Graphic Novels for Every Fantasy Fan

I have been a fantasy lover for a long time, but in the last few years I have started to really get into graphic novels. A friend of mine handed me the book Daytripper by Fabio Moon and I was totally hooked. Since then, I’ve picked up a lot of graphic novels and have found that my absolute favorites are in the fantasy genre (of course). There’s something so special about a beautifully illustrated, fantastical tale with world building that is truly immersive. If you’re a fantasy fan looking to get into graphic novels, or if you’re a lifelong graphic novel reader, there’s something on this list for you!

If you love fairytales, try this romantic, captivating story about a woman and her guard searching for an assassin in court: Sleepless by Sarah Vaughn

If you’re a fan of portal fantasies, grab this compelling, suspenseful tale following a young boy who disappears without a trace only to reappear one year later as a grown man on a mission: Birthright by Joshua Williamson

Drawing from Balkan history, this dark, multifaceted fantasy about a young boy whose fate changes when he meets a mysterious prisoner is perfect for fans of alternate histories: The Highest House by Mike Carey

If you like legends and folk stories, try this atmospheric, fast-paced series opener about a secret society populated by the infamous inhabitants of folklore: Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Here for the swordplay and sorcery? Grab this darkly humorous, beautifully illustrated comic about a group of adventurers on a quest that turns out to be a trap: Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe

If you love adventure fantasy, pick up this fast-paced, dramatic tale following a jaded woman who is forced to return to the life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy her world: Shutter: Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge

If you’re a fan of whimsical humor, this romantic, engaging story about a teen witch and a werewolf is a refreshing read: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

When the wizards of the Autumnlands reach through time to bring back a hero, they don’t get the savior they expected in this atmospheric fantasy perfect for fans of “The Chosen One” trope: The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw by Kurt Busiek

If you like dark, supernatural fantasies and strong world building, try this moody, intricately plotted fantasy following the Sandman on a journey to regain lost objects of power: The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

With bold, evocative illustrations and a haunting tone, this story of a woman who defies convention and faces foes that threaten her kingdom is perfect for fans of adventure fantasy: From Under Mountains by Claire Gibson

If you love bloody, action-packed fantasy, pick up this dark story of immortal soldiers-turned-mercenaries: The Old Guard: Opening Fire by Greg Rucka

If you like your fantasy with a healthy dose of offbeat humor, this charming story of a blossoming romance between a vampire and a werewolf is a great choice: Fangs by Sarah Andersen

Are you a fan of science fantasy? Grab this adventurous saga about an unlikely alliance between the sole surviving Sand Master and a mysterious Darksider: White Sand by Brandon Sanderson

Based on a Breton folktale, this haunting, compelling story about two sisters who find themselves on diverging paths is perfect for fans of fantasy with court intrigue: The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson 

Love hard-hitting noir? Give this creepy, gritty story following a tabloid reporter investigating a series of grisly crimes a try: Abbott by Saladin Ahmed

If you like Dungeons & Dragons, grab this charming, offbeat story about an odd trio on an adventure for which they’re poorly equipped: The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Travis McElroy

If you’re a fan of dark fantasy, this creepy, fast-paced fantasy about a young man haunted by visions of a dark world may be a perfect choice: Dark one by Jackson Lanzing

Every 90 years, 12 god are reincarnated as humans for a mere two years before they die in this fast-paced, suspenseful story made for fans of mythology: The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen

If you like your fantasy led by LGBTQIA+ characters, try this creepy story of a teen who is dragged to a dark, fantastical place and must struggle to find their way home: Bright World by Stan Stanley

If you love historical fantasy, check out this atmospheric, intricately plotted tale following an assembly of immortal alchemists from across history: Knights of Heliopolis by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Obsessed with fierce female leads? Pick up this gritty, Western-influenced story with inventive illustrations telling the origin story of Death’s daughter: Pretty Deadly: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick

A society of tiny people struggle to survive in the woods in this bleak, unsettling, anti-fairytale perfect for fans of horror fantasy: Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann

If you like folklore, pick up this charming, hilarious story about two women who become unlikely friends as they navigate supernatural phenomena in their sleepy town: Steeple by John Allison

If you’re a fan of epic fantasy, grab this lavishly illustrated, compelling tale of an exiled princess seeking allies to regain the throne: The Golden Age by Roxanne Moreil

This dramatic, fast-paced story following a young woman who must rescue her sister from a hidden magical world is perfect for fans of edgy urban fantasy: Blackbird: The Great Beast by Sam Humphries

What’s your favorite fantasy graphic novel? Let me know in the comments so I can add to my TBR!

Published by Kristi

Hi there! I am Kristi, a book obsessed human with strong opinions. Join me as I read across genres and do the work to find you the best of the best books.

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