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Buddy Does Seattle: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics (1990-1994) (Vol. 1)  (Hate)
1.  Buddy Does Seattle: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics (1990-1994) (Vol. 1) (Hate) by Peter Bagge
The list author says:
  "The first half of Peter Bagge's Buddy Bradley saga. The follow-up to this book, Buddy Does Jersey, has recently been released and is every bit as good. Also, check out Bagge's earlier work in The Bradleys."
$16.93   Used & New from: $9.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

One Hundred Demons
2.  One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
The list author says:
  "Short stories about Lynda Barry's childhood. Reading this comic will actually remind you of what it's like to be a kid."
$12.61   Used & New from: $5.81
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

I Never Liked You
3.  I Never Liked You by Chester Brown
The list author says:
  "Excellent autobiographical work from Chester Brown. This book is so personal, realistic, and vivid that when I remember moments from it I feel like I'm remembering moments from my own life. Also, check out Brown's The Playboy and The Little Man."
$13.77   Used & New from: $3.07
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Misery Loves Comedy
4.  Misery Loves Comedy by Ivan Brunetti
The list author says:
  "This collects the first three issues of Ivan Brunetti's comic book Schizo as well as some other work of his. The comics here are mostly autobiographical and feature Brunetti's pitch black humor, his impressive variety of drawing styles, self-loathing, and lots of gags involving sex and violence (but they're all really funny. Seriously)."
$19.96   Used & New from: $10.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories, Volume 1)
5.  An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories, Volume 1) by Ivan Brunetti
The list author says:
  "Ivan Brunetti edited this anthology and it's a great starting point for people new to comics. Some of the greatest comics from some of the greatest cartoonists are collected in here."
$21.17   Used & New from: $1.71
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Black Hole
6.  Black Hole by Charles Burns
The list author says:
  "After ten years in the making, Charles Burns' masterpiece about alienated (and mutated) youth is now available in one volume. This is a great, unique coming of age story accompanied by what is, in my opinion, some of the finest comic art ever produced. This is definitely the best thing he's done so far, but all of his work is worth checking out."
$22.88   Used & New from: $12.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Caricature
7.  Caricature by Daniel Clowes
The list author says:
  "Daniel Clowes is definitely my favorite cartoonist and this collection of his short stories is my favorite book of his. Other books by him I'd highly recommend are Ghost World and Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, but you really can't go wrong with any of his books."
$13.46   Used & New from: $1.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book (Kitchen Sink Press Book for Back Bay Books)
8.  The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book (Kitchen Sink Press Book for Back Bay Books) by R. Crumb
The list author says:
  "Crumb is one of the very best cartoonists of all time. The Coffee Table Book is a great starting point for newcomers to Crumb's work because it offers a nice overview of all of his work."
$35.00   Used & New from: $12.84
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
9.  Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
The list author says:
  "This is Guy Delisle's story about living in North Korea while working there as an animator. This gives you a rare firsthand account of an outsider's take on just how bizarre and oppressive North Korea is. It manages to be pretty funny too. If you like this, check out Delisle's other book, Shenzhen."
$8.82   Used & New from: $4.41
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Kramer's Ergot 5
10.  Kramer's Ergot 5 by Sam Harkham
The list author says:
  "Features work from many of the more experimental cartoonists from around the world. Also has some more conventional work from people like Chris Ware, Jordan Crane, and David Heatley (Heatley's autobio story in here, "My Sexual History", is one of my favorite comic stories of all time)."
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Kramers Ergot 6
11.  Kramers Ergot 6 by Sammy Harkham
The list author says:
  "Just as great as the last one, and definitely more experimental. Mixes a lot of new groundbreaking comics with some amazing obscure older stuff. To me, the highlight is the new comic by Victor Cayro (aka Bald Eagles)."
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Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories (Love & Rockets)
12.  Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories (Love & Rockets) by Jaime Hernandez
The list author says:
  "The Hernandez Brothers created their series Love and Rockets in the early 80s and helped start the alternative comics revolution. This book collects the majority of Jaime Hernandez's work from Love and Rockets in a big, meaty hardcover edition. Excellent storytelling and beautiful art."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories, A Love and Rockets Book
13.  Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories, A Love and Rockets Book by Gilbert Hernandez
The list author says:
  "Gilbert Hernandez is one of the best storytellers in the field of comics. This book collects his Palomar stories from Love and Rockets. If you like this, check out Love and Rockets X and Poison River (and his current work, of course!)"
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Heartbreak Soup (Love & Rockets)
14.  Heartbreak Soup (Love & Rockets) by Gilbert Hernandez
The list author says:
  "This is the first in a series of smaller, more affordable books that collect Gilbert's comics from Love and Rockets."
$13.39   Used & New from: $4.86
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Maggie the Mechanic (Love & Rockets)
15.  Maggie the Mechanic (Love & Rockets) by Jaime Hernandez
The list author says:
  "Just like the Heartbreak Soup book above, this is a nice, more affordable book to newcomers of Love and Rockets."
$15.03   Used & New from: $7.47
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

