My Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2012 
submitted by Tony

The year is coming to an end in a few days so, of course, it is time for "best of" lists!

This is my top ten list of graphic novels which I read during the past year. They may or may not have been published in 2012.

All of these works can be checked out from LFPL. Some have more than one volume but I just list the series as a whole when this is the case. If only a particular volume of a series is available at this time, it is annotated by an asterisk.

Due to the difficulty of ranking such varied stories, the following titles are listed in alphabetical order rather than in order of preference.




Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Allison Bechdel

"Are You My Mother?" is a companion piece to Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which centered on her father.



Batwoman: Hydrology, Volume 1 by J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman*



Chew by John Layman



Echo: The Complete Edition by Terry Moore
For a previous review of this work on the Readers Corner, click here.



Grifter, Volume One: Most Wanted by Nathan Edmondson*



iZombie by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred



Scarlet by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev*



Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse



Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire



The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross



If you are interested in discussing these titles or other works of sequential art, please join LFPL’s Graphic Novel Discussion Group. Meetings are held at the Main Library on the second Monday of every month, starting at 7:00 PM.

The next two meetings will take place on the following dates:

January 14, 2013 – We will be discussing digital and web comics.
February 11, 2013 – We will be discussing the role of African-Americans in comics and the comics industry.


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