But which graphics novels sit above all else? We decided to answer that with our top 5 best graphic novels of all time. 

Many of you can guess some of the names that will be appearing on the list. Choosing only five was not easy and some great graphic novels had to be left out. That is how these lists go. No list is going to get it 100 percent right but that is also why it is fun to do.  

The Five Best Graphic Novels of All Time 

  1. The Boys by Garth Ennis 
  2. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd 
  3. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland 
  4. The Watchmen by Alan Moore 
  5. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman  

Alan Moore Dominates the List

Three of the five best graphic novel on our list belong to Alan Moore. He is one of the best if not the best graphic novel writer of all time. It is only right to see him on the list multiple times. There are other graphic novels by Moore that could also have made the list. 

The Boys and The Sandman

The remaining two spots go to The Boys by Garth Ennis and The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman. Ennis has established himself as a great writer like Moore, he also has a bunch of other works that. could have made the list. such as The Preacher.  

Before Gaiman etched his name in stone as one of the best fantasy writers, he made his name writing Sandman. This was his first claim to fame and he has done well since. Sandman went on to win numerous awards and even has a Netflix show airing right now.  


That is all for our top 5 best graphic novels of all-time list. What graphic novels would you have included in the top five? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading! 

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4 thoughts on “The Five Best Graphic Novels of All Time 

  1. Matches Malone says:

    This is a list for people who don’t read comics, written by someone who hasn’t read these comics.

    I love Ennis’ work, but The Boys is horrible edgelord shit designed to be disgusting. The series is far better than the comics, unlike Preacher. (Just “Preacher”, not “The Preacher”)

    There are so many recent comics and authors that deserve a spot on a list, from James Tynion to Matt Fraction to Tom King. Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips have done some wonderful pulp crime pieces.

    This would be easy to forgive as personal preference but it sounds as if you’ve not even read the comics you’ve put in this list, let alone any others. There’s no expression of personal taste here, just “This graphic novel made the Times list so it must be good”. Why do YOU think they’re good, beyond people telling you they’re good?

  2. Greg says:

    I’d have to add Sin City: The Hard Goodbye and 300 by Frank Miller

  3. Marc Goodfellow says:

    This person has never read a graphic novel because there’s only one one this list “The Killing Joke ” the rest are trade paperbacks collecting individual issues compiling a full story.


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