Daily Graphic Novel Recommendations

This is a yearlong series of recommendations geared at displaying some of the breadth of worthwhile graphic novel books and stories available. At only 366 entries, this list of recommendations will not come close to approaching an exhaustive collection of what may be worth your time or consideration. Please enjoy this for what it is: a perhaps opportunity to discover some worthwhile comics.

Browse by:
Textual list

Archive by visual

Kingdoms Lost1
Our Toyota Was Fantastic3
Toormina Video4
Boy's Night5
It Never Happened Again6
The Barefoot Serpent7
Blue Pills8
Everything We Miss9
Lulu Anew11
Goddamn This War!12
Alpha: Directions14
Infinite Kung Fu16
Legends Of The Tour17
Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes18
Relish: My Life In The Kitchen19
A Silent Voice21
Wandering Son22
A Taste Of Chlorine23
Anya's Ghost24
Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind25
The Motherless Oven26
Duncan The Wonder Dog27
Far Arden28
Russian Olive To Red King30
The Arrival31
A Bride's Story32
Baby's In Blcak33
The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye36
The Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace And Babbage37
On A Sunbeam38
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream39
Stray Bullets40
In Clothes Called Fat 41
Eat More Comics42
The Walking Man43
Hark A Vagrant!44
Cape Horn45
No One Is Safe46
Alan's War47
Eagle: The Making Of An Asian-American President48
Mr Wuffles51
The Shark King54
I Killed Adolf hitler56
Sin Titulo57
Ooku: The Inner Chamber58
Saturn Apartments61
City In The Desert63
Bourbon Island 173064
Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant67
Gotham Central68
Helter Skelter70
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane71
The Property74
Children Of The Sea75
How To Talk To Girls At Parties76
This One Summer77
The Theory Of The Grain Of Sand79
Luis Riel81
Super Spy83
Just So Happens84
20th Century Boys85
Building Stories86
Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo87
The End Of Summer88
The Return Of The Honey Buzzard89
5 Centimeters Per Second90
The Hero91
Sacred Heart92
Chico & Rita93
Vinland Saga94
Ultimate Spider-Man95
The Silence Of Our Friends96
Their Story98
Hopeless Savages99
Cross Game100
The Nao Of Brown103
The White Donkey: Terminal Lance105
The Lottery106
The Summit Of The Gods107
The Realist108
The Flowers Of Evil110
Hellboy In Hell113
Love In Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938114
Usagi Yojimbo117
The Eternaut118
Mighty Jack119
The One-Hundred Nights Of Hero120
The Red Diary / The Re[a]d Diary121
Slow News Day122
A Girl On The Shore124
The God's Weep125
The Lighthouse126
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales127
Bad Machinery130
Aya: Life In Yop City / Aya: Love In Yop City132
Come Prima133
The Encyclopedia Of Early Earth135
Town Of Evening Calm, Country Of Cherry Blossoms136
Asterios Polyp137
Peter Pan138
Nod Away140
Mind MGMT141
What Is Obscenity142
The Octopi And The Ocean143
Tetris: The Games People Play148
Beasts Of Burden149
Johnny Hiro150
Friends With Boys151
The Photographer152
Soppy: A Love Story153
Wandering Island154
The Sixth Gun155
New York Stories156
Unstable Molecules157
American Born Chinese158
The Paleozoic159
Age Of Reptiles: The Journey160
Yukiko's Spinach161
The Moon Moth162
Spill Zone163
Princess Wolf And Her Life Of Darkness165
A Distant Neighborhood166
In The Sounds And Seas167
750 Years In Paris168
House Of Penance170
How To Be Happy171
Never As Bad As You Think172
Flight Of The Raven173
Stand Still Stay Silent174
Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights175
Safari Honeymonn176
The Marquis of Anaon177
ream Of The Rarebit Fiend180
The Sound Of The World By Heart181
8 Comics by Seth T. Hahne183
The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún184
Ravina The Witch?185
In The Kitchen With Alain Passard186
The Hunter187
Murder Me Dead188
The Lost Boy189
Beautiful Darkness191
The Complete Don Quixote193
Welcome To The Ballroom195
Wild's End196
The Boxer198
Big Questions199
I Kill Giants200
She and Her Cat203
Miss Don't Touch Me204
Written In The Bones206
Sailor Twain209
Red Handed210
Two Brothers211
Zita The Spacegirl212
Boxers and Saints213
Audubon, On The Wings Of The World214
The Mighty Thor216
The Ancient Magus' Bride218
Night Fisher219
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island220
Age Of Bronze221
Mother, Come Home222
Mister Blank224
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen227
Mouse Guard228

