This Book Has Pictures! | Best of 2017

Welcome back! While we may have taken a break from writing about Graphic Novels in 2017, we did keep reading them. In no particular order, here are some of our favorite books from 2017.

The Sheriff of Babylon

By Tom King and Mitch Gerads

A crime story set in the heart of the Green Zone as Iraq attempts to recover from the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Multiple people, with multiple motives, attempting to solve an unsolvable crime.


By Jason Shiga

What starts as a suicide attempt, because something else entirely. What happens when you discover that you are not who you think you are? Dark at times, hilarious at others.

Godzilla in Hell

By James Stokoe,‎ Bob Eggleton,‎ Ulises Farinas,‎ Erick Freitas, Dave Wachter,‎ Brandon Seifert,‎ Buster Moody and Ibrahim Moustafa.

Who would win in a fight: Godzilla or Hell? Well thanks to a handful of talented creators we can finally put that classic debate to bed.

Another Castle: Grimoire

By Andrew Wheeler and‎ Paulina Ganucheau

Another Castle was a breath of fresh air disguised as more of the same. A plucky princess who could fight for herself? A rag tag group of characters that broke stereotypes and took your somewhere new? Yes, please.

Space Battle Lunchtime

By Natalie Riess

Take the glory of the televised cooking show and send it off to another galaxy. How do you cook when you’ve never tasted or ever seen the ingredients?

The Three Thieves series

By Scott Chantler

The final volume of the series came out in 2016, but we read them in 2017, so onto the list they go. An all-ages fantasy series that constantly grows with more depth, complexity and maturity as the series goes on.

Getting Out of Hope

By James Cadelli

People struggling with their lives seek out comfort within their community. Centered around the people living in and around an apartment building, we see how each of them does their best to make it to the next day.

Mirror: The Mountain

By Emma Rios and Hwei Lim

A mysterious world, with even more mysterious creatures. A quest for humanity for creatures that look nothing like humans. A beautiful book with lush and delicate art that is both subtle and over the top.

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