If comics and graphic novels are your thing, then there's no way you can pass on these gems. Innovative, intricate, and inventive, these titles are some of the best out there. Looking for a new series to dive into? Take a look at the collection we've put together and you're sure to find a few you can't resist.
Matt Fraction£8.99 £8.36
Suzie's an ordinary girl with possibly the most bizarre superpower ever - when she has sex, time stops. No, that's not a metaphor - time literally freezes around her. When she meets a nice boy with the exact same power, the two of them decide to put their strange skill to good use - and begin a career as bank robbers. Well, who wouldn't? A quick-witted and frequently hilarious caper comedy with a love story at its heart, Matt Fraction's new series was an instant hit.
Dan Slott£29.50 £27.43
Jade giantess She-Hulk doesn't just fight crime with the Avengers - by day, she's also a superhuman lawyer. Recruited to serve on some of the strangest legal cases ever brought before a court, She-Hulk must utilise both her brains and her brawn to solve them. The perfect read for long-time fans and those new to the Marvel Universe, Dan Slott's take on She-Hulk is a true masterpiece, loaded with inventive characters and intricate storytelling.
Frank Miller£15.99 £14.87
Frank Miller's innovative take on Batman smashed boundaries and was met with critical acclaim upon release. Now, more than thirty years on, read the story that totally redefined the comic-book industry. A decade ago, Batman retired - and Gotham City descended into depravity and lawlessness. Now it's time for him to return - but Batman isn't the same man he once was, and his crusade will lead him into conflict with those he once counted as his greatest allies. A spectacular and genre-defining classic.
Rick Remender£8.99 £8.36
It should have been the most glorious scientific accomplishment ever made. Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has achieved the unthinkable and opened a hole in the fabric of reality. But outside the living universe is not a brave new world - it's chaos. Shipwrecked, Grant and his team are adrift in an eternity of nightmarish alien worlds, battling half-formed horrors and ghostly creatures from beyond their deepest nightmares. A must-read for fans of inventive sci-fi, Black Science is a thrilling new saga from an outstanding creative team.
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess£14.99 £13.94
A mesmerising adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved fairytale. When young Tristran Thorn pledges his heart to the most beautiful girl in his village, he volunteers to cross the wall and journey into the magical land of Faerie to retrieve a fallen star in exchange for her hand in marriage. But he's not the only one in search of the star... A fantastical journey unlike any other, this story is one you will never forget.
Charles Burns£20.00 £18.60
A group of teenagers in 1970s Suburban Seattle fall victim to an infectious sexually-transmitted infection. Nothing out of the ordinary... except for the fact that everyone who gets it experiences strange and horrific mutations. Curling horns, molting skin... and that's without a spate of violent murders to deal with. Featuring gloriously intricate and detailed illustrations as well as a rollicking and twisty plot, Black Hole is a high-octane romp like nothing you've ever read.
Alison Bechdel£12.99 £12.08
Described as 'a sapphic graphic treat’ by the Times, Alison Bechdel's literary memoir is a heartfelt and at times devastating tale of family and identity. Examining the often-complex relationship between a distant father and his emotionally confused daughter, Fun Home is a story told in exquisitely beautiful visuals.
Marcel Proust, Stephane Heuet, et al.£13.99 £13.01
Proust's masterwork In Search of Lost Time is adapted here for a new audience. Crossing back and forth across different time periods and featuring a vast amount of characters, the humour and insight of the original novel is ably captured here in gorgeous illustrations. Readers will also find a Proust family tree, a glossary of terms, and a map of Paris to further enrich and contextualise the story. A dazzling adaptation, In Search of Time is essential reading for any lover of classic literature.
Brian K Vaughan£53.99 £50.21
Brian K Vaughn's hit series is collected here in a jam-packed omnibus edition. When two soldiers fighting on opposite sides of a colossal galactic war fall in love, the birth of their daughter threatens both of their lives. An immense star-spanning epic, Saga throws readers into a bold and dizzyingly vast new world.