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

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'Stray Bullets,' David Lapham
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37. 'Stray Bullets,' David Lapham

Appearing in that post-Pulp Fiction moment in 1995 right when comics fans were primed for it, Stray Bullets — self-published by Lapham and his wife — was the perfect black and white, decade-spanning noir saga for the moment. The artist went on to write all sorts of comics (including the beyond-bizarre Young Liars) and revived Bullets in March of this year.

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