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Comics for People Who Say They Don’t Like Comics

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Sandman

As one of the flagship series for Vertigo, the legendary imprint by DC, Sandman melded the serial comic book format with epic storytelling. It created a modern-day mythos that has captivated fans for over thirty years.

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Blacksad

This detective series draws heavily on the noir films of the 1940s, but the characters are all anthropomorphic animals. Guarnido’s watercolor style of illustration softens the edges of these hardboiled tales.

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The Wicked + The Divine

Writer Kieron Gillen’s modern myth of immortal beings reincarnated as humans who have only two years to live is an incredible achievement.

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Lumberjanes

If you’re looking for a comic to enjoy with your tweenage kids, This charming series from Boom! Studios ran for 75 issues, each of them steeped in summer camp nostalgia with a heaping dose of weirdness.

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American Vampire

Although Joe Hill (Locke & Key) might be the main comics creator in the family, his dad Stephen King dabbled in the genre with American Vampire. He contributed to the first five issues of the series, which unfolds over multiple decades from the Old West to the Roaring Twenties.

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Saga

A space opera spanning multiple storylines across an entire galaxy, it is widely considered one of the best comics ever written. With twelve Eisner Awards on the shelf, you know it has to be good.

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Blankets

Blankets is a striking tale of a young man growing up in an evangelical family. Craig Thompson’s deeply personal story took three and a half years to create, and each page is a beautifully drawn, fantastical meditation on finding your own path through life.

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