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Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should Read

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.

1. Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (2019)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadTHE 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. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “”Goth Jumanji””, but that’s only the tip of this obsidian iceberg.Collects issues #1-5 of DIE…
Author(s): Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans

2. Comic & Fantasy Artist’s Photo Reference: Colossal Collection of Action Poses (2011)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadCreated 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!). Running, flying, kicking, wielding weapons, it?s all here, along with a great selection of casual activities (talking on the phone, getting dressed, drinking) for carrying your storyline forward. The…
Author(s): Buddy Scalera , Amanda Connor, et al.

3. World’s End Harem: Fantasia, Vol. 1 (2019)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadIn 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. She tells Arc that he has a mysterious force deep inside him, and with training and a course of arcane sexual rituals, he can unlock it to become a man of immeasurable power. Little does Arc know that world-threatening doom is coming to the land, and his new magical force will draw countless…
Author(s): LINK, SAVAN

4. Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures (Dover Art Instruction) (2019)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadWhen 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. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a…
Author(s): Mark Nelson

5. Blank Comic Book: Variety of Templates, 2-9 panel layouts, draw your own Comics (2017)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadDraw 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….
Author(s): Comic Drawing Books

6. The Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Revised and Updated) (2016)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should Read“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. And he’s enough of a historian to be able to trace the ways in which the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society’s ever-changing feelings about women and sex.”—Entertainment Weekly”A long overdue tribute to [those] fabulous fighting females.” —Stan LeeMike Madrid has become known as a champion of women in comics and as the expert in Golden Age female characters. And now here is where it…
Author(s): Mike Madrid

7. The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic (2001)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadWhen 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. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected…
Author(s): Charles Dixon, J. R. R. Tolkien , et al.

8. Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC Comics) (1997)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadCollects 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. The ‘Clown Prince of Crime’ is featured in 19 classic tales by such comic book legends as Bob Kane, Carmine Infantino, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, Marshall Rogers, and Walt Simonson. Softcover, 288 pages, full color….
Author(s): DC Comics

9. Granblue Fantasy (Manga) 2 (2019)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadEver 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!…
Author(s): Cygames, Cocho, et al.

10. 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)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadUncover 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. Giger, Syd Mead, Boris Vallejo, and more. Discover how to create classic fantasy, imaginative sci-fi, and comic art, with advice on how to tell visual stories, make inspired illustrations,…
Author(s): Editors of ImagineFX Magazine

11. Steve Ditko in Outer Space: Ten Classic Sci-Fi Comics by the Master of Amazing Fantasy! (2019)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadCollecting 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? From OUTER SPACE #18 August 1958 FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY All plant life on Earth is growing at an incredible rate, threatening to smother the planet under the gigantic…
Author(s): Steve Ditko

12. Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy (2012)

Best Fantasy Comic Books Everyone Should ReadFinally—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. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more–including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly–are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed projects, such as:* Lieutenant Uhura’s sexy…
Author(s): Toni Carr

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 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.

Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy

Author(s): Toni Carr
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 11 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1117653

Knits for Nerds 30 Projects Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy

Author(s): Toni Carr
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1495069

Comic & Fantasy Artist’s Photo Reference: Colossal Collection of Action Poses

Author(s): Buddy Scalera
Publisher: IMPACT Books, Year: 2011, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2328337

Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Author(s): Mark Berninger, Jochen Ecke, Gideon Haberkorn, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 457935

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.

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