The 21 Best Comics From 40 Best Comics Of 2016 Lists


Forty Best Comics and Best Graphic Novels lists for 2015. Everyone mentioned gets a tick. So who gets the most ticks? Which comics are the Best of the Best of 2015?

Last year saw Nimona top the lists with 15 mentions. This year sawthe top choice do even better. Here are the top twenty-one in order.

22 Votes:

  • The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Walta

14 Votes:

  • March Book Three by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

12 Votes

  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze

11 Votes

  • Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart

9 Votes

  • Patience by Dan Clowes
  • Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches From Turkey, Syria And Iraq by Sarah Glidden

8 Votes

  • The Wicked And The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
  • The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
  • Mockingbird by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
  • Sheriff Of Babylon by Tom King and Mitch Gerard

7 Votes:

  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  • Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso.
  • DC Universe: Rebirth by Geoff Johns, Phil Jiminez, Ethan Van Sciver and Gary Frank.
  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro.
  • The Legend Of Wonder Woman by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon
  • Black Widow by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
  • Midnighter And Apollo by Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco

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