Rolling Stone Releases ’50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels’ List

The keyword here is “non-superhero.” Also, the magazine points out that “no daily or weekly newspaper strips were included” in the list.

The Top 10 on the list are as follows:

10. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

9. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

8. Epileptic by David B.

7. The Invisibles by Grant Morrison and Various

6. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

5. The Complete Robert Crumb by Robert Crumb

4. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

3. Maus by Art Spiegelman

2. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Boy on Earth by Chris Ware

1. Love and Rockets by Los Bros Hernandez

There’s no Fables, Sandman, Bone, or Transmetropolitan on the list, which makes me sad.

What do YOU guys think of Rolling Stone‘s list??

[via Rolling Stone]


7 Responses to Rolling Stone Releases ’50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels’ List

  1. Leaving aside any quibbles about the inclusion of serial comics (I adore Barks, but he wrote short stories, not novels) it’s a decent list…and I’m with you on Bone and Sandman.

    After scanning my bookshelves for a moment, I would add Asterios Polyp, Barefoot Gen, Blankets, Big Questions, Cages, Steranko’s “Chandler,” Daytripper, Sin City, Craig Russell’s “Ring of the Nibelung” adaptation, The Sacred & The Profane…perhaps it should be a “Top 100” list.

    Special mention should go to Jack Katz’s “The First Kingdom” saga. It gets overlooked all the time, but I’m hoping that the new edition from Titan will help raise its profile.

  2. Preacher is on the list….How the fuck are Blankets (seriously—Blankets!), Surrogates, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Sandman, and Logicomix not on this list?