Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Check out Amazon's 25 Essential D.C. Graphic Novels and Popular Mechanics' 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

During the past week, I ran across two great “best of” lists. The first was compiled by the good folks at Amazon.com and is called “Amazon’s 25 Essential D.C. Graphic Novels.” It was released on Dec. 30.

The second list was compiled by Jordan Hoffman for Popular Mechanics magazine and is called “The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever.” I think you’ll get a kick out of both lists. Here they are:


  1. “The Sandman, Vol. 1” by Neil Gaiman
  2. “Batman: The Complete Hush” by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
  3. “Batman: The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
  4. “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson
  5. “Kingdom Come” by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
  6. “Watchmen” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  7. “Batman: Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
  8. “Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile” by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha and Craig Hamilton
  9. “Batman: The Long Halloween” by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
  10. “V for Vendetta” by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  11. “Batman: Earth One” by Gary Frank and Geoff Johns
  12. “All Star Superman” by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
  13. "Superman: Earth One" by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis
  14. “The Flash: Rebirth” by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver
  15. “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1” by Alan Moore
  16. “Blackest Night” by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
  17. “Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  18. “The Joker” by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
  19. “Final Crisis” by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones and Doug Mahnke
  20. “Green Lantern: Rebirth” by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver
  21. “JLA, Vol. 1” by Grant Morrison, Howard Porter and others
  22. “Identity Crisis” by Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales and Joss Whedon
  23. “Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1” by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben and others
  24. “American Vampire, Vol. 1” by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque
  25. “Planetary, Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories” by Warren Ellis and John Cassady



1. Doctor Who

2. The X-Files

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation

4. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

5. The Twilight Zone

6. Star Trek: The Original Series

7. The Prisoner

8. Neon Genesis Evangelion

9. Fringe

10. The Outer Limits

11. Firefly

12. Lost

13. V (1983–1985)

14. Stargate SG-1

15. Blake's 7

16. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

17. Mystery Science Theater 3000

18. Sliders

19. Babylon 5

20. Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato

21. Quantum Leap

22. Farscape

23. Torchwood

24. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

25. Max Headroom

26. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

27. Red Dwarf

28. Logan's Run

29. Futurama

30. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

31. Lost in Space

32. Star Trek: Voyager

33. Alien Nation

34. Caprica

35. Cowboy Bebop

36. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

37. Twin Peaks

38. War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

39. Lexx

40. Life on Mars (2006-2007)

41. Battle of the Planets

42. Dollhouse

43. Space: Above and Beyond

44. Jericho

45. Knight Rider

46. Dark Angel

47. The Six Million Dollar Man

48. Space: 1999

49. Land of the Lost

50. Thunderbirds

In the end, what do you think of these lists? How many of the graphic novels mentioned above have you read? Which is your personal favorite? Of the Sci-Fi TV shows above, which was your personal favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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