I love well written graphic novels, for the often elegant storytelling, combining words and pictures. And I hope a lot of my fellow writers do. This thread is for recommending graphic novels, the key world being novels. Not comic strips (like Garfield) but comics that tell a story spanning over a bunch of pages at least, to over thousands of pages. Stories with a beginning or a end. It doesn't matter if the graphic novels av Western or Asian, or from somewhere else. It can be a traditional comic or an illustrated novel. It not okay to say some never ending publication/franchise, (like Spiderman) but it okay if you define a well defined story arch within the franchise (The Onslaught story arch in Xmen ) with a defined beginning and an end. Bring on your recommendations people!