Two more Best Graphic Novels of 2016 lists have appeared recently, from New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, and from Barnes & Noble’s Ross Johnson.

Vulture’s list (see original article for commentary) had a surprise winner when compared to other lists, but perhaps not so surprising when considering the ubiquity of its character (see “Fantagraphics, Creator Condemn Use of Pepe the Frog”):

  1. Boy’s Club, by Matt Furie (Fantagraphics)
  2. Panther, by Brecht Evans, Michele Hutchison, Laura Watkinson (Drawn & Quarterly)
  3. Secret Wars, by Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, Ive Svorcina, and Paul Renaud (Marvel)
  4. Vision Vol. 1:  Little Worse than a Man, and Vol. 2:  Little Better than a Beast, by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Jordie Bellaire, and Michael Walsh (Marvel)
  5. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories, by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)
  6. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 4:  I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It (by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Jacob Chabot, Andy Hirsch, Rico Renzi, Joey Ellis, Tom Fowler, David Malki, Braden Lamb, Chris Schweizer, and Kyle Starks (Marvel)
  7. Patience, by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics)
  8. March:  Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  9. Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier and Braden Lamb (Scholastic)
  10. Rolling Blackouts:  Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, by Sarah Glidden (Drawn & Quarterly)

Ross Johnson’s list for Barnes & Noble was un-numbered, but in this order (for full commentary, see his post):

  • Black Panther:  A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1, by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze (Marvel)
  • Paper Girls, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Image)
  • Faith, Vol. 1:  Hollywood and Vine, by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage (Valiant)
  • Doctor Strange, Vol. 1:  The Way of the Weird, by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo (Marvel)
  • Omega Men:  The Complete Series, by Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda (DC)
  • Vision, Vol. 1:  Little Worse than a Man, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta (Marvel)
  • Monstress, Vol. 1:  Awakening, by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1:  BFF, by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos (Marvel)
  • Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 1: Atomic Garden, by Rick Remender and Sean Murphy (Image)
  • Doom Patrol, by Grant Morrison and Richard Case (DC)
  • Invader Zim, Vol. 1, by Jhonen Vasquez, and Eric Trueheart (Oni)
  • Star Wars, Vol. 1, by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, Simone Bianchi, Stuart Immonen (Marvel)
  • Star Wars:  Darth Vader, Vol. 1, by Kieren Gillen and Salvador Larroca (Marvel)
  • Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1:  Greater Power, by Jason Latour and Robbie Rodreguez (Marvel)
  • All-New Wolverine, Vol. 1:  The Four Sisters, by Tom Taylor, and David Lopez (Marvel)
  • The White Donkey:  Terminal Lance, by Maximilian Uriarte (Little, Brown)
  • Mockingbird, Vol. 1:  I Can Explain, by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk (Marvel)
  • Black Widow, Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted, by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (Marvel)
  • Rick and Morty, Vol. 2, by Zac Gorman (Oni)
  • Saga, Vol. 6, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • ODY-C: Cycle One, by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward (Image)
  • March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  • Giant Days, Vol. 2, by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar (BOOM! Box)
  • Wonder Woman:  Earth One, Vol. 1, by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette (DC)
  • Wonder Woman ’77, Vol. 1, by Marc Andreyko, Drew Johnson, and Matt Haley (DC)
  • Aquaman, Vol. 7:  Exiled, by Cullen Bunn (DC)
  • Joyride, Vol. 1, by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To, and Irma Kniivila (BOOM!)
  • We(l)come Back Vol. 1, by Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (BOOM!)
  • Blue Monday, Vol. 1:  The Kids Are Alright, by Chynna Clugston-Flores (Image)
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 3:  Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now, by Ryan North, and Erica Henderson (Marvel)

Other best of 2016 lists include: