The Best American Comics

If you're in the market for something different and new, try The Best American Comics series. This annual publication brought to you by the same folks who produce The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Mystery Stories, and other anthologies.

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Why read these? It’s a great way to become acquainted with comic book artists, classic and new, and get excerpts of stories without committing to a whole novel. Previous volumes have been edited by famous graphic novelists such as Harvey Pekar, Lynda Barry, and Neil Gaiman.

Comic excerpts include works from Joe Sacco, Craig Thompson, Faith Erin Hicks, and many more.

Who knows? You might find a new favorite within one of these volumes.