Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Fantasy Comic books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (2019)
- Comic & Fantasy Artist’s Photo Reference: Colossal Collection of Action Poses (2011)
- World’s End Harem: Fantasia, Vol. 1 (2019)
- Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures (Dover Art Instruction) (2019)
- Blank Comic Book: Variety of Templates, 2-9 panel layouts, draw your own Comics (2017)
- The Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Revised and Updated) (2016)
- The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic (2001)
- Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC Comics) (1997)
- Granblue Fantasy (Manga) 2 (2019)
- Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from Fantasy Legends (Fox Chapel Publishing) Dozens of In-Depth Interviews & Workshops (2018)
- Steve Ditko in Outer Space: Ten Classic Sci-Fi Comics by the Master of Amazing Fantasy! (2019)
- Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy (2012)
Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (2019)
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (WicDiv, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic. DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players.
Comic & Fantasy Artist’s Photo Reference: Colossal Collection of Action Poses (2011)
Created specifically for comic book and fantasy artists, the Colossal Collection of Action Poses features page after page of energetic, high quality, artfully composed reference photos. This isn?t your average visual aid full of boring, lifeless models in the same staid poses. In this book, you get (Karate chop to the head!) (Leaping out of danger!) (I?ve been shot!).
World’s End Harem: Fantasia, Vol. 1 (2019)
In a world of swords and sorcery, Lord Arc–heir to the modest land of Nagara–is a gentle soul thrown around by political forces. After watching Aurelia, his long-time love, end up promised to a more powerful man, Arc curses his weakness–until a seductive Dark Elf appears, promising him strength beyond his wildest dreams.
Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures (Dover Art Instruction) (2019)
When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters.
Blank Comic Book: Variety of Templates, 2-9 panel layouts, draw your own Comics (2017)
Draw your own Comics with this Blank Comic Book. This Blank Comic book has:110 pages of Variety of panel action layout templates ranging from 2 panels to 9 panel layouts. Good Quality white paper.Size 8.5 x11 (large). High quality Matte cover.Perfect for sketching and drawing Comic strips.Suitable for students, artists, teens, kids and adults.
The Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Revised and Updated) (2016)
“Mike Madrid is doing God’s work. . . . mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure.” ComicsAlliance”Sharp and lively . . . [Madrid] clearly loves this stuff.
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic (2001)
When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse.
Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC Comics) (1997)
Collects Batman #1, 4, 63, 73,-74, 110, 159, 163, 251, & 321, Detective Comics #168 & 475-476, World’s Finest #61 & 88, Brave & the Bold #111, Joker #3, Batman Kellogg’s Special, and Batman newspaper strips featuring the Joker. Introduction by Mike Gold.
Granblue Fantasy (Manga) 2 (2019)
Ever since his father ran off in search of the mystical island in the sky, Estalucia, Gran has lived alone. Until one day, a girl named Lyria makes a daring escape from the army, ending in an airship falling off a cliff, and squashing Gran! When he comes to, he’s back in one piece, but he’s forced to join Lyria on the run. The entire world seems to be after the mysterious powers she used to revive him!
Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from Fantasy Legends (Fox Chapel Publishing) Dozens of In-Depth Interviews & Workshops (2018)
Uncover the secrets of the fantasy art masters! Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition is the ultimate guide to fantasy, sci-fi, and comic art techniques, advice, and theory. Packed with in-depth interviews and amazing workshops from the biggest names in the genre, you’ll learn everything you need to know to paint like these fantasy art masters, with advice from legendary talents like Frank Frazetta, H.R.
Steve Ditko in Outer Space: Ten Classic Sci-Fi Comics by the Master of Amazing Fantasy! (2019)
Collecting ALL of STEVE DITKO’s Science Fiction Stories from CHARLTON COMICS’ Series OUTER SPACE for the FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME!The original vintage comics from the 1950s, cleaned up and remastered for YOUR reading pleasure!CONTENTSFIRST ON MERCURY The Vinson Expedition didn’t expect to find any life on the planet Mercury… but what was the cause of the planet’s ground quakes?
Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy (2012)
Finally—a knitting book for nerds who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and manga!The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds.
Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some fantasy comic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics
Author(s): Darieck Scott
ID: 3628130, Publisher: New York University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 40 Mb, Format: pdf
Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero
Author(s): Anna F. Peppard (editor)
ID: 2966852, Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2020, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
The British Comic Book Invasion: Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison and the Evolution of the American Style
Author(s): Jochen Ecke; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan III
ID: 3037693, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.