Archive by title

1) Kingdoms Lost by Boulet

2) Ducks by Kate Beaton

3) Our Toyota Was Fantastic by Boulet

4) Toormina Video by Pat Grant

5) Boy's Night by Max Landis and AP Quatch

6) It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden

7) The Barefoot Serpent by Scott Morse

8) Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters

9) Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson

10) Blue by Pat Grant

11) Lulu Anew by Étienne Davodeau

12) Goddamn This War! by Tardi

13) Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto and Saho Tono

14) Alpha: Directions by Jens Harder

15) Irmina by Barbara Yelin

16) Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod

17) Legends Of The Tour by Jan Cleijne

18) Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot

19) Relish: My Life In The Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

20) Wrinkles by Paco Roca

21) A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima

22) Wandering Son by Shimura Takako

23) A Taste Of Chlorine by Bastien Vivès

24) Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

25) Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

26) The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

27) Duncan The Wonder Dog by Adam Hines

28) Far Arden by Kevin Cannon

29) Lastman by Balak, Sanlaville, and Vivès

30) Russian Olive To Red King by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen

31) The Arrival by Shaun Tan

32) A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori

33) Baby's In Blcak by Arne Bellstorf

34) Beast by Marian Churchland

35) Polina by Bastien Vivès

36) The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

37) The Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace And Babbage by Sydney Padua

38) On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

39) Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream by a bunch of people

40) Stray Bullets by Daivd Lapham

41) In Clothes Called Fat by Moyoco Anno

42) Eat More Comics by by a bunch of people

43) The Walking Man by Jirô Taniguchi

44) Hark A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton

45) Cape Horn by Christian Perrissin and Enea Riboldi

46) No One Is Safe by Katherine Wirick

47) Alan's War by Emanuel Guibert

48) Eagle: The Making Of An Asian-American President by Kaiji Kawaguchi

49) Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma

50) Daytripper by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon

51) Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner

52) Palestine by Joe Sacco

53) Here by Richard McGuire

54) The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson

55) Unflattening by Nick Sousanis

56) I Killed Adolf hitler by Jason

57) Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart

58) Ooku: The Inner Chamber by Fumi Yoshinaga

59) Noah by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Nico Henrichon

60) Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei

61) Saturn Apartments by Hisae Iwaoka

62) Geis by Alexis Deacon

63) City In The Desert by Moro Rogers

64) Bourbon Island 1730 by Appollo and Lewis Trondheim

65) Carthago by Christophe Bec, Eric Henninot, and Milan Jovanovic

66) Horimiya by HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara

67) Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

68) Gotham Central by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Michael Lark

69) Vietnamerica by GB Tran

70) Helter Skelter by Kyoko Okazaki

71) Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane by Sean McKeever, Takashi Miyazawa and Christina Strain

72) Sumo by Thien Pham

73) Emma by Kaoru Mori

74) The Property by Rutu Modan

75) Children Of The Sea by Daisuke Igarashi

76) How To Talk To Girls At Parties by Neil Gaiman, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon

77) This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

78) ReMind by Jason Brubaker

79) The Theory Of The Grain Of Sand by Francoise Schuiten and Benoit Peeters

80) Wolfsmund by Mitsuhisa Kuji

81) Luis Riel by Chester Brown

82) Opus by Satoshi Kon

83) Super Spy by Matt Kindt

84) Just So Happens by Fumio Obata

85) 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa

86) Building Stories by Chris Ware

87) Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo by Sandrine Revel

88) The End Of Summer by Tillie Walden

89) The Return Of The Honey Buzzard by Aimée de Jongh

90) 5 Centimeters Per Second by Yukiko Seike (adapted from Makoto Shinkai)

91) The Hero by David Rubin

92) Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia

93) Chico & Rita by Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba

94) Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura

95) Ultimate Spider-Man by Bendis, Bagley, Immonen, etc

96) The Silence Of Our Friends by Long, Demonakos, and Powell

97) Apocalyptigirl by Andrew MacLean

98) Their Story by Tan Jiu

99) Hopeless Savages by Jen Van Meter et al

100) Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi

101) Panther by Brecht Evans

102) Pluto by Naoki Urasawa

103) The Nao Of Brown by Glyn Dillon

104) Fragile by Fouad Mezher

105) The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte

106) The Lottery by Miles Hyman

107) The Summit Of The Gods by Jiro Taniguchi

108) The Realist by Asaf Hanuka

109) Pachyderme by Frederik Peeters

110) The Flowers Of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi

111) Equinoxes by Cyril Pedrosa

112) Vattu by Evan Dahm

113) Hellboy In Hell by Mike Mignola

114) Love In Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938 by J. M. Dupont and Mezzo

115) Celeste by I.N.J. Culbard

116) Shoplifter by Michael Cho

117) Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

118) The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez

119) Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

120) The One-Hundred Nights Of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

121) The Red Diary / The Re[a]d Diary by Teddy Kristiansen and Steven T Seagle

122) Slow News Day by Andi Watson

123) Beowulf by Santiago García and David Rubín

124) A Girl On The Shore by Inio Asano

125) The God's Weep by Ashanti Fortson

126) The Lighthouse by Paco Roca, Jeff Whitman (translation), Ortho (lettering)

127) Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale

128) Earth by Cathy Malkasian

129) Bone by Jeff Smith

130) Bad Machinery by John Allison

131) BPRD by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Tyler Crook, et al

132) Aya: Life In Yop City / Aya: Love In Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

