Recommended Comic Books and Strips


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I’ve previously written separate blog posts on various recommended comics. However, I thought having a single, more concise list would be beneficial.

Thus, here’s a list of various comics I recommend, organized by publisher.  Links are also included to the longer lists of recommendations. All of the comics listed are available as trade paperbacks/graphic novels from Amazon, bookstores, and comic shops. The comic strips/webcomics are all available online.

DC Comics


Recommended Superman comics

  • Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years
  • Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
  • All Star Superman
  • Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade


Recommended Batman comics

  • Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years
  • The Batman Adventures
  • Batman ’66
  • Batgirl: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Wonder Woman

Recommended Wonder Woman comics

  • Wonder Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years
  • George Perez’s run
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman ’77

Other DC characters

Other recommended DC comics

  • Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years
  • The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years
  • Showcase Presents: Aquaman
  • Justice League of America: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Justice Society of America: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • The New Teen Titans (1980s run)
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga
  • Shazam!: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Astro City
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre


Recommended Marvel comics

  • Ms. Marvel
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Miles Morales (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man (vol. 2))
  • Untold Tales of Spider-Man
  • Storm
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
  • Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat
  • Invincible Iron Man
  • Black Panther (2016 series)
  • Thor (vol. 4)/The Mighty Thor (vol. 2)
  • Marvel Adventures Spider-Man


Recommended independent comics

  • Life With Archie
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (manga)
  • Lumberjanes
  • The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  • Love and Capes
  • Oddly Normal
  • Yotsuba&!
  • Reed Gunther
  • Atomic Robo
  • Raina Telgemeir’s books (Drama, Smile, Sisters, Ghosts)
  • Mega Princess
  • The Backstagers

Comic strips and webcomics

Recommended comic strips and webcomics

  • Peanuts
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • FoxTrot
  • Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinosaur Comics
  • Hark, A Vagrant!
  • Scandinavia and the World
  • Questionable Content
  • My Cage
  • AJ & Magnus


Hopefully the above list is a decent starting point, and useful for others. I’ll try to revise and update this list in the future.

(Updated 8/5/17)

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