Best Graphic Novels Of 2022

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On this week’s Stack podcast, we’re not only reviewing the regular rundown of weekly comic books, we’re also revealing some of our favorite original graphic novels and trade collections of 2022.

Here’s the rundown of books we reviewed that came out this week:

Timeless #1
Written by Jed MacKay
Art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Patch Zürcher & Salvador Larroca

The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives #1
DC Comics
Written by Pornsak Pichetshote
Art by Jeff Stokely

Book of Slaughter #1
BOOM! Studios
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Werther Dell’edera

Murderworld: Spider-Man #1
Written by Jim Zub & Ray Fawkes
Art by Farid Karami

John Stewart: The Emerald Knight #1
DC Comics
Written by Geoffrey Thorne
Art by Marco Santucci

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles II #1
BOOM! Studios/IDW
Written by Ryan Parrott
Art by Dan Mora

The Amazing Spider-Man #16
Written by Zeb Wells
Art by Ed McGuinness

Tales from Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee #1
DC Comics
Written by Michael Uslan, Mark Waid, Stephanie Williams, Becky Cloonan & Michael W. Conrad, Kenny Porter, Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing, Zac Thompson, Meghan Fitzmartin, Steve Orlando, Jerry Ordway
Art by Lee Weeks, Kevin Maguire, Belén Ortega, Pablo M. Collar, Karl Mostert, Juan Ferreyra Hayden Sherman, Anthony Marques, Max Dunbar, Jerry Ordway

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #2
BOOM! Studios
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Alexandre Tefenkgi

Miracleman #3
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Mark Buckingham

Action Comics #1050
DC Comics
Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Tom Taylor and Joshua Williamson
Art by Mike Perkins, Clayton Henry and Nick Dragotta

The Roadie #4
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Fran Galán

Venom #14
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Bryan Hitch

The Riddler Year One #2
DC Comics
Written by Paul Dano
Art by Stevan Subic

Plush #2
Image Comics
Written by Doug Wagner
Art by Daniel Hillyard

She-Hulk #9
Written by Rainbow Rowell
Art by Takeshi Miyazawa

The Nice House on the Lake #12
DC Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Álvaro Martínez Bueno

Frankenstein: New World Order #4
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski
Art by Peter Bergting

X-Terminators #4
Written by Leah Williams
Art by Carlos Gómez

Tim Drake: Robin #4
DC Comics
Written by Meghan Fitzmartin
Art by Riley Rossmo

Damn Them All #3
BOOM! Studios
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Charlie Adlard

Harley Quinn #25
DC Comics
Written by Stephanie Phillips
Art by Matteo Lolli & David Baldeón

All-Out Avengers #4
Written by Derek Landy
Art by Greg Land

DC vs. Vampires #12
DC Comics
Written by James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Otto Schmidt

Dark Web: X-Men #2
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Rod Reis & Phil Noto

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #3
DC Comics
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Nicola Scott

Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #2
By Tradd Moore with Jennie Eckwall

Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2
DC Comics
Written by Josh Trujillo
Art by Adrián Gutiérrez

…and our picks for best graphic novels and trade collections of 2022, in no particular order:

It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth
Image Comics
By Zoe Thorogood

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
Drawn and Quarterly
By Kate Beaton

Clementine, Book One
Image Comics
By Tillie Walden

The Night Eaters: She Eats The Night
Harry N. Abrams
Written by Marjorie Liu
Art by Dana Takeda

Enter The Blue
Z2 Comics
By Dave Chisholm

Berger Books
By I.N.J Culbard

Fantastic Four: Full Circle
Harry N. Abrams
By Alex Ross

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr
BOOM! Studios
Written by Ram V
Art by Felipe Andrade

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
DC Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by Bilquis Evely

Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton: Volume One
Image Comics
Written by Kyle Starks
Art by Chris Schweizer

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance, Volume 1 and 2
Image Comics
Written by Rick Remender
Art by André Lima Araújo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin
IDW Publishing
Story by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird and Tom Waltz
Script by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz,
Pencils and Inks by Esau Escort, Ben Bishop, Isaac Escorza and Kevin Eastman

Image Comics
By Guillem March

The Nice House on the Lake, Volume 1
DC Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Alvaro Martinez Bueno

Batman: Killing Time
DC Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by David Marquez

The Me You Love in the Dark
Image Comics
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona

Newburn, Volume 1
Image Comics
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Jorge Corona

Made in Korea
Image Comics
Written by Jeremy Holt
Art by George Schall

Black Widow: Die By The Blade
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Rafael de Latorre, Elena Casgrande, Rafael Pimentel

Home Sick Pilots Volume 3: Three Chords and the End of the World
Image Comics
Written by Dan Watters
Art by Caspar Wjingaard


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