Essential Graphic Novels by DC Comics

DC Comics, an international favorite publisher of graphic novels, has a list of 30 Essential Graphic Novels that contains must-read titles for graphic novel novices and aficionados. Listed below are my picks from the list. 

Batman: Year One Fables: Legends in Exile Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes V for Vendetta Watchmen

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller tells the story of young Bruce Wayne and how he spent his adolescence and early adulthood traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. In Year One, you will see how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman.

Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham is the story of folkloric characters that are exiled from their land and forced to live in modern-day New York. The find safety in their own home, Fabletown, but their safety is soon disrupted after the murder of Snow White's sister, Rose Red.

Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman is an eery yet stunning story about mysticism and the realm of Morpheus, the god of dreams. This is a must-read for lovers of graphic novels and the supernatural.

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore is set in dystopic Britain full of crime and terror. It is up to the novel's protagonist "V" to intervene the unjust actions between government and its peoples.

Watchmen by Alan Moore is about a group of superheroes that are stunned by a plot to remove their existence by an unknown nemesis.

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