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The list author says: "These selections are best suited for those with an appreciation of the medium, rather than the novice, and require a familiarity, not only with the style of comics, but with their history. Any self-identifying "comics nerd" must read."
Planetary VOL 01: All Over the World and Other Stories
1.  Planetary VOL 01: All Over the World and Other Stories by Warren Ellis
The list author says:
  "As with all selections that follow, I choose to display the first volume only, but recommend the entire series.

Reviews for all soon if I find the energy..."
$12.35   Used & New from: $3.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Watchmen
2.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
$24.99   Used & New from: $2.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,342 customer reviews) | 35 customer discussions

Miracleman, Book 1: A Dream of Flying
3.  Miracleman, Book 1: A Dream of Flying by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Must one of the greatest stories yet told be forever kept from us?  Thankfully I bought them when they were first published.  Possibly, the finest work from the genius Alan Moore.  If it ever is reprinted again, pinch yourself, then buy it immediately."
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Eightball #23: The Death Ray
4.  Eightball #23: The Death Ray 
The list author says:
  "Entire series highly recommended as well as anything by Mr. Clowes."
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Promethea, Book 1
5.  Promethea, Book 1 by Alan Moore
$13.72   Used & New from: $6.41
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Elektra: Assassin (Marvel's Finest)
6.  Elektra: Assassin (Marvel's Finest) by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest melding of script and art in comics history.  Fresh and exciting three decades later."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Nexus Archives Volume 1 (v. 1)
7.  Nexus Archives Volume 1 (v. 1) by Steve Rude
$33.33   Used & New from: $2.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Stray Bullets Volume 1 HC Innocence Of Nihilism
8.  Stray Bullets Volume 1 HC Innocence Of Nihilism by David Lapham
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
9.  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
$13.30   Used & New from: $8.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (794 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams: Volume 3
10.  Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams: Volume 3 by Denny O'Neil
The list author says:
  "The O'Neil/Adams work in the sixties on Batman and Green Lantern is a landmark for the medium and remains powerful."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street
11.  Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson
$12.22   Used & New from: $7.44
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1
12.  Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1 by Alan Moore
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Black Hole
13.  Black Hole by Charles Burns
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cerebus, Volume 1
14.  Cerebus, Volume 1 by G. Dave Sim
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Authority, The: Relentless
15.  Authority, The: Relentless by Warren Ellis
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Doom Patrol, Book 1: Crawling From the Wreckage
16.  Doom Patrol, Book 1: Crawling From the Wreckage by Grant Morrison
$16.46   Used & New from: $7.15
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Boys, Vol. 1: The Name of the Game, Limited Edition
17.  The Boys, Vol. 1: The Name of the Game, Limited Edition by Garth Ennis
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)
18.  The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) by Neil Gaiman
$13.21   Used & New from: $8.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Earth X
19.  Earth X by Jim Krueger
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wanted
20.  Wanted by Mark Millar
$15.25   Used & New from: $3.52
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Power Girl: A New Beginning
21.  Power Girl: A New Beginning by Jimmy Palmiotti
The list author says:
  "This wonderfully illustrated series displays all the fun that the Marvel Universe has been severely missing in the last decade.  The stories are light-hearted, but sophisticated and Amanda Conner's art fits the title sublimely.  Conner has given us the definitive Power Girl here."
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