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Written by: Communicator StaffMay 07, 2014

When it comes to comics and graphic novels, not everyone likes the same things. So, with the help of Tracey Scott, owner of Books, Comics and Things in Georgetown, we’ve compiled a list of the best comic books to suit each individual taste.

The Comic “Newbie”:
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World – Byran Lee O’Malley

You might be a fan of the movie adapted from the comic starring Michael Cera, and the comic book is just as delightful. Scott Pilgrim, a part time musician and full time slacker in Toronto falls in love with Ramona Flowers, an American delivery girl and in order to be with her he must first defeat her seven evil exes.


The Traditionalist:

New and/or old Superman comic books! A superhero fighting crime with a Journalist as his love interest? Awesome. Fighting crime against bad guys as the most traditional, original and oldest superhero since his inception in the 30’s.


For Fans of Art:
Kingdom Come – Mark Waid and Alex Ross

A four-issue mini-series by DC. The story takes place in Elseworld in the future and illustrates the growing conflict between Justice League members and a group of growing, immoral vigilantes.


The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman

Shot in the line of duty, police officer Rick Grimes wakes up in a coma to find that the world has been overtaken by ‘walkers’ who outnumber the living 10 to 1. After waking up, he teams up with other survivors to search for his family. This comic was adapted into the popular television series.


Girl Friendly:
Fables – Bill Willingham

Fables depicts common fairy tales we all know, but modernizes and adapts them to fit a more contemporary, urban setting. Set in Fabletown, a secret community in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, various characters from popular folklore and fairytales try to blend into society.


Mystery Fans:
Identity Crisis – Brad Meltzer

After a spouse of a Justice League of America member is killed, the remaining JLA superheroes ban together to identify the murderer, fearing their loved ones might be next. In the process, long hidden deep secrets unfold that threaten their unity.


The History-Lovers Comic Book:
East of West – Jonathan Hickman

A Sci-Fi Western set in a dystopian America. The future hangs in balance and depends on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse who are also trying to kill the President of the United States.


List Compiled by: Logan Hursh