Graphic Novels I Read in 2015

1. Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues by Gail Simone and Walter Geovanni

2. Wonder Woman: The Earth’s Ends by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti and Bernard Chang

3. Jinx by Brian Bendis

4. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller

5. Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson

6. Homecoming: Birthright by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan

7. Sandman, Vol. 4: Seasons of Mist by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner

8. Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman and Shawn McManus

9. Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

10. Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman and Brian Talbot

11. Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman and Jill Thompson

12. Spiral Into Horror Uzumaki by Junji Ito

13. Sandman Vol. 8: World’s End by Neil Gaiman and Mike Allfred

14. Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman and Marc Hempel

15. Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rashan Ekedel

16. And then Emily Was Gone by John Lees and Iain Laurie

17. Sandman Vol. 10 by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli

18. The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb by James Patrick and Jen Hickman

19. Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios

20. Gyo Vol. 1: The Death-Stench Creatures by Junji Ito

21. Gyo Vol. 2 by Junji Ito

22. The Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador LaRocca

23. The Tomb of Dracula vol. 2 by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan

24. Eel Mansions by Derek Van Gieson

25. Something Monstrous by Steve Niles, R.H. Stavis, and Stephanie Buscema

26. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson

27. Batman: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

28. Batman: City of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

29. Death of the Family by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

30. Gotham Central Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark

31. Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke

32. Tomb of Dracula Vol. 3 by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan

33. Habibi by Craig Thompson

34. Planetary vol. 1: All Over the World by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday

35. Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

36. Life in Pictures by Will Eisner

37. The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics Ed. by Peter Normanton

38. Blankets by Craig Thompson

39. Palestine by Joe Sacco

40. Bone by Jeff Smith

41. She-Hulk by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido

42. Wilson by Daniel Clowes

43. The Book of Magic by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton

44. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura

45. Rise by Tarek Shahin

46. Prophet vol. 2: Brothers by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy

47. The Animal Man Omnibus by Grant Morrison, Chas Truog, and Doug Hazlewood

48. Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King, Marc Poirier, and Nancy Ahn

49. All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

50. Prophet vol. 3: Empire by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy

51. Stitches by David Small

52. Unknown Origins and Untimely Ends: A Collection of Unsolved Mysteries Ed. by Emi Gennis

53. Prophet vol. 4: Joining by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy

54. Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year: Secret City by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

55. Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year: Dark City by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

I read 55 graphic novels this year, which averages out to about one a week. It didn’t look like that in practice though. I cleared out Emerson College’s (where I’m finishing up my MFA) library’s graphic novel section in the summer, as well as going through my roommates ample collection. Now I’m going through their horror movies.

Graphic novels got their own list this year because they read so much quicker than prose/poetry books. It felt like I was artificially inflating my book number by including them, and I decided against continuing that.

I want to read more by women next year, so if anyone has any recommendations I’d love to hear them. I’ve read Alison Bechdel’s books and am ever so slowly making my way through The Greatest of Marly’s by Lynda Barry, but I need more.

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