Best Graphic Novels of 2018

We have aggregated the recommendations for graphic novels from trusted experts that have been featured in prestigious publications such as The Guardian, National Public Radio, New York Times, and Washington Post among others.
The graphic novels featured in the section below have a customer review rating of a minimum of 4.0 out of 5 stars. The ratings you see on our website are aggregated from different sources to enable you to purchase nothing but the best graphic novels.
Graphic novels are not glamorized, and high-priced comics books but they are novels that use both text and images to tell a story. Graphic novels provide readers a chance to absorb key reading skills, such as inference.
From alternate, rich worlds with stunningly sketched panels to lively characters of classic stories and novels, graphic novels have gained popularity among both children and adults for their artistic value, intriguing characters, interesting plot lines, and easy-to-read formats.
If you have been a fan of comics in your childhood and prefer illustrated version of stories to simple text one, then we have the right selection of graphic novels on a wide array of topics from fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, romance, fantasy, memoir, horror, suspense, thriller, detective, and many more.
The featured graphic novels are created and illustrated by some bestselling writers, storytellers, and illustrators such as Emil Ferris, Guy Delisle, Gabrielle Bell, Jillian Tamaki, Thy Bui, Julia Wertz, Paul Gravett, Chris Ware, Bryan Talbot, Yeon-Sik Hong, Gary Panter, Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim, among others.

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4.8 My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Washington Post

“This debut graphic novel from a 55-year-old Chicago artist is a revelation: a deeply textured tale of dark histories framed as a girl’s diary and told through riveting art that is an homage to midcentury horror comics and film.”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Graphic Novels of 2017.

4.8 From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death


“Illustrated by comic artist Landis Blair, the macabre travelogue is a thoughtful reflection and a smart critique of the American funeral industry, with plenty of gallows humor thrown in.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.

4.4 Hostage Guy Delisle

Hostage by Guy Delisle

Washington Post

“Delisle tells the true story of a Doctors Without Borders worker who was kidnapped in 1997. Delisle’s monochromatic palette only heightens the sense of captivity as a brutal mind game of uncertainty.”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Graphic Novels of 2017.

4.7 Everything Is Flamable

Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell


“Gabrielle Bell has a touch of the kismet that’s indispensable for a great memoirist: Like David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, she has a knack for stumbling upon unusual people.”

Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.

4.0 Boundless Tamaki

Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

Washington Post

“Set along the fault lines of humanity and technology, this short-story collection disorients the senses even as it grounds us in the quirks of 21st-century life — all bundled with virtuosic visuals and slyly brilliant wit.”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Graphic Novels of 2017.

4.6 The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Washington Post

“Bui, a Vietnam-born Californian, delivers in her debut graphic novel a cinematic epic that poignantly tracks several generations through immigration and emotional dislocation.”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best Graphic Novels of 2017.