Best Graphic Novels of All Time

These Best Graphic Novels of All Time are Absolutely Fascinating

Graphic novels have been popular since the 80s. They're novels that consist of comics. This article lists some of the best ones for kids, adults, and girls.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Graphic novels are books made entirely of comics. Unlike comic books, these novels are not periodical and are much longer. They include fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work.

The term 'graphic novel' was first used in 1964, and then later become more publicly popular in the 80s. The best novels did not see only kids as their followers, but they appeal to all sorts of groups, from kids to adults. The Three Musketeers had content easily comprehended by all readers. The popular Batman is an excellent amalgamation of both art and words. The world of graphic novels made people believe that Superman existed, cats and dogs talked, attractive women had superpowers, and bats did much more than sleep upsidedown. Listed below are some of the best novels.

For Kids
  • The Three Musketeers - Jim Pipe
  • Babymouse Burns Rubber - Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
  • The Good Neighbors - Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • The Good Neighbors Book Two: Kith - Holly Black
  • Johnny Boo & the Happy Apples - James Kochalka
  • Knights of the Lunch Table - Frank Cammuso
  • Missile Mouse - Jake Parker
  • Smile - Raina Telgemeier
  • Bone - Jeff Smith
  • The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook - Eleanor Davis
For Adults
  • Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Jinx - Brian Michael Bendis
  • Eyes of the Storm (Bone: 3) - Jeff Smith
  • The Complete Maus : A Survivor's Tale - Art Spiegelman
  • 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call - Eduardo Risso
  • A Drunken Dream and Other Stories - Moto Hagio
  • Stuck Rubber Baby - Howard Cruse
  • Strangers in Paradise: Love Me Tender - Terry Moore
  • Our Cancer Year - Harvey Peker
  • Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead - Peter David and Richard Isanove
For Girls
  • Make Me a Woman - Vanessa Davis
  • Absolute Boyfriend - Yuu Watase
  • American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
  • Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
  • Avalon High - Meg Cabot
  • Boys Over Flowers - Hani Yori Dango
  • I Love Led Zeppelin - Ellen Forney
  • French Milk - Lucy Knisley
  • Three Days in Europe - Antony Johnston
  • Blankets - Craig Thompson
For Everyone
  • Berlin: City of Stones - Jason Lutes
  • Bone - Jeff Smith
  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Kim Deitch
  • Blankets - Craig Thompson
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Klaus Janson and Frank Miller
  • Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth - Chris Ware
  • The Three Musketeers - Jim Pipe
  • Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories - Gilbert Hernandez
  • The Adventures of Tintin - Georges Remi (Pen name: Herge)