American Elf Volume 1: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries Of James Kochalka (v. 1)
16.  American Elf Volume 1: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries Of James Kochalka (v. 1) by James Kochalka
The list author says:
  "Five years of Kochalka's autobiographical comic strip. Each strip captures a moment from his day, usually in four panels. It's amazing how entertaining he makes the comic out of (usually) little moments in his life. Great stuff."
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Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret
17.  Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret by Michael Kupperman
The list author says:
  "Michael Kupperman is one of the funniest people alive. This book is filled with short comics that feature his trademark absurdist sense of humor. If you like this, check out his new series Tales Designed to Thrizzle."
$12.60   Used & New from: $0.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Mad Archives, The: Volume 1 - Issues 1-6
18.  Mad Archives, The: Volume 1 - Issues 1-6 by The Usual Gang of Idiots
The list author says:
  "Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, which started out as a full color comic book, and had the cartooning dream team of Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Wally Wood to illustrate his stories. This collects the first six issues and they are still genuinely funny today."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Batman: Year One
19.  Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "It's hard for me to decide between this and Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. They're both great. This book has incredible artwork by David Mazzucchelli and isn't quite as over the top as some of Miller's other work, which is nice. Jeph Loeb wrote Long Halloween and Dark Victory which are kind of like follow-ups to this book. Don't read them though. They suck."
$8.46   Used & New from: $7.10
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Der Struwwelmaakies
20.  Der Struwwelmaakies by Tony Millionaire
The list author says:
  "Maakies is one of the very few great comic strips these days. Very funny and features beautiful artwork similar to that of a Victorian era illustrator."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Watchmen
21.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "There's a reason this book is on every list of best comics. I've never seen the movie (and never will), but I can't imagine it's any good compared to the book. Moore is one of the best writers in all of comics. So if you like this, check out some of his other books. You can't really go wrong with any of his stuff."
$11.29   Used & New from: $3.28
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,305 customer reviews) | 35 customer discussions

All Star Superman, Vol. 1
22.  All Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Man, I'm usually disappointed by superhero comics when I read them, but this is one of the best I've seen in quite a while. Incredible artwork by Frank Quitely and Morrison's writing is slightly less "out there" than usual, which I like. Also, it's just a straight up good superhero comic and not some lame edgy revisionist crap (e.g. everything by Mark Millar)."
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American Splendor and More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
23.  American Splendor and More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar by Harvey Pekar
The list author says:
  "Harvey Pekar was one of the first writers to show people that comics could be about average Joes. This book collects work from the first decade of his autobiographical comic. The only problem with this book is that the quality of each story really depends on which artist is illustrating it."
$18.36   Used & New from: $2.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

What're You Lookin' At? (Collected Angry Youth Comix, Vol. 1)
24.  What're You Lookin' At? (Collected Angry Youth Comix, Vol. 1) by Johnny Ryan
The list author says:
  "Insanely funny, but not for the easily offended (or even the somewhat-hard-to-offend). If you're into Simpsons, South Park, or Family Guy then you'll probably like this too. Also, check out Ryan's equally funny work in Portajohnny or get your hands on a copy of Comic Book Holocaust, which is filled with Ryan's hilarious, over-the-top comic book/strip parodies."
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The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 (Vol. 1)  (The Complete Peanuts)
25.  The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 (Vol. 1) (The Complete Peanuts) by Charles M. Schulz
The list author says:
  "Charles Schulz is probably the greatest cartoonist of all time."
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Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World
26.  Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World by Seth
The list author says:
  "This isn't considered to be Seth's greatest comic (that title would probably belong to "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken"), but I liked this more than anything else by him. The book is set in a world where rare comics are valuable artifacts and they are hunted down by eccentric millionaires with rocket cars and gyrocopters."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Bottomless Belly Button
27.  Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
The list author says:
  "One of the best and most interesting comics I've seen in a while. Dash Shaw has a very unique style when it comes to his artwork and how he tells a story, but nothing here feels "experimental." This is art created by somebody who knows exactly what they're doing. Totally engaging. Highly recommended."
$26.99   Used & New from: $4.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Omnibus
28.  The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Omnibus by Gilbert Shelton
The list author says:
  "They finally released all the Freak Brothers comics in one big affordable package. A newer generation might look at this and think it's some lame hippie/stoner comic, but it's actually one of the funniest and most clever comics ever made. One of the best comic releases I've seen in a while."
$31.18   Used & New from: $24.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I.  My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began
29.  Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
The list author says:
  "A must read for anyone interested in comics as art. I can't say anything about it that hasn't already been said."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Abandon the Old in Tokyo
30.  Abandon the Old in Tokyo by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
The list author says:
  "Short stories that are mostly about loners and outsiders. Excellent production values for a translated Japanese comic. This is better than the first volume in this series (The Push Man), but that book's also worth reading."
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Summer Blonde
31.  Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine
The list author says:
  "Adrian Tomine has an amazing ability to capture real life better than most artists working in any medium. Also, he is one of the best comic artists working today. This book collects four excellent short stories from Tomine's comic series Optic Nerve. If you like this, check out his earlier work in Sleepwalk or his newer book Shortcomings."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
32.  Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
The list author says:
  "Chris Ware is a genius, but I (and many others) sometimes find his work hard to read because it can be so relentlessly depressing. Jimmy Corrigan is his only really solid complete work, but everything he's done recently starting with volume 16 of his series Acme Novelty Library is also great and maybe even better than his work in this book."
$24.60   Used & New from: $7.24
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, No. 13: An Assorted Sampler of North American Comic Drawings, Strips, and Illustrated Stories
33.  McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, No. 13: An Assorted Sampler of North American Comic Drawings, Strips, and Illustrated Stories by Chris Ware
The list author says:
  "This Chris Ware-edited volume of McSweeney's is a great starting point for somebody new to comics. Features work from some of the industry's biggest talents and essays about comics history and cartoonists."
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Frank Book, The
34.  Frank Book, The by Jim Woodring
The list author says:
  "An excellent comic and a beautifully designed book. This is one of the few comics you can show to just about anyone and they will just look at it and go "Wow"."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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