Amazon reveals best comics and graphic novels of 2014

Reminding us that the holiday-shopping season is closer than we think, the editors of Amazon.com have announced their Best Books of 2014, which naturally includes comics and graphic novels.

Roz Chast's graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Kirkus Prize for nonfiction, we selected best in the category; the list is organized in best-selling order.

    • The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman (Andrews McMeel)
    • Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleaseant?, by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
    • Saga Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
    • Seconds: A Graphic Novel, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine)
    • The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 Hardcover, by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins)
    • Batman: A Visual History, by Matthew K. Manning (foreword by Frank Miller) (DK Publishing)
    • Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
    • Sugar Skull, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
    • Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus, by Kelly, James Felder, Stan Lee, Ed McGuinness, Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang, Shannon Denton, Pete Woods and Rob Liefeld (Marvel)
    • Beautiful Darkness, by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoet, translated by Helge Dasher (Drawn & Quarterly)
    • The Harlem Hellfighters, by Max Brooks and Canaan White) (Broadway Books)
    • Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (DC/Vertigo)
    • This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (First Second)
    • Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
    • The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second)
    • How to Be Happy, by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
    • Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, by Box Brown (First Second)
    • The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)
    • The Love Bunglers, by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
    • Ant Colony, by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)

    It's also worth noting that Chast's Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, O'Malley's Seconds and, although not a comic, Randall Munroe's book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Houghton Mifflin) were also among the 100 best books of the year,

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