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  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.
To view the entire list of Essential Comics, click here .