Monday, February 27, 2012

Top 100 Comics List

I was browsing Wikipedia (i know i know) but specifically looking up stuff about the Comics Journal and I came across this. So I am sharing. Perhaps I should make it my goal to read through all of these (minus the ones I already have read, obviously!) by the end of next year. Comic Connoisseur in training, go!


Top 100 Comics list

The Journal published a 20th-century comics canon in its 210th issue (February 1999). To compile the list, eight contributors and editors made eight separate top 100 (or fewer than 100 for some) lists of American works. These eight lists were then informally combined, and tweaked into an ordered list.[20]

  1. Krazy Kat by George Herriman
  2. Peanuts by Charles Schulz
  3. Pogo by Walt Kelly
  4. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  5. Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay
  6. Feiffer by Jules Feiffer
  7. Donald Duck by Carl Barks
  8. Mad Comics by Harvey Kurtzman and various
  9. Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green
  10. The Weirdo stories of Robert Crumb
  11. Thimble Theatre by E.C. Segar
  12. EC's "New Trend" war comics by Harvey Kurtzman and various
  13. Wigwam Bam (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  14. Blood of Palomar (L&R) by Gilbert Hernandez
  15. The Spirit by Will Eisner
  16. RAW Magazine, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly
  17. The Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware
  18. Polly and Her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
  19. The Sketchbooks of Robert Crumb
  20. Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks
  21. The New Yorker cartoons of Peter Arno
  22. The Death of Speedy Ortíz (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  23. Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff
  24. Flies on the Ceiling (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  25. Wash Tubbs by Roy Crane
  26. The Jungle Book by Harvey Kurtzman
  27. Palestine by Joe Sacco
  28. The Mishkin saga by Kim Deitch
  29. Gasoline Alley by Frank King
  30. The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  31. Poison River (L&R) by Gilbert Hernandez
  32. Plastic Man by Jack Cole
  33. Dick Tracy by Chester Gould
  34. The theatrical caricatures of Al Hirschfeld
  35. The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
  36. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  37. Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau
  38. The autobiographical comics from Yummy Fur by Chester Brown
  39. The editorial cartoons of Pat Oliphant
  40. The Kin-der-Kids by Lyonel Feininger
  41. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
  42. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  43. Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  44. The Idiots Abroad (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides
  45. Paul Auster's City of Glass by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli
  46. Cages by Dave McKean
  47. The Buddy Bradley saga by Peter Bagge
  48. The cartoons of James Thurber
  49. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  50. Tantrum by Jules Feiffer
  51. The Alec stories of Eddie Campbell
  52. It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken by Seth
  53. The editorial cartoons of Herblock
  54. EC's "New Trend" horror comics by Al Feldstein and various
  55. The Frank stories by Jim Woodring
  56. Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer by Ben Katchor
  57. A Contract with God by Will Eisner
  58. The New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams
  59. Little Lulu by John Stanley
  60. Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin
  61. American Splendor #1-10 by Harvey Pekar and various
  62. Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
  63. Hey Look! by Harvey Kurtzman
  64. Goodman Beaver by Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder
  65. Bringing Up Father by George McManus
  66. Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith
  67. The Passport by Saul Steinberg
  68. Barnaby by Crockett Johnson
  69. God's Man by Lynd Ward
  70. Jimbo by Gary Panter
  71. The Book of Jim by Jim Woodring
  72. The short stories in Rubber Blanket by David Mazzucchelli
  73. The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick
  74. Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry
  75. Black Hole by Charles Burns
  76. The Master Race story by Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein
  77. Li'l Abner by Al Capp
  78. Sugar and Spike by Sheldon Mayer
  79. Captain Marvel by C. C. Beck
  80. Zap Comix by Robert Crumb and various
  81. The Lily stories (Daddy's Girl) by Debbie Drechsler
  82. Caricature by Daniel Clowes
  83. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  84. Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker
  85. The Willie and Joe cartoons of Bill Mauldin
  86. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
  87. The New Yorker cartoons of George Price
  88. Jack Kirby's Fourth World by Jack Kirby
  89. The autobiographical comics of Spain Rodriguez
  90. Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  91. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  92. The "Pictopia" story by Alan Moore and Don Simpson
  93. Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham
  94. The humor comics of Basil Wolverton
  95. Los Tejanos by Jack Jackson (alias Jaxon)
  96. The Dirty Plotte series by Julie Doucet
  97. The Hannah Story by Carol Tyler
  98. Barney Google by Billy DeBeck
  99. The Bungle Family by Harry J. Tuthill
  100. Prince Valiant by Hal Foster

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