The 10 Comics That Could Pass for Literature

The 10 Comics That Could Pass for Literature

It is a widely known fact that comics are not taken seriously. Moet is cheaper Imagine Entertainment comedy for children. What most people do not speak a form of comedy that story.



Stories told by words rather than just drawing. I'm going to argue that we can move to 10 comic literature.

10. Cerebus by Dave Sim


Cerebus one can move to a very exciting comic, a comic literature. You know, if you read it. It ran for 300 issues (1977-2004), and was written and (mostly) illustrated by Dave Sim. Often considered one of the most important in the history of comic self-published comic, it's about a wild aardvark named Cerebus. The first five issues was essentially a parody of Conan. This increase as they wanted to explore this Sim extend any topic. SIM personal philosophy he drew controversy from many people engaged in some of Cerebus. So why is literature?

It used the full extent of the comics medium. Art is something beautiful and not just at the edges. Cerebus story plays with texture and talks about some drug content. As well as the creation of an interesting character. Although they say. I do not think that all this especially literary. I think "High Society" arc was the most literary. The rest are very good.

9. The Unwritten by Mike Carey


Unwritten Joe Wilson Taylor is the son of a famous writer named Tom Taylor is a comedy about a man named. Taylor Wilson wrote a series of books about a young wizard with the same name as his son. Taylor Wilson has been missing for many years. A series of strange things start happening to Tom Taylor stays away from his father's reputation for a while. The first is a very simple thriller plot, but it talks about some very heady themes soon.

Unwritten filled with numerous literary references and themes is a great series. Legends and stories are thinking about themselves. Fame, such as, childhood, comic cover topics relationship between fiction and reality. It's great literary works and to be familiar with some of the ideas behind their work. About half way through the series of literary merit in itself is something beyond the popular comic book series Fables. But I did not find them to be very good moments. However, the writing can move 'in the literature that came in at number nine comics.

8. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli


Asterios Polyp Asterios name is a story about being an architect and professor and certainly one can move those comic literature. I think humor is one thing that they are often larger than life characters. This is a character rather than a "can relate to life from" the protagonist of all the people in one way or another. A "lost soul" a broken marriage and struggle with the inability to relate to others, enhance the story of David Mazzuchelli art, but do not tell the story. Art personality types in different characters used to display. These characters visually, is a very strange, but it is an effective technique that a lot of the conversation without having to use the exhibition.

Full of literary references. Greek myths, architectural styles and ideas such as fate and destiny are at work. These references and themes are not just for show. They are part of what makes the story work.

7. Essex County by Jeff Lemire


Essex County Essex County is a series of short stories about the lives of people living in the small town. The stories detail not only their lives but also their hopes and dreams. We as humans have different hopes and dreams, our lives. Some of those dreams we do not meet some of them. It is a part of life. Such themes are universal and relatable comedy to make and that we did not meet, or to feel compassion for the people to reach their dreams.

In many ways it's like Essex County Asterios Polyp. As the blanket art can rarely associated with the characters in one way or another almost all of us. We do not get to know the characters much in the Essex County Asterios Polyp. Do we understand their emotions and feelings. "Essex County" is the core can move to one of those comic literature.

6. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel


Home entertainment is a memoir of the life of Alison Bechdel. Her father and I like sexuality, suicide, and focusing on its relationship with the themes of literature in life, Bechdel talks would succeed and deeply honest. Ellison Bechdel precision with the narrative structure and narrative writing toys often. Working class literary form the backbone of this particular story.

Story telling and art is used to describe the emotions and themes of each chapter. All jokes should strive for. Instead of "saying" should "show". The narrative structure and art Bechdel time to show her emotional state with deeply allow to tell a story that is personal. In many ways it is the first to be both a comedy and a memoir Fun Home.

5. Planetary by Warren Ellis


To investigate some of the more bizarre and strange things of planets in the universe is about a secret organization dedicated. Characters talk and direct travel to bizarre scenes in the book gradually uncover the mysteries of the organization and its founder, each time with different creatures and creation. Lost is the closest planets. To focus on all the characters in the series and uses the serial narrative to build a world at the same time.

Beyond the simple planetary source and Pulp Fiction is about would be if they were some of the popular characters and stories today. Godzilla characters like Sherlock Holmes or no longer have the same effect. Once a self-aware planetary commentary and how much we have changed as a culture, he said. Great commentary and rich story of a fictional planet offers all the while being extremely entertaining. Came fifth on our list can move to the groups' 10 comic literature.

4. The Arrival by Shaun Tan


Advent is a comedy without words. I prefer this kind of personal style. Some comics you can not tell a story without words. Our story focuses on a man to leave his home and travel to a land that is very different from what they used to be. Shaun Tan is not exactly subtle about what is really talking about this book. This is not a bad thing though, far from it. Knowing that I have to let art wash on the immigrant experience.

The protagonist speak words that are not used and do not understand and can not telling. Story, color, combined with excellent illustrations, managed to immerse the reader in the immigrant experience. Arrival can be enjoyed by anyone is a fine work of art.

3. The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb


An adaptation of, along with the book of Genesis, can move to the Book of Genesis and literature is one of those comics. Robert crumb using a wide arsenal of tones and styles in this comic. The book-to-comic adaptation out more often and bits of prose. Not so with the Book of Genesis. crumb of each word included in the original book. The first sounds boring, but the crumb is a very interesting experience found myself glued to it.

It is an adaptation, I would say. It subverts some ways. It does this by reviewing our source and its price. Like all literature, is to interpret it. Some of this may be a religious debate. After all, crumb is an atheist. However I think it is the wrong way of looking at this. The crumb is a very good reflection of the Book of Genesis and I think he wants to speak for the art itself.

2. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa


Scrooge McDuck? Literature? Yes, it is for comics Pulp Fiction has to imagine the Lord of the Rings. Scrooge McDuck Don Rosa, who we all know as well as Donald Duck's uncle writes about the life of a famous Disney character. Don Rosa was inspired by Carl Barks. Fisted and bark used to write about Donald. His stories often very pulpy but very fun and engaging.

Don Rosa does an excellent job of blending classic pulp fiction elements and characters we all know and love. He is like Rudyard Kipling, takes inspiration from the barks and of course Karl writers as H. Rider Haggard. Scrooge McDuck is the epic story of how he amassed his fortune. During the trip we see a variety of interesting places. Scrooge like a journey through the snowy mountains and vast desert areas. To 1947. It could pass for Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck 'comedy came in No. 2 on our list of literature that takes place between the year 1877.

1. WE3 by Grant Morrison


I love Grant Morrison. He is my favorite comic writer and I love most things done. In the history of this list, Invisibles was tempted to put my favorite comic of all time. Because it is much more focused and overall make WE3 instead of on a very tight package. WE3 is the story of three animals that have been turned into weapons. They are holding their escape from the facility and chased down by the army. Homeward Bound is a lot, much more violent.

At its core, WE3 humans often have a story about how very inhuman. How we try to impose suffering on animals and human beings. A tremendous amount of good in us that we should not try to deny or hide behind a mechanical barrier. I WE3 a very sad story, but found it to be very heartwarming and uplifting.

10 Comics That Could Pass for Literature


  1. WE3 by Grant Morrison
  2. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa
  3. The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb
  4. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  5. Planetary by Warren Ellis
  6. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  7. Essex County by Jeff Lemire
  8. Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
  9. The Unwritten by Mike Carey
  10. Cerebus by Dave Sim