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The 12 Best Graphic Novels and Comics of 2022

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There was a comic book shop within bicycle distance from my house, so my friend Lloyd and

We rarely had money, but we always spent what little we had on comics

And each year, we would talk about the best comics of the year

It almost bridged the gap between prose and film, but it’s still very much its own

I looked far and wide through my 2022 reading to compile the list of the 12 absolute best comics

I read hundreds of individual issues and dozens of graphic novels each year

There are also books in translation, comics from small and indie publishers

Here are the best comics of 2022, presented in alphabetical order

An itinerant bookstore owner and a retired city mayor have been in love for decades and finally

Told in reverse order, Lafebre slowly reveals the ups and downs of their distant relationship and origin

This was the biggest event on the Marvel Comics calendar this year, and it definitely lived up

The Avengers try to help, resurrecting a dead Celestial, who then decides to test all of Earth

Surely when you think of The Walking Dead, you think of young readers, right? With Clementine, that’

Set in Robert Kirkman’s zombie universe, Clementine is a teenager trying to put her past trauma

Then she meets Amos, and the two try to make it to Vermont with dreams of a

This 100-page special contains a dozen eight-page stories about LGBTQIA+ characters, written and drawn by LGBTQIA+ creators

Years of planning have paid off for Kingpin, who has successfully won the seat of the mayor

Now he’s targeting the heroes of the Big Apple like Daredevil and Spider-Man

Oh, and he has an army of supervillains and his own Thunderbolts at his command

Adams and company put Wally West back in the red jumpsuit and recaptured the magic of the

I should have trusted Kieron Gillen, who navigated the change by leaning into how controversial the X-Men’

Feminism and horror collide in this wild and gruesome ride of a horror comic

Marion Angela Weber needs to escape the booze, so she and her sister head to a feminist

This story is so weird and so genius — similar to Chew, if I think about it

Now they have their own private, hyper-capitalistic island where they perform bizarre, supernatural experiments

Needless to say, the citizens of this island are…interesting

Chip Zdarsky again? Yes, he had a banner year, and you need to read this detective comic

If you don’t know about Saga already, you’re living under a comic book rock

After a long hiatus, Saga made its return early in 2022, and the comic book world is better

Whether you enjoyed Disney’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series or not, Rainbow Rowell’s take on

No longer “savage” (that’s a whole other story), Jen Walters is trying to be a superhero

It’s the end of the list already? Hey, a dozen is hard and I definitely left