133) Come Prima by Alfred

134) RASL by Jeff Smith

135) The Encyclopedia Of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

136) Town Of Evening Calm, Country Of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kouno

137) Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

138) Peter Pan by Régis Loisel

139) Kenya by Rodolphe and Leo

140) Nod Away by Joshua W. Cotter

141) Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt

142) What Is Obscenity by Rokudenashiko

143) The Octopi And The Ocean by Dan R. James

144) Berlin by Jason Lutes

145) Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

146) NewsPrints by Ru Xu

147) Solanin by Inio Asano

148) Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

149) Beasts Of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

150) Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao

151) Friends With Boys by Faith Erin hicks

152) The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert

153) Soppy: A Love Story by Philippa Rice

154) Wandering Island by Kenji Tsuruta

155) The Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt

156) New York Stories by Bill Bragg, Robert Fresson, Wesley Allbrook, et al

157) Unstable Molecules by James Sturm and Guy Davis

158) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

159) The Paleozoic by Estrella Vega

160) Age Of Reptiles: The Journey by Richard Delgado

161) Yukiko's Spinach by Frédéric Boilet

162) The Moon Moth by Jack Vance via Humayoun Ibrahim

163) Spill Zone by Scott Westerfield, Alex Puvilland, and Hilary Sycamore

164) Canopy by Karine Bernadou

165) Princess Wolf And Her Life Of Darkness by Beatrix and Kristen Haas Curtis

166) A Distant Neighborhood by Jiro Taniguchi

167) In The Sounds And Seas by Marnie Galloway

168) 750 Years In Paris by Vincent Mahé

169) Fatale by Ed Burbaker and Sean Phillips

170) House Of Penance by Peter J Tomasi and Ian Bertram

171) How To Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

172) Never As Bad As You Think by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

173) Flight Of The Raven by Jean-Pierre Gibrat

174) Stand Still Stay Silent by Minna Sundberg

175) Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights by Sergio Toppi

176) Safari Honeymonn by Jesse Jacobs

177) The Marquis of Anaon by Fabien Vehlmann and Matthieu Bonhomme

178) Domovoi by Peter Bergting

179) Pink by Kyoko Okazaki

180) ream Of The Rarebit Fiend by Winsor McCay

181) The Sound Of The World By Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua

182) Hostage by Guy Delisle

183) 8 Comics by Seth T. Hahne by Seth T. Hahne

184) The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún by Nagabe

185) Ravina The Witch? by Junko Mizuno

186) In The Kitchen With Alain Passard by Christophe Blain

187) The Hunter by Joe Sparrow

188) Murder Me Dead by David Lapham

189) The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth

190) Broxo by Zack Giallongo

191) Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët

192) Blankets by Craig Thompson

193) The Complete Don Quixote by Rob Davis

194) Autumnlands by Kurt Busiek and Ben Dewey

195) Welcome To The Ballroom by Tomo Takeuchi

196) Wild's End by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard

197) Alone by Christophe Chabouté

198) The Boxer by Reinhard Kleist

199) Big Questions by Anders Nilsen

200) I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura

201) Happiness by Shuzo Oshimi

202) Beauty by Hubert and Kerascoët

203) She and Her Cat by Tsubasa Yamaguchi (after Makoto Shinkai)

204) Miss Don't Touch Me by Hubert and Kerascoët

205) Venice by Jiro Taniguchi

206) Written In The Bones by Christopher M. Jones and Carey Pietsch

207) Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo

208) Templar by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland

209) Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel

210) Red Handed by Matt Kindt

211) Two Brothers by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (after Milton Hatoum)

212) Zita The Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

213) Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien

214) Audubon, On The Wings Of The World by Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer

215) Ragnarok by Waler Simonson

216) The Mighty Thor by Waler Simonson

217) Koma by Pierre Wazem and Frederik Peeters

218) The Ancient Magus' Bride by Kore Yamazaki

219) Night Fisher by R. Kikuo Johnson

220) The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo

221) Age Of Bronze by Eric Shanower

222) Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier

223) Untitled by Chris Ware

224) Mister Blank by Christopher Hicks

225) Smile by Raina Telgemeier

226) Fables by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham

227) Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks

228) Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Good Ok Bad features reviews of comics, graphic novels, manga, et cetera using a rare and auspicious three-star rating system. Point systems are notoriously fiddly, so here it's been pared down to three simple possibilities:

3 Stars = Good
2 Stars = Ok
1 Star = Bad

I am Seth T. Hahne and these are my reviews.

About the Site

Support me by buying my art on Etsy

Review copy submission may be facilitated via the Contact page.

Browse Reviews By

Other Features



Comics by Seth T. Hahne

Ghost Towns, a comic about names and endings by Seth T. Hahne

Monkess The Homunculus, a graphic novel for children by Seth T. Hahne

Nostalgia, an autobio comic about fear by Seth T. Hahne

Golden Rules: an 18-page comic by Seth T. Hahne

A Rainy Day Love Song: a Valentines comic by Seth T. Hahne

Free Horizon, a sci-fi comic by Austin Wilson and drawn by Seth T. Hahne