Drawn Out: The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

Disaffected hipsters, cyberpunk dystopias, cranky ducks and boy geniuses: here are the greatest comic-story collections that don't feature caped crusaders


'Safe Area Gorazde,' Joe Sacco

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Joe Sacco is one of the medium's premier journalists; that he has focused on war-torn regions makes his work feel that much more vital and impressive. His books on the Middle East (Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza) are excellent, but this monumental 2000 book about the Bosnian War — mixing Sacco's time in mid-90s Bosnia with interviews of those living in (or rather, stuck in) the Gorazde — is a great place to start.

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