In what has become an annual tradition at CBLDF, we present below our roundup of lists of the best (or favorite) comics and graphic novels of 2017. Every year, more and more media outlets are taking notice of the format’s incredible diversity of content, style, and age group, with the result that comics and graphic novels increasingly shed the stigmas of the past and are recognized right alongside other great literature.
Below, dive in to all the best-of-the-year lists that we’ve found across the Internet.
- The 10 Best Kids Comics of 2017 [Paste]
- Top 10 Graphic Novels 2017 [School Library Journal]
- The 6 Best Comics of 2017 [Wired]
- The Best New Manga Series of 2017 [Barnes & Noble]
- The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2017 [Barnes & Noble]
- The 10 best graphic novels of 2017 [Washington Post]
- NPR’s Book Concierge: Comics & Graphic Novels
- The 10 Best Graphic Novels Of 2017 [Forbes]
- The 25 Best Comic Books of 2017 [Paste]
- Rachel Cooke’s best graphic novels of 2017 [The Guardian]
- The Best Comics of 2017 [A.V. Club]
- ‘My Favorite Thing Is Monsters’ Tops Annual ‘PW’ Graphic Novel Critics Poll [Publishers Weekly]
- The 10 Best Comics of 2017 [Vulture]
- Best Graphic Novels & Comics [Goodreads Choice Awards]
As it happens, signed copies of several titles that appeared on multiple lists are for sale in our Rewards Zone! Take your pick:
- The Wicked & The Divine Year One HC, signed by Kieron Gillen
- The Wicked & The Divine Year Two HC, signed by Kieron Gillen
- My Favorite Thing is Monsters GN, signed by Emil Ferris
- A.D.: After Death HC, signed by Scott Snyder OR Jeff Lemire
- Batman: Dark Knight III Master Race HC, signed by Frank Miller
- Champions #1 CBLDF Exclusive Mike Allred Variant
- Paper Girls Volume One TP, signed by Cliff Chiang
- Paper Girls Volume One HC, signed by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
- Paper Girls Volume Two TP, Signed by Cliff Chiang
- Ms. Marvel HC Vol 1, signed by G. Willow Wilson
- Ms. Marvel Omnibus HC Vol 1, signed by G. Willow Wilson
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Contributing Editor Maren Williams is a reference librarian who enjoys free speech and rescue dogs.