The Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2018

From indies to the Big Two, it's been a stellar year for comics.
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The Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2018 Marvel Comics

It's been a stellar year for comics: Marvel gave us Evan Narcisse's compelling origin saga Rise of the Black Panther while DC flipped the script on the Caped Crusader and the Joker in Batman: White Knight. And independent publishers continued to remind us how inventive and inclusive the medium can be, with graphic novels like Bingo Love and My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, and new installments of East is West, Monstress and Descender.

Which trade paperbacks and original graphic novels topped our list for 2018? Click through to find out.

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