DIKSIA.COM - Graphic novels are a form of storytelling that combines words and images to create immersive and engaging narratives.
They can span across genres, styles, and themes, from superheroes to memoirs, from science fiction to historical fiction, from comedy to horror.
There is no definitive answer to this question, as different readers might have different preferences and opinions.
However, we have compiled a list of 10 graphic novels that we think are essential, influential, or simply amazing.
These graphic novels represent a variety of perspectives, voices, and artistic expressions, and they showcase the rich potential of the medium. Here are our picks for the best graphic novels of all time, in no particular order.
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Watchmen is widely regarded as one of the most influential and groundbreaking graphic novels ever written.
It deconstructs the superhero genre by presenting a realistic and cynical vision of a world where masked vigilantes exist, but are flawed, conflicted, and sometimes dangerous.
Set in an alternate history where the United States won the Vietnam War and is on the brink of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, Watchmen follows the investigation of a murder of a former superhero, which leads to a conspiracy that threatens the fate of humanity.
Watchmen is a complex and layered story that explores themes such as morality, politics, power, identity, and free will.
It also features stunning artwork by Dave Gibbons, who uses a nine-panel grid layout, symmetrical compositions, and symbolic imagery to create a cinematic and immersive experience.
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Maus is a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel that tells the story of Art Spiegelman's father, Vladek, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.
The graphic novel depicts the Nazis as cats, the Jews as mice, and other ethnic groups as different animals.