5 Fantastic Graphic Novels

These books are topical, complex and well written. They're also illustrated

With so many movies now based on comic books, you might get a craving to see where Hollywood goes for inspiration. Here are five graphic novels that haven't been turned into movies—yet. Read them before the studios do. One caveat, though: no muscle flexing here, except maybe of your brain.

ICE HAVEN

DANIEL CLOWES

Already a master at creating hilarious stories about alienated weirdos, most famously in Ghost World, Clowes has more recently been exploring the formal properties of graphical storytelling. Inspired by the overlapping style of director Robert Altman, Ice Haven weaves more than 30 short strips into one cohesive...

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