Time’s Top 10 Graphic Novels

December 10th, 2007 by | Tags: , , , , ,

Top 10 Graphic Novels – 50 Top 10 Lists of 2007 – TIME

Chris Onstad’s Achewood beat out a bunch of other comics for top graphic novel, including Alan Moore’s Black Dossier and Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman.

My favorite Achewood strip:

A non-favorite strip, but one I love nonetheless:

Congrats, Onstad. You deserve it.

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10 comments to “Time’s Top 10 Graphic Novels”

  1. I’m a bit puzzled by some of the entries on the list (Marvel Zombies at #4? Seriously?) but Achewood definitely deserved a mention. It’s one of the few webcomics I really care about, and the only one I read regularly. Onstad has such a way with words.

    Hard to pick an absolute favorite, but this is one holds a special place in my heart:


  2. Erfworld at #6, what the hell?

    But eh, I don’t read it because I don’t particularly like it, but I can’t disagree with with Achewood at #1, even though it’s a bit of an odd choice.

    Wait a sec, didn’t the PBF book come out in Novemeber? So where the heck is that?

  3. They’re right about Achewood, but this list shows that there simply aren’t 10 worthwhile graphic novels per year, period.

  4. …I really don’t get why Time is supposed to be awesome, even as the voice of the mainstream.

    I’m not just complaining about their picks (I mean… Erfworld? All the webcomics in the world, and they chose… a prettily drawn strip that is mildly amusing and only appeals to a relatively small subculture? (which I realise applies to about 85% of all webcomics, but my point still stands)) but even their articles and opinion pieces are just… meh.

    Context: I last read Time in 2004. Did it get better?

  5. Let me be that obligatory guy: I don’t see what’s so good about Achewood. That strip about Comic Sans up there is about the only one I’ve ever found funny.


  6. Achewood 101: Read it from the beginning.

  7. Achewood is varying levels of funny, but always well-written and engaging.

    My personal favorite, one which is definitely laugh-out-loud funny: http://achewood.com/index.php?date=03162004

    And the Great Outdoor Fight saga = win.

  8. Was Great Outdoor Fight and the face ripping this year or last year? But even allowing for the inclusion of webcomics with NO PRINT VERSION Black Dossier and Marvel Zombies so don’t belong on anyone’s Top 10 list. And I like Erfworld. But Order of the Stick was ON FIRE this last year. AND it has actual print volumes. Hell, it has print volumes that AREN’T ONLINE…

  9. Didn’t really laugh at that one, either. It reminds me a little of Prairie Home Companion.

  10. I’ll through the first 24 strips and come back to this.