Top 20 Comic Books

I was recently asked to share a list of my Top 20 Comic Books. It’s been a loooooooong time since I did any list like this so I started mulling things over in my head and decided to put something together.

I feel as though I’m missing a million things and this list is in no particular order whatsoever. I just wanted to share some of my favourite comics of all-time and hopefully they might give you incentive to check them out, if you haven’t already.

  1. Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
  2. Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  3. Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III (DC Comics)
  4. Fantasy Sports by Sam Bosma (Nobrow Press)
  5. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Marvel)
  6. Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (Image)
  7. Love, the Tiger by Frederic Brremaud and Federico Bertolucci (Magnetic Press)
  8. Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow Press)
  9. Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel Comics)
  10. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo (Dark Horse Comics)
  11. Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar (Boom! Studios)
  12. Fearless Defenders by Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney (Marvel Comics)
  13. Lady Killer by Jamie S. Rich, Joelle Jones and Laura Allred (Dark Horse Comics)
  14. Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  15. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  16. Gotham Academy by Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, and Becky Cloonan (DC Comics)
  17. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Square Fish)
  18. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)
  19. The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse Comics)
  20. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Shannon Watters (Boom! Studios)

You maaaaaay notice that a lot of these books featuring female characters. That was not intentional when compiling the list but here we are. I guess that maybe we gravitate towards the things that we see ourselves in.

What are some of your favourite comic books?