Comic novels used to very popular during World War II when they were used as agents of Propaganda by the Government. Even though the lost glory has never been regained, the following are considered to be the top 10 most read comic novels:
Watchmen has been created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons takes care of the art. When this comic novel was first released, it gained instant popularity due to the new style of humor that laced the dialogues. The characters are compelling and the creators make sure that every detail of the plot is clearly explained.
Maus is created by Art Spiegelman and is the only comic novel to have won a Pultizer Prize Special Award. A number of courses around the world including those that focus on History and Literature include Maus in the compulsory reading lists.
3. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
This comic novel is considered to be at par with Watchmen as it changed all the ideas that surrounded Batman. The character became edgier and the climax of the plot was always nail-biting. It is definitely a must-read.
The plot of this comic novel revolves around a simple query- what if the individual, known as the Sandman, had greater capabilities that surpassed his abilities to help humans sleep by sprinkling sand into their eyes? This comic novel satisfies an intelligent mind, will tickle your funny bone and will keep you gripped till you turn the last page.
Preacher is written by Garth Ennis and the art has been created by Steve Dillon. This comic novel is considered to be quite controversial as it looks into elements that focus on religious aspects. The protagonist of the book is called “Arseface” who is considered to be the most unfortunate looking and pathetic character in comic novel history.
Blankets is created by Craig Thompson and focuses on religious elements as well. However, this comic novel is more serious than Preacher and it has been said that Craig Thompson has the ability to soften the most stubborn individual by relating the bittersweet feelings of an adolescent’s first love.
7. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Created by Chris Ware, this comic novel is considered to be extremely emotional. The writing style is said to be jarring and the subject matter may not appeal to every body, but this comic novel is definitely an intrinsic part of American literature.
8. Superman For All Seasons
This comic novel is written by Jeph Leob and the art has been created by Tim Sale. Even though Superman is considered to be undefeatable and invincible, this comic novel has been able to project Clark Kent in such a way that makes it difficult for the reader to not relate to this beloved Man of Steel.
The art of We3 has been created by Frank Quitely and this comic novel has been written by Grant Morrison. The plot of We3 revolves around the Army of the United States of America which is after experimental weapons consisting of three animals that are basically exoskeletons and run on very powerful technology.
Bone has been created by Jeff Smith and even though this comic novel has not been able to impress the readers as much as “Watchmen” or “Blankets”, it is definitely fun to read. The story is well narrated and one can relate to the characters.