With superhero movies once again gaining popularity, it's important for you comic book enthusiasts to remember your roots and the reason how this all started: graphic novels and their creators.
If you aren’t a graphic novel reader already, we present to you the top 10 best superhero graphic novels you shouldn’t miss in this article.
Black Panther, Volume 1 by Ta-Nahesia Coates
After the Black Panther, King T'Challa, makes the bold move of joining the Secret Wars as a key member, the African nation of Wakanda question him — is he really the best choice to rule their utopian nation?
Coates dutifully fulfills his job of making one of the brightest minds in the Marvel universe human, showing people that no one can have all the answers.
Teen Titans by George Perez and Marv Wolfman
Composed of Justice League's sidekicks, the Teen Titans are — quite obviously — teenage superheroes. Being DC's first genuine hit in years, George Perez and Marv Wolfman were both very pleased with it.
They came up with the idea and decided to do exactly what they wanted with the comics, not expecting it to fly off the shelves and save DC from its recline during those times.
Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Volume 1 by Mark Millar and Jeff Lemire
Old Man Logan features a hot favorite character, Wolverine. The Secret War had managed to bring him to a time that was not entirely his own: the present-day Marvel universe. He feels as though the only want to prevent the visions of the future he sees is by letting his claws loose.
Superman by Curt Swan
The Man of Steel was invented by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. However, by the mid 60's, Curt Swan was seen as the dominant force in the world of Superman, so we'll give him the crown for now.
Known for his superpowers, Kal-El is obviously not from planet Earth. We follow the life of this alien immigrant as he becomes the founding member of the Justice League
Justice League by Geoff Johns
Johns is now helping DC Entertainment and Warner Bros bring justice to their superhero movies.
However, his last presumed major work for DC Comics involves DC's biggest and greatest heroes going up against the lineage and legacy of their universe’s greatest threat: Darkseid.
Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Gil Jane and John Romita
With a less than ideal start, Amazing Spider-Man has certainly changed the game in more areas than one. Stan Lee has since told the story of how his editor had been against the idea of a teenage superhero — much less a teenage superhero with the word ‘spider’ in his name.
Stan Lee then stuck a part of Spider-Man's story on the back of one of his dying comics. When it was positively received by readers, both he and his publisher decided maybe Spider-Man wasn't such a bad idea after all.
Batman, Volume 9 by Scott Snyder
As Batman's run comes to a conclusion, Bruce Wayne returns to his iconic cape once more to remind his beloved Gotham that he will always be there when the city needs him most.
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Watchmen opened the eyes of the world to show them that comics aren't just for children and it has since been considered as the comic book world's greatest achievement.
Watchmen tackles complex themes such as moral relativism, fears over the possibility of a nuclear war and makes you wonder if there even is a purpose to this life.
DC Universe: Rebirth by Geoff Johns
Before Johns bade farewell to the DC superhero comic universe, he made sure he was setting up future DC storytellers on the right track by writing "Rebirth," which put an end to the polarizing New 25 reboots.
Rebirth reminds the fans of what makes their heroes special as well as the real reason as to why this is true.
Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
The legendary Fantastic Four completely changed the game for the Marvel Universe. Marvel's First Family cemented the revolutionary idea of the universe and we couldn't be more grateful for it.
If you’ve been wanting to get into reading graphic novels but aren’t sure where to start, then this top 10 best superhero graphic novels guide should set you on the right track.