Best Books of 2007

Top 10 Editors' Picks: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Gunslinger Born, the first collection of the haunting comics adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower, tops our list of the best comics and graphic novels of 2007. See more editors' picks and customers' favorites in our Best of 2007 Store.


1. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
by Peter David
4.5 out of 5 stars (133 customer reviews)
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Marvel
November 7, 2007
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"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King's Roland - an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly ... Read more

2. The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories (The Perry Bible Fellowship)
The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories (The Perry Bible Fellowship)
by Nicholas Gurewitch
4.8 out of 5 stars (73 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Dark Horse
November 6, 2007
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Even the most benevolent impulse is sure to lead to a planet in ruins in this debut collection of Gurewitch's popular Web comic, The Perry Bible Fellowship. The dark, surreal humor is often compared to The Far Side but has an even more brut... Read more

3. The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set
The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set
by Charles M. Schulz
4.7 out of 5 stars (36 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Fantagraphics
August 29, 2006
Hardcover

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Collecting the seventh and eighth volumes of The Complete Peanuts (1963-1964 and 1965-1966) in one handsome collector's slipcase designed by the cartoonist Seth, this is the perfect gift book item.In The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964: "My name is 555 95472 but everyone calls me 5 for short... I have two ... Read more

4. MAD's Greatest Artists: The Completely MAD Don Martin (MAD's Greatest Artists Series)
MAD's Greatest Artists: The Completely MAD Don Martin (MAD's Greatest Artists Series)
by Don Martin
4.7 out of 5 stars (45 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Running Press
October 23, 2007
Hardcover

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"...fans of Don Martin's genius will rejoice in this double-decker omnibus." -- ... Read more

5. Shortcomings
Shortcomings
by Adrian Tomine
4.1 out of 5 stars (69 customer reviews)
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Drawn and Quarterly
October 2, 2007
Hardcover

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Amazon Significant Seven, November 2007: Adrian Tomine draws his mid-twenties slackers with an impeccable, exact line for every slumpy gesture and cultivated rumple. In Shortcomings, this ex-wunderkind tackles a book-length comic for the first time after three collections of stories, and his maturity shows not so much in the ... Read more

6. Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations
Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations
by Jeffrey Brown
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 customer reviews)
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Chronicle Books
March 8, 2007
Hardcover

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Celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown's collection of all-new drawings sweetly illustrates the joys of living with a cat. Featured in ... Read more

7. The Sopratos: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
The Sopratos: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
by Stephan Pastis
4.4 out of 5 stars (12 customer reviews)
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Andrews McMeel Publishing
September 1, 2007
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Pearls is the hottest comic in the newspaper business these days." -... Read more

8. Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
by Douglas Wolk
3.6 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Da Capo Press
July 3, 2007
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Significant Seven, August 2007: With none of the bashful, "comics aren't just for kids any more!" throat-clearing that accompanies most mainstream writing on comics, Douglas Wolk's Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean leaps straight into smart, conversational talk about perhaps the liveliest medium going. ... Read more

9. Alice in Sunderland
Alice in Sunderland
by Bryan Talbot
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 customer reviews)
Currently unavailable
Dark Horse
May 1, 2007
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Talbot's freewheeling, metafictional magnum opus is a map of the curious and delightful territory of its cartoonist's mind, starring himself in multiple roles. The starting point is the history of his hometown, the northeast English city of Sunderland, along with his lifelong fascination with the myths ... Read more

10. The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
by Joss Whedon
4.2 out of 5 stars (150 customer reviews)
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Dark Horse Comics
December 1, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
The newest incarnation of the Buffy comic, written by series creator Whedon, is effectively the new season of the TV series. It plunges right into the show's dense cosmology and doesn't bother to explain anything to neophytes. Regulars will love it, howeve... Read more