The best graphic novels

The best graphic novels in 2022: various comic covers
(Image credit: DC Comics / Marvel)

The best graphic novels aren’t just the ones that star superheroes. While costumed adventurers like Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America might get all the attention, there’s a whole universe of comics and graphic novels out there that explore a multitude of different art styles, genres and approaches. 

We've chosen the best graphic novels in our list below, but if you want to make your own book read Adi Granov's marvel-comic-art-tips. You can also read our guide to creating and publishing a comic book. You'll also need the best-drawing-tablet to start your comic career.

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Saxon Bullock

Saxon Bullock has been a freelance journalist since 2000. He's written for a variety of print and online outlets, and for the last twenty years I’ve been a regular contributor to SFX magazine, the UK’s biggest SF/Fantasy genre magazine. Saxon writes science fiction and fantasy novels, and I am currently represented as a fiction writer by the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

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