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Top 100 Comic Book One-Shots and Graphic Novels Master List

We recently finished a countdown of your picks for the top comic book one-shots, "done in one" stories and original graphic novels. Here is the master list of the entire countdown. Click on any entry on the countdown to see a write-up on that entry, as well as some sample pages of art from the comic. The list is split into two 50 entry lists, Top 50 One-Shots and "Done in One" stories and Top 50 Original Graphic Novels.

TOP 50 ONE-SHOTS AND "DONE IN ONE STORIES"

50. "Maybe Next Year" Peter Parker: Spider-Man #33 (2001)

49. "With Great Power Comes Great Coincidence" Deadpool #11 (1997)

48. "Ghosts" Batman: Ghosts Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 (1995)

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47. “Of Thee I Sing” Hitman #34 (1998)

46. “Another Cold Morning” Transmetropolitan #8 (1998)

45. “Wounded Wolf” Uncanny X-Men #205 (1986)

44. “Nobody Dies” Flash #54 (1991)

43. “Calliope” Sandman #17 (1990)

42. “Judgment Day” Weird Fantasy #18 (1952)

41. “24 Hours” Wolverine #10 (1989)

40. “Terror in a Tiny Town” Fantastic Four #236 (1981)

39. “Last Night” Marvel Fanfare #15 (1984)

38. “The Amazing Screw-On Head” (2001)

37. “Who Is Donna Troy?” New Teen Titans #38 (1983)

36. Spider-Man versus Wolverine (1987)

35. “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!” Green Lantern #76 (1970)

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34. “In Dreams” Astro City #1 (1995)

33. “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne” The Brave and the Bold #197 (1983)

32. “Flashing Back” Flash #0 (1994)

31. “Confessions” Ultimate Spider-Man #13 (2001)

30. “The Good, The Bad and the Uncanny” Silver Surfer #4 (1968)

29. “The Joker’s Five-Way Revenge” Batman #251 (1973)

28. “Master Race” Impact #1 (1955)

27. “There Is No Hope In Crime Alley” Detective Comics #457 (1975)

26. "The Fantastic Four" Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

25. “A League Divided” Justice League of America #200 (1981)

24. “Captain America Joins … the Avengers!” Avengers #4 (1964)

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23. “To Kill a Legend” Detective Comics #500 (1980)

22. “Demon” Uncanny X-Men #143 (1980)

21. “The Pact” New Gods #7 (1971)

20. “Roulette” Daredevil #191 (1982)

19. “Second Genesis” Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)

18. “Even an Android Can Cry” Avengers #58 (1968)

17. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Sandman #19 (1990)

16. “X-Animations” X-Factor #87 (1992)

15. “Silent Interlude” G.I. Joe #21 (1984)

14. “In Mortal Combat With … the Sub-Mariner” Daredevil #7 (1965)

13. “Ramadan” Sandman #50 (1993)

12. “Return to Krypton” Superman #141 (1960)

10. “The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man” Amazing Spider-Man #248 (1983)

9. “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” Action Comics #775 (2001)

8. “Men of Good Fortune” Sandman #13 (1989)

7. The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1 (1993)

6. “The Anatomy Lesson” Swamp Thing #21 (1983)

5. “Spider-Man!” Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)

4. “The Coyote Gospel” Animal Man #5 (1988)

3. “This Man, This Monster” Fantastic Four #51 (1966)

2. “The Nearness of You” Astro City 1/2 (1997)

1. “For the Man Who Has Everything” Superman Annual #11 (1985)

TOP 50 ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS

50. The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire (2012)

49. Dropsie Avenue by Will Eisner (1995)

48. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley (2014)

47. Blackmark by Gil Kane and Archie Goodwin (1971)

46. Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (2008)

45. Batman: Ego by Darwyn Cooke (2000)

44. Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker (1990)

43. Jungle Book by Harvey Kurtzman (1959)

42. March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (2013-2016)

41. Mystery Play by Grant Morrison and Jon J. Muth (1994)

40. Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco (2000)

39. The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden (2015)

37. Obelix and Co. by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (1976)

36. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris (2017)

35. Pedro and Me by Judd Winick (2000)

34. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (2014)

33. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (2006)

32. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (2015)

31. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (2006)

30. "New Mutants" Marvel Graphic Novel #4 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod (1982)

29. Tricked by Alex Robinson (2005)

28. "Dreadstar" Marvel Graphic Novel #3 by Jim Starlin (1982) (1982)

27. Patience by Daniel Clowes (2016)

25. Stitches: A Memoir by David Small (2009)

24. Fax from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert (1996)

23. The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (1994)

22. Here by Richard Maguire (2014)

21. Gotham by Gaslight by Brian Augustyn, Mike Mignola and P. Craig Russell (1989)

20. "Love and War" Marvel Graphic Novel #24 by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz (1986)

19. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Bergderf (2012)

18. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse (1995)

17. Elektra Lives Again by Frank Miller (1990)

16. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (2010)

14. Wilson by Daniel Clowes (2010)

13. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud (1993)

12. Enemy Ace: War Idyll by George Pratt (1990)

11. JLA: Earth Two by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (1999)

10. Blankets by Craig Thompson (2003)

9. "Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom - Triumph and Torment" Marvel Graphic Novel #49 by Roger Stern, Mike Mignola and Mark Badger (1989)

8. A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner (1978)

7. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (2000)

6. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (2006)

5. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (2009)

3. "The Death of Captain Marvel" Marvel Graphic Novel #1 by Jim Starlin (1982)

2. The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (1988)

1. "God Loves, Man Kills" Marvel Graphic Novel #5 by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson (1982